GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS. HUGHES-STANTON, Blair. ~ The Book of Ecclesiastes, or the Preacher.
13 wood engravings by Blair Hughes-Stanton. No. 77 of 247 copies. Printed in orange and black. Folio, original vellum backed orange cloth, with gilt rule and lettering, top edge gilt, others uncut. Booklabel of Rainforth Armitage Walker on front pastedown. Very mild rubbing to edges.
A really fine example of press work - as was written by Christopher Sandford “our press-work in this book is judged to be almost perfect. The engravings, which have their finest white lines (which must not be lost) in the midst of full-blacks (which require heavy inking) are the hardest in the world to print. They were, however, printed at one impression with the type”. He compares this with the weak press work in the Chester Play of the Deluge and David Jones’s difficult to print engravings.