GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS. BUCKLAND WRIGHT, John. SWINBURNE, A.C. ~ Pasiphaë.
No.24 of 100 special copies, signed by the artist. 7 copper engravings by John Buckland Wright. 8vo., original purple vellum over boards with bull device by Buckland Wright in gilt on upper cover, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut in the original cloth slipcase. Very mild fading to spine and a little rubbing to very edges and one tiny place on upper cover, otherwise a very good copy.
Buckland Wright, like Swinburne, was extraordinarily inspired by the legend of the beautiful Pasiphae, who loved a bull. Sandford wrote “although this was a sister volume to Hero and Leander I did not want the two to be identical twins and so used Bembo roman type to give a different effect...The dyed vellum bindings of the specials I find very charming, though the dye has a tendency to wear off a little with time”.