GILL, Eric. GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS. ~ The Four Gospels of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Illustrated with 64 wood-engraved illustrations and initial letters by Eric Gill. Printed in Gill's Golden Cockerel type face. One of 482 copies on paper of a total edition of 500 (this no.202). Folio, original half white pigskin by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, cloth sides, top edge gilt, others uncut, in the original slipcase. Some darkening to the pigskin and spotting to the buckram but all the pages and endpapers are crisp, bright and fresh, slipcase rather spotted but intact.
Gill's finest book and one of the triumphs of twentieth century book production.
Pencil ownership inscription of Andrew L. Irvine
Lavishly illustrated throughout by Eric Gill and using his perfect typography, the Golden Cockerel Press Four Gospels is one of the greatest of Britain’s private press productions, alongside the Doves Bible, the Kelmscott Chaucer and the Ashendene Dante.