GILL, Eric. GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS. ~ The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer.
Edited by Walter Skeat, M.A. Illustrated by Eric Gill with numerous foliated and peopled borders, full- and half-page illustrations and initial letters. Initial letters printed in red and blue. One of 485 copies on paper of a total edition of 500. 4 volumes. Folio, original niger morocco-backed patterned boards, top edges gilt, others uncut. An unusually bright set with small amount of wear to top of fourth volume.
The collaboration between Gill and the Gibbings is a rich one. This stands as one of the great books of the Press and of the twentieth century private press movement in general.