CRESSET PRESS. RAVILIOUS, HUGHES-STANTON, NASH, HERMES &c. ~ The Apocrypha, according to the Authorized Version.
14 wood engravings by Blair Hughes-Stanton, Gertrude Hermes, Leon Underwood, Stephen Gooden, René Ben Sussan, M. E. Groom, Eric Jones, Wladislaw Skocaylas, Hester Sainsbury, Frank Medworth, Eric Kennington, Eric Ravilious, John Nash & D. Galanis. No.20 of 30 special copies printed on hand made paper (there were also 450 ordinary copies on mould made paper) with an additional suite of plates, all signed by the artists apart from the Kennington and the Underwood as usual. Folio, bound in full black vellum over boards, the extra suite are all mounted and in the original folding cloth covered slipcase, all housed together in the original large black cloth double slipcase. An extraordinarily bright and fresh copy, some slight wear to the slipcase.
A remarkable piece of printing with fabulous illustrations from all the big names in wood engraving of the time.
The Cresset Press was an imprint founded by Dennis Cohen who published several finely printed and illustrated books over a 4 year period between 1927 and 1931. He used the best printers, presses and illustrators of the time and this book is a prime example of his enormous skill as a commissioning publisher.