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Auction archive: Lot number 134

GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS -- The Four Gospels of Lord Jesus Chri...

Estimate
US$4,000 - US$6,000
Price realised:
US$6,000
Auction archive: Lot number 134

GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS -- The Four Gospels of Lord Jesus Chri...

Estimate
US$4,000 - US$6,000
Price realised:
US$6,000
Beschreibung:

GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS -- The Four Gospels of Lord Jesus Christ according to the Authorised Version of King James I . Waltham St. Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press, 1931.
GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS -- The Four Gospels of Lord Jesus Christ according to the Authorised Version of King James I . Waltham St. Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press, 1931. 2 o (335 x 235mm). 18-point Golden Cockerel Face type, 65 wood-engraved illustrations by Eric Gill 4 full-page. Original white half pigskin, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe (spine and extremities rubbed, slight darkening to cloth). LIMITED EDITION, number 31 of 488 paper copies, of an edition of 500. "Conceived in the fruitful mind of Robert Gibbings this is the Golden Cockerel book usually compared with the Doves Bible and the Kelmscott Chaucer. A flower among the best products of English romantic genius, it is also surely, thanks to its illustrator, Eric Gill the book among all books in which Roman type has been best mated with any kind of illustration" (E.R. Gill, Eric Gill , 285). Chanticleer 78.

Auction archive: Lot number 134
Auction:
Datum:
2 Dec 2010
Auction house:
Christie's
2 December 2010, New York, Rockefeller Center
Beschreibung:

GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS -- The Four Gospels of Lord Jesus Christ according to the Authorised Version of King James I . Waltham St. Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press, 1931.
GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS -- The Four Gospels of Lord Jesus Christ according to the Authorised Version of King James I . Waltham St. Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press, 1931. 2 o (335 x 235mm). 18-point Golden Cockerel Face type, 65 wood-engraved illustrations by Eric Gill 4 full-page. Original white half pigskin, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe (spine and extremities rubbed, slight darkening to cloth). LIMITED EDITION, number 31 of 488 paper copies, of an edition of 500. "Conceived in the fruitful mind of Robert Gibbings this is the Golden Cockerel book usually compared with the Doves Bible and the Kelmscott Chaucer. A flower among the best products of English romantic genius, it is also surely, thanks to its illustrator, Eric Gill the book among all books in which Roman type has been best mated with any kind of illustration" (E.R. Gill, Eric Gill , 285). Chanticleer 78.

Auction archive: Lot number 134
Auction:
Datum:
2 Dec 2010
Auction house:
Christie's
2 December 2010, New York, Rockefeller Center
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