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Auction archive: Lot number 454

GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS - The True Historie of Lucian the Samosatenian, translated by Francis Hickes. Waltham St. Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press, 1927. 4°. Printed in English with original Greek text in border, wood-engraved illustrations by Robert Gi...

Auction 06.06.2006
6 Jun 2006
Estimate
£500 - £800
ca. US$921 - US$1,473
Price realised:
£480
ca. US$884
Auction archive: Lot number 454

GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS - The True Historie of Lucian the Samosatenian, translated by Francis Hickes. Waltham St. Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press, 1927. 4°. Printed in English with original Greek text in border, wood-engraved illustrations by Robert Gi...

Auction 06.06.2006
6 Jun 2006
Estimate
£500 - £800
ca. US$921 - US$1,473
Price realised:
£480
ca. US$884
Beschreibung:

GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS - The True Historie of Lucian the Samosatenian, translated by Francis Hickes. Waltham St. Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press, 1927. 4°. Printed in English with original Greek text in border, wood-engraved illustrations by Robert Gibbings Original niger morocco-backed cloth boards. NUMBER 124 OF 275 COPIES. Chanticleer 53: "Whether or not of a progressive format, this is a very beautiful book." With Matthew Arnold's The Scholar Gipsy & Thyrsis (London, 1910, illustrated by W. Russell Flint, ONE OF 100 COPIES ON JAPANESE VELLUM SIGNED BY THE ARTIST) and An Original Leaf from the Polycronicon printed by William Caxton in the year 1482 (San Francisco, Grabhorn Press, 1938, ONE OF 297 COPIES WITH AN ORIGINAL LEAF INSERTED). (3)

Auction archive: Lot number 454
Auction:
Datum:
6 Jun 2006
Auction house:
Christie's
6 June 2006, London, South Kensington
Beschreibung:

GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS - The True Historie of Lucian the Samosatenian, translated by Francis Hickes. Waltham St. Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press, 1927. 4°. Printed in English with original Greek text in border, wood-engraved illustrations by Robert Gibbings Original niger morocco-backed cloth boards. NUMBER 124 OF 275 COPIES. Chanticleer 53: "Whether or not of a progressive format, this is a very beautiful book." With Matthew Arnold's The Scholar Gipsy & Thyrsis (London, 1910, illustrated by W. Russell Flint, ONE OF 100 COPIES ON JAPANESE VELLUM SIGNED BY THE ARTIST) and An Original Leaf from the Polycronicon printed by William Caxton in the year 1482 (San Francisco, Grabhorn Press, 1938, ONE OF 297 COPIES WITH AN ORIGINAL LEAF INSERTED). (3)

Auction archive: Lot number 454
Auction:
Datum:
6 Jun 2006
Auction house:
Christie's
6 June 2006, London, South Kensington
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