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Auction archive: Lot number 81

The Four Gospels of the Lord Jesus Christ According to the Authorized Version of King James I

Estimate
US$10,000 - US$15,000
Price realised:
n. a.
Auction archive: Lot number 81

The Four Gospels of the Lord Jesus Christ According to the Authorized Version of King James I

Estimate
US$10,000 - US$15,000
Price realised:
n. a.
Beschreibung:

Title: The Four Gospels of the Lord Jesus Christ According to the Authorized Version of King James I Author: ** Place: [Waltham St. Lawrence] Publisher: Golden Cockerel Press Date: 1931 Description: 269, [1] pp. Wood-engraved initials, decorations and illustrations by Eric Gill some full-page. 13x9¼, original half pigskin & cloth, spine lettered in gilt, raised bands, t.e.g., others untrimmed; bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. No. 249 of 500 copies printed by Moira & Robert Gibbings on Batchelor hand-made paper. Acknowledged as one of the greatest, if not the greatest, production from the Golden Cockerel Press. "Conceived in the 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 ..." (Chanticleer 78). Provenance C.H. St. John Hornby, proprietor of the Ashendene Press, with his bookplate. Lot Amendments Condition: Front covers with offset and discoloration resembling a "batik" pattern, spine with a few scuffs and minor soiling; else very good, internally clean and fine. Item number: 202620

Auction archive: Lot number 81
Auction:
Datum:
30 Apr 2009
Auction house:
PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
[email protected]
+1 (0)415 9892665
+1 (0)415 9891664
Beschreibung:

Title: The Four Gospels of the Lord Jesus Christ According to the Authorized Version of King James I Author: ** Place: [Waltham St. Lawrence] Publisher: Golden Cockerel Press Date: 1931 Description: 269, [1] pp. Wood-engraved initials, decorations and illustrations by Eric Gill some full-page. 13x9¼, original half pigskin & cloth, spine lettered in gilt, raised bands, t.e.g., others untrimmed; bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. No. 249 of 500 copies printed by Moira & Robert Gibbings on Batchelor hand-made paper. Acknowledged as one of the greatest, if not the greatest, production from the Golden Cockerel Press. "Conceived in the 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 ..." (Chanticleer 78). Provenance C.H. St. John Hornby, proprietor of the Ashendene Press, with his bookplate. Lot Amendments Condition: Front covers with offset and discoloration resembling a "batik" pattern, spine with a few scuffs and minor soiling; else very good, internally clean and fine. Item number: 202620

Auction archive: Lot number 81
Auction:
Datum:
30 Apr 2009
Auction house:
PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
[email protected]
+1 (0)415 9892665
+1 (0)415 9891664
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