London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1935. Gibbings, Robert. No binding. Folio size,  pp. Near fine. Item #18041612
Prospectus only for "Narratives of the Wreck of the Whale-Ship Essex", with two wood-engravings by Robert Gibbings.
___DESCRIPTION: A single sheet, folded once to four pages, announces publication "ready in October" at 2 Gns.; folio size (12.5" by 8"),  pp., with pages 1-2 serving as the prospectus, p. 3 sets out a sample page, with p. 4 being advertisements, titled "An Impressed Press and a Confused Cockerel", listing "The Journal of James Morrison" and "Mr. Glasspoole & the Chinese Pirates"; 4,000 copies printed.
Inserted is a single-page announcement which appears to be from the Press; it is on thinner paper, and is a black-and-white photographic illustration of a pigskin-binding by Wilma Marsden, the illustration captioned: "Individual Bindings: The Press is in touch with the best trade and amateur hand-binders and will be pleased to discuss, and arrange for, individual bindings whenever desired..."; the announcement measures 9.5" by 7.5"
___CONDITION: Near fine, clean and free of edgewear, some light toning and a few very stray creases; free of markings. The announcement regarding individual bindings is almost fine, clean and free of edgewear, with one or two extremely shallow creases along one side.
___CITATION: Cock-A-Hoop no. P109; volume found in Chanticleer no. 109.
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