Item #231128037 The 7th Man; A True Cannibal Tale of the South Sea Islands. Robert Gibbings, Text and Illustrations.
The 7th Man; A True Cannibal Tale of the South Sea Islands...
The 7th Man; A True Cannibal Tale of the South Sea Islands...
The 7th Man; A True Cannibal Tale of the South Sea Islands...

The 7th Man; A True Cannibal Tale of the South Sea Islands...

[London]: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1930. Gibbings, Robert. First and Limited Edition. Hardcover. No. 51 of 500 copies, twelvemo size, 19 pp. Near fine / very good. Item #231128037

The Golden Cockerel Press came together in autumn of 1920, at a time when post-World War I society was ushering in a renaissance of creative minds, including another renaissance of the printing press as the artist's tool similar to that of William Morris and the arts and crafts printers of the previous century. The press worked with many notable artists including Eric Gill, Blair Hughes-Stanton and Robert Gibbings (among many others), the author and illustrator of this work.

This a tale of a shipwreck, cannibals, and true love, "told in 15 wood-engravings and 189 words"; almost a wordless novel with illustrations on every page accompanied by just a few lines of text.

___DESCRIPTION: Yellow buckram shelfback with patterned paper over boards, top and fore-edges gilt, small illustration on title page; Caslon O.F. type, twelvemo size (7.7" x 5"), pagination [i-iii] 1-15 [1, colophon].

___CONDITION: Volume is near fine, the boards mostly clean other than light overall dustiness, straight corners without rubbing, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; offsetting to front free and rear free endpapers, else fine.

___CITATION: Chanticleer number 72.

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Price: $200.00