London: The Golden Cockerel Press, (1953). Petts, John. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Number 300 of 350 copies, octavo size, 25 pp. Fine / near fine. Item #CNBR139
A satirical view of women, depicting them as serpentine villains, with voluptuous illustrations reminiscent of stained glass. The original poem of this title dates back to about 1550; the text used here was written between 1605 and 1610. The impetus may have been as simple as the "timelessness of sex antagonism" (from the Introduction), which had its own boomerang effect - a later Welsh poet penned an answer in a poem entitled "In Defense of Women".
___DESCRIPTION: Original mauve cloth with gilt illustration to upper board and gilt lettering to backstrip, eleven colour wood-engravings; Golden Cockerel type, hand-made paper, octavo size (9.25" by 4.5"), [1-4] 5-25 pp., limited edition, this number 300 of 350 copies. In the original glassine jacket.
___CONDITION: A fine copy, the binding clean and unrubbed, the text block tight with solid hinges, and free of prior owner markings; clean, crisp, as new. The glassine jacket has a few small chips at the edges and minor overall edgewear. A wonderful example of The Golden Cockerel Press work in the early 1950s.
___CITATION: Cock-A-Hoop no. 192.
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