San Francisco: The Book Club of California [printed by Meriden-Stinehour Press], 1990. Gill, Eric. First and Limited Edition. Hardcover. One of 450 copies, folio size, 120 pp. Fine / near fine. Item #CNJL1243
This publication from the Book Club of California is an in-depth look at the Golden Cockerel Press edition of "The Four Gospels of the Lord Jesus Christ", printed in 1931; John Dreyfus presents the history and development of this masterful work through numerous facsimiles of documents pertaining to the publication, including sketches and working papers and the original paste-ups for the text.
This volume particularly focuses on the work of printer and typographer Eric Gill (1882-1940), who completed a prodigious amount of work for the Golden Cockerel Press, designing and illustrating fine press editions with his skillful and detailed wood engravings.
___DESCRIPTION: Full beige cloth, illustration in gilt on the front board, gilt lettering on the spine, brown endpapers, frontispiece a facsimile of a wood engraving by Eric Gill, title page with illustration of a cockerel in black, facsimiles of wood engravings by Gill, type specimens, and pages from "The Four Gospels", as well as black-and-white photographs, throughout; linotronic Galliard type, Mohawk Superfine paper, folio size (13.25" by 9.5"), pagination: [i-vi] vii-xii [xiii-xiv] 1-105 [1 colophon], one of 450 copies, unnumbered. In a glassine wrapper.
___CONDITION: Volume is fine, with clean boards, straight corners with no rubbing, a strong, square text block, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; clean, crisp, as new. The glassine wrapper is near fine, clean, without wear but for light rubbing to the head of the spine, and one small (one-eighth-inch) closed tear to the top of the rear panel.
___CITATION: BCC no. 194.
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