The Four Gospels of the Lord Jesus Christ According to the Authorized Version of King James I with Decorations by Eric Gill, printed and Published at the Golden Cockerel Press, MCMXXXI
GILL, Eric (illus.)
Enthusiasts of fine printing have their favourites, but many would agree that The Four Gospels, designed by The Golden Cockerel Press and with engravings by Eric Gill, was the culminating achievement of the private press movement. The 500 copies from the original printing are to be found in many institutions and private collections around the world, including the Royal Collection, since a copy was purchased by King George V. This fine facsimile bound by G. Lachenmaier is worthy of the Gill engravings and Golden Cockerel tradition. Accompanying memoirs about Eric Gill provide fascinating insight into the production of the original book.
Publisher: Folio Society
Edition: 2750 numbered copies of which this is no. 1291.
Date Published: 2007
Place Published: London
Condition: Near fine
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: 268 p. 34 cm book in 37 cm black clamshell/solander box. Full black goatskin with gold impressing, all edges gilt, black ribbon marker, heavy textured paper. Engravings by Eric Gill, including four symbols on the cover representing Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Also includes a 34 cm volume of essays, The Four Gospels, Eric Gill and the Golden Cockerel type by John Dreyfus, preceded by a Personal Reminiscence by Robert Gibbings, proprietor of the Golden Cockerel Press 1924-1933. Essay volume quarter black cloth with grey paper boards. A little fading to the exterior of the essay volume.