(Waltham St. Lawrence): Golden Cockerel Press, 1931. Quarto. 269pp. One of 500 copies, printed in Golden Cockerel type on Batchelor handmade paper. With sixty-five illustrations from wood engravings by Eric Gill. This work stands as the crowning achievement of the Golden Cockerel Press, as well as Gill’s finest work as a book artist. Colin Franklin wrote about the publication: “... Eric Gill’s work in Chaucer and The Four Gospels goes back into the history of printed books and manuscripts, joining two arts with unique success. That is the balance he achieved, greater than the even weight of engraving and type” (142). Bound in half white pigskin and buckram-covered boards by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Very minor spot of toning to upper front corner, else a fine, bright copy. Housed in a cloth folding case and accompanied by the original board slipcase, which is broken. Item #28500
(Franklin, The Private Presses, p. 142; Artist and the Book 122; Manet to Hockney 89; Gill 285, Chanticleer 78).