(Gill, Eric)

A Typographical Masterpiece: An Account by John Dreyfus of Eric Gill's collaboration with Robert Gibbings in Producing the Golden Cockerel Press Edition of 'The Four Gospels' in 1931.

Gill, Eric (illus.)

London: Bain & Williams Limited, 1991. Quarto. (xiv), 106pp. One of 40 deluxe copies hand-bound by Clare Skelton, which includes a proof taken from one of Eric Gill's original woodblocks for The Four Gospels. Illustrated throughout with photographs of the Press, examples of types designed by Gill, and reproductions of Gill's work. Gibbings took over the Golden Cockerel Press in 1924, and was dedicated to finding a harmonious balance between a book's text and illustration. He felt that wood engraving was the ideal means of book illustration, and his collaboration with Gill proved to be very fruitful. A striking binding in goatskin-backed bright red cloth, with triangular onlays of iridescent blue-green Thai silks. Housed in a morocco-edged brown cloth slipcase. Extremely fine. Item #30491

Price: $950.00

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