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SHAKESPEARE William
The Poems and Sonnets. Edited by Gwyn Jones
1960. Title page device and seven wood engraved title borders by John Buckland Wright. eight initial letters by Eric Gill. One of 100 hand-numbered specially bound volumes of an edition limited to 470. 4to, 19 x 31.5cm, 246pp. Original dark red Morocco by E.W. Hiscox, upper cover with gilt tooled cockerel design after John Buckland Wright, spine lettered in gilt, with original black cloth slipcase. London, Golden Cockerel Press. Very good, slight mark half-way up the spine, a few very light spots of rubbing to boards, internally clean. Eight initials from Eric Gill's wood-letters, acquired by Christopher Sandford from Robert Gibbings on taking over the Press, reused posthumously. Cockerel on cover and title page by Buckland Wright, and title borders, designed for Salmacis and Hermaphroditus (1951), also reused posthumously. Both artists had a long association with the Press. Printed on Golden Cockerel Press watermarked paper. The last book in which Sandford was involved after the sale of the Press to Thomas Yoseloff in 1959. [Chambers and Sandford, pp.43-44; Cave and Manson, p.253] [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA [London, United Kingdom]
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