Item #124481 Glory of Life. Golden Cockerel Press, Llewelyn POWYS.
Glory of Life
Glory of Life
Glory of Life
Glory of Life
Glory of Life
Glory of Life

Glory of Life

London, 'printed and published by Christopher Sandford, Francis J. Newbery and Owen Rutter at the Golden Cockerel Press', [January] 1934.

Large quarto , 36 pages (printed in red and black on paper by Joseph Batchelor and Sons) with 14 illustrations (including the title) plus a full-page frontispiece (all illustrations are wood-engravings by Robert Gibbings).

Original quarter vellum and beige cloth, the vellum lettered and ruled in gilt; top edge gilt, others uncut; cloth lightly marked; faint offsetting from a few of the illustrations; slight loss to the bottom corner of one leaf (probably a production flaw); a near-fine copy.

Number 118 of 275 copies thus, plus two printed on vellum. Chanticleer 91: 'Probably the finest example of Robert Gibbings' book illustration. His magnificent title-page engraved in wood was an innovation, and titles of this kind would enhance the beauty of many publishers' books'.

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