GIBBINGS, ROBERT

£900.00

Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems

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Waltham St. Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press, 1928.

By John Keats. Number 458 of 485 (500) copies set in 18 pt. Caslon Old Face type and printed in red, blue and black on Batchelor hand-made paper with special “Cockerel” watermark. 12.5 X 7.5 ins. 104 pp. Quarter sharkskin with green cloth covered boards. Gilt spine titling. T.E.G., others uncut. Title page and 16 wood engravings by Robert Gibbings. 15 initial letters designed by Eric Gill and printed in red and blue. Gibbings’ biographer, Martin J. Andrews, notes “…the engravings are some of the best Gibbings’ produced for the Press. The balance of text and image on the page shows a level of control and elegance that is masterly.” “An almost perfectly proportioned book of which the Press is duly proud.” (Chanticleer 62) A fine copy.

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