GLORY OF LIFE

Golden Cockerel Press, 1934

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Considered to be Gibbings’ finest illustrated book with dramatic title & frontispiece.
GLORY OF LIFE. London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1934.By Llewelyn Powys. Number 261 of 275 (277) copies set in 18 pt. Golden Cockerel type designed by Eric Gill and printed in red and black on Batchelor hand-made paper. Folio. 12.5 X 9 ins. 36 pp. A Cockerel in “the magnificent class”. Quarter white vellum with gilt rule and white cloth covered boards. Gilt spine titling. T.E.G., others uncut. 15 wood engravings by Robert Gibbings including his outstanding full page frontispiece and title page engraved in wood and printed in red. “Gibbings’s most effective designs and layouts were for “Glory Of Life”. (“British Wood-Engraved Book Illustration 1904-1940”, by Joanna Selborne) A fine copy. £950.00

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