MABINOGION (SPECIAL)

Golden Cockerel Press, 1948

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One of 75 special copies in a special full morocco binding.
THE GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS MABINOGION. London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1948.A new translation from the White Book of Rhydderch and the Red Book of Hergest by Gwyn Jones and Thomas Jones. Number 60 of 75 special copies out of a total edition of 550 copies. Full bound in orange crushed morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Signed by the translators and the artist on the Colophon. Set in 18 pt. Caslon Old Face type and printed in orange and black on mould-made paper. Foolscap folio. 14 X 8.25 ins. 279 pp. Large gilt artist’s device on upper and lower covers. Gilt title on spine between five raised bands. Gilt rules on turn-ins and board edges. T.E.G., others uncut. 20 engravings in wood and scraperboard by Dorothea Braby. “Miss Braby has devoted some eighteen months to the illustration of “The Golden Cockerel Press Mabinogion” – the collection of great Welsh legends which contain the fine flower of Celtic genius….Never can an illustrator have taken more trouble to achieve a perfect interpretation of the great literature of a nation.” (Cockalorum 176) An exceptionally fine copy of this handsome book in slipcase. Priced at 30 Gns. on publication. £1600.00

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