RAVILIOUS, ERIC

£2,500.00

Twelfth Night – or, What You Will.

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Waltham St. Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press, 1932.

By William Shakespeare. Number 80 of 275 copies handset in 14 pt. Golden Cockerel type and printed in brown, blue and black on Batchelor paper with Golden Cockerel watermark. 13.25 X 9.25 ins. 76 pp. Half niger morocco with gilt spine titling. Special orange cloth sides decorated with repeating designs by the artist. T.E.G., others uncut. Tittle border and 29 other engravings by Eric Ravilious printed in slate-blue and sienna. The title page alone makes this book one of the finest Cockerels for collectors. In an incredible understatement Christopher Sandford comments (Chanticleer 82), “Eric Ravilious is discovered to be a clever decorator”. Internally fine covers very good. This copy belonged to Allen Freer, educator, writer, art critic and art collector.

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