David Jones' Noah
The Chester Play of the Deluge.
(Golden Cockerel Press) Isaacs, J. (editor).
Waltham, St. Lawrence: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1927.
Jones, David. One of 275 copies on English hand-made paper. 10 wood engravings by David Jones. 4to. David Jones' Noah. Full rose buckram. Fine copy, with all tissue guards, in large pictorial dust jacket with David Jones wood engraving on upper panel, 2-inch chip from head, small chip from lower edge. Bookplate of Howard A. Wolf on front pastedown. Chanticleer 52. Item #239436
The text of an English miracle play from Chester, dramatizing the story of Noah and his Ark in a way which departs other local versions. In the Chester version, dramatic focus is on the reluctance of Noah's wife to enter his Ark. "In the opinion of some the engravings in this book are the greatest achievement of the Press ... "