Gill’s Masterpiece

The Four Gospels of the Lord Jesus Christ According to the Authorized Version of King James I ….

[Waltham St. Lawrence]: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1931.

Price: $17,500.00

About the item

Gill, Eric. Number 473 of 488 numbered copies printed on Batchelor handmade paper, from a total edition of five hundred copies. 64 wood-engraved illustrations and initials printed from the blocks by Eic Gill. 1 vols. Small folio. Gill’s Masterpiece. Three quarter white pigskin and tan polished buckram, raised bands, t.e.g., by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Some light soiling and faintest traces of rubbing to spine. Fine copy. Gill, Eric Gill, 285; Chanticleer 78; Artist & the Book 122; From Manet to Hockney 89.

Item #317876

One of Eric Gill's masterpieces as an illustrator. "Conceived in the fruitful mind of Robert Gibbings, this is the Golden Cockerel book usually compared with the Doves BIBLE and the Kelmscott CHAUCER. A flower among the best products of English romantic genius, it is also surely, thanks to its illustrator … the book among all books in which the Roman type has been best mated with any kind of illustration" (Chanticleer).