An extremely handsome production.
Clay, Enid & Gill, Eric (Illus.) ~ Sonnets And Verses : Bound By James Brockman
The Golden Cockerel Press, Waltham St. Lawrence, Berkshire : 1925
The sole UK printing published by The Golden Cockerel Press, Waltham St. Lawrence, Berkshire in 1925. Number '22' of only 450 copies issued. The BOOK is in Fine condition. The book has been rebound by James Brockman in full black morocco, with two raised bands, gilt titling and ruling, and marbled end-papers. A James Brockman Bindery sticker to the upper verso of the front end-paper. Eight wood engravings (3 full-page) by Eric Gill, and the cockerel device in gold on the colophon. The first book Eric Gill illustrated for the Cockerel Press (Chanticleer 25; Physick 281-88). James Brockman set up his own bindery in Oxford in 1976. From 1982 – 1983 he was the University of Wales Arts Fellow at The Gregynog Press and Bindery. From 1985-87 he was the President of Designer Bookbinders, and then 2001-05 he was the President of The Society of Bookbinders. In 1999 he was awarded accreditation by The Institute of Paper Conservators. James has written many articles on bookbinding technique and has given numerous lectures and workshops in Britain, Europe, the USA and Australia. James' previous works include commissions for The British Library and The Victoria and Albert Museum and has bindings in private and national collections worldwide. An extremely handsome production.