Lucas, F.L. & Sandford, Lettice (Illus.) ~ The Golden Cockerel Greek Anthology. A selection of the poems, edited, with translations into English verse and introduction, by F.L. Lucas. Line engravings on zinc by Lettice Sandford : With The Publisher’s Prospectus
Golden Cockerel Press, London : 1937
The sole UK printing of this illustrated edition published by the Golden Cockerel Press, London in 1937. The BOOK is in Very Good++ or better condition. Number '182' of 126 'ordinary' copies, of a total edition of 206 copies. Printed in terracotta and black in New Hellenic Greek and Perpetual Roman type on F.J. Head grey handmade paper. Folio, bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in original crushed black quarter pigskin with terracotta cloth sides, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, and others uncut. Slight toning from the turn-ins of the morocco spine affecting the very edge of the end-papers with the very light occasional mark to the boards. Light toning to the extreme page edges in places. 14 zinc line engravings by Lettice Sandford. 'The rough grey paper was intended to give the impression of the stone on which so many of the ancient poems had been preserved, and the terracotta and black findings that of Grecian Urns'. Sanford's engraving are beautiful and sensuous' (Pertelote: Bibliography of the Golden Cockerel Press,129). The book is protected in a removable Mylar archival cover. A very handsome production. With the publisher's Prospectus loosely inserted which is a folded, tall sheet with 2 illustrations. Collectible.
CONDITION: Very Good++