A Typographical Masterpiece. An Account by John Dreyfus of Eric Gill's Collaboration with Robert Gibbings in Producing the Golden Cockerel Press Edition of 'The Four Gospels' in 1931

By: John Dreyfus (1918-2002)

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Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 194. LIMITED EDITION of 450 copies designed by John Dreyfus, text composed in Galliard linotronic type with main title and chapter headings set in Golden Cockerell type at the Rampant Lions Press, Cambridge, England, printed on Mohawk Superfine paper, and printed at the Meriden-Stinehour Press, Lunenburg, Vermont. Bound in Vermont by Judi Conant. Folio. 13 1/4 x 9 1/42 inches. xii, 105, [1] pp. Half-title, frontispiece, title-page vignette, 41 original-sized reproductions of Gill's engravings for 'The Four Gospels,' index; text clean, un-marked. Gilt-stamped beige linen, translucent dust-jacket; binding square and tight. KJ319-194. Fine. "The Golden Cockerel Press edition of The Four Gospels of the Lord Jesus Christ (1931) is one of the acknowledged masterpieces of the twentieth century. Locating and utilizing a great many documents, including, for example, the original paste-ups for the entire text, the patterns and punches, sketches and other working papers, John Dreyfus has shed considerable new light on how this superb work was conceived, planned and executed. During a visit to Harvard University's Houghton Library, John Dreyfus saw the original material which suggested the possibility of this book. He composed a draft text and mentioned it to a Club member who suggested the Club publish it." Harlan. REFERENCE: Harlan, The Two Hundredth Book, No. 194.

Title: A Typographical Masterpiece. An Account by John Dreyfus of Eric Gill's Collaboration with Robert Gibbings in Producing the Golden Cockerel Press Edition of 'The Four Gospels' in 1931

Author Name: John Dreyfus (1918-2002)

Categories: Book Club of California,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, Book Club of California: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Jacket Condition: Fine

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: KJ319-194

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