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A superb example of the rare hand coloured special copies

GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS. GILL, Eric. The Song of Songs called by many the Canticle of Canticles. No. 12 of only 30 special copies, with hand coloured engravings and signed by Eric Gill and Robert Gibbings, the artist and printer. 20 hand coloured wood engravings by Gill. Printed in Caslon type in black and red. 26.2 x 19.8 cms, bound in full white buckram with a gilt bird by Gill on the upper cover, gilt lettering on spine. Waltham St. Lawrence, Printed by Robert Gibbings at the Golden Cockerel Press. 1925.                            

A really fine copy of the rare special of the Song of Songs with Gill’s tender engravings perfectly complimented by the delicate use of colour.

Chanticleer, Bibliography of Golden Cockerel Press, 31. Physick 325 & 331

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