A Near Fine Copy. One of 225 Numbered Copies
GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS. Troilus and Criseyde. Edited by Arundell del Re and with wood engravings by Eric Gill. Waltham Saint Lawrence: Golden Cockerell Press , 1927.
First Gill edition. One of 225 numbered copies, this being 172. Folio (12 x 7 1/2 inches; 306 x 189 mm). [4, blank], xi, [1, blank], 310, [2, blank], [1, colophon], [7, blank] pp. With five full page wood engravings by Eric Gill. Gill also contributed the distinctive figures-in-foliage fore-margin engravings. With initials and section titles printed in blue and red.

Publisher's quarter russet morocco over patterned paper boards. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Spine lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Spine lightly sunned. A tiny bookseller label on back pastedown. Text very clean. Overall, a beautiful, near fine copy. Housed in russet cloth slipcase.

One of the three most important books from the Golden Cockerel Press (along with The Four Gospels and The Canterbury Tales) and the scarcest as the press run was smaller than the other two.

Chanticleer 50. Gill 279. Ransom, Private Presses, p. 297.

HBS # 68191 $11,500