Waltham Saint Lawrence: The Golden Cockerel Press. Very Good. 1924. Limited Edition. 1/4 Cloth. Two volumes. Quarter black cloth with paper spine labels. As is typical, cloth spine is worn and frayed. Chipping to the edges and corners. Internally very clean with no sign of foxing. Housed in mylar covers. One of 625 copies. Large initials printed in green. Ten wood engravings by Robert Gibbings; The first book published by Gibbings and the first with his engravings. The book shows a transitional style with the binding and layout similar to older Cockerels but the engravings and other details a sign of things to come. Brantome was a French courtier and accompanied Mary Stuart on her return to Scotland. Crippled from a horseback riding injury, he spent the remainder of his life writing about court gossip and intrigue. These writings have now become a useful source of court manners and life. . (Inventory #: 26823)
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