Berkshire, England: The Golden Cockerel Press, Waltham Saint Lawrence, 1922. Slim 8vo., 69 pp., with Golden Cockerel device on title-page. Quarter yellow cloth and brown paper boards, with printed paper label inlaid to backstrip, uncut. Some minor foxing to paper boards and endpapers; otherwise very good. Signed by author Havelock Ellis in ink to recto of half-title. First edition, one of an edition of 1,375 copies. The charming story of the authors early life as a schoolteacher in rural New South Wales. The History of The Golden Cockerel Press 1920-1960, p. 16. (Inventory #: 108635)
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