APHRODITE'S COCKEREL. Golden Cockerel Press Catalogue LXV.


A Pleasant Myth together with Some Notes on the Golden Cockerel private press books and A List of new and second-hand books in stock at the Press 1939. Pp [32]; small cr. 8vo; yellow paper wrappers, stapled, (staples rusted, wrappers lightly soiled and foxed), with specially engraved cover design (Aphrodite and cockerel) by Lettice Sandford plus engraving on lower wrapper (cockerel on girl's knee, cut on wood after a copper engraving in The Vigil of Venus, subsequently used on the title-page of Pertelote) by John Buckland-Wright; cream wove paper; prefatory matter consists of a brief pastiche: Aphrodite's Cockerel: A Myth, supposed to be from one of the lost books of Ovid; some notes on the history of the Press; and an obituary notice of E. Powys-Mathers. The main content consists of the list of books in stock (new and secondhand); advertisements on the lower wrapper for Golden Cockerel Press greeting cards; some foxing, occasionally heavy; Golden Cockerel Press, London, n.d.[l939]. Cock-a-Hoop LXV. *The Ingleton copy, with the green stamped Ingleton Catalogue No. on lower wrapper; later from the library of Sydney bibliophile David Levine, with his bookplate on verso of upper wrapper. Item #154214

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