One Hundred and Eleven Poems by Robert Herrick. Selected, arranged & illustrated by Sir William Russell Flint.
Herrick, Robert.

[London:] Golden Cockerel Press, 1955. One of 550 copies. Collotype reproductions of two water-color paintings ( and forty crayon drawings. Printed on handmade paper. Former owner’s armorial bookplate. A very good, clean copy in publisher’s cloth slipcase. Original prospectus laid in. Quarter vellum over blue cloth boards, gilt spine. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Small folio. 127 pp. (Item ID: 12254)


“This was a book that I printed for the artist at his request and expense. Indeed the type was already set when he asked me to make it a Cockerel, and all the subsequent details of its production were exactly to his specifications. The illustrations were no commission for Sir William but as he maintained a long-sustained labour of love, a painter’s tribute to a great poet. The paper that he had chosen for the book was rather hard and toothy. He was perhaps partly influenced by the need to have a hard paper for the collotype process, but also by a liking for the hard, laid papers so popular during the first quarter of this century. In consequence the letter-press did not come out as well as in most of the books I printed, for which I usually bough a more sympathetic ‘wove’” (Christopher Sandford, Cock-a-Hoop).

Cock-a-Hoop 199.

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