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Robert Herrick

One Hundred and Eleven Poems

England: Golden Cockerel Press, 1955. Stk. + PR 3510 A17 1955.

Christopher Sandford took over from Robert Gibbings at Golden Cockerel and continued the tradition of publishing books finely illustrated with wood engravings. Despite a shrinking market after the Second World War, and high operating costs, there was some experimentation. English artist Sir William Russell Flint selected and illustrated by watercolour and crayon drawing these poems by Robert Herrick (1591-1674). As he stated: ‘Every detail of this book’s design is my own – and the number of details which go to build a worthy book is astonishing. With good spirit and good care I have made the drawings and have placed them with their poems, an affectionate tribute to Herrick and a consolation to myself during anxious years.’ This superb edition is limited to 550 copies.