Waltham Saint Lawrence: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1921. First edition, first printing. 140 pp., small octavo, orange boards with printed paper title labels to front cover and spine. With 2 4-page pamphlets laid in: The Golden Cockerel Press "First List of Publications" advert and order form and The Golden Cockerel Press mission statement. In custom half navy blue morocco slipcase and cloth chemise. Some spotting and mild stains to covers but overall about as nice a copy of this cheaply-made book as could be hoped for. Item #23014
COPPARD'S FIRST BOOK AND THE FIRST TITLE FROM THE GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS. AUTOGRAPHED BY THE AUTHOR with 7 lines from Shakespear's "The Tempest" in Coppard's hand: "Hark, hark! / Bowgh, wowgh / The watchdogs bark: Bowgh, wowgh / Hark, hark! I hear / The strain of strutting Chanticleer / Cry, Cock-a-doodle-doo." Contains Marching to Zion; Dusky Ruth; Weep Not My Wanton; Piffingcap; The King of the World; Adam & Eve & Pinch Me; The Princess of Kingdom Gone; Communion; The Quiet Woman; The Trumpeters; The Angel & the Sweep; Arabesque: The Mouse. From the library of John K. Martin (of Black Sparrow Press) with his small exlibris label to rear pastedown.