The Golden Cockerel Press Collection (VMF063)


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Collection Outline

Descriptive Summary

Restrictions

Administrative Information


Collection Outline

Notes by Sandford toward production, autograph, n.d.

The Lottery Ticket, as rendered by Richard Phibbs.

Correspondence, 1943-1946.

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Golden Cockerel Press
Title: Golden Cockerel Press Collection,
Dates: 1943-1946
Quantity: 40 items: All items enclosed in cloth case with leather backstrip-label by Sangorski
Identification: VMF063[Accession: 1375]

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Under the direction of Christopher Sandford, 1933-c.1961, the Golden Cockerel Press continued the fine work of Robert Gibbings, Eric Gill and others enlarging the Press's scope to include more experimental work. There was a constant stream of achievement in book illustration and the work of it's engravers gives the Press it's greatest distinction, contributing to a whole period of woodcut revival.

The correspondence between Dorothea Braby and Christopher Sandford provides an excellent picture of the relationship that can exist between illustrator and publisher. At this time, Dorothey Braby had done at least one other book with Golden Cockerel, Mr. Chambers and Persephone, in 1937.

Material relating to the production of The Lottery Ticket, by V.G. Calderon, done into English by Richard Phibbs with engravings by Dorothea Braby. Proof material, correspondence, notes concerning publication, 1943-1946. Letters primarily from Braby to Christopher Sandford, 1944, discussing her work, 17 items. Other letters from Richard Phibbs, others.

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Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

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Administrative Information

Source

Purchase, 1964

Processed: December 8, 1972 H H

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Notes by Sandford toward production, autograph,, n.d. (3 pp.)

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The Lottery Ticket, as rendered by Richard Phibbs., (1 item (4 pp.): Setting Copy. TS. Printers markings throught. Also corrections and revisions, notes, presumably by Sandford.)

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Galley sheet of text, including colophon., (1 item: 1 galley)
With corrections presumably by Sandford.
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Page proofs of illustrations, inc. pp. 11-12 of text., (3 sheets folded, and 1 single sheet.)
Final proofs. Pencil rendering of Golden Cockerel device on 1st sheet.
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Preliminary proofs, with one correction, p. 12. 2 sets., (4 sheets, folded)
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Proof of woodcut facing title page on Japan paper., (9 items)

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Correspondence, , 1943-1946.

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Dorothy Braby to Christopher Sandford, , 1944: Feb. 21 -.Nov. 16, (17 items)
Discussing her illustrations and engravings for the book, her methods of work, theory and attitude of illustration, personal news. 16 ALsS, 50 pp., 1 auto.postcard. All letters from St. Peter's, Exmouth, Devon, except Aug. 25 is from Channel View, Coverak, S. Cornwall.
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Richard Phibbs to Christopher Sandford, , 1943: Aug. 5 - May 2, 1946, (7 items)
discussing his rendering of the text, permissions, payment, etc. Addressed from various places. 3 ALS, 4 pp., 1 TLS, 1 p. with annotated notes by Sandford indicating his replies; 3 autograph postcards, 4 pp.
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Christopher Sandford to Richard Phibbs., (1 item (1 p.): MS)
Autograph draft, 1 p., Sept. 4, 1943 on verso of unidentified galley sheet.
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D. Leighley (bookbinder) to Sandford, (2 items (2 pp.): 2 TLS)
Concerning the binding of Lottery Ticket, 1945: Mar. 13, 16.
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Tahjara Kent (Penguin Books) to Sandford , 1946: Apr. 26, June 25. (2 items (2 pp.): 2 TLS)
Concerning Golden Cockerel rights to the Lottery Ticket in subsequent editions,
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Verso, Sandford to Kent, , June 25, June 27, (1 item (1 p.))
Autograph draft.
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Gwenda Morgan (illustrator) to Sandford, 1943: July 8, Sept. 8 (7 items)
Concerning illustrations to Golden Cockerel Press books, 2 ALS, 4 pp. (She was originally asked to illustrate The Lottery Ticket)

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