Jurgen, illustrated by John Buckland-Wright
This copy of Jurgen, a Comedy of Justice by James Branch Cabell was published in 1949 by the Golden Cockerel Press. It contains 16 beautiful wood engravings by John Buckland-Wright.
As with all Golden Cockerel Press books the printing of wood engravings was carried out with great care to ensure that the fine lines of the illustration would print at their best. This copy is no exception.
John Buckland-Wright is one of the major wood engravers of the Twentieth Century. He was also an engraver and artist in many other media. Many of his most sought-after works are his wood engravings which are often seen at their best in the books he illustrated for The Golden Cockerel Press.
It is said of the author James Branch Cabell (1979-1935) that he saw art as an escape from life, but once the artist creates his ideal world, he finds that it is made up of the same elements that make the real one.
Only 500 copies of this book were produced. This is number 409 of the 500 copies. It is printed on mould-made paper. The 16 wood engravings by John Buckland Wright (1897-1954) are dark and sensual.
The book is in very good condition. The pages are clean and bright.