Laus Veneris, John Buckland-Wright
This copy of Laus Veneris was published by the Golden Cockerel Press in 1948. Written by Algernon Charles Swinburne, Laus Veneris is Illustrated with wood-engravings by John Buckland Wright.
The artist John Buckland Wright (1897-1954) was one of the favoured illustrators of the Golden Cockerel Press. He is now recognised as a major artist in the field of engraving, book illustration and printmaking. Since his death in 1954 a number of monographs have been published on his wide range of work. The books he illustrated are highly sought after.
John Buckland Wright’s eleven wood-engravings in this book are highly accomplished and particularly beautiful. The swirling images of sensuous women perfectly compliment Laus Veneris, the long erotic poem by Swinburne (1837-1909).
Published by Golden Cockerel Press, London 1948. Typeset in Eric Gill’s Perpetua type 14pt.
A limited edition of 750 copies. This copy is numbered 212. Printed on mould-made paper and bound with marbled paper on boards, this hardback copy is in excellent condition.