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Book Number 4656 
Author Swinburne, Algernon Charles 
Title Laus Veneris 
Date c.1948 
Publisher Golden Cockerel Press 
Place of Publication London 
Edition Limited Edition 
Volume Information  
Cover Contemporary maroon quarter cloth with marbled boards. Gilt title on flat spine.  
Illustration Illustrated with 11 wood engravings (5 full-page) by John Buckland-Wright. 
Size 8vo (252x160mm) 
Condition Very good condition. Edges uncut, plates and text clean and crisp.  
Pagination P. Frontis, Title, Blank, Dedication, 8-28, Blank, Publisher’s Note.  
Translation Info  
Notes This edition of Laus Veneris was designed, produced, and published by Christopher Sandford at the Golden Cockerel Press. This edition is limited to 750 copies, of which our example is no. 514. Algernon Charles Swinburne (5 April 1837 – 10 April 1909) was an English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic. He invented the roundel form, wrote several novels, and contributed to the famous Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in every year from 1903 to 1907 and again in 1909. The Golden Cockerel Press was a major English private press operating between 1920 and 1961.The press was famous for beautiful handmade limited editions of classic works produced to the very highest of standards. The type was hand-set and the books were printed on handmade paper, and sometimes on vellum. A major feature of Golden Cockerel books was the original illustrations, usually wood engravings. The press was credited with having made a significant contribution to the revival of the British tradition of wood engraving, and is one of the most outstanding private presses of the 20th century.  
Price (US$) 375  
Short Description Book Erotica; Book Literature English;  

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