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The Song of Songs : the authorised version: PB 1936.4

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The Song of Songs : the authorised version


Translator: Oesterley, W. O. E.
Illustrator: Sandford, Lettice
Publisher: Golden Cockerel Press
Publisher: Sandford, Christopher
Publisher: Newbery, Francis J.
Publisher: Rutter, Owen
Binder (person): Sangorski & Sutcliffe



Together with a new translation, an introduction and notes by W.O.E. Oesterley ... with engravings on copper by Lettice Sandford.

59,[1]p : ill ; 39cm.

Place(s) associated

  • London

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1944-05-26) by Thompson, Henry Francis Herbert, Sir, Bart


Production date: AD 1936


"This edition ... has been printed and published ... by Christopher Sandford, Francis J. Newbery and Owen Rutter, at the Golden Cockerel Press ... Hand-set in 18-point Perpetua type by A. H. Gibbs. Pressman: H. Barker. The edition is limited to 204 copies: 1-4 on vellum; 5-204 on Batchelor's paper with a special spring-goddess watermark (5-69 being specially bound and accompanied by six additional plates."--Colophon. Museum has copy no. 13. Quarter bound in green levant morocco, with maize buckram-covered boards stamped in gold with of Lettice Sandford's illustrations. Top edge of pages gilt. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe.

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Materials used in production

Printing ink

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: PB 1936.4
Primary reference Number: 99028
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 30 June 2016 Last processed: Tuesday 29 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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