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Golden Cockerel Press Collection (VMF063), 1943-1946

Collection Overview

Title: Golden Cockerel Press Collection (VMF063), 1943-1946

Predominant Dates:1943-1946


Creator: Golden Cockerel Press

Extent: 40.0 Items

Date Acquired: 12/07/1972

Languages: English [eng]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Includes correspondence between Dorothea Braby and Christopher Sandford, providing an excellent picture of the relationship that can exist between illustrator and publisher. Sandford directed the Golden Cockerel Press from 1933-1961, and continued the work of Robert Gibbings, Eric Gill and others in enlarging the Press's scope to include more experimental work. At the time of this correspondence, Braby had done at least one other book with Golden Cockerel, Mr. Chambers and Persephone in 1937.  Also includes material relating to the production of The Lottery Ticket by V.G. Calderon, done into English by Richard Phibbs with engravings by Braby. Proof material, correspondence, notes concerning publication, 1943-1946.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Open

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Source: Purchased from Hamill & Barker

Acquisition Method: Accession number 1375

Preferred Citation: Name of the Collection, Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections

Processing Information: Processed December 8, 1972 by Holly Hall

Box and Folder Listing

Item 1: Dorothea Braby to Christopher Sandford discussing her illustrations and engravings for the book, The Lottery Ticket, her methods of work, theory and attitude of illustrations, personal news, 1944: February 21 - November 16Add to your cart.
16 autograph letters signed and 1 autograph postcard, 51 pages.
Item 2: Richard Phibbs to Christopher Sandford discussing his rendering of the text, permissions, payments, etc., 1943: August 5 - 1946: May 2Add to your cart.
3 autograph letters signed, 4 pages. 1 typed letter signed, 1 page with annotated notes by Sandford indicating his replies. 3 autograph postcards, 4 pages
Item 3: Christopher Sandford to Richard Phibbs, 1943: September 4Add to your cart.
Autograph draft, 1 page on verso of unidentified galley sheet
Item 4: D. Leighley (bookbinder) to Christopher Sandford concerning the binding of The Lottery Ticket, 1945: March 13 - March 16Add to your cart.
2 typed letters signed, 2 pages
Item 5: Tatyana Kent (Penguin Books) to Christopher Sandford concerning Golden Cockerel rights to The Lottery Ticket in subsequent editions, 1946: April 26 - June 25Add to your cart.
2 typed letters signed, 2 pages. On verso of June 25 letter Christopher Sandford to Ken autograph draft, June 27, 1 page
Item 6: Gwenda Morgan (illustrator) to Christopher Sandford concerning illustrations to Golden Cockerel Press books, 1943: July 8 - September 8Add to your cart.
2 autograph letters signed, 4 pages
Item 7: Notes by Christopher Sandford toward production of The Lottery TicketAdd to your cart.
Autograph, 3 pages
Item 8: Setting copy of The Lottery Ticket as rendered by Richard Phibbs. Printers markings throughout.  Also corrections and revisions, notes, presumably by Christopher Sandford.Add to your cart.
Typescript, 4 pages
Item 9: Galley sheet of The Lottery Ticket, including colophon. With corrections, presumably by Christopher SandfordAdd to your cart.
1 galley
Item 10: Page proofs of illustrations, including pages 11-12 of The Lottery Ticket. Final proofs with pencil rendering of Golden Cockerel device on the first sheetAdd to your cart.
3 sheets folded and 1 single sheet
Item 11: Preliminary proofs with one correction of The Lottery TicketAdd to your cart.
12 pages, 2 sets. 4 sheets, folded each
Item 12: Proof of woodcut facing title page on Japan paper for The Lottery TicketAdd to your cart.
1 page