GILL, Eric. [DOUBLE CROWN CLUB] ~ The Story of how Amnon ravished his sister Thamar for which Absalom Killed him as it is written in the Second Book of Kings.
One of 225 copies. Wood engraving by Eric Gill. Printed in 8 pt Baskerville type on Batchelor hand-made paper specially watermarked ERPp. 8 with drophead title. 16mo., sewn into the original blue wrappers. A superb copy.
This exquisite little booklet was never published, only a few copies being distributed to friends and then later as a keepsake at a Double Crown Club dinner at which Rene Hague was the speaker.
It was the first piece to be printed on the press at Pigotts, where Gill lived, as indicated in the colophon where the date, limitation and number of the printing appears “1.9.20 (225) 1”.
In the Chiswick Book Shop, New York envelope when it was sold a long time ago for $7.50.