S. DOMINIC’S PRESS. ASHFORD, Faith. ~ A Soul Cake.
Verses by Faith Ashford. One of 240 copies. Gill’s press device printed in red on the title page. 20.6 x 13.7 cms, original brown hand-made wrappers with printed title and engraved cross, a very good copy. Printed and published by Douglas Pepler, S. Dominic’s Press, Ditchling. 1919.
42 religious verses by Faith Ashford who wrote other things published by the Press - Christ, Things Unseen and Poor Man’s Pence.
Inscribed by “Father Brown” ie Monsignor John O’Connor, to R. N. Green-Armytage, a friend of Eric Gill, G.K. Chesterton & Hilaire Belloc. Tipped in is a later print of a portrait by Gill of Father John O’Connor, on whom G.K. Chesterton based his Father Brown stories.O’Connor was a mentor and confessor to Gill and Pepler as he was to Chesterton.
With the booklabel of the collector Stanley Scott who has added a note about the presentation and who possibly added the portrait.