A Soul Cake. by S. DOMINIC’S PRESS. ASHFORD, Faith.

A Soul Cake. by S. DOMINIC’S PRESS. ASHFORD, Faith. < >
Inscribed by G.K Chesterton’s ‘Father Brown’, with a copy of Gill’s portrait of him tipped in

~ A Soul Cake.

Ditchling St. Dominic’s Press, printed and published by Douglas Pepler 1919

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.

Taylor & Sewell, Saint Dominic’s Press: A Bibliography A47
Stock ref: 7161
Keywords: Book, Private Press
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