Wood-engravings. Being a selection of Eric Gill's engravings on wood.…

Wood-engravings. Being a selection of Eric Gill's engravings on wood. by GILL, Eric. S. DOMINIC'S PRESS.
The first book of Gill’s wood engravings printed at the St. Dominic’s Press from the original blocks

~ Wood-engravings. Being a selection of Eric Gill's engravings on wood.

Ditchling printed and published at S. Dominic’s Press 1924

35 wood engravings by Eric Gill, all bar 3 printed on the recto only with title below. No.21 of 150 copies. 32 x 26 cms, in the original full linen and with the original printed dust jacket. A superb, bright and crisp copy with only a couple of tiny tears to the dust jacket.

The St Dominic’s Press produced these fabulous impression of Gill’s engravings from the original blocks, without Gill’s permission in 1924. The first image is in fact a woodcut with was produced for a poster.
Both Evan Gill and Cleverdon state that this was pbulished in an edition of only 50 copies, despite the fact there there are two variants, one hand numbered n/50 and the second, as here, with a printed limitation statement of 150. It is interesting that like the Gleeson Library, this copy bears a number below 50 so perhaps the 50 copy limitation is true. In any event it is a scarce book.

Taylor & Sewell: Bibliography of the St. Dominic’s Press, A129b; Evan Gill: Gill Bibliography, 410
Stock ref: 8015
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