HAGUE, Rene. CAMPBELL, Peter. CHRISTOPHER SKELTON. ~ Death of Hector.
A version by Rene Hague after Iliad XXII. Four full page illustrations by Peter Campbell from originals in Indian ink. No.28 of 50 special copies printed on Pachuco Cadava Amalfi Rag Laid paper. Tall thin 8vo. 31 x 15.5 cms, bound by George Percival at Leicester in quater brown cloth with upper cover of binding covered in calligraphic paper printed in two colours from a brush lettered design by Rene Hague, a very good copy.
The Death of Hector was a radio play written by Rene Hague, son in law and partner of Eric Gill. Hague was multi-talented and here his skill as a writer is apparent. As the producer of the play in 1958 wrote “the translation is terrific. Cold shivers run down my spine as I read”. Also his skill as a calligrapher is apparent on the eye-catching upper cover.
Original invoice and Christmas card from John and Myrtle Skelton inserted loose.