GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS. GILL, Eric. ~ Id Quod Visum Placet. A practical test of the beautiful.
No. 2 of 10 presentation copies signed with Gill’s monogram, of a total edition of 150. St. Thomas’s Hands by Eric Gill on title page plus 2 copper engravings, David and Flying Buttresses. 8vo., original canvas backed blue paper covered boards, printed paper label on upper board. Rather faded at edges, label a little spotted, otherwise a good, uncut copy.
A philosophical argument based on St Thomas Aquinas’s definition of beauty ‘Id quod visum placet’ (that which pleases upon being seen).
This as the first time that the engraving St. Thomas’s Hands appeared on the title page of Eric Gill’s writings, it was always used after this.