GILL, Eric

‘The Pardoner’s Tale’ Wood engraving by Eric Gill



Eric Gill Wood Engraving for Chaucer’s ‘Canterbury Tales’.

A wood engraving printed by Eric Gill and Hague in 1934. Printed on machine made paper and unsigned as issued. In good condition.

Image Size 130 x 200 mm
Page size 210 x 310 mm


Item details

Reference: Physick 649, Cleverdon 352,44. The initial letters ‘O’, and an illustration to page 11, Vol.lll of Chaucer’s ‘Canterbury Tales’, Golden Cockerel Press, 1929. The wood engraving was originally cut for Chaucer’s ‘Canterbury Tales’ published by ‘The Golden Cockerel Press in 1929. The edition was number 63 in the publications of the Golden Cockerel Press. The woodcut was subsequently printed from the original woodblock, page 44, for the Douglas Cleverdon edition ‘Engravings 1928-1933 by Eric Gill’, printed by Gill and Hague, published by Faber & Faber Ltd in 1934. This edition is rare and was printed in a small edition size.

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