Two wood engravings printed on one sheet titled ‘Three Men Hanged’ and ‘Death at Foot of Tree’ . They were printed on machine made paper by Gill and Hague from the original woodblock in 1934. The sheet has very light handling creases, two fox marks in margin, otherwise in very good condition.
Image Size 190 x 100 mm
Page size 210 x 310 mm
‘Death at Foot of Tree’
Physick 632, Cleverdon 335,41)
Decorative border on pages 8, 26, Vol.lV of Chaucer’s ‘Canterbury Tales’, Golden Cockerel Press, 1929. No.63 of the publications of the Golden Cockerel Press
‘Three Men Hanged’
(Physick 633, Cleverdon 336,41)
Decorative border on pages 27, Vol.lll of Chaucer’s ‘Canterbury Tales’, Golden Cockerel Press, 1929. No.63 of the publications of the Golden Cockerel Press.
The woodcuts were subsequently printed from the original woodblock 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.