Eric Gill wood engraving printed from the original block for ‘Engravings by Eric Gill’. Published by Douglas Cleverdon, printed by The Fanfare Press, 1929. One of 400 copies printed on paper specially manufactured for this edition with the number ‘96’ in top right corner as issued. There is a light mark, see photograph, from impurities in the paper, else very good. Not mounted / matted.
Image size 175 x 40 mm (7 x 1.5 inches)
Sheet size 310 x 250mm (12 x 9.75 inches)
Reference: Physick 463, Cleverdon 111, 96: Proof of a decorative border on page 309 of Chaucer’s ‘Troilus and Criseyde’, number 50 of the publications of the Golden Cockerel Press, 1927. 1926. The block was subsequently used as an illustration on plate 96 of ‘Engravings by Eric Gill’, published by Douglas Cleverdon, printed by The Fanfare Press, 1929