An original 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 ‘6’ in top right corner as issued. Very good. Not mounted / matted.
Image size 125 x 95mm (5 x 3.25 inches)
Sheet size 310 x 250mm (12 x 9.75 inches)
Physick 40; Ditchling 39 ;5. Proof of an illustration on page 54 to ‘The Devil’s Devices’ by H.D.C.Pepler published by the Hampshire House Workshops, London 1915. The block was subsequently used for illustration on page 9 of ‘Emblems Engraved on Wood by Eric Gill‘, published by the St. Dominic’s Press, Ditchling, Sussex, 1916; as plate 6 of ‘Engravings by Eric Gill’, published by Douglas Cleverdon, printed by The Fanfare Press, 1929; on page 18 of ‘In a strange Land’ by the artist, published by Jonathan Cape, London 1944; on page 102 of ‘Essays‘ by the artist, with an introduction by Mary Gill, published by Jonathan Cape, London, 1947.