Two wood engravings printed on one sheet from the original wood blocks by Gill and Hague in 1934. Printed on machine made paper and unsigned as issued. The sheet has a light scattering of foxing, all of which are in the margins and can be mounted out, otherwise in very good condition.
Image size 180 x 100mm
Sheet size 310 x 250mm
(Physick 423, Cleverdon 141, 10)
Decorative border on pages 28,56,92,122,150,280 of Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde’ No. 50 of the publications of the Golden Cockerel Press, 1927.
‘Naked Girl Looking Back’
(Physick 424, Cleverdon 142, 10)
Decorative border on pages 29, 49, 123, 151, 192, 281 of Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde’ No. 50 of the publications of the Golden Cockerel Press, 1927.
The woodcuts were subsequently printed from the original woodblocks, page 10 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.