ENGRAVED BOOKPLATES OF ERIC GILL 1908-1940

(San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1986).

FIRST EDITION OF THIS VERY PLEASING AND BIBLIOGRAPHICALLY IMPORTANT WORK ON THE ART OF ERIC GILL AS APPLIED TO HIS DESIGNS FOR BOOKPLATES. “Eric Gill was perhaps the greatest English artist-craftsman of the twentieth-century, a typographer and letter cutter of genius and a master in the art of sculpture and wood engraving. He was a worthy heir to William Morris, whose ideals and philosophy he admired. He believed in integration of craftsmanship and industry, art and religion, flesh and spirit...” - Fiona MacCarthy. Item #70191

First Edition, Limited to 600 copies only. Illustrated throughout in black and white and red as called for with reproductions of many of the beautiful bookplates designed by Eric Gill, title-page printed in red and black. 8vo, publisher's original red cloth, the spine lettered in gilt, in the dustjacket printed in black and red and with an illustration of a bookplate on the upper cover. 80, [3] pp. A pristine copy, as mint and without fault.

Price: $145.00