“One of the Glories of Bookmaking”–Blumenthal
The Four Gospels…with Decorations by Eric Gill.
64 wood-engraved illus. Small folio, orig. white half-pigskin & polished buckram sides, spine gilt, t.e.g., others uncut, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. [St. Lawrence, Waltham]: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1931.
A very fine copy of Gill’s “most memorable book…one of the glories of bookmaking for which he designed the type and himself engraved the beautiful initial letters and illustrations on wood.”–Blumenthal, Art of the Printed Book, p. 40 & no. 118. Limited to 488 copies on Batchelor handmade paper (there were a further twelve copies on vellum).
Preserved in a box.
Item ID: 8040