The Engraved Bookplates of Eric Gill, 1908 - 1940

By: Christopher Skelton (1925-1992), compiler

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Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 181. LIMITED EDITION of 1,000 copies, this is 1 of 600 copies for the Book Club of California; there were 400 copies printed for the Private Libraries Association, England. Set in Linotype Joanna and printed at the September Press, Wellingborough, England. Introduction by Michael Renton; Afterword by Albert Sperisen. 8vo. 8 3/4 x 6 inches. (84) pp. 54 plates of Gill's work, 2 in red and black, 1 in red, index of names; text clean, unmarked. Red cloth, spine titled in gilt, dust-jacket; binding square and tight. KJ319-181. Fine. Eric Gill's bookplates form an important part of his corpus of engravings; this collection provides the first opportunity to study and appreciate conveniently a lesser-known aspect of Gill's work. Christopher Skelton was a nephew of Eric Gill who pursued careers as printer, typographer, and publisher. He was the founder of Skelton's Press. REFERENCE: Harlan, The Two Hundredth Book, No. 181. This is the fourth book supported by the Special Fund established at the Book Club of California in memory of Dorothy and David Magee.

Title: The Engraved Bookplates of Eric Gill, 1908 - 1940

Author Name: Christopher Skelton (1925-1992), compiler

Categories: Book Club of California,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: San Francisco: CA, Book Club of California: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Jacket Condition: Fine

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: KJ319-181

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