The Mill Book [Association Copy]
Hammersmith and Ditchling: Douglas Pepler, Hampshire House, 1916. Gill, Eric. First Edition. Leather bound. Inscribed by H. D. C. Pepler. Very good +. Item #17083303
Association copy inscribed by Hilary Douglas Clark Pepler to one "C. R. C.": "A book made by children (except the binding) and presented with love by one child (the printer) to another (the poet) 28 years later | H. D. C. P. to C. R. C. 19.1.44" First edition rebound in a custom leather binding with gilt double-rule borders joined at the outer corners by a cluster of gilt stars, raised bands, top edge gilt; given the inscription, we surmise the binding was commissioned by Pepler. Includes 10 wood engravings, two by Priscilla Johnston and the remainder by Ronald Seal. Priscilla Johnston was the daughter of typographer and calligrapher Edward Johnston, who lived in Ditchling from 1912 until his death in 1944, and whose earlier teachings influenced Eric Gill, among many others; Priscilla was five years old when she wrote this book. Sextodecimo (5-1/4" x 4-1/4"), pagination: , 1-21, . Rear board lightly bowed, "Johnston" misspelled on front board by binder, else only modest general wear; Very good + condition. Taylor and Sewell no. A3. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard shipping charge does not always cover costs; please inquire for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.