London: James Clarke & Co. Ltd., 1939. Gill, Eric. Wraps. Fine. Item #CNBR455
A small book by the inimitable printmaker and typographer Eric Gill (1882-1940), in which he makes a case for socialism and social justice through the lens of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ; each stage of his crucifixion is examined and explored as it relates to contemporary social and economic issues.
This book features a wood engraving by Gill of Jesus Christ carrying the cross, done in simple line work carved into the block.
___DESCRIPTION: Green paper wraps, dark navy lettering and wood engraving by Eric Gill on the front wrap, dark navy lettering on the spine, title page with same wood engraving as the front wrap, gift inscription in red pencil on the half-title dated "Dec. 1954"; sixteenmo (6.5" by 4"), pagination: [i-iv] 1-21.
___CONDITION: Fine overall, with clean wraps, the corners perfectly straight, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and other than the gift inscription referred to above free of prior owner markings; spine slightly sunned, else fine; a lovely example.
___CITATION: Gill no. 40.
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