GILL, ERIC

£1,800.00

Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi.

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Waltham St. Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press, 1926.

Being the 26th and 27th Chapters of “Saint Matthew’s Gospel”, from the Latin text. Number 57 of 250 copies set in 18 pt. Caslon Old Face type and printed in black and red on Batchelor hand-made paper. 10.5 X 7.5 ins. 15 pp. Full bound in white buckram with gilt spine title. Initial letters and 6 wood engravings by Eric Gill. “The “Passio” is an exquisite little book; clearly related to the sculptures of The Stations of the Cross which Gill had cut for Westminster Cathedral – and when his engravings were devotional in intent what a superb illustrator Gill could be.” (“A History of the Golden Cockerel Press 1926-1960) A fine copy in dust-jacket which is very slightly chipped and lightly soiled.

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