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Pete Fry

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Song of Songs


Eric Gill. The Song of Songs, called by many the Canticle of Canticles.1925 19 wood engravings by Eric Gill. Limited Edition. One of 750 copies. This being number 54. Printed in black and red in Caslon Old Face type. Pp. 44. 4to., original white buckram. Gilt lettering to spine in gilt. Without dust jacket. Text printed in red and black. With 19 wood-engraved illustrations throughout by Eric Gill. Of all the books Gill illustrated, it was perhaps The Song of Songs which gave him the free reign to explore the relationship of the erotic and the religious, the fusion of which characterised his illustrations throughout his career. It stands among his most significant works. Gill's and Gibbings's tour de force. No other wood-engraver of the period comes near to Gill's originality and verve. Some soiling to one corner of front board.. Wood engravings are very clean beautiful and strong. Text clean and fresh. Tight copy. A rare and sought after Golden Cockerel Press item. Wonderfully illustrated by Eric Gill Direct Orders welcome.