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Gill: Id Quod Visum Placet. 1926
Gill: Id Quod Visum Placet. 1926
Gill: Id Quod Visum Placet. 1926
Gill: Id Quod Visum Placet. 1926

Gill, Eric

Id Quod Visum Placet. A Practical Test of the Beautiful.

Golden Cockerel Press, Waltham St Lawrence, 1926

CHF 680.–

Privately printed for Gill by Robert Gibbings at the Golden Cockerel Press. 1st edition, 1st printing. No. 105 of an edition of 150 copies, hand-numbered and signed ‘Eric Gill TSI’ on the colophon. Illustrated with two full-page copper plate engravings by Gill. ‘Id Quod Visum Placet’ was the first of several books by Gill which were printed at Waltham for publication by Douglas Cleverdon or Gill himself.

Description: Quarter tan cloth with blue paper boards, white paper label with black lettering on the front board. Octavo: 20 × 12 cm; pp. [6 (frontispiece, title, prologue)], 19, [1] (colophon)]. Printed on Batchelor hand-made paper. Edges untrimmed.

Provenance: Contemporary gift inscription to front free endpaper J. & R. from BW, January 22, 1927 and in pencil by Anonymous Presented by Beatrice Warde (this statement cannot be verified). ¶

Ref.: Cave/Manson 44A; Skelton P372, P373

Condition: Some rubbing to extremities and slight wear to spine, boards slightly discolored (as usual). Pages tightly bound throughout and bright and clean.

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