Eric Gill: Last Essays. 1942

Gill, Eric

Last Essays.

Jonathan Cape, London, 1942

CHF 32.–

First edition of Gill’s final collection of essays outlining his distributist philosophy on the relationship between man and work, industry and art. With an introduction by Mary Gill.

Description: Orig. navy blue cloth, pictorial decoration (St Thomas’s Hands, 1935) blocked in silver to front board, titled in silver to spine, orig. dust jacket, lettered in red and black. Duodecimo: 19 × 13 cm; pp. 93, with 5 illustrations by Gill (frontispiece, St Thomas’s Hands on title page, 3 illustrations in the text).

Condition: Dust jacket shows some small tears at head and foot, light soiling. Binding and contents in very good condition.

Notes: Last Essays contains a collection of essays written by Gill, entitled as follows: Art. Work. Private property. Education for What? Peace and Poverty. Art in Education. FiveHundred Years of Printing. The Leisure State. Secular and Sacred in Modern Industry.

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