One of the most beautiful and beloved books of the Private Press movement, and a showcase for Eric Gill’s engravings and typeface, The Four Gospels is reproduced as an exquisite new Folio Society edition.
The Song of Songs
Illustrated by Eric Gill
Limited to 750 copies. Available in sets with matching limitation numbers with Genesis and The Book of Jonah
A classic from the Fine Press tradition. Limited to 750 hand-numbered copies. Published in series with Genesis and The Book of Jonah.
The Song of Songs
44 pages, set in Caslon type, with 19 wood-engravings by Eric Gill. Bound in oatmeal cloth blocked in gold on the spine. Taupe paper dust wrapper, printed in black ink, and featuring an illustration by the artist in facsimile of the original. Reproduced from the first edition, this book has been printed on Corolla Book Laid Ivory paper in black ink with some letters picked out in red.
Accompanying the facsimile is an essay by Sebastian Carter, formerly of the Rampant Lions Press, now editor of Parenthesis, the Journal of the Fine Press Book Association. This specially commissioned piece gives essential background to the original publication and is printed in Caslon on Corolla Book Laid Ivory paper.
The solander presentation box is covered in dark green Wibalin paper and lined with a paler green Surbalin paper. The front and spine are blocked in gold foil and the front board is inset with a title label printed in black with an illustration by Eric Gill on Corolla Book Laid Ivory paper.
About Eric Gill
Eric Gill (1882–1940) was the greatest artist-craftsman of the twentieth century, a master of wood engraving, stone sculpture and letter design. He is also a divisive figure, whose work combined his religious and erotic preoccupations in ways that remain controversial today. Gill abandonded initial training as an architect to work as a letter cutter, monumental mason and sculptor. In 1913, Gill converted to Catholicism, becoming a lay member of the Dominican order and adopting the monastic habit, and went on to create a series of religious and artistic communities. Among his most famous works are the stone panels of the Stations of the Cross in Westminster Cathedral, the exterior carvings on BBC Broadcasting House, and the instantly recognisable typefaces Perpetua and Gill Sans.
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