(Pigotts: Rene Hague & Eric Gill, 1930). 24mo. (8)pp. One of 225 copies. The first piece of letterpress printing produced by René Hague and Eric Gill, copies of this booklet were distributed privately. The tale of Amnon's rape of his half-sister Tamar actually appeared in the Second Book of Samuel in the Old Testament rather than the Second Book of Kings, as the title suggests. Gill's frontispiece wood engraving depicts the scene as Tamar realizes Amnon is not sick and in need of tending as she had been led to believe, and Amnon's unwillingness to release Tamar's arm and clothing in the illustration hints at the events to come. The text is printed on handmade paper made especially for Hague and Gill by J. Batchelor & Sons and watermarked with the backwards "E" and "R" monogram designed by Gill. Bound in original blue paper wrappers, which show light wear and fading along edges. A near fine example of a scarce Gill item. Item #30277
(Gill 283; Physick 709; Davis, p. 9).