Original drawings for Woodwork in Principle and Practice. Together with: a copy of the printed book.
Ditchling, Sussex: Douglas Pepler, 1917. Fifteen sheets with multiple diagrams in pencil, ranging in size from 5 1/2 by 4 1/2 to 11 by 7 1/4 inches; eight sheets of pencil tracings on tracing paper, one of which is clipped to a woodcut proof; and one diagram rendered in blue ink. Two larger sheets are initialled and annotated by Gill, with the dates "26 Jan 1917." Several sheets contain evidence of reuse, including one with a rough sketch for a headstone engraving; others bear lists of subjects for diagrams, likely related to this project. While not a complete archive of the working drawings for this title, it presents a rare glimpse into Gill's process as a draughtsman. Enclosed in paper wrappers with Gill's pencil annotation: "A.R. Green/"Woodwork"/Illustrations to chapter I." Tracing paper acidified, marginal soiling to larger sheets, else fine. Together with a copy of the printed book: Ditchling, Sussex, Douglas Pepler, 1918. Octavo. xvi, 110 pp. One of 240 copies. Illustrated with twenty-two text figures from wood engravings by Eric Gill (including title page device) and ten engravings by John Beedham. Although this title indicates that it is Volume I, no second volume was ever published. A nearly fine copy of a relatively uncommon work, bound in the original printed wrappers. Item #31918
(Gill 269; Taylor & Sewell A31).