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Dilige Deum. Love God and Do What You Will. The story of an inscription cut in Beer stone by Eric Gill as a gift for Lucy Wertheim.

£92.00

Artist(s): Eric Gill
Format: hardback
Edition: First
Year published: 2017
Publisher: Fleece Press
Illustrations: Illustrated

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Lucy Wertheim, who ran a London gallery during the 1930s and who saw magic in the work of Christopher Wood, bought a stone inscription from Eric Gill during 1934. The two developed a friendship, and Gill spontaneously cut a small stone as a present for her which he initialled himself, an unusual act for him. This short book tells the story of their association, and the stone itself is reproduced, along with the design (and its translation) in Gill’s hand, and two photographs of him. This is a Fleece Press first, since it is printed from photopolymer plates, and bound at the Press in a Japanese stab binding using four different paste papers made by Sage Reynolds thirty years ago:- about 50 copies bound in each of the varied designs. 185 copies,

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