London, South Kensington
6 June 2006
HAMPSHIRE HOUSE WORKSHOPS -- Hilary Douglas Clerk PEPLER. The Devil's Devices or Control versus Service. London: Hampshire House Workshops, 1915. 8° (187 x 126mm). 6 woodcut illustrations by Eric Gill (a little light spotting). Original cloth-backed red pictorial boards with the same woodcut illustration as on the title (a little rubbed), in a red cloth folding box.
A MARVELLOUSLY EVOCATIVE COPY BEING A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR TO THE ILLUSTRATOR inscribed 'To the Engraver from the Author, in love and appreciation Christmas 1915'. This is no.2 of the first 200 'proof' copies and is signed by Gill and Pepler; with the former's book-label.
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