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Title: Eric Gill Collection, 1906-2011Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:(bulk 1910-1940)

ID: RB/RB003

Primary Creator: Gould, Charles P.

Other Creators: Gill, Eric

Extent: 442.0 Items

Arrangement: The Eric Gill Collection has been arranged into six series: Books, Ephemera, Prints, Drawings, Correspondence, and Reference Materials.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Eric Gill Collection contains over 400 items surrounding Eric Gill’s work and life. This collection consists of many of Eric Gill’s own books along with those for which he was the artist. Additionally, the collection includes drawings, printings, and ephemera, such as his daughter’s wedding invitation he created a wood engraving for and the materials towards his works, such as woodblocks for the Golden Cockerel Press’s The Canterbury Tales (1929-1931). The highlights of this collection feature original drawings, including several for the wood engravings of the Golden Cockerel edition of The Constant Mistress (1934), and drawings for their edition of Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales. Famous for his typefaces, another item of interest is a 1906 alphabet written by Gill that exhibits the influence of designer Edward Johnson on Gill’s work. This collection provides a deep and substantial overview of Eric Gill’s work and processes. The items are divided into six series. Series 01: Books by Gill, Series 02: Ephemera, Series 03: Prints, Series 04: Drawings, Series 05: Correspondence, and Series 06: Reference Materials.

Collection Historical Note

The Library purchased this collection in 2005. The Eric Gill Collection was built over nearly 70 years since the 1930s by Charles P. Gould, a book collector from Pasadena, California, and includes over 400 items of Gill’s books, printings, drawings, correspondence, and engraved woodblocks for printing. Previously, in 2001, the Library purchased the Triple Crown Collection, a collection of books and printing ephemera from the legendary English Arts and Crafts presses, the Kelmscott, Doves, and Ashendene, which Charles P. Gould also collected and includes over 1,000 items, including items connected to Eric Gill, such as a woodblock of Gill’s Utopia type for the Ashendene Press and a Doves Press edition of Shakespeare’s Sonnets for which Eric Gill was an engraver.

Administrative Information

Repository: RB Rare Books

Access Restrictions: Open

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

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[Series 1: Books],
[Series 2: Ephemera],
[Series 3: Prints],
[Series 4: Drawings],
[Series 5: Correspondence],
[Series 6: Reference Materials],

Series 6: Reference MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: The early alphabets of Eric Gill, 1946Add to your cart.

The early alphabets of Eric Gill / Robert Harling.

NK3631.G54 H293 1946


Physical Description: Book
Harling, Robert
Item 2: The engravings of Eric Gill, 1983Add to your cart.

Wellingborough, Northamptonshire : C. Skelton, 1983.

NE642.G5 A526 1983 4o

http:// http://catalog.wustl.edu:80/record=b1112670~S2

Physical Description: Book
Gill, Eric
Skelton, Christopher
Item 3: The engravings of Eric Gill., 1983Add to your cart.

Wellingborough, Northamptonshire : C. Skelton, 1983.

[Special ed.].

NE642.G5 A526 1983b 4o v.1

NE642.G5 A526 1983b 4o v.2

NE642.G5 A526 1983b 4o portfolio


Item 4: Eric Gill, 1927Add to your cart.

London : E. Benn, 1927.

2 copies.

NB497.G55 E7 1927

NB497.G55 E7 1927 c.2


Physical Description: Book
E. Benn
Rothenstein, John
Item 5: Eric Gill, 1929Add to your cart.

Eric Gill / by Joseph Thorp ; with a critical monograph by Charles Marriott.

New York : Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith ; London : Jonathan Cape, 1929.

NB497.G55 T398 1929


Physical Description: Book
Thorp, Joseph
Marriott, Charles
Jonathan Cape
C. Whittingham & Griggs
Chiswick Press
Item 6: Eric Gill for Father Desmond, 1993Add to your cart.

Eric Gill for Father Desmond / by John Dreyfus and Graham Williams.

London : Bain & Williams, 1993.

2 copies.

NE642.G5 D74 1993

NE642.G5 D74 1993 c.2


Physical Description: Book
Dreyfus, John
Williams, Graham
Bain & Williams
Hand Press
Item 7: Eric Gill, S. Dominic's Press, 1991?Add to your cart.

London : Maggs Bros., [1991?]

Z999.M2 E75 1991 4o


Physical Description: Book
Maggs Bros.
Item 8: Eric Gill : stone carver, type designer, wood engraver, 2005Add to your cart.

[St. Louis, Mo.] : Washington University Libraries, 2005.

NE642.G5 A4 2005 4o


Physical Description: Book
Washington University Libraries
Davis, Erin K.
Item 9: Eric Gill, the sculpture : a catalogue raisonné, 1998Add to your cart.

Eric Gill, the sculpture : a catalogue raisonné / Judith Collins.

London : Herbert Press, 1998.

NB497.G55 A4 1998


Item 10: The work of Eric Gill : a stone-carving, original wood-blocks, engravings and autograph letters from various sources, including the collection formed by Mr. Douglas Cleverdon., 1953Add to your cart.

Takeley, Bishop's Stortford : Elkin Mathews Ltd, [1953?]

NE642.G5 A4 1953


Item 11: The engravings of Eric Gill : [prospectus], 1983Add to your cart.

The engravings of Eric Gill : [prospectus] / to be published by Christopher Skelton.

[Wellingborough, Northamptonshire : C. Skelton, 1983]

NE642.G5 A5262 1983 4o


Item 12: A note on the Latin preface to Eric Gill's introduction for his Engravings, 1929, 1964Add to your cart.

A note on the Latin preface to Eric Gill's introduction for his Engravings, 1929 / by Walter Shewring.

San Francisco : Black Vine Press, 1964.

2 copies.

NE642.G5 S54 1964 4o

NE642.G5 S54 1964 4o c.2


Item 13: The letter forms and type designs of Eric Gill, 1976Add to your cart.

The letter forms and type designs of Eric Gill / notes by Robert Harling

[Westerham] : Eva Svensson, 1976

NK3631 G54 H37 1976


Item 14: Commemorating an exhibition of lettering and type designs by Eric Gill : held at Monotype House, London in October 1958., 1958Add to your cart.

London : Monotype Corporation Ltd., 1958.

NK3631.G54 C66 1958


Item 15: In its Typography & the Graphic Arts series UCLA's Graduate School of Library and Information Science with the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library presents an illustrated public lecture : Eric Gill : his designs for book illustration and printing types, by John Dreyfus., 1970Add to your cart.

[Los Angeles, CA] : UCLA Graduate School of Library and Information Science : William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, [1970?]

NK3631.G54 I5 1970


Item 16: Caelum et terra transibunt, 1958Add to your cart.

Caelum et terra transibunt / Eric Gill.

[San Francisco : Black Vine Press, 1958]

PR6013.I343 C3 1958


Item 17: A holy tradition of working : passages from the writings of Eric Gill, 1983Add to your cart.

A holy tradition of working : passages from the writings of Eric Gill / introductory essay by Brian Keeble  foreword by Walter Shewring.

Ipswich : Golgonooza Press, c1983.

PR6013.I343 H65 1983


Item 18: Catalogue of the first exhibition by members of finely printed books from modern presses : May 12-24, 1930, the Basnett Gallery, the Bon Marche (Liverpool) Ltd., Liverpool, 1930Add to your cart.

Catalogue of the first exhibition by members of finely printed books from modern presses : May 12-24, 1930, the Basnett Gallery, the Bon Marche (Liverpool) Ltd., Liverpool / the Liverpool First Edition Club  with a foreword by Eric Gill.

[Liverpool : The Club, 1930] ([London] : Fanfare Press)

2 copies.

Z1028 .L58 1930

Z1028 .L58 1930 c.2


Physical Description: Book
Gill, Eric
Fanfare Press
Liverpool Frist Editions Club
Item 19: A typographical masterpiece : an account by John Dreyfus of Eric Gill's collaboration with Robert Gibbings in producing the Golden Cockerel Press edition of "The four Gospels" in 1931., 1993Add to your cart.

London : Bain & Williams, [1993]

Z232.G63 D7 1993 4o


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