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Complete set of The Game
St. Dominic's Press, Ditchling, 1923. Two octavo volumes: the first contains Volumes I through IV; the second Volumes V and IV. Numbers 1 through 34 - complete. Various pagination. Eric Gill's copies, with his bookplate on the front pastedown of the first volume, signature and "Capel-y-ffyn" in pencil on front endpaper of both volumes, and his editorial markings throughout. The Game was originally issued as unbound parts, each in an edition of about 200 copies. The periodical organically charts the growth, textually and aesthetically, of its creators, Gill, Edward Johnston, and H. D. C. Pepler, representing their myriad interests and tastes and the shifting responsibilities among them from issue to issue. It alse served as an "organ for the Distributist Philosophy" of all three men. Particularly noteworthy is the presence of the second issue Dec. 1916, Christmas Number, which contains the original Edward Johnston calligraphy, 5 lines in red on a duplicated leaf bound next to the blank original. The next issue has the word Surrexit in red calligraphy by Johnston as it should ; no. 3 has the words Laus Deo in Johnston's red script. Copies of these three issues with original Johnston calligraphy are scarce: Taylor and Sewell note that it is "likely that rather fewer than 200 copies" of these numbers were issued. For his part, Johnston "had little to do with The Game after Pepler joined Gill in the Roman Catholic Church." Volume IV contains the earliest published wood engravings by David Jones, appearing on the covers of the October and December 1921 issues. An incredible compi … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA [Boston, MA, U.S.A.]
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