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War Memorial.
Small 8vo., original heavy grey wrappers. With front cover and title-page illustration from a wood engraving by David Jones and a single wood engraving by Gill. The engraving is a preliminary study for Gill's relief sculpture entitled "Christ and the Money-Changers" and was the image used for the War Memorial Gill designed for Leeds College.. Wrappers slightly browned otherwise a very good copy. First edition. This pamphlet is Gill's explanation of the work, in which he "commemorates the most just of all wars -- the war of Justice against Cupidity." With the bookplate of Michael Gerveys Sewell. Michael Gerveys Sewell, later Father Brocard Sewell, left school at 16 and found work as a general factotum in the London Office of ?GK?s Weekly?, the paper founded by GK Chesterton. Here he met writers, thinkers and artists. Among the many were, the printer and writer Hilary Pepler, a Quaker who converted to Roman Catholicism, Henry Williamson, the writer of Tarka the Otter and more controversial books, and Arthur Machen, a ?black-arts? writer. After he left GK?s he went to join the Eric Gill?s artistic community at Ditchling in Sussex. In that Catholic community he found an emotional haven and professional direction, and stayed for five years working as a compositor.
      [Bookseller: Henry Southern Ltd.]
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