4to (13 x 10. Ditchling, Sussex: Douglas Pepler, 1915. 4to (13 x 10.5 inches). Woodcut title-page with triangular device enclosing the letters HDCP EG 1915. Original printed blue paper wrappers slightly soiled and spotted, internally perfect. Enclosed in a quarter blue morocco box. First printing, limited edition; this is # 14 of 15 on Japanese paper [printed on one side of the leaf only] and signed by Eric Gill in pencil. These emblems were engraved for the "Devil's Devices or Control versus Service," a book written by Douglas Pepler (HDCP) and published at the Hampshire House Workshops, Hammersmith, London on Saint Thomas' day, 1915. (Inventory #: 107184)
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