4to. Ditchling, Sussex: Douglas Pepler, 1916. 4to, 11 1/2 x 8 1/2 ins. Woodcut title-page with triangular device enclosing the letters HDCP EG 1915. Original brown paper wrappers detached but present, chipped along edges, internally perfect. Second printing, limited edition; this is # 32 of 33 on Japanese paper [printed on one side of the leaf only] and signed by Eric Gill in pencil with the note “penultimate copy”. 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. This edition printed by Douglas Pepler and Eric Gill on the Feast of the Purification 1916. Originally published in an edition of 15 copies. (Inventory #: 107182)
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