Printed by Robert Gibbings at the Golden Cockerell Press, for Douglas Cleverdon. Bristol. 1927 (1928).
LIMITED EDITION. 8vo. (7.9 x 4.7 inches). One of 35 copies, numbered and signed by Gill and with an extra set of the six Copper engravings loose in a folder inside the rear cover. Illustrated with six initial letters from wood engravings plus six full page copper engravings, this special edition also with an extra suite of the six copper engravings. Internally this is a beautiful, clean and uncut copy, printed on Batchelor hand made paper with oak leaf watermark. The six loose engravings in the folder at the end are all fine and clean. In the original full white vellum binding with gilt lettering to the spine, all edges untrimmed. The publishers delux vellum binding has a stain that affects the top 2/3rds of the spine (obscuring some of the gilt lettering) and an area about 1/3rd of the rear board. The stain does not encroach inside the volume at all. ----- Although the printing was completed on June 30th 1927 the book wasn't published until march 1928. 225 ordinary copies were issued, numbered and signed by Gill, and bound in black buckram at 21s and 35 special copies, numbered 1-35, bound in full vellum and signed by Gill, were issued at 2 quineas, although 25 of the ordinary and 5 of the special edition were not for sale. --Evan Gill. Bibliography of Eric Gill. No. 14.