An Essay on Typography, by Eric Gill. First edition, 8vo, pp.[viii], 124, 19.5cm, Printed by Hague & Gill at Piggotts, near Hughenden, Published by Sheed & Ward, London, 1931.
One of 475 (500) copies printed from 12-point Joanna on specially watermarked hand-made paper and signed by Eric Gill and Rene Hague. 25 illustrations by Eric Gill in the text, 4 of which are from wood-engravings. Red buckram, lettered in gilt on the spine, edges untrimmed. Lacking dust-jacket. Book label of the designer Jan Tholenaar. A very good crisp copy.
Eric Gill's famously opinionated book was the first extended use of his skeletal Egyptian-style face 'Joanna'. It is a type truly remarkable for the smallness of its capitals.