The Eric Gill collection at the University of Florida, in addition to his published works, contains scores of proof copies of illustrations in various states, original drawings (some never published), and ten engraved wood blocks. The images of the proofs are not available on the Internet due to copyright considerations, but the titles for which we hold proofs and drawings are listed after the wood blocks. The images of the wood blocks are available.


The citation numbers and titles for the engraved blocks are from:
The Engravings of Eric Gill.
Wellingborough : Christopher Skelton, 1983.

All markings on the blocks are shown below. The two blocks at the end do not have Skelton numbers and are not positively attributed to Gill.

p60 p60 P60. Angel, Madonna and child surrounded by: "Laudant Deum Qvi Creavit Omnia." Stamped on bottom: "B & J." 62 x 65 mm
p78 P78. "AD MCMXVI" surrounded by: "2730 2829 2831." 37 x 49 mm.
p232 P232. "To J. & G.R. from F.C. & E.G." [To Jacques & Gwen Raverat from Frances Cornford & Eric Gill] 19 x 27 mm. From: Autumn Midnight by Frances Cornford. London: Poetry Bookshop, 1923. Title vignette.
p239 P239. Letter M from alphabet. 22 x 36 mm. From: Autumn Midnight ..., p. 9.
p299 p299 p299 P299. Madonna and child. Engraved on sides: "EG" and "28." 87 x 63 mm.
p431 p431 P431. "Ex Libris Pavl I. Beavion." [Beatrice Warde] Engraved on side: "EG 149." 17 x 45 mm.
p886 P886. "Ex Libris Freida & Kemp Waldie." Engraved on bottom: "EG 576." 80 x 52 mm.
p896 p896 P896. "Bridget Grant." Engraved on bottom: "EG 584." 25 x 84 mm.
page page Skelton Unlocated. Deer with name: "Page." Stamped on bottom: T. N. Lawrence, Manufacturer, Red Lion Passage, Fleet St., London." 50 x 57 mm.
mra Skelton Unlocated. Initials MRA surrounded by: "O Land Listen to the Word of the Eternal." Partial "LAW" probably Lawrence on bottom. 56 x 55 mm.


The proofs and drawings come from the following publications:

The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer ; with wood engravings by Eric Gill.
Waltham Saint Lawrence, Berkshire : Golden Cockerel Press, 1929-1931. 4 v.

Canticum Canticorum Salomonis : Quod Hebraice Dicitur Sir Hasirim.
Weimar : Cranach, 1931.

The Four Gospels of the Lord Jesus Christ According to the Authorized Version of King James I. With decorations by Eric Gill.
Waltham Saint Lawrence, Berkshire: Golden Cockerel Press, 1931.

Lessons and Gospels for the Season of Lent.
Hague & Gill, 1939.

The New Testament, edited with an introduction by M.R. James, assisted by Delia Lyttelton ; engravings by Eric Gill.
London : J.M. Dent, 1934-1936. 4 v. Also known as the Aldine Bible.

Troilus and Cresyde, by Geoffrey Chaucer ; with wood engravings by Eric Gill.
Waltham St Lawrence . Golden Cockerel Press, 1927.

For further information about the rare book collection, contact the department.


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