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:
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. Angel, Madonna and child surrounded by: "Laudant Deum Qvi Creavit Omnia." Stamped on bottom: "B & J." 62 x 65 mm|
|P78. "AD MCMXVI" surrounded by: "2730 2829 2831." 37 x 49 mm.|
|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. Letter M from alphabet. 22 x 36 mm. From: Autumn Midnight ..., p. 9.|
|P299. Madonna and child. Engraved on sides: "EG" and "28." 87 x 63 mm.|
|P431. "Ex Libris Pavl I. Beavion." [Beatrice Warde] Engraved on side: "EG 149." 17 x 45 mm.|
|P886. "Ex Libris Freida & Kemp Waldie." Engraved on bottom: "EG 576." 80 x 52 mm.|
|P896. "Bridget Grant." Engraved on bottom: "EG 584." 25 x 84 mm.|
|Skelton Unlocated. Deer with name: "Page." Stamped on bottom: T. N. Lawrence, Manufacturer, Red Lion Passage, Fleet St., London." 50 x 57 mm.|
|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.
Canticum Canticorum Salomonis : Quod Hebraice Dicitur Sir Hasirim.
The Four Gospels of the Lord Jesus Christ According to the Authorized Version of King James I. With decorations by Eric Gill.
Lessons and Gospels for the Season of Lent.
The New Testament, edited with an introduction by M.R. James, assisted by Delia Lyttelton ; engravings by Eric Gill.
Troilus and Cresyde, by Geoffrey Chaucer ; with wood engravings by Eric Gill.
For further information about the rare book collection, contact the department.
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Updated: June 13, 2001