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The Green Ship by Patrick Miller - Limited Edition

£275.00

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The Green Ship written by Patrick Miller
Published by The Golden Cockerel Press in 1936
Eight wood engravings by Eric Gill
Hardback
Limited edition - this is no. 146. Nos 1-4 were printed on vellum and 5 to 200 on British mould-made paper
Marbled covers with green leather spine. Light rubbing to top and bottom of spine, and to the rear a scuff mark (see photo) where the dye has been rubbed to show leather.
181 pages
Top edges gilt, remaining edges uncut

Patrick Miller was the pen name of architect and WWI hero George Gordon Macfarlane (1885-1949) who knew some of those in the London literary circle via his sister, the author Catherine Roxburgh Carswell. Initially an engineer and architect by training and trade, Macfarlane focused more attention on his writing after an illness in 1929; he chose the pseudonym of Patrick Miller (an ancestor) and wrote several novels, including this one. The Golden Cockerel Press published three of these, and a friendship which Macfarlane had with Eric Gill prompted the two to collaborate on The Green Ship.
With eight wood-engravings by Eric Gill, the most inspired of the wood-engravers of his day, many would say of all of the 20th century and who perfectly synthesized his religious convictions with his love of the human form.
The Eric Gill wood-engravings serve as the two-page illustrated title and the six chapter headpieces.

Item details

Author(s):
Patrick Miller
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
181
Publisher:
The Golden Cockerel Press
Title:
The Green Ship

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The Green Ship written by Patrick Miller
Published by The Golden Cockerel Press in 1936
Eight wood engravings by Eric Gill
Hardback
Limited edition - this is no. 146. Nos 1-4 were printed on vellum and 5 to 200 on British mould-made paper
Marbled covers with green leather spine. Light rubbing to top and bottom of spine, and to the rear a scuff mark (see photo) where the dye has been rubbed to show leather.
181 pages
Top edges gilt, remaining edges uncut

Patrick Miller was the pen name of architect and WWI hero George Gordon Macfarlane (1885-1949) who knew some of those in the London literary circle via his sister, the author Catherine Roxburgh Carswell. Initially an engineer and architect by training and trade, Macfarlane focused more attention on his writing after an illness in 1929; he chose the pseudonym of Patrick Miller (an ancestor) and wrote several novels, including this one. The Golden Cockerel Press published three of these, and a friendship which Macfarlane had with Eric Gill prompted the two to collaborate on The Green Ship.
With eight wood-engravings by Eric Gill, the most inspired of the wood-engravers of his day, many would say of all of the 20th century and who perfectly synthesized his religious convictions with his love of the human form.
The Eric Gill wood-engravings serve as the two-page illustrated title and the six chapter headpieces.

Author(s):
Patrick Miller
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
181
Publisher:
The Golden Cockerel Press
Title:
The Green Ship

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