This first collaboration between Pepler and and Eric Gill treats of Christian religious aspects of capitalism and technology and is clearly in line with the Distributism that both would come to embrace and espouse. It is only the second book that Gill illustrated: He provided all twelve of the wood-engraved illustrations/tailpieces, including "dumb-driven cattle" on the front cover and title-page. The work was advertised as containing "an account of the cinematograph entertainment in Satan's Circuit; a warning to the public against a crafty devil; and an appreciation of No. 27, an English working-man" (p. ). This work predates Gill and Pepler's acquiring their own printing press, so it was "Printed by The Westminster Press, 411a Harrow Road, London, W." (p. ) for them. Small 8vo (19 cm; 7.5"). viii, 124, [5[ pp., illus. Gill (second ed.) 259. Quarter bound in linen with red boards, with the title-page printed in black on the front cover. (Gill's emblem is particularly striking in this up-front presentation.) Boards lightly rubbed. A nice copy. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Devil's devices[,] or contol versus ...
Publisher: Hampshire House Workshops
Publication Date: 1915
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