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About this collection

This is a finding aid.  It is a description of archival material held in the Canizaro Library at Ave Maria University.  Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally through the World Wide Web.

Overview of the Collection

Title: Eric Gill & St. Dominic's Press Collection
Dates: 1919-1947
Quantity: One linear foot; 29 volumes
Summary: The Gill Collection contains limited-printing editions from St. Dominic's Press, Ditchling, dating from 1919 to 1947. These books feature wood-engravings by Eric Gill (1882-1940), a sculptor, stonecutter, printmaker, and the typeface designer of Perpetua, Gill Sans, and several other fonts.
Repository: Ave Maria University – Canizaro Library Rare Books and Special Collections
5152 Donahue Street
Ave Maria, FL 34142
Phone (239) 280-2557
Fax (239) 280-1639
https://www.avemaria.edu/library/special-collections/
Director of Library Services
jennifer.nodes@avemaria.edu
Languages: The collection is in English and Latin.

Information for Users

Restrictions on Access

Ave Maria University Special Collections serves as the repository for unique and valuable materials requiring special protection. Materials are non-circulating and may be consulted only in the reading room. Patrons are required to register and present photo identification before using materials.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], in the Eric Gill & St. Dominic’s Press  Collection,  Rare Books and Special Collections, Canizaro Library, Ave Maria University.

Acquisitions Information

Donation, 2007

Sensitive Materials Statement

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected by federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations.  Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual’s private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which Ave Maria University assumes no responsibility.

Biographical Note

Eric Gill was born in Brighton, Sussex in 1882, attended the Chichester Technical and Art School and after moving to London, trained under W.D. Caröe to be an architect. He then attended the Central School of Arts and Crafts where he became interested in calligraphy due to the influence of Edward Johnston . He was en engraver, sculptor, typographer and writer. He is known for his relief sculptures of the Stations of the Cross for Westminster Cathedral, designing the typefaces, Perpetua, Gill Sans and Joanna, and for his book, An Essay on Typography.

Content Description 

The Gill Collection contains limited-printing editions from St. Dominic's Press, Ditchling, dating from 1919 to 1947.  These books feature wood-engravings by Eric Gill (1882-1940), a sculptor, stonecutter, printmaker, and the typeface designer of Perpetua, Gill Sans, and several other fonts.

Detailed Description of the Collection 

Books

Subjects

Family Names:

            Johnston, Edward

            Caröe, William Douglas

            Morison, Stanley

Corporate Names:

            Westminster Cathedral

            St. Dominic’s Press

Geographical Names:

            Ditchling (England)

Subject Terms:

            Wood-engraving

            Type and type-founding

            Stonecutting

            Prints techniques

            Fonts

 

 
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