Limited edition, number 7 of 50 copies printed. Signed by the author-artist. Publisher's original full vellum with titles in gilt to the upper board and spine, in original card slipcase. Top edge gilt, the others untrimmed. Printed on Batchelor's hand-made paper and printed at the Shakespeare Head Press. A lovely fine copy, the binding square, firm and bright. The contents with a couple of very minor faint dots of foxing to the preliminary pages are otherwise wonderfully clean and bright throughout and remain free from any previous owners' inscriptions or stamps. The slipcase with a little wear and a touch of splitting in places is otherwise in good order. An excellent copy.
Signed by Thomas Derrick in black ink to the limitation page. A beautifully produced rendition of the Biblical parables of The Prodigal Son, The Unjust Steward, The Two Sons, The Pharisee and the Publican, and The Good Samaritan, by the artist Thomas Derrick (1885-1954). After training at the Royal College of Art, Derrick predominantly worked as an illustrator, although also produced murals, stained glass and poster designs for the London Underground. A convert to Roman Catholicism, here he presents five well-known Biblical parables in a contemporary 1930s setting, bringing them to life with his characteristically bold, breezy line.
Stock code: 20850