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Eric Gill (again)

Another Eric Gill from The King James Bible: Its History and Influence. How could I not love this?

HRC King James Bible exhibit: Eirc Gill

I’ve been to the Harry Ransom Center’s exhibition, The King James Bible: Its History and Influence half a dozen times already but I keep going back. Sadly, it closes at the end of the month.

John 1:1-5 from The Four Gospels, designed by The Golden Cockerel Press with engravings by Eric Gill, 1931.

Initial proof by Eric Gill from John 8:6-7, “But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not. So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.”

Quotation: William Blake (1757 – 1827)

Both read the Bible day & night,
But thou readst black where I read white.

More wheels within wheels

More influence from Ezekiel’s vision (see yesterday’s post) can be found in the “Flammarian engraving.”

Camille Flammarion, L'atmosphère: météorologie populaire, 1888.

“A naïve missionary of the Middle Ages even tells us that, in one of his voyages in search of the terrestrial paradise, he reached the horizon where the earth and the heavens met, and that he discovered a certain point where they were not joined together, and where, by stooping his shoulders, he passed under the roof of the heavens.” Camille Flammarion, L’atmosphère: météorologie populaire, 1888.