The Game Magazine



After Peplerís arrival in Ditchling, he set up his own press, the Saint Dominicís Press, which began producing work in 1916 with the help of Johnston and Gill. Other craftsmen came to join them including Desmond Chute who worked with Gill and his first apprentices Joseph and Laurie Cribb.

Soon the group had expanded to include the carpenter George Maxwell, the engraver Philip Hagreen, the important hand-weaving revivalist Ethel Mairet, and the silversmith Duncan Pruden amongst others. Together under the inspiration of Gill and Pepler they founded the Guild of St. Jospeh and St. Dominic on Ditchling Common in 1920 under the Roman Catholic spiritual guidance of Father Vincent McNabb.

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The inscription reads:-
Be of good courage, and let us play the men for our people and for the cities of our God: but the Lord will do what is good in his sight

The inscription reads:-
actus sequitur esse "action flow from the essence" The Game, September 1921


Circular Device. Original proof of an illustration on p. 31, volume I, no. 2 of The Game. Wood engraving with quill through numbers 27 and 30 (to denote the work of Edward Johnston the calligrapher on pages 27 and 30); a printerís dabber beneath numbers 28 and 29 (to denote the work of the printer H.D.C. Pepler on pages 28 and 29), and a graver through the numbers 28 and 31 (to denote Gillís own engravings on pages 28 and 31). Image size 3.8 cms in diameter. S. Dominicís Press. 1916.

 
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