Edited by Derek Shiel and with essays by Anthony Hyne, Ewan Clayton and Derek Shiel this book covers the early years of David Jones up to the time that he move on from Ditchling. Anthony Hyne covers his early life from birth in London in 1895 through to the end of his army career. Ewan Clayton then picks up the story and discusses Jonesí days with the Guild of St. Joseph and St. Dominic including the engravings Jones and Gill created and the activities around the St. Dominic Press. Finally, Derek Shielís covers much of the work that Jones did through his stay in Ditchling and the influence that his army life, his religion and Ditchling steered his direction in his art.
With 20 of his earliest pieces of work and some photographs from Ditchling, this is a fascinating read.
1st edition, 2003, paperback, over 30 plates, some in colour, 18 x 27 cm