JONES, David. Epoch and Artist. London: Faber and Faber, 1959.
8vo., original grey cloth, printed red label gilt to spine; in the unclipped jacket designed by Jones (25s net); pp. 320; save for a few small marks to edges and bruising to head and foot, a lovely copy; the jacket toned, creased, and a little shelf-worn, rubbed and nicked to head and foot; and with one closed tear to upper panel (2.5cm approx.)
First edition. A collection of essays written between the 1930s and 50s, including Jones' personal reflections upon Welsh culture, along with his thoughts on the position of art and the artist in the twentieth century, and concluding with writings on the nature of epoch and European culture and history.
"Like Thoreau, Melville and Hopkins, [David Jones] was one of Literature's saints who speak with an authority that comes more from religion than from the world of letters." (Stephen Spender).