Blake, William

Illustrations of the Book of Job, in Twenty-One Plates, Invented and Engraved by William Blake - Facsimile Edition

Published: Trianon Press, Paris


Undated. Folio. A superb Facsimile Edition of the proof plates for the original edition, produced in a limited edition of an unknown number and offered for sale only in museums and at Blake Trust exhibitions. With twenty-two plates, including the title, loose in wrappers with label from original edition in facsimile to upper cover. All plates, clean, crisp and bright and wrapper with a couple of creases and 3/4" tear to the top of the spine, otherwise all in near fine condition. William Blake's Illustrations of the Book of Job primarily refers to a series of twenty-two engraved prints (published 1826) by Blake illustrating the biblical Book of Job. It also refers to two earlier sets of watercolours by Blake on the same subject (1806 and 1821). The engraved Illustrations are considered to be Blake's greatest masterpieces in the medium of engraving and were also a rare commercial and critical success for him.

Near Fine

Soft cover


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