By William Blake; Geoffrey Keynes [ed.]
London   The Nonesuch Press
9.5" by 6" 7-38pp
A beautifully illustrated limited edition copy of William Blake's illustrations for Robert John Thornton's edition of 'Virgil'.
By William Blake; Geoffrey Keynes [ed.]

1937 The Illustrations of William Blake for Thornton's Virgil with the First Eclogue and the Imitation by Ambrose Philips

London   The Nonesuch Press
9.5" by 6" 7-38pp
A beautifully illustrated limited edition copy of William Blake's illustrations for Robert John Thornton's edition of 'Virgil'.
£245.00
: 0.5kgs / : 842F3

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Description

Illustrated, Limited Edition, Publishers' Original Binding

A Limited Edition, printed at the Curwen press. This copy is numbered 761 of 1000 copies produced.

With a detailed introduction from Geoffrey Keynes.

A fascinating work, which looks at the illustrations of English print-maker and seminal figure in the field of visual arts, William Blake.

With Thornton's 'First Eclogue' printed to accompany the images.

Illustrated with eight proofs of Blake's blocks in their original state, sixteen of Blake's designs for the wood-engravings, and with seventeen electrotypes from Blake's original etchings printed on separate leaves in a blue folder inserted in rear pocket, and printed on Japon vellum. 

Collated, complete.

With a contemporary inscription, dated 26.2.38, to the front free endpaper.

Condition

In the publisher's original cloth covered boards. Light discolouration to back strip, with bumping to spine head and tail. Inscription to front free endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages clean and bright.

Very Good Indeed

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