by Willard, Helen D. (Author), Wick, Peter A. (Editor).
8vo. Boston: Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 1957. 8vo, (10), (50, including 33 illustrations of the holdings on display), pp. Neat ink notes on half title. Near fine in original colored wrappers. “Nine drawings for Paradise Lost, accompanied by a verse for each one; Eight drawings for the masque, Comus, accompanied by stage directions and script; Seven drawings of characters from Shakespeare's plays; and Nine drawings by the visionary Blake to illuminate his prophecy on the Scriptures.” Nicely printed by Meriden Gravure. Bentley, BB, 414: “only cursorily described”. (Inventory #: 108927)
Books and manuscripts in all fields, especially medieval illuminated and text manuscripts; material on California, Hawaii, and Pacific voyages; illustrated books and fine bindings from the 15th through the 20th century; children's books from 1750 to 1950; and fine press printing. William Blake, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Thomas Frognall Dibdin are special interests.
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