by Willard, Helen D. (Author), Wick, Peter A. (Editor).
8vo. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1957. 8vo, (10), (50, including 33 illustrations of the holdings on display), pp. Lightly thumbed, wrappers toned with some spotting on the lower panel, good. § “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 #: 110835)
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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