A Troubled Paradise William Blake’s Virgil Wood Engravings By Robert N. Essick. To Which Is Added An Afterword On Collecting William Blake By John Windle.
by Essick, Robert N. Windle, John.
Tall slim 8vo. San Fransisco: John Windle, 1999. Tall slim 8vo, 48 pp., 8 plates, hand-sewn in Japanese paper, finely printed with illustrations depicting some of Blake’s original drawings and proofs, and the complete set of published prints. The edition is limited to 512 copies (this copy #121), copies numbered I-XII (sold out) also had an original wood engraving by Blake. Essick’s well-illustrated essay has been recognised as the ultimate definitive statement on the Virgil wood engravings; Windle’s brief but brilliant afterword identifies the standard Blake items likely to be encountered in the marketplace and briefly describes, editions, states etc. Beautifully printed and bound in decorative Japanese paper. (Inventory #: 122741)
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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