Morgan Library, 1935, Softcover, Book Condition: As New, Dust Jacket Condition: No, First
[WILLIAM BLAKE.] Illustrations of the Book of Job in 6 fascicles, New York: Pierpont Morgan Library, 1935. Folios measuring about 15x11.5 inches or 38x30cm, 112 plates (collotypes and gravures), wraps quarter-bound in blue cloth with paper labels on fronts, clamshell box, with the bookplate of Edwin Stanton Fickes, an American industrialist. Introduction by Laurence Binyon and Geoffrey Keynes. I. Introduction, pp. [iii], 61, color collotypes. II. Twenty-one Water-colour Drawings Made for Thomas Butts, color collotypes. III. Twenty-one Water-colour Drawings Made for John Linnell, color collotypes. IV. Pencil Drawings Made for the Reduced Water-Colours, gravures. V. Twenty-one Reduced Water-colours Known as the New Zealand Set, color collotypes. VI. Illustrations of the Book of Job in Twenty-one Plates, gravures. A contemporary advertisement for the set said: William Blake's Illustrations of the Book of Job are acknowledged to constitute one of the greatest achievements in the whole course of English art. ... The edition now issued ... is designed to present the water-colour drawings and the pencil sketches being reproduced by Messrs. Emery Walker, Ltd., in colour collotype, and the engravings in photogravure." Condition of this set: Fine; clamshell heavily worn but functional. Special Limited Edition, first issue in this format. Size: Large Folio (bigger than A3). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Art & Design; Antiquarian & Rare. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 54973.