William Blake (1757-1827) is recognized today as one of England's great artists and poets, but in his own time he was known principally as a professional engraver. The book illustrations he executed after designs by other artists form a significant part of his graphic productions. These prints are fully described and reproduced for the first time in this authoritative catalog providing new information on the preliminary drawings, and the relationships between Blake's prints and the texts they accompany. The 295 illustrations include all Blake's copy prints published in books and a generous selection of the preliminary drawings from which he worked.
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Book Description Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 0198173903 Good+; Hardcover, No Jacket; Withdrawn library copy with the standard library markings; Light wear to the covers; Library stamps to the endpapers; Text pages are clean & unmarked; Binding is excellent with a straight spine; This book will be stored and delivered in a sturdy cardboard box with foam padding; Medium Format (8.5" - 9.75" tall); Dark blue cloth covers with title in gold lettering along spine; 1991, Oxford University Press; 310 pages; "William Blake's Commercial Book Illustrations: A Catalogue and Study of the Plates Engraved by Blake after Designs by Other Artists," by Robert N. Essick. Bookseller Inventory # SKU-S7503307125