BLAKE (WILLIAM) Illustrations of the Book of Job
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BLAKE (WILLIAM) Illustrations of the Book of Job
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BLAKE (WILLIAM) Illustrations of the Book of Job
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BLAKE (WILLIAM)
Illustrations of the Book of Job, engraved title and 21 plates by and after Blake, all on india-proof paper, the word "Proof" visible on plates 5,8, 10-14, 18, and 20-21, neat ink number at foot of each page, preserved in modern cloth box, folio (page size 505 by 345mm.), William Blake, 1825 [but ?1874]

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  • One of 100 sets on india, pulled from the original plates in 1874. First commissioned and paid for in 1826 by John Linnell, his son wrote that "My father considered the plates at the last [1874] were as good as they ever were, for the work being cut by a graver, and not etched, it is durable - and is not worn by the printing as is the case with an etching" (Bentley Books, p.523)
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