BLAKE, William - [NONESUCH PRESS]
The Illustrations of William Blake for Thornton's Virgil with the First Eclogue and the Imitation by Ambrose Philips
London: The Nonesuch Press, 1937. 8vo. (9 1/8 x 5 5/8 inches). 36pp. Illustrations throughout. Folder with extra suite of 17 electrotypes in rear pocket.
Publisher's patterned cloth boards.
Limited to 1000 numbered copies, this no. 691, printed by the Curwen Press from design by Meynell.
This fascinating work looks at the illustrations of the iconic English poet, painter, and figure in the field of visual arts, William Blake. "17 wood engravings by Blake and 3 designed by him and cut by a journey engraver, 8 of the egravings also reproduced from Blake's original proofs, all printed from line blocks. 16 drawings for the engravings reproduced in collotype" (Dreyfus).