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. Robert N. Essick.

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.

2000. San Francisco: John Windle, 2000.

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, copies numbered I-XII (sold out) also had an original wood engraving by Blake. Essick’s well-illustrated essay has been recognised as the definitive statement on the Virgil wood engravings; my afterword identifies the standard Blake items one encounters in the marketplace and briefly describes, editions, states etc. Beautifully printed and bound in decorative Japanese paper. Item #122949

Price: $75.00

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