The Separate Plates of William Blake. A Catalogue. Robert N. Essick.

The Separate Plates of William Blake. A Catalogue.

1983. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1983.

Large 4to, xxviii, 302 pp', with 114 illustrations, and 9 color plates. Near fine in original cloth, dust-jacket.

§ An essential reference work. "Among William Blake's graphic works are plates executed and originally published as individual works of art or as companion prints. These "separate plates" are the subject of this book. Fifty-five etchings, engravings, and lithographs are fully described, including prints designed by Blake and those engraved by him after other artists. The result is a new perspective on Blake's achievement in the graphic arts, in part because of Professor Essick's major redatings of some of the most important plates." (blurb). Bentley, BBS, 301: “a magisterial work”. Item #123093

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