Illustrations of the Book of Job. Introduction by Laurence Binyon and Geoffrey Keynes.
1935. New York: Pierpont Morgan Library, 1935.
Large 4to, text, illustrations including 63 color facsimile plates, in six fascicles in original wrappers with labels; near fine copy, small stain to one wrapper, enclosed in the original blue cloth box, rather worn.
§ A magnificent production, showing for the first time the three colored sets done by Blake and the drawings for the smaller set, as well as reproducing in fine facsimile the proof issue of the first printing. Issued in a small edition and hard to find in good condition. Bentley, BB, 374. “The 134 plates of this excellent edition include Blake’s pencil drawings and watercolors and proofs of his engravings. For the genesis of Job it is of crucial importance.” Despite the Trianon Press edition of 1987, this edition is still a necessity as it reproduces in color a set not reproduced in color in the Trianon edition. Item #7944