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William Blake (British, 1757-1827) Six Facsimile Books.

Auction:
3140B
Lot:
345
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$3,998$3,250

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 3140B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 21, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

William Blake (British, 1757-1827)

Six Facsimile Books. Songs of Innocence, London and Edmonton: John Pearson and William Muir, 1885, copy number 24, and Songs of Experience, London and Edmonton: Bernard Quaritch and William Muir, 1885, copy number 11, two volumes bound together; The Gates of Paradise, London and Edmonton: Bernard Quaritch, Mary Hughes, and William Muir, 1888, numbered and signed "17 Wm Muir" in ink; Illustrations of the Book of Job, edition of 1000, London: J.M. Dent and New York: G.P. Putnam, 1902; Visions of the Daughters of Albion, London and Toronto: J.M. Dent and New York: E.P. Dutton, 1932; Blake's Grave: William Blake's Illustrations for Robert Blair's 'The Grave', Providence: Brown University Press, 1963; William Blake's Relief Inventions by Robert N. Essick, edition of 365, Los Angeles: William and Victoria Dailey, 1978, numbered and inscribed "227/This copy is for Dory,/with our best wishes/Will + Victoria" in ink.

Provenance: Collection of Dory Previn, Massachusetts.
Estimate $600-800


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John Pearson, Robert Blair, Mary Hughes, William Muir, Dory Previn, Robert N. Essick, Victoria Dailey, London, Los Angeles, Toronto, Bernard Quaritch, Christianity, Edmonton, Literature, Muir, Prophets, The Grave, Visual arts, William Blake

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