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Essick, Robert N.

Overview
Works: 96 works in 295 publications in 1 language and 7,455 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Manuscripts  Illustrated works  Conference proceedings  Poetry  History  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Exhibition catalogs  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Printer, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PR4144, 769.924
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert N Essick
Blake in his time by Robert N Essick( Book )

12 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Visionary hand : essays for the study of William Blake's art and aesthetics by Robert N Essick( Book )

7 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Blake, printmaker by Robert N Essick( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Milton a poem, and the final illuminated works : the ghost of Abel, On Homers poetry, [and] On Virgil Laocoön by William Blake( Book )

25 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Blake's Milton, one of his two great illuminated epics, is featured in this fifth volume of the Blake Trust collected edition of Blake's illuminated books. This is the first-ever reproduction of the magnificent copy of Milton in the New York Public Library, presented here in full colour. As the editors demonstrate, this was Blake's own copy and reflects his final intentions for one of his most sublime, and at the same time most personal, poems. Blake's three final works in illuminated printing, The Ghost of Abel, On Homers Poetry [and] On Virgil, and Laocoon, are also included in this volume. Although brief, these texts and their accompanying designs present some of Blake's most important statements on art, religion, and the spirit of imagination they share. Nineteen additional illustrations of related drawings and variant printings of the plates, many in colour, supplement all four works. Milton is a difficult and cryptic poem for those uninitiated in the ways of Blake's allusive and allegorical style. In an introductory essay, the editors directly address the nature of the poem's complexity, demonstrate how Blake's methods set out to disconcert conventional concepts of time, space, and human identity, and suggest some ways readers coming to Milton for the first time can understand and enjoy the challenges it offers. The editors also present a plate-by-plate commentary on how the illustrations contribute to the creation of a composite, visual-verbal experience. The extensive notes to the newly-edited letterpress text will also assist readers through Milton, its central themes and its byways, its heights and its depths. An equally helpful introduction and notes are provided for the three shorter works. Scholars will find much new information in this volume. The editors describe the experimental graphic techniques Blake used in Milton and uncover the multiple layers of revision he lavished on the copy reproduced. A previously unrecognized version of one of the most important full-page designs is described for the first time, while the generally-accepted dates of composition for the three final illuminated works have been revised substantially. The introduction and notes offer fresh insights into the difficult relationship between Blake and his patron William Hayley that in turn shaped Blake's sense of his great predecessor, John Milton, and the role he would play in Milton
The early illuminated books by William Blake( Book )

22 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected edition volume 3
William Blake at the Huntington : an introduction to the William Blake Collection in the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, California by Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery( Book )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The separate plates of William Blake : a catalogue by Robert N Essick( Book )

10 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Blake and the language of Adam by Robert N Essick( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Blake's commercial book illustrations : a catalogue and study of the plates engraved by Blake after designs by other artists by Robert N Essick( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A major exhibition catalog on the work of William Blake, printmaker, painter and revolutionary poet. The catalog explores the influence on Blake of the master artist-printmakers at the beginnings of the Renaissance, and the inspiration he brought to the young artist-printmakers who gathered around him in the last years of his life
William Blake: book illustrator; a bibliography and catalogue of the commercial engravings by Roger R Easson( Book )

10 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of William Blake in the Huntington collections : a complete catalogue by Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery( Book )

8 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs of innocence and of experience by William Blake( Book )

12 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Digitized facsimile of the London editions of 1794 and 1826 from copies in the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection at the Library of Congress. Text is searchable
Robert Blair's The grave illustrated by William Blake : a study with facsimile by Robert N Essick( Book )

10 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visions of the daughters of Albion by William Blake( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This landmark edition of William Blake's Visions of the Daughters of Albion provides the first full-size reproduction of the Huntington Library's copy of the work, printed and colored by Blake and his wife, Catherine, in 1793. Generally seen as a continuation of The Book of Thel, this relatively early work of Blake's offers a criticism of the sexual morals of his time, presenting its author's views on the evils of organized religion, on slavery, and on oppressed womanhood. Drawings related to Visions that Blake sketched in his Notebook, now held in the British Library, have been digitally enhanced in the reproductions in this edition and are visible for the first time. -- Book Jacket
Genesis : William Blake's last illuminated work by William Blake( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Blake's relief inventions by Robert N Essick( Book )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Night thoughts : or, The complaint and the consolation by Edward Young( Book )

8 editions published between 1975 and 1996 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

47 illustrations from one of the few copies colored by Blake
A troubled paradise : William Blake's Virgil wood engravings by Robert N Essick( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen watercolor drawings by William Blake illustrating Paradise lost by John Milton by William Blake( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The William Blake archive by William Blake( )

6 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Blake archive contains fully searchable and scalable electronic editions of 27 copies of 16 of Blake's 19 illuminated works. The Archive provides context for the full, up-to-date bibliographic information about each image, transcriptions of all texts, detailed descriptions of all images, and extensive bibliographies. The Archive also contains one copy of all the illuminated books, including the longest, Jerusalem (100 plates), and multiple copies of several, along with a searchable new electronic version of David V. Erdman's Complete Poetry and Prose of William Blake, the standard printed edition for reference. A growing number of contributors, currently eight American and British institutions and a major private collector, have given the Archive permission to include thousands of Blake's images and texts without fees
 
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William Blake at the Huntington : an introduction to the William Blake Collection in the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, California
Alternative Names
Essick, Robert

Essick, Robert 1942-

Essick, Robert N. 1942-

Essick, Robert Newman 1942-

Newman Essick, Robert 1942-

Languages
English (194)

Covers
The early illuminated booksWilliam Blake at the Huntington : an introduction to the William Blake Collection in the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, CaliforniaThe works of William Blake in the Huntington collections : a complete catalogueSongs of innocence and of experienceVisions of the daughters of AlbionNight thoughts : or, The complaint and the consolation