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The illustrations of William Blake for Thornton's Virgil : with the first Eclogue and the Imitation

Author: William Blake; Geoffrey Keynes; Ambrose Philips; Robert John Thornton; Virgil.
Publisher: London : Nonesuch Press, 1937
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Illustrations
Named Person: William Blake; Virgil.; William Blake; Robert John Thornton; William Blake
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Blake; Geoffrey Keynes; Ambrose Philips; Robert John Thornton; Virgil.
OCLC Number: 252373
Language Note: Text in English and Virgil's Eclogue in Latin.
Notes: Some leaves of plates not included in paging.
Portfolio of 17 plates in back pocket.
Twenty woodcuts illustrating Ambrose Philips' Imitation of Eclogue I in the Pastorals of Virgil ... By Robert John Thornton. 3d ed. London, 1821. All were engraved by Blake with 3 exceptions which were re-engraved from his designs by another hand.
The set of prints in pocket "taken direct from electrotypes of the wood-blocks."
"The woodcuts were first reproduced and published by Thomas B. Mosher, Portland, Maine, in 1899. They were reproduced again, with an introduction by Lawrence Binyon, for the Unicorn Press, London, in 1902. Enlarged facsimiles in platinotype were made by Frederic H. Evans and issued privately in 1912. The two sheets of proofs were reproduced side-by-side with the prints as they appeared in the book in the Burlington magazine, December, 1920."
"This edition, printed at the Curwen Press, is limited to one thousand copies ..."--Title page verso.
Description: 38, [14] pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The first Eclogue of Virgil --
Ambrose Philips's Imitation of Eclogue I, with Blake's illustrations --
Proofs of eight of Blake's blocks in their original state --
Sixteen of Blake's pencil designs for the wood-engravings.
Other Titles: William Blake's wood-engravings
Responsibility: by Ambrose Philips ; the introduction by Geoffrey Keynes.

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