09-21-2018 09-21-2018
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3140B Boston
September 21, 2018 10:00 AMCalender

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

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


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, William Muir, Mary Hughes, Dory Previn, Robert N. Essick, Victoria Dailey, London, Los Angeles, Toronto