The Illustrations of William Blake for Thornton’s Virgil



London: the Nonesuch Press, 1937.

With the First Eclogue and the Imitation by Ambrose Philips. Introduction by Geoffrey Keynes. Number 210 of 1000 copies printed at the Curwen Press. 9.25 X 5.75 ins. 38 pp. and proofs of eight of Blake’s blocks in their original state and sixteen of Blake’s designs for the wood-engravings bound in. Repeat pattern paper covered boards with spine titling. Loosely inserted in a pocket on the rear paste-down a set of prints of Blake’s woodblocks with each subject on a separate page rather than as they appear in Thornton’s Virgil in groups of four. A fine copy.

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