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Poems of Thomas Gray. With Watercolour Illustrations by William Blake. [Commentary by Irene Tayler]. 1000 COPIES WERE PRIINTED
Folio Society 2013 - 2 vols., 8vo., First Edition thus, with a portrait frontispiece and 116 fine watercolour plates in facsimile; pictorial cloth, morocco back, upper board and backstrip lettered in gilt, Commentary Volume in brown cloth, gilt back, the two volumes housed in publisher's buckram solander case lettered in gilt. A FINE SET. EDITION LIMTED TO 1000 SETS. This splendid FS production reproduces the original watercolours, acquired by Paul Mellon in 1966 and now in the Paul Mellon Collection at the Yale Center for British Art. A number of scholars have written about this work, but Irene Tayler’s 1971 book, Blake’s Illustrations to the Poems of Gray, remains the most comprehensive and compelling reading. Presented here as a separate commentary volume, Tayler’s account tells how the illustrations were produced and relates Blake’s interpretation of the poems to his own ideas. There is also a detailed commentary on each poem with accompanying [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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