Oct 10, 2019 - Sale 2519

Sale 2519 - Lot 453

Price Realized: $ 52,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 40,000 - $ 60,000
BLAKE, WILLIAM. Illustrations of the Book of Job. Complete set of 22 engravings on Chine-collé. 430x330 mm; 17x13 inches (sheets), full margins. Folio, bound into contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled boards, scuffed; plates with strong, richly inked, early impressions, scattered, moderate, and mostly marginal foxing; with the original printed publisher's label tipped in. London, 1826

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rare, complete edition of 150 "proof" sets on india paper, from the total edition of 215. Each engraving, except the title page, with the word "Proof" engraved in the plate lower right. Four sheets with J. Whatman Turkey Mill 1825 watermark. Published by the artist and J. Linnell. Bindman 625-646. With original printed publisher's label tipped in. Brilliant, richly-inked and early impressions with very strong contrasts and wide margins; exceedingly scarce as a complete set. Bindman 625-646.