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    Sale 2500 | Lot 163
    Price Realized: $87,500With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2500 Lot 163

      WILLIAM BLAKE
      Illustrations of the Book of Job.

      Complete set of 22 engravings on Chine-collé, 1826. 375x272 mm; 14 3/4x10 3/4 inches (sheets), full margins. 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. Three sheets with J. Whatman Turkey Mill 1825 watermark. Published by the artist and J. Linnell, London.

      With the original printed publisher's label. Bluish gray paste board covers, inscribed "Blake's Job India Proofs" in pencil on the front cover (covers detached). Brilliant, richly-inked and early impressions with very strong contrasts; exceedingly scarce as a complete set. Bindman 625-646.

      Estimate $30,000 - 50,000


      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $87,500