1880 EXQUISITE William BLAKE Life & Works by Gilchrist Poems ART Illustrated 2v

GILCHRIST, Alexander

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A rare 1880 two-volume printing of the life of William Blake. Blake was an English artist whose work was underappreciated during his lifetime; however, thanks to authors such as Gilchrist and Rossetti, Blake’s works became immensely popular during the late 19th-century. This edition is filled with sketches of Blake’s own art

 

While the title page of this work gives authorship credit to Alexander Gilchrist, there is an abundance of contributions by D.G. Rossetti to question if Gilchrist was the sole author. (Bentley). This second edition is, according to many scholars and references, is the best of all of Gilchrist’s ‘Blake’

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1880 EXQUISITE William BLAKE Life & Works by Gilchrist Poems ART Illustrated 2v

 

Best edition of ‘Life of William Blake!’

 

A rare 1880 two-volume printing of the life of William Blake. Blake was an English artist whose work was underappreciated during his lifetime; however, thanks to authors such as Gilchrist and Rossetti, Blake’s works became immensely popular during the late 19th-century. This edition is filled with sketches of Blake’s own art

 

While the title page of this work gives authorship credit to Alexander Gilchrist, there is an abundance of contributions by D.G. Rossetti to question if Gilchrist was the sole author. (Bentley). This second edition is, according to many scholars and references, is the best of all of Gilchrist’s ‘Blake’.

 

Item number: #7125

Price: $950

 

GILCHRIST, Alexander

 

Life of William Blake : with selections from his poems and other writings… in two volumes

 

London : Macmillan and Co., 1880.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • 2 volumes
      • [xxi], 431; [ix], 383
      • Illustrated with 64 engravings
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Cloth; tight and secure
    • Size: ~9in X 6.5in (22.5cm x 16.5cm)
    • Extremely rare with auction estimates and price comparisons at upwards of $2,000

 

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Categories

Literature

Arts & Architecture

Other

Authors

GILCHRIST, Alexander

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete