London: Trianon Press, 1987. Folio, 22 facsimile hand coloured plates, loose in a folder as issued. Near fine (first plate has a bent corner) in a near fine (slightly rubbed) folder.. Near fine. Item #468
The publication of Blake's last completed set of engravings formed an appropriate finale to the William Blake Trust's scheme to issue the Illuminated Books and related graphic work produced by Blake in his lifetime (from the publisher's insert). The Trianon Press had already published all of the plates of The Book of Job and Coloured Versions of Blake' Book of Job Designs with extensive scholaly texts in limited editions just after the death of Arnold Fawcus in 1979. By 1987 when a limited number of these additional plates were published the original complitations were out of print. The plates in this folder are copies of the New Zealand set. Each plate reproduces the finest proof copy of Blake's original engraving and printed on a separate sheet of mould-made paper.