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Illustrations of The Book of Job Invented & Engraved by William Blake 1825

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London:: Published as the Act directs March 8: 1825, by William Blake No. 3 Fountain Court Strand

Physical Description

T.pl., 21 pl.; 501 mm.

Responsibility Note

All plates are signed as designed and engraved by William Blake.

Each carries his imprint as publisher, and the date.


G.E. Bentley, Blake books (1977), no.421.

K. Raine, The Human face Of God William Blake and the Book of Job (1982); J.H. Wicksteed, Blake's Vision Of The Book Of Job (1910). More general studies of Blake include G.E. Bentley, The Stranger from Paradise: a biography of William Blake (2001); R.N. Essick, William Blake printmaker (1980); D. Bindman, Blake as an artist (1977); D.V. Erdman, The illuminated Blake (1974).

Summary Note

The title-plate and plates 2-21 carry the publication-date of 1825; plate 1 carries that of 1828.

Each plate is captioned with quotations from the book of Job, from other parts of the Hebrew Bible and from the New Testament.


Presented to the Library in January 1948 by Stephen F. Gooden, R.A.

Binding Note

20th-century half black morocco, grey cloth-covered boards; spine lettered 'Illustrations Book Of Job William Blake' and '1825'.


Bible, O.T., Job
Christian art and symbolism - Saints - Angels
Narrative art - Drawings - Engravings - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Illustrated books - Great Britain - 19th century


William Blake, draughtsman, engraver, publisher
Stephen Gooden RA, previous owner, donor

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