“ON THESE HIS HIGHEST CLAIM AS AN ARTIST RESTS”
(BIBLE) (BLAKE, William). The Book of Job. New York: Henry Holt, 1927. Quarto, original black cloth gilt, uncut.
Later American edition of William Blake’s “supreme masterpieces of graphic art” (Ray 8), his 22 interpretive illustrations for Job, accompanied by the King James text of the biblical book.
“Amid increasing poverty and neglect, [Blake] executed and engraved… those sublime ‘Inventions to the Book of Job’ on which his highest claim as an artist rests” (DNB). Blake’s illustrations first published 1825. This edition also published the same year in Britain. Without original dust jacket.
Front inner paper hinge partly split, binding sound. Text and illustrations clean and fine, cover gilt bright. An about-fine copy.