The Human Form Divine. William Blake from the Paul Mellon Collection
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New Haven, CT: Yale Univ Press, 1997. First Edition. octavo, cloth in dust jacket. viii, (88)pp. Yale Univ Press, This book examines Blake's stupendous achievement by discussing and displaying some fifty works out of the Paul Mellon Collection at the Yale Center for British Art. These include a number of Blake's illuminated books of poetry as well as plates that comprise the unique, hand-colored copy of Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion, Blake's master synthesis of visual imagery and prophetic verse. Also discussed int he book are Blake's late engraved illustrations for the Book of Job, Dante's Divine Comedy, and The Pastorals of Virgil. In an introductory essay, Patrick Noon discusses the history of the collection and Paul Mellon's role in promoting Blake studies. As new. First Edition.