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Boydell's Illustrations of Holy Writ: being a Series of Nearly One Hundred Copper-Plate Engravings from Original Drawings by Isaac Taylor, Junior. 

ROSSETTI Dante Gabriel.; TAYLOR Isaac (1835.)

£1000.00 

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Illustrations. Third edition. Tall 8vo., original brown cloth over green paper boards, printed paper label. London, Allan Bell and Co.

From the Library of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, with his ownership inscription to the front free endpaper 'Rossetti', beneath which his younger brother William Michael has inscribed in ink 'These are the designs of wh. D.G. Rossetti, in his contribution to Gilchrist's Life of Blake, speaks in terms of high eulogy. WMR. 1905'.

Gilchrist indeed compares Taylor, philosopher, artist, and scientist, to Blake, and Taylor very likely was aware of him, his sisters the poets Jane and Ann Taylor having included Blake's 'Holy Thursday' in their 'City Scenes' of 1818. Rossetti was one of Blake's earliest champions, owning the Notebook now in the British Library.

Re-backed using the original spine, the boards very rubbed, the corners bumped, spine faded, small loss to one corner of the label on the cover, plates foxed.

Stock Code: 216845