This issue is entirely devoted to new material on Blake’s reputation and influence in the later nineteenth century. We are indebted to Dr. Ian Fletcher for valuable assistance in assembling this special issue.
|John Todhunter’s Lectures on Blake, 1872-1874, edited by Ian Fletcher|
|Michael J. Tolley, John Todhunter: A Forgotten Debt to Blake|
|Frances A. Carey, James Smetham (1821-1889) and Gilchrist’s Life of Blake|
|Suzanne R. Hoover, The Public Reception of Gilchrist’s Life of Blake|
|Morton D. Paley, The Critical Reception of A Critical Essay|
|Malcolm Kingsley Macmillan, Dialogue between Blake and Wordsworth|
Our back cover shows Frederick J. Shields’ preliminary drawing for the cover design of Gilchrist’s Life of William Blake, 2nd ed., 1880; from the collection of David Bindman. The front cover shows a proof on paper of the final design; the color of the ink here has been matched to the color of the ink on the proof. The design appeared stamped in gold on the cover of Gilchrist’s book, as was the design for the spine of the book, a proof of which is reproduced on pages 2-3 of this issue of the Newsletter. The proofs are from the collection of Robert N. Essick.
Copyright ©1974 by Morris Eaves & Morton D. Paley
The Blake Newsletter, An Illustrated Quarterly, is published four times a year under the sponsorship of the Department of English of the University of New Mexico.
Editors: Morris Eaves, University of New Mexico, and Morton D. Paley, University of California, Berkeley.
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