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The American Blake Foundation is pleased to announce the pending publication of the first volume in its series of Blake reproductions (announced earlier this year in the Newsletter). Robert N. Essick and Roger R. Easson are editing a three volume work, A Catalogue Raisonné of William Blake’s Book Illustrations, collecting and reproducing Blake’s plates and giving a complete bibliographical description of the books in which they appear.

The first of the three volumes is expected to go to press in October and should be ready for sale in late November or early December. This first volume will contain 124 plates, 59 of which have never been reproduced. Included are all plates from Young’s Night Thoughts, Hayley’s Ballads 1802 and 1805, Thornton’s Virgil, Royal Universal Family Bible, Wedgwood’s Catalogue, Prologue . . . Of Chaucer’s Pilgrims. This volume is a collection of all the plates Blake both designed and engraved that were published as parts of books during his lifetime.

The two succeeding volumes will reproduce 257 plates, of which 165 have never been begin page 116 | back to top reproduced since the original publication. These two volumes will contain both the plates that Blake himself designed and another engraved, and those that another designed and Blake engraved. The plates will be presented in chronological order with complete bibliographic entries.

The Foundation has decided to offer a special prepublication price of $7 for the first volume or $18 for the three volumes. Upon publication the volumes will be sold at $8 each or $24 for the three.

To receive the prepublication price of $18 for the three volumes or $7 for the first volume, please send remittance to:

The American Blake Foundation
Department of English
Illinois State University
Normal, Illinois 61761

If invoicing is requested, please add $1 to the prepublication rate. European orders should add $1 for postage and handling.

Print Edition

  • Publisher
  • Department of English, University of New Mexico
  • Albuquerque, NM, USA
    • Executive Editor
    • Morton D. Paley
    • Managing Editor
    • Morris Eaves
    • Associate Editor
    • Donald D. Ault
    • Michael Phillips

    Digital Edition

    • Editors:
    • Morris Eaves, University of Rochester
    • Robert Essick, University of California, Riverside
    • Joseph Viscomi, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • Project Manager
    • Joe Fletcher
    • Technical Editor
    • Michael Fox
    • Previous Project Manager and Technical Editor
    • William Shaw
    • Project Director
    • Adam McCune
    • Project Coordinator, UNC:
    • Natasha Smith, Carolina Digital Library and Archives
    • Project Coordinator, University of Rochester:
    • Sarah Jones
    • Scanning:
    • UNC Digital Production Center
    • XML Encoding:
    • Apex CoVantage
    • Additional Transcription:
    • Adam McCune
    • Jennifer Park
    • Emendations:
    • Rachael Isom
    • Mary Learner
    • Adam McCune
    • Ashley Reed
    • Jennifer Park
    • Scott Robinson
    • XSLT Development:
    • Adam McCune
    • Joseph Ryan
    • William Shaw
    • PHP and Solr Development:
    • Michael Fox
    • Adam McCune
    • Project Assistants:
    • Lauren Cameron,
    • Rachael Isom,
    • Mary Learner,
    • Jennifer Park,
    • Ashley Reed,
    • Adair Rispoli,
    • Scott Robinson
    • Sponsors
    • Funders
    • Blake/An Illustrated Quarterly
    • William Blake Archive
    • Carolina Digital Library and Archives
    • Use Restrictions
    • Copyright © 2015 Blake/An Illustrated Quarterly, all rights reserved. Items in this digital edition may be shared in accordance with the Fair Use provisions of U.S. copyright law. Redistribution or republication on other terms, in any medium, requires express written consent from the editors and advance notification of the publisher. Permission to reproduce the graphic images in this digital edition rests with the owning institutions.