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The Complaint, and the Consolation; or, Night Thoughts

London: R. Noble, for R. Edwards, 1797


William Bell Scott (1811-1890, painter and poet; his bookplate, and inscription on title "William B. Scott. 5 March 1849."); Edwin John Ellis (1848-1916, poet, painter, and Blake scholar; his inscription on title "Edwin John Ellis. 1879."); Mr. Carrington, from whom purchased by MFA Library, 1919; accessioned by Print Dept., 1933.

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Museum Purchase

Night Thoughts


Place of Publication

London, England

Catalogue Raisonné

ESTC (RLIN) T020820; Keynes, Bibliography of William Blake, 70; Bentley, Blake Books, 515; Ray, Illustrator and Book in England, 3


Overall: 43.1 x 34.2 x 2.2 cm (16 15/16 x 13 7/16 x 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 43 engravings


Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books