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The Complaint, and the Consolation; or, Night Thoughts

Night Thoughts

Illustrated by William Blake (English, 1757–1827), Author Edward Young (English, 1683–1765), Printer Robert Noble (English, active about 1800), Publisher Richard Edwards (English, active 1792–1800)

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: 42.2 x 33.5 x 2.2 cm (16 5/8 x 13 3/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 43 engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(London: R. Noble, for R. Edwards, 1797) Folio; 54 leaves; contemporary half gilt-stamped brown calf, green pastepaper boards.

Illustrations in the form of pictorial borders around the text

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


Unidentified collector (bookplate with initials H.T.); cquired in 1919 by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent