Slips in Grenville's hand recount their owner's admiration of his book: "the singular beauty of this Copy, induced me to incur a heavy expense in copying the defective leaves from that in St John's College Oxford." Another note adds the facsimilist
's name: "This beautiful Copy of mine wanting several leaves I had them supplied in facsimile by Harris from the Copy at St.
Continuing in this vein, I'd like it if you could talk some about how the artist-practitioner in you has influenced the facsimilist, both before and after 1992, when you set out with Morris and Bob to build a comprehensive electronic archive of Blake's work.
Kari: Joe, the distinction you draw between a recovery mission that attempts to conjecturally restore a lost copperplate image and an archival project that strives to represent a finished impression as accurately as technology permits is one that has divided Blake editors and facsimilists into competing camps for well over a hundred years.