2 vols. London: Chatto and Windus, 1906. 2 vols., 8vo,  (publisher's announcement), xxxiv, including title page and tissue-guarded portrait of Blake, re-engraved after Linnell's original portrait as previously engraved by Jeens for Gilchrist's "Life", 551; [x, including title and tissue-guarded frontispiece from "The Grave"], 492 pp.Large- paper copy in brown buckram, top edges gilt and paper labels to spines, spare labels bound in at end. Very good clean copies, with just light fading to spines, a small chip to edge of label on vol. 1, and limited spotting to the end two or three pages of each volume. First edition, large-paper copy. The portrait frontispiece to vol. 1 is a reworking by an anonymous engraver of the Linnell portrait on ivory engraved by Jeens found in both editions of Gilchrist’s “Life”. See Keynes, Complete Portraiture, #27. Bentley, BB, 301. (Inventory #: 108787)
Books and manuscripts in all fields, especially medieval illuminated and text manuscripts; material on California, Hawaii, and Pacific voyages; illustrated books and fine bindings from the 15th through the 20th century; children's books from 1750 to 1950; and fine press printing. William Blake, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Thomas Frognall Dibdin are special interests.
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