4to. London: Faber and Faber, 1950. 4to, 30 pp of introductory text with commentary, plus 118 plates, followed by 25 illustrations of the Virgil woodcuts and from the "Songs". Both endpapers also reproduce separate equal halves of " The Canterbury Pilgrims". Ex-library copy from the Friar's Library, Society of St. Francis: very good in original gray cloth, with one stamp with accession numbers fairly unobtrusively placed on the verso of the free front endpaper. First edition of this useful reference work with selected plates from all of Blake’s major works. Bentley, BB, 517. (Inventory #: 108880)
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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