To the Nightingale. With a Statement by Sir Geoffrey Keynes.
1981·Isle of Ely
by Blake, William, attrib.
8vo. Isle of Ely: Waterside Press, 1981. 8vo, (20 pp), 3 with letterpress, the remainder blank, but one with Sir Geoffrey Keynes’s inscribed dedication of this copy to Terry Buckley. Near fine in original green calf over marble papered boards. #59 of 100 copies in all, of a poem believed by Keynes to have been originally written by Blake for publication in Poetical Sketches. The attribution to Blake was made by Keynes in 1980, although it is not supported by some Blake scholars at present. Bentley, BBS, p140. (Inventory #: 108789)
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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