8vo. London: J. Johnson, 1782. 8vo, xx, 383 pp, (xiii: Index to Vol I) with Blake's vignette to title page and 19 folding plates as called for (Volume 2 contains the same Blake vignette plate, but no other Blake engravings). Contemporary calf with a clean and crisp title page with a good vignette impression. Spine slightly age-darkened and just begining to split along upper top edge. The first edition, with the engraving in the first state. Bentley, Blake Books Supplement, p 237, Essick, William Blake's Commercial Book Illustrations VIII (p 28). (Inventory #: 108763)
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