3 vols. London: Trianon Press, 1968. 3 vols., 8vo and 12mo, Vol. I (8vo), [i-vii]-viii, 50, (4) pp., Vol. II (12mo),  pp., 22 plates, Vol. III  pp., 31 plates. Original red cloth, red cloth slipcase, gilt lettering to backstrip of all three volumes. Very good. Limited to 726 copies, with an introduction by Keynes, this is regular copy no. 293. Volume I is an introductory volume, followed by the two volumes of plates. Bentley, BB, 48. This collection originally titled “For Children” and later retitled by Blake “For the Sexes” is akin to an emblem book and contains some of Blake’s most powerful images in tiny format. “I want, I want” with the man at the foot of ladder to the stars, or “Help, Help” with a man drowning in rough seas, are typical. Bentley, BB, 48. (Inventory #: 108829)
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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