4to. Edmonton: William Muir, 1886. 4to, (4), 45 hand-colored plates, (2) leaves. Contemporary half navy calf gilt with navy morocco and gilt label on cover and navy cloth boards, original wrappers bound in. A fine copy, with the bookplate of H.C. Plimmer. Very Good. Limited to about 50 copies by Muir and his team, based on copy A. Muir’s preface is five pages and at the end is a three-page facsimile of Blake’s letter of March 16, 1804. The second-longest and penultimate of Blake’s illuminated books, exceptionally rich with numerous full-page plates. Blake’s famous poem “Jerusalem” appears in the preface to Milton only in copies A and B. Bentley, BB, 249f. (Inventory #: 108806)
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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