Small 4to. London: Ernest Benn, 1927. Small 4to, 26 facsimile pages in full color, very good copy in a dust-jacket which is illustrated with facsimile of the frontispiece. In original black cloth boards with gilt decoration and titles. Spine of dust jacket darkened, and cover illustration slightly faded. Internally near fine. A good trade facsimile issued without any commentary. Reproduces the Experience section of Songs of Innocence and of Experience copy A, lacking the general title page. Also includes two plates from the Innocence section of copy A (“The School Boy” and “The Voice of the Ancient Bard”) and three plates from copy T (“To Tirzah,” “A Little Boy Lost,” and “A Little Girl Lost”). BB#143A. (Inventory #: 108849)
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