4to. London: Halton and Truscott Smith, 1925. 4to, x, 29 pp, with 8 full page tissue-guarded color plates and 71 full page plates black and white illustrations. Near fine in original brown cloth with gilt titles and top edge gilt. First edition of this influential work on the Blake circle. 8 of Blake’s woodcuts for Thornton’s Virgil are also reproduced. Bentley 1201 (noting that reprints lack the color plates). (Inventory #: 109103)
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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