8vo. London: Trianon Press for The William Blake Trust, 1954. 8vo, [vi] pp.letterpress, 31 color collotype facsimile plates. Full orange morocco, slipcase, a fine copy. Copy no. 657 of an edition limited to 1600 (those numbered 1-800 printed in England, while 801-1600 reserved for distribution in the United States) of which most were issued in a cheap quarter leather or an orange cloth binding. An early Trianon facsimile, reproducing Copy B. A foundation book for collecting children’s literature. Bentley, BB, 165. Grolier Children’s 100, #19. (Inventory #: 108816)
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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