London: J, Johnson, 1806. 2 vols. 4to, xviii, 423, (4, index and plate list); iv, 419 ( 6, index and plate list) pp, with 40 hand-coloured plates in both vol I and vol II as called for plus hand-coloured title page to vol I and coloured vignette to both volumes. 16 of the plates and the two title page vignettes are by Blake. Generally in good condition, in contemporary diamond calf with gilt rules and decoration, including to spine,with general light wear, the front cover of vol I is rehinged. Internally good: some offsetting and spotting to reverse of a few plates, occasional mild foxing to margins, but generally a good clean copy. Second edition, very scarce colored. Bentley, Blake Books, 499. Essick, William Blake's Commercial Book Illustrations XXXIII. (Inventory #: 108730)
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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