William Blake: The Renowned Collection of First Editions, Original Drawings, Autograph Letters, and an Important Painting in Oils… Collected by the late George C. Smith, Jr.
by Blake, William
New York: Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., 1938. 8vo, 85 pp. Black and white illustrations. Lots 6–109, inclusive, autograph letters, books, drawing and a painting. Original wrappers with light chipping, backstrip worn. Priced throughout in pencil but without buyers' names. Very good. § An astonishing collection of Blake put together in a very short time by George C. Smith (not to be confused with the dealer George D. Smith) who died at the age of 45 after inheriting a very profitable publishing business begun by his grandfather. Most of the key peces were bought for Lessing Rosenwald although Sessler bought a few of the best items for Moncure Biddle and a Mrs. Collins who collected children's books. Bentley, Blake Books, 644. (Inventory #: 102104)