Small 8vo. [London]: Darton Harvey and Darton Gracechurch Street, . Small 8vo, 72 pp., with an engraved title-page and 76 numbered engraved plates two to a page. Original red roan-backed marbled boards, a little worn, a little foxing and spotting in the text, generally a good copy. First written in 1801 by William Darton, the text was revised by the Taylor sisters in 1806 with illustrations drawn and engraved by Isaac Taylor, reprinted in 1814. Blake’s poem “Holy Thursday” appears for the first time on pp. 67-68 in this 1818 printing (with the first two lines changed and without any attribution to Blake), which was enlarged and reissued in 1828 retaining Blake’s poem. Although Ann Taylor is best remembered for her hugely popular poem “My Mother,” she and her sister Jane were not above printing other poets’ poems as their own, often slightly changed. Bentley, Blake Books, 260 A. Osborne I, p. 191. (Inventory #: 105924)
Bibles, theology and religion, Bindings, Early & Fine Printing, Illustrated Books, William Blake & His Circle, Illuminated Manuscripts, Private Press Books, T.F. Dibdin, Mary Wollstonecraft, Children's Books 1600-1950
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