A Treatise of Zodiacal Physiognomy, illustrated with engravings of heads and features. Single plate: Ghost of a Flea, Gemini, and Cancer.
by Varley, John; Blake, William
Single plate by William Blake. London: for the author and sold by Longman, 1828. Single plate by William Blake, first state, cleaned by Court Benson. From the first (and only) edition of this elusive Blake item. The “Flea” plates are both first state, before the addition of a page reference. Keynes 248: 'extremely rare'. Bentley, Blake Books, 501. (Inventory #: 107873)
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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