Single leaf. London: printed for Longman; by T. Bensley, 1806. Single leaf, 200 x 130 mm, being the frontispiece by Blake engraved by Cromek. Trimmed to the image, recently cleaned, with a couple of almost invisible creases and an ink smudge on the child’s nose. A sentimental commercial engraving. The child was Malkin’s son, apparently an infant prodigy who died at the age of seven. Bentley, Blake Books, p. 18 (a good note on the book) and #482. (Inventory #: 107755)
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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