8vo. London: Joseph Johnson, 1781. 8vo, xxxiv, 405, (1, ads) pp. With a frontispiece and 3 engraved plates after Stothard, one by William Blake. Later polished calf, gilt-panelled backstrip, gilt edges, joints scuffed, frontispiece and t/p soiled. Ink signature at front of William Enfield tipped in. 6th edition, the second to have this plate (which is dated 1780) -- this copy with the plate facing p. 289 engraved by Blake. This was Blake’s first commercial engraving, first put in the 1774 edition. See Essick, William Blake’s Commercial Book Illustrations, 1. Bentley, Blake Books, 453 B. (Inventory #: 107938)
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