8vo. London: Trianon Press, 1954. 8vo, [vi] pp. letterpress, 31 color collotype facsimile plates. Quarter brown morocco with brown paper-covered boards, quarter morocco with brown paper-covered slipcase. Plates printed on Arches pure rag paper with watermark of WB monogram. Some rubbing to backstrip, internally fine. Copy no. 348 of an edition limited to 1600 (those numbered 1-800 printed in England, while 801-1600 reserved for distribution in the United States - see colophon) copies. The reproduction is from copy B belonging to Lessing Rosenwald now in the Library of Congress. First printed in black and white in 1789, this is thought to be one of the earliest copies colored by Blake. Bentley, Blake Books, 165. Loker, Grolier Club 100 Children’s Books, 19. (Inventory #: 107978)
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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