The Speaker: or Miscellaneous Pieces selected form the Best English Writers...With a View to Facilitate the Improvement of Youth in Reading and Speaking. To which is prefixed and Essay on Elocution. William Blake, William Enfield.

Blake's First Commercial Plates

The Speaker: or Miscellaneous Pieces selected form the Best English Writers...With a View to Facilitate the Improvement of Youth in Reading and Speaking. To which is prefixed and Essay on Elocution.

London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1785.

A New Edition, Corrected. (Fourth Edition, first was 1774, plates dated 1780). This edition was issued with and without plates. Only one plate is signed Blake. Frontispiece and 3 plates after Stothard engraved by Blake, Sharp and Heath (2 plates). 1 vols. 8vo. Blake's First Commercial Plates. Contemporary calf, brown morocco label. Skilfully rebacked, rubbed, some light offsetting from plates and light browning at front, else a very clean and good copy with the 1797 signature of Richard Garnons Jun on the title. Essick, #I, Bentley #453. Item #31510

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