Life of William Blake, with selections from his poems and other writings.

London: Macmillan, 1880.

Price: $2,500.00

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Second Edition. A New and Enlarged Edition Illustrated from Blake's Own Works, with additional Letters and a Memoir of the Author. Plates, Portraits and Facsimiles. xxi, [2], [1]-431; ix, [4], [1]-383 pp. Printed by R. Clay. 2 vols. 8vo. THE H. BUXTON FORMAN COPY. Original gilt-stamped pictorial blue cloth, both volumes fine. The Henry Buxton Forman copy, with his bookplate. G.E.Bentley, Blake Book, 1680B; H. Buxton Forman 59.

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The original prints - three from the woodblocks for Virgil's Pastoral (in this second edition printed on India paper and thus preferable to the prints in the first edition of Gilchrist, 1863) and 17 from electrotypes made from the original copperplates of the Songs of Innocence and of Experience. One of the highspots of Victorian decorated bindings.