Lot 14: BLAKE, WILLIAM; and EDWARD YOUNG. The Complaint, and The Consolation; or, Night Thoughts.
December 1, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: BLAKE, WILLIAM; and EDWARD YOUNG. The Complaint, and The Consolation; or, Night Thoughts. 4 engraved part titles and 39 etched and engraved pictorial borders by and after Blake. Folio, contemporary straight-grained green calf with Greek borders stamped in black, green and gold, rebacked retaining most of original backstrip, unevenly faded and soiled; all edges trimmed and gilt, contents dampstained but professionally restored and many with archival paper reinforcements and repairs along bottom and side margins, scattered toning and faint soiling, gutter reinforcement between iv/v, pages trimmed to 410x318 mm; 16 1/4x12 1/2 inches on three sides; lacks "Explanation of Engravings" as usual. first blake-illustrated edition. sold as is. Bentley 515; Ray 3; Butlin 66-71; Keynes 200. London: R. Noble for R. Edwards, 1797