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Lot 13: (BLAKE, WILLIAM.) Blair, Robert. The Grave, A Poem.
December 1, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: (BLAKE, WILLIAM.) Blair, Robert. The Grave, A Poem. Engraved portrait frontispiece of Blake by Louis Schiavonetti after Thomas Phillips; etched additional title and 11 plates by Schiavonetti after Blake. Large 4to, 355x285 mm, 14x11 1/4 inches, rebound in 3/4 green morocco by Riviere & Son, unevenly faded, tips bumped with some scuffing and loss at spine ends and tips, some inexpert touch-ups applied, original paper label from publisher''s binding preserved and bound in rear; top edges trimmed and gilt, scattered foxing, heaviest on preliminaries, additional title with central vertical crease; bookplate engraved by Blake on front pastedown and early owner''s inscription on portrait verso. London: Printed by T. Bensley for R. H. Cromek et al, 1808
Notes: first edition. Printed on Whatman paper in an edition of 589 for subscribers. Keynes 82; Bentley and Nurmi 350A.