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The Hole Book.
New York: Harper and Brothers, [1908]. 4to., 24 leaves, the recto of each printed with an illustration in color and the text on the verso. Brown paper boards with a color print pasted on upper board, worn and chipped yellow dust-jacket printed in black and grey. Minor damp stains do... more

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Nova Totius Italiae : cum adiacentibus Maioribus Et Minorib. Insulis accuratiss. Delineatio, cura et sumptibus Matth. Seutteri, Sac. Caes. Maj. Geograph. Augustae Vindelicor. Cum. Privil. S.R. I. Vicariat. (to accompany) Atlas minor praecipua orbis terrarum imperia.
Augsburg: Matthaeus Seutter, 1744. One leaf, 8in. x 10.5 in. copper engraved, hand colored, with elaborate title cartouche and compass rose. In a contemporary slip case with matching engraved title affixed to the front. Bright copy, with tiny hole at center fold, and quarter inch tear on left fold; very... more

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The Workes of Geffray Chaucer newly printed, with dyvers workes whiche were neuer in print before: As in the table more playnly dothe appere. Cum priuilegio.
London: [Nicholas Hill for] Robert Toye, dwelling in Paules churche yarde at the signe of the Bell...[c. 1551]. Folio in sixes, cccli [351] ff., title framed by architectural woodcut border, separate divisional title for The Romance of the Rose within woodcut border (same as title), two woodcuts in the Canterbury... more

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A Vocabulary, Or Collection of Words and Phrases Which Have Been Supposed to Be Peculiar to the United States of America. To Which is Prefixed an Essay on the Present State of the English Language in the United States.
Boston: Cummings and Hilliard, 1816. 8vo., light brown clamshell box, vii, 206 pp., [1]. Original blue paper boards, rebacked with new paper label on spine (original label slipped in), minor foxing, binding somewhat rubbed; very good. Ink inscription on title, “I. Tucker’s, presented by the author.” Second edition, presentation copy.... more

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The Voice of the Valley...Introduction by Chas. Warren Stoddard.
San Francisco: William Doxey At the Sign of the Lark, [1897]. Small 8vo., 51 pp., inlaid frontis illustration of Yosemite Valley by William Keith. Printed brown paper boards, top edge gilt, untrimmed. Minor foxing to endpapers, chipping to the last few leaves; very good. First Edition. Inscribed to “Lottie Saalbury... more

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The Metamorphosis of Aiax. A New Discourse of a Stale Subiect...with An Anatomie of the Metamorpho-Sed Aiax. Reprinted from the original editions edited by Peter Warlock and Jack Lindsay.
London: Fanfrolico Press, Five Bloomsbury Square W. C. [1927] 8vo., [xxix], [144] pp. Etched frontis, facsimiles in text. Decorative headbands, tailpieces and initial letters. Gray paper boards printed in red. Edges of boards lightly chipped, spine darkened, internally bright; very good. Blank bookplate pasted inside upper board. Limited edition of... more

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An Essay on the Nature and Constitution of Man; comprehending an Answer to the Following Question, proposed by a Learned Society: "Are there any satisfactory proofs of the Immateriality of the Soul? If such proofs exist, what conclusions are to be formed from them with respect to the Soul’s duration, sensation, and employment, in its state of separation from the Body ?"
London: Printed and Sold by James Phillips, George Yard, Lombard-Street, M,DCC,XCIII [1793]. 8vo., (lacking half title), xv, 79 pp. Half cream and half marbled paper boards, blue speckled edges, some minor foxing to edges and endpapers; very good copy. First Edition. Little known Romantic Era author Robert Sims, similar to... more

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The Complaint and the Consolation; or, Night Thoughts.
London: R. Noble, 1797. Large 4to, viii, [1], 95, [2] pages; with 43 full-page engravings by Blake after his own designs surrounding the letterpress text. Half calf, black label, marbled boards of the period, verso of final leaf with small ink stain, slight offsetting as often from the plates. Generally... more

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The Complaint and the Consolation; or, Night Thoughts.
London: R. Noble, 1797. Large 4to, viii, [1], 95, [2] pages; with 43 full-page engravings by Blake after his own designs surrounding the letterpress text. Half red hard grain morocco, backstrip gilt, gilt edges, by Riviere. “Explanation” leaf mounted at the front, 1874 prospectus mounted at the back; slightly trimmed... more

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Truffle Eater. By Oistros.
London: Arthur Baker, [1933]. 8vo, [19] ff. Printed on one side only, illustrated in b/w with text on each recto. Original pale yellow pictorial boards, slightly soiled. First edition of this early and important attack on Nazism couched in the format of “Struwwelpeter” (1845). Includes “Shock-Troop headed Adolf; The Dreadful... more

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The Complete Writings of William Blake.
London: The Nonesuch Press, 1925. 3 vols., roy. 8vo, 364, 397, and 429 pp. Illustrated with 58 plates. Quarter parchment with marbled boards, edges untrimmed. Edges slightly browned, binding shows some wear, backstrip somewhat discolored, internally bright; very good. From a limited edition of 1500 copies on Vidalon handmade paper,... more

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The Paintings of William Blake.
London: Ernest Benn, 1925. 4to, xv, 117 pp., 99 plates, with additional text on the tissue guards. White buckram backstrip, decorated boards. edges soiled, minor damp stains. Very good copy. First edition, limited to 1150 copies; seldom found in good condition. An attractive and well illustrated book. Bentley, Blake Books,... more

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A Study of the Illuminated Books of William Blake, Poet, Printer, Prophet.
New York and Paris: The Orion Press with The Trianon Press, 1964. 4to, [103] pp. With 32 color plates. Original cloth, dust-jacket slightly browned, with mylar cover. Very good. Trade edition of 1964 Trianon Press facsimile. ... more

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William Blake Selected Engravings.
New York: Academy Edition, 1975. 4to, paperback, 9 pp. text and 81 pp. illustrations, including 4 in color. ... more

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A New System, or, An Analysis of Ancient Mythology Wherein an attempt is made to divest Tradition of Fable; and to reduce Truth to its Original Purity. With a Portrait and some Account of ther Author; a Vindication of the Apamean Medal; Observations and Inquiries relating to various Parts of Antient History; a complete Index, and Forty-one Plates, neatly engraved.
London: J. Walker 1, 1807. 6 vols., 8vo, with 41 plates re-engraved after Basire, Chambers, and Bartolozzi chiefly by J. LeKeux, and none by Blake (see below). Contemporary calf, rebacked with new labels, quite worn. In good condition internally. “Third” edition, so stated but actually the 4th... more

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Blake’s Humanism.
Manchester: Manchester UP; New York: Barnes & Noble, [1968]. 8vo, xiii [1], 269 pp., frontispiece and 54 illustrations. Original red cloth, dust-jacket. Ink annotations on endpaper and in text. First edition. Bentley, Blake Books, 1143. ... more

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Exhibition of the Works of William Blake: Catalogue of Books, Engravings, Water-Colors & Sketches By William Blake Exhibited at the Grolier Club from January 26 to February 25 MCMV [1905]
The Grolier Club, New York (1905). The De Vinne Press. Small 8vo, 147 pp. Printed tan wrappers with titling and small illustration on front cover, pages untrimmed. Cover is detached, chipping along edges; good copy. A scarce detailed catalogue of 148 works mostly lent by W. A. White, M. J.... more

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Organiz'd Innocence. The Story of Blake’s Prophetic Books.
London: Routledge Kegan Paul, 1956. 8vo, xv, 266 pp. Frontispiece. Original blue cloth, slightly worn dust-jacket. First edition. Bentley, Blake Books, 2586 (and see 2585 , one of the few times he is cruel). ... more

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Letters... together with a Life by Frederick Tatham. Edited from the Original Manuscripts with an Introduction and Notes by Archibald G.B. Russell.
New York: Scribners, 1906. 8vo, xlvii, 237, 40 (ads) pp. With a frontispiece and 11 plates. Original blue cloth gilt, ink stain and ink signature on front endpaper, a very good copy. First edition of this collection. Bentley, Blake Books, 88. ... more

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Letters... together with a Life by Frederick Tatham. Edited from the Original Manuscripts with an Introduction and Notes by Archibald G.B. Russell.
London: Methuen, 1906. 8vo, xlvii, 237, 40 (ads) pp. With a frontispiece and 11 plates. Original blue cloth gilt, a very good copy. First edition of this collection. Bentley, Blake Books, 88. ... more

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Illustrations to the Bible.
London: Trianon Press, 1957. Folio, with 9 color plates and 156 illustrations. Original quarter morocco (issued without a slipcase). Limited to 460 copies, this is #371. This was the first time that Blake’s Biblical illustrations had been brought together. The catalogue raisonné was compiled by Sir Geoffrey Keynes and comprises... more

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William Blake's Designs for Gray's Poems reproduced full-size in monochrome or colour from the unique copy belonging to His Grace the Duke of Hamilton.
London: Humphrey Milford and the Oxford University Press, 1922. Folio. pp. 22. 117 plates, including 6 in color on rectos only. Publisher's red cloth, a bit worn but a good copy. Limited to 650 copies, this copy #249. This “unique copy” was found among Flaxman's papers after his death, was... more

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The Marriage Of Heaven And Hell.
London: Trianon Press, 1960. Folio, 27 plates, 4 pp. text. Quarter green morocco, gilt lettered backstrip lightly faded, slipcase lightly rubbed, otherwise excellent. Limited to 526 copies, this is copy #414. “This book is Blake’s Principia, in which he announced a new concept of the universe.” (Damon, Blake Dictionary). One... more

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The Book of Thel.
London: Trianon Press, 1965. 4to, 8 plates, 5 pp. text. Quarter morocco, slipcase, as new. Copy #266 of an edition limited to 380 copies. One of the harder Trianon Press books to find. Bentley, Blake Books, 26. “The first, the simplest, and the most charming of the prophetic books... best... more

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