The Iliad of Homer engraved from the Compositions of John Flaxman.

London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, & Orme, 1805. Oblong folio. Engraved title and 39 full page outline engravings. Original half green hard-grain morocco, gilt edges, with the original gilt-lettered title on the upper cover, very worn. Some foxing throughout as usual, title-page creased, the three Blake plates in good condition. First edition. Reprinted several times to 1829 on a variety of papers, it is effectively impossible to distinguish printings but it matters little as they are essentially identical. Bentley, Blake Books, 457 A. Essick, William Blake’s Commercial Book Illustrations, XLVI. Item #105705

Price: $375.00

See all items by ,