The Grave. A Poem. William. Blair Blake, Robert.

The Grave. A Poem.

1808. London: Bensley for Cromek, 1808.

4to, xiv, 36, (4) pp. With a portrait frontispiece after Phillips, etched title page, and 11 plates engraved by Luigi Schiavonetti after Blake’s designs. Original drab gray boards, printed paper label on upper cover, preserved in a red cloth box (worn). The finest copy we have ever seen.

§ First quarto edition, of exceptional rarity in boards as issued. A completely untrimmed copy, thus with the title-page uncropped. Bentley, Blake Books, 435B. Bindman, Complete Graphic Works of Blake, 465-476. Item #107825

Price: $9,750.00

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