The Grave. A Poem. Illustrated by twelve Etchings executed by Louis Schiavonetti, from the Original Inventions of William Blake (Incomplete Set).

1813. London: Bensley for Ackermann, 1813 [i.e. 1870].

4to, plates only, without Death’s Door and The Soul’s Reunion with the Body, i.e. a portrait frontispiece, etched title, and 9 plates. As issued in the original pebbled brown cloth portfolio lettered in gilt, occasional foxing or oxidization, an adequate copy. Includes 22 newspaper clippings from the 10s, 20s, 30s and 40s, all related to Blake, a brochure for Cambridge University Press’s An Island in the Moon facsimile, a brochure for Scolar Press’s The Grave facsimile, and a few other articles.

§ Third quarto edition, printed from the same plates as the 1813 edition but actually issued by or for John Camden Hotten in 1870. Bentley, Blake Books, 435e. Item #107840

Price: $675.00

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