Ballads, Founded on Anecdotes Relating to Animals, with Prints designed and Engraved by William Blake. William Hayley.

Ballads, Founded on Anecdotes Relating to Animals, with Prints designed and Engraved by William Blake.

1805. Chichester: J.Seagrave for Richard Phillips, 1805.

Small 8vo, (6), 212, (1, index)pp, with 5 plates designed and engraved by Blake. Mild offsetting/spotting from plates as usual,but overall a clean and very pleasing copy in calf with neatly repaired gilt spine.

§ First Edition, with plates 1-3 in first state. Bentley, BB, 465. Easson and Essick, William Blake Book Illustrator, VIII. Bindman, Complete Graphic Works of Blake, 403-407. Item #108732

Price: $6,500.00

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