Item #108776 The Works of William Blake. William. Ellis Blake, E. J., W B. Yeats.

The Works of William Blake.

1893. London: Quaritch, 1893.

3 vols., large 8vo., profusely illustrated. In original green cloth with extensive gilt stampings of Blake designs to covers in bright condition, although spines now a little dulled with rubbing to edges and spine ends. All volumes very clean internally, with traces of dustiness to the uncut page edges.

§ First edition of one of the most influential works on Blake. “The enthusiasm and comprehensiveness of this work are of considerable historical importance” (Bentley 369, who cautions that the scholarly value of the work is at best uneven). The book is also treasured by devotees of gilt-stamped bindings, of which this is a striking example. Item #108776

Price: $2,000.00