The Poetical Works of William Blake in Two Volumes.

1906. London: Chatto and Windus, 1906.

2 vols., 8vo, [1] (publisher's announcement), xxxiv, including title page and tissue-guarded portrait of Blake, re-engraved after Linnell's original portrait as previously engraved by Jeens for Gilchrist's "Life", 551; [x, including title and tissue-guarded frontispiece from "The Grave"], 492 pp.Large- paper copy in brown buckram, top edges gilt and paper labels to spines, spare labels bound in at end. Very good clean copies, with just light fading to spines, a small chip to edge of label on vol. 1, and limited spotting to the end two or three pages of each volume.

§ First edition, large-paper copy. The portrait frontispiece to vol. 1 is a reworking by an anonymous engraver of the Linnell portrait on ivory engraved by Jeens found in both editions of Gilchrist’s “Life”. See Keynes, Complete Portraiture, #27. Bentley, BB, 301. Item #108787

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