There Is No Natural Religion. By Wm. Blake. Facsimilied at Edmonton Anno 1886 by Wm. Muir, E. Druitt, H.T. Muir, and J.T. Watts.

Edmonton: William Muir, 1886. 4to, [25] leaves including the preliminary and final blank. Original wrappers, upper cover lettered in manuscript (by Muir?) and signed and numbered by Muir. Copy #50 of 50 copies, signed by Muir. Includes “ All Religions are One”, and Muir's own version of the missing plate b5. Essick notes: There is No Natural Religion. The "Preface," dated 1886, indicates that the facsimile is based on plates "in the British Museum [copy A] and from some papers in my own possession [copy L]." However, the printed front wrapper of Muir's Europe facsimile (1887) indicates that "Mr. Burt's copy [H?--which, according to Joseph Viscomi, is a forgery]" was also used. This would seem to be correct since copies A and L are printed in olive and green, whereas plates a1, a2, and b1 in the facsimile are in brown, as in copy H. Also includes plate 2 of All Religions are One, the original of which is bound into There is No Natural Religion copy M, and Muir's own version of the missing plate b5. Delivered to Quaritch 8 Sept. 1886. Note: There is No Natural Religion copy M also printed in brown, but it seems unlikely that this was "Mr. Burt's copy" since copy M was in the Tulk family collection until 1956.” BB#249(g). Bentley, Blake Books, 249 G. The Templeton Crocker/Herbert M. Evans copy with the Crocker bookplate at the front and Howell’s note “HME” at the back (priced $100). Item #109219

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