Songs of Innocence [with] Songs of Experience. Facsimiles by William Muir. William Blake.

Songs of Innocence [with] Songs of Experience. Facsimiles by William Muir.

1927. London: Quaritch, 1927.

2 vols, 4to, 28 and 22 hand-colored plates (plus 4 more hand-colored plates and one plate colored in brown only); original printed wrappers as issued. Bookplate of Raymond and Pamela Lister. In a green cloth slipcase.

§ The second Muir facsimiles of these titles, both inscribed by Muir “For Review.” Proof copies, without the printed material added to the wrappers and with inscriptions on both upper wrappers by Muir signed by him. About 50 copies were printed. The coloring is exceptionally bright and clear in these early copies. They were “facsimiled by Joseph Patrick Trumble, Sophia Elizabeth Muir and William Muir from the Beaconsfield Original[s] in the British Museum with [in Experience] (as an appendix) 4 plates from the other British Museum copy. Also one plate for which no colouring is known 'A Divine Image’ which seems to belong to the Songs although not included in them by Blake.” Bentley, Blake Books, 162 (Innocence) and 144 (Experience). Item #110443

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