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 grey/blue printed wrappers, brown paper backstrips, as issued. Fine as issued.
§ The second Muir facsimiles of these titles, vol. 1 inscribed and numbered by Muir “Made in Great Britain copy No. 28” at the front and back. About 50 copies of each were printed. The coloring is exceptionally bright and clear in these copies. They were “facsimiled by Joseph Patrick Trumble, Sophia Elizabeth Muir and William Muir from the Beaconsfield Original[s] in the British Museum with 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, BB, 162 (Innocence) and 144 (Experience). Item #122890