Letters from William Blake to Thomas Butts 1800-1803. Printed in facsimile with an Introductory Note by Geoffrey Keynes.

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1926. 4to, ix pp., illustrated facsimiles of the original letters. Quarter gray cloth, marbled boards, printed label on upper cover. Limited to 325 copies. Facsimiles of the only 10 letters known to have survived written by Blake to his friend and patron of thirty years, Thomas Butts (1759-1846). Also included are a rough draft of Butts’ reply to Blake’s first letter and a debtor and creditor account between them for the year 1805. This is the first time they were reproduced in facsimile, and the first time Butts’ letter has been printed in full. Bentley, Blake Books, 90. (Item Id: 101255)

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