Life and Posthumous Writings of William Cowper... By William Hayley.

Life and Posthumous Writings of William Cowper... By William Hayley.
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Chichester: J. Seagrave, 1803-04. 3 vols., 4to, (2), xii, (8), 413; (4), 424; (6), xxxi, 416 pages. With 5 plates and an engraving in the text, one designed and engraved by Blake, the others engraved by Blake after other artists. Old diaper calf rebacked, new labels, a good set. Second edition, final state of the “Weatherhouse” plate designed by Blake. Hayley’s position as the most respectable and considerable literary figure who had known Cowper made him the inevitable choice to write the definitive work. Blake was living with his wife at Felpham and she helped him make and print the engravings for their old friend and patron Hayley. Bentley, Blake Books, 468 A. Easson & Essick I, VII. Bound in at the end is another book entitled: Cowper, Illustrated by a Series of Views, in, or near, The Park of Weston-Underwood, Bucks. London: 1803, published by Vernor and Hood and with an engraved title and 12 plates by Storer and Greig. This added text has nothing to do with Blake and only relates to William Cowper. (Item Id: 102784)

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