William Blake a Critical Essay. With Illustrations from Blake’s Designs in facsimile coloured and plain.

William Blake a Critical Essay. With Illustrations from Blake’s Designs in facsimile coloured and plain.
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London: John Camden Hotten, 1868. 8vo, iv, (4), 304, (16, ads) pp. With a hand-colored frontispiece, hand-colored title, and seven plates of which 5 are hand-colored. Original blue cloth, backstrip with minor restoration at foot and crown. Front hinge starting. J.J. Garth Wilkinson’s copy, so inscribed on the recto of the front flyleaf. Second edition of the first book of criticism on Blake. Bentley, Blake Books, 2795B. See Paley, John Camden Hotten, A.C. Swinburne, and the Blake facsimiles of 1868, NYPL Bulletin 1976, for a fascinating account of the publication of these first color facsimiles of any of Blake’s work, in which he identified the facsimilist as H. J. Bellars and gives much information on the creation and coloring of the facsimiles. (Item Id: 105047)

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