Songs of Innocence. Illustrated by Jacynth Parsons. With a Prefatory Letter by W. B. Yeats.

Boston: Hale, Cushman and Flint, 1927. 4to, 42pp. Black-and-white illustrations throughout, with 12 color plates. Blue cloth with gilt lettering on cover and spine. Cover shows wear from age and spine shows mild shelf wear. Very occasional spotting and yellowing to pages, that are in otherwise good condition. First edition, second impression, published by the Medici Society in London and Boston. The preface by Yeats describes how he met the 16-year-old artist Parsons whose illustrations are here printed with a selection of Blake’s poems. Bentley, Blake Books, p. 434. Wade 278. (Item Id: 107949)

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