The Gates of Paradise. [with] There is no Natural Religion. [and] All Religions are One. [with] On Homer's Poetry [and] On Virgil.
Edmonton: William Muir, 1888. 4to, intaglio title page, iv ( text prologue), 18 leaves with Muir's black and white intaglio engraved plates, sewed. [with]  leaves including the preliminary and final blank. Original wrappers, upper cover lettered in manuscript and signed and numbered by Muir. [with] 1 leaf signed and numbered by Muir. Dark green straight grain morocco panelled in gilt, gilt top, backstrip lettered in gilt, slightly worn but internally perfect. The "Gates" is copy #17, signed by Muir. The facsimile is convincing enough that plates from it have been offered as originals on occasion. Bentley, BB, 249m. "There is No Natural Religion" is copy #4, and includes All Religions are One, and Muir's own version of the missing plate b5. Essick notes: There is No Natural Religion. The "Preface," dated 1886, indicates that the facsimile is based on plates "in the British Museum [copy A] and from some papers in my own possession [copy L]." Upper wrapper present. "On Homer's Poetry" is a single leaf, #4, signed by Muir. Bentley, BB, 249 (h).
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