The Works of William Blake.
London: Quaritch, 1893. 3 vols., large 8vo., profusely illustrated. In original green cloth with extensive gilt stampings of Blake designs to covers in bright condition. The finest copy we have ever seen. First edition of one of the most influential works on Blake. The Doheny copy with book plate in all three volumes. The enthusiasm and comprehensiveness of this work are of considerable historical importance (Bentley 369, who cautions that the scholarly value of the work is at best uneven). The book is also treasured by devotees of gilt-stamped bindings, of which this is a striking example.
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