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The Rinder Collection of William Blake.
London: Christie's, 30th Nov 1993. 4to, 37pp, with 16 black and white illustrations. Mint in illustrated wrappers. A small but choice sale of 13 lots most now in America, including the black and white copy of Jerusalem from which the Trianon Press facsimile was made (now in a private collection... more

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Blake Studies Volumes 1-9, complete.
Tulsa, OK, Normal, IL & Memphis, TN: University of Tulsa, Illinois State University & Memphis State University, 1968-1980. 8vo, Volumes 1-9, each with two issues, except volume 9 in which numbers 1 and 2 were published together as one volume. Illustrated. All in wrappers. A very good set with some... more

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“The Counseller, King, Warrior, Mother & Child, in the tomb”: in The Grave.
London: Cadell and Davies, 1808. Single plate, etching on wove unwatermarked paper, trimmed to the image. From the first 4to edition. Bentley, Blake Books, 435 A. ... more

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William Blake Engraver: A Descriptive Catalogue… by Charles Ryskamp…
Princeton: Princeton University Library, 1969. 8vo, 61pp, with 12 illustrations. Near fine in original marbled wrappers. Only edition of this essential, and most useful, study, in a very handy format. Bentley, BB, 700. ... more

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The Tempera Paintings of William Blake.
London: Arts Council of Great Britain, 1951. 4to, 32 pp., 13 collotype plates, one folding. Paper covers, lightly soiled and darkened. First Edition. Introduction by Sir Geoffrey Keynes. Bentley, Blake Books 663. ... more

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The Graham Robertson Collection. Notes on Blake’s large painting in tempera The Spiritual Condition of Man.
The Graham Robertson Collection, 1949. Square 8vo. 16pp, with 2 black and white illustrations of the painting. Very good in slightly dusty wrappers. Bentley, BB, 2445. ... more

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Illustrations of the Book of Job... ; Colour versions of William Blake's Book of Job designs from the circle of John Linnell. The Engravings and related material with Essays, Catalogue of States and printings, Commentary on the Plates and Documentary Record by David Bindman, Barbara Bryant, Robert Essick, Geoffrey Keynes and Bo Lindberg.
London: The William Blake Trust, 1987. Folio, two large slipcases, the first housing the text volume, and a portfolio of plates, including all 21 plates in several states, 21 fascicules, and the plate-by-plate commentary; the second slipcase houses The Colour Versions of the Book of Job... , the text volume,... more

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The Faber Gallery. Blake (1757-1827) with an introduction and notes by Geoffrey Keynes.
London: Faber and Faber, 1945. Slim 4to, 24 pp with 10 tipped-in color plates. Very good in dust-jacket, sewn into decorated pink wrappers as issued. A selection of Blake’s best-known images in color, with interesting explanatory annotations by Keynes. The jacket has the “Wise and Foolish Virgins” plate tipped on.... more

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The Complaint; or, Night Thoughts on Life, Death, and Immortality.
Edinburgh: Thomas Nelson, 1841. 12mo, engraved frontispiece and t/p (not by or after Blake), viii, 280pp. Full period dark red polished calf, gilt edges. A sweet (and seemingly very uncommon) edition of this long-lived crowd pleaser first published in 1742, leter illustrated by William Blake, and still in print in... more

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Job Invented and Engraved by William Blake. Introductory Note by Kenneth Patchen.
New York: United Book Guild, 1947. Folio, 2-page introduction by Patchen and 22 tipped-on blue-hued plates. Original black cloth folder rather worn, internally good. Bentley, Blake Books, 432: “evidently issued in several forms”, this copy without the essay by Damon sometimes present. ... more

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The Blake-Varley Sketchbook of 1819 in the Collection of M.D.E. Clayton-Stamm. Introduction and Notes by Martin Butlin.
London: Heinemann, 1969. 2 vols., oblong 8vo, text vol. xiv, 40 pp., with 12 illustrations; facsimile vol. to match, in calf-backed green buckram, slipcase faded, backstrip scuffed on volumes 1 and 2. Limited to 800 copies. The facsimile of the notebook was printed by the Trianon Press. This is the... more

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Blake's Hayley: The Life, Works and Friendships of William Hayley.
London: Gollancz, 1951. 8vo, 372pp, with 22 illustrations. Very good original green cloth with acetate protected dust-jacket. First Edition. First edition, a scarce book. Bentley, BB, 1210: “this excellent work”. ... more

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English Blake.
Cambridge: At the University Press, 1949. 8vo, xiii, 455 pp. Frontispiece portrait, 10 plates. Blue cloth with dust jacket, some wrinkling at edges of dust jacket, minor spotting to pages. Ink signature at front. First edition. Bentley, Blake Books, 1212: “a useful, rather miscellaneous book; the most stimulating section is... more

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Letters... together with a Life by Frederick Tatham. Edited from the Original Manuscripts with an Introduction and Notes by Archibald G.B. Russell.
London: Methuen, 1906. 8vo, xlvii, 237pp, plus 40pp publisher's booklist. 12 black and white plates. Very good in original dark blue cloth with top edges gilt and gilt embossed figure on spine. Spine slightly faded, and some minor spotting to edges of first signature. First and only edition. A note... more

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On the Morning of Christ's Nativity: Milton's Hymn with Illustrations by William Blake and a Note by Sir Geoffrey Keynes.
Cambridge: University Press, 1923. 4to, 32 (2) pp.with 6 plates of Blake's designs in black and white. Very good in original quarter cloth over patterned boards, printed label on front cover, with just a little rubbing to pattern on front board and edges. First edition. Bentley, BB, 389. ... more

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The Tempera Paintings of William Blake.
London: Arts Council of Great Britain, 1951. 4to, 32 pp., 13 collotype plates, one folding. Paper covers, lightly soiled and darkened. First Edition. Introduction by Sir Geoffrey Keynes. Bentley, Blake Books 663. ... more

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The Note-Book of William Blake, Called the Rossetti Manuscript.
London: The Nonesuch Press, 1935. 4to, xii, 163 pages and unnumbered plates of photo-reproduction of the notebook. Original blue buckram. Spine a trifle faded. Fine. Limited to 650 copies, this is copy 411. A fascinating notebook with numerous unpublished poems and aphorisms etc. especially the “Auguries of Innocence”. Bentley, Blake... more

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The Followers of William Blake. Edward Calvert, Samuel Palmer, George Richmond & their Circle.
London: Halton and Truscott Smith, 1925. 4to, x, 29 pp, with 8 full page tissue-guarded color plates and 71 full page plates black and white illustrations. Original brown cloth with gilt titles and top edge gilt, upper joint repaired. George Goyder’s copy with bookplate. First edition of this influential work... more

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Writings. Edited in Three Volumes by Geoffrey Keynes. The Life of Blake by Mona Wilson.
London: Nonesuch Press, 1925-27. Together 4 vols., royal 8vo, with a frontispiece and 58 plates in the Writings, and 24 plates in the Life. Original quarter parchment a little soiled, internally a good set as issued, small bookplate in the “Life”. Limited to 1500 sets, beautifully printed and illustrated and... more

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Blake Studies. Notes on his Life and Works in 17 Chapters.
London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1949. Large 8vo, xiii, 208 pp, with 5 figures, 8 electrotypes and 48 collotype . Very good in original green cloth and a slightly worn dust-jacket. First edition. A second edition greatly revised and enlarged, came out in 1971. Contents include: Preface; I. William and Robert; II.... more

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The Life of William Blake.
Olney, Bucks: Thomas Wright, 1929. 2 vols., 4to, xx, 168; (7), 192 pp.135 illustrations, maps and plans, including 2 in color. Original green cloth gilt, a good copy. First edition, privately printed in a small number. Wright was an eccentric scholar who self-published numerous works; though uneven, there is much... more

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Poetical Sketches.
London: Noel Douglas, 1926. 8vo, 70pp.Original paper over boards with title on spine. Very good, with spine a touch darkened and light dusting to original cream boards, and slight spotting to endpapers. Trade edition of this handsome facsimile of the very rare original edition of 1783. “The original 1783 copies... more

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Blake's River of Life: Its Poetic Undertones.
(Bournemouth: Sydenhams), [ca. 1951?]. Small 4to, 24 pp with 2 illustrations. Near fine in stapled pale blue wrappers. Bentley, BB, 2955: “a brief philosophical discussion of Blake’s picture”. ... more

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The Separate Plates of William Blake. A Catalogue.
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1983. Large 4to, xxviii, 302 pp, with 114 illustrations, and 9 color plates. Near fine in original cloth, dust-jacket. Bentley, BBS, 301: “a magisterial work”. ... more

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Pencil Drawings by William Blake Edited by Geoffrey Keynes.
[London]: The Nonesuch Press, 1927. 4to, xvi, [164] pp., 82 plates. Original half linen, tan boards, bowed and slightly soiled but very good. Limited to 1550 copies, this being number 608. The essential work on the subject, beautifully produced by the Nonesuch Press. Bentley, Blake Books, 409. ... more

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