The Grave, A Poem. Illustrated by Twelve Etchings Executed from Original Designs.: Blake, William, ... The Grave, A Poem. Illustrated by Twelve Etchings Executed from Original Designs.: Blake, William, ... The Grave, A Poem. Illustrated by Twelve Etchings Executed from Original Designs.: Blake, William, ... The Grave, A Poem. Illustrated by Twelve Etchings Executed from Original Designs.: Blake, William, ...

The Grave, A Poem. Illustrated by Twelve Etchings Executed from Original Designs.

Blake, William, illustrator. Engraved by Louis Schiavonetti. Poem by Robert Blair.

Published by T. Bensley for R. H. Cromek, London, 1808
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Folio-sized. 37 by 30 cm. xiv, 36, [4] pp. Engraved frontis portrait of Blake. Engraved title, followed by 11 plates. This copy includes list of subscribers, a poem "To the Queen" by Blake, an advertisement referencing Henry Fuseli's favorable comments on the designs followed by Fuseli's short exegesis and a prospectus for Chaucer's Pilgrims. This particular copy had belonged originally to artist and engraver James Neagle, who collaborated with Blake on several projects and later settled in Philadelphia. (His inscription is written in a calligraphic hand on one of the preliminary pages.) With a later quarter blue morocco slipcase and chemise. Scattered mostly light foxing -- heavier on frontis and title, and affecting plate margins more than text leaves. Offsetting. Considerable wear to the original boards. Rebacked spine. Moderate wear to the slipcase, which remains structurally sound and attractive. Cloth. Quarter Morocco Slipcase, with cloth chemise. Bookseller Inventory # 003169

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Title: The Grave, A Poem. Illustrated by Twelve ...

Publisher: T. Bensley for R. H. Cromek, London

Publication Date: 1808

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

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