Dec 01, 2016 - Sale 2433

Sale 2433 - Lot 13

Price Realized: $ 1,188
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
(BLAKE, WILLIAM.) Blair, Robert. The Grave, A Poem. Engraved portrait frontispiece of Blake by Louis Schiavonetti after Thomas Phillips; etched additional title and 11 plates by Schiavonetti after Blake. Large 4to, 355x285 mm, 14x11 1/4 inches, rebound in 3/4 green morocco by Riviere & Son, unevenly faded, tips bumped with some scuffing and loss at spine ends and tips, some inexpert touch-ups applied, original paper label from publisher's binding preserved and bound in rear; top edges trimmed and gilt, scattered foxing, heaviest on preliminaries, additional title with central vertical crease; bookplate engraved by Blake on front pastedown and early owner's inscription on portrait verso. London: Printed by T. Bensley for R. H. Cromek et al, 1808

Additional Details

first edition. Printed on Whatman paper in an edition of 589 for subscribers. Keynes 82; Bentley and Nurmi 350A.