Nov 21, 2013 - Sale 2332

Sale 2332 - Lot 12

Price Realized: $ 1,625
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
BLAKE, WILLIAM. (Yeats, William Butler and Ellis, Edwin John, eds.) The Works of William Blake, Poetic, Symbolic and Critical. 3 volumes. Frontispieces, numerous illustrations and lithographed facsimiles, mostly in third volume. Partially unopened. Tall 8vo, original green cloth, spines and front covers elaborately decorated in pictorial gilt after designs by Blake, top edges gilt, others uncut, minor finger-soiling, spine tips slightly bumped. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1893

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first edition. one of five hundred unnumbered sets comprising the regular paper issue. "The enthusiasm and comprehensiveness of this work are of considerable historical importance" (Bentley, p. 502). Wade 218.