Dec 01, 2016 - Sale 2433

Sale 2433 - Lot 14

Price Realized: $ 4,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
BLAKE, WILLIAM; and EDWARD YOUNG. The Complaint, and The Consolation; or, Night Thoughts. 4 engraved part titles and 39 etched and engraved pictorial borders by and after Blake. Folio, contemporary straight-grained green calf with Greek borders stamped in black, green and gold, rebacked retaining most of original backstrip, unevenly faded and soiled; all edges trimmed and gilt, contents dampstained but professionally restored and many with archival paper reinforcements and repairs along bottom and side margins, scattered toning and faint soiling, gutter reinforcement between iv/v, pages trimmed to 410x318 mm; 16 1/4x12 1/2 inches on three sides; lacks "Explanation of Engravings" as usual. first blake-illustrated edition. sold as is. Bentley 515; Ray 3; Butlin 66-71; Keynes 200. London: R. Noble for R. Edwards, 1797