Sale: 366 / Rare Books including Marine Art, May 17./18. 2010 in Hamburg Lot 68

 
William Blake - Blair, The Grave (1808)

68
William Blake
Blair, The Grave (1808)
Estimate:
€ 2,500 / $ 2,750
Sold:
€ 2,880 / $ 3.168

(incl. 20% surcharge)
Lot description
Blake. - Blair, R., The grave, a poem. With engr. title, engr. portrait and 11 copperplates by W. Blake. London, T. Bensley 1808. Modern mottled calf with label and gilt-tooled fillets on spine in cloth slipcase. Folio. XIV, 36 pp., 2 ll.

Lowndes 215. - Keynes 81. - First edition with the illustrations by Blake . - "This book .. contains one of Blake's most widely known series of designs. The designs were produced during 1805, and in that year Cromek isued a Prospectus .. in which it was stated that Blake was himself to be the engraver" (Keynes). - The portrait of Wiliam Blake by L. Schiavonetti after T. Phillips, the title as well as the copperplates by Schiavonetti after Blake. - Printed on firm laid paper with "J. W. Hatman 1808" watermark. - Thumbed, title and portrait with small rebacked marginal blemishes. Fine broad-margined copy.

First edition. With engr. porträt, engr. title and 11 copperplates. Mod. spotted calf in cloth slipcase. - Fingerstained, title and portrait with backed marginal tears. Altogether fine wide-margined copy.

68
William Blake
Blair, The Grave (1808)
Estimate:
€ 2,500 / $ 2,750
Sold:
€ 2,880 / $ 3.168

(incl. 20% surcharge)