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The Grave. A Poem by  Robert  William. Blair - First Folio - 1808 - from Archives Fine Books  (SKU: 3)

The Grave. A Poem

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The Grave. A Poem

by Blake, William. Blair, Robert

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London: Bensley for Cromek, 1808. First Folio. Three quarter morocco. Very good. William Blake. Folio, xiv, 36, (4) pp. marbled endpapers, a.e.g., with an etched portrait frontispiece after Phillips printed on India paper and an etched title-page (both moderately foxed), typographical title page, dedication to the Queen, List of Subscribers, the poem and 11 plates engraved by Louis Schiavonetti after Blake's designs. Some agetoning to edges of the margins and occasioanl fox mark. Old half brown morocco, cloth boards, spine and upper cover titled in gilt. Some scuffing and wear to the corners and joints. First folio edition, with the famous portrait of Blake printed on India paper. Slight foxing to the portrait and title-page, the last plate and pp 34-36, and a 2mm tear to the outer margin of p.21. Otherwise a remarkably good and well-margined copy with the first state of all nine plates. Bentley, Blake Books, 435A. Bindman, Complete Graphic Works of Blake, 465-476.


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The Grave. A Poem
Blake, William. Blair, Robert
William Blake
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Bensley for Cromek
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Archives Fine Books has been serving readers, collectors and institutions since 1985. Located in a heritage listed building in the heart of Brisbane's business district, it boasts a large inventory of fine second hand, collectible and rare books.


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title page
A page at the front of a book which may contain the title of the book, any subtitles, the authors, contributors, editors, the...[more]
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The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...[more]
Full page illustration or photograph. Plates are printed separately from the text of the book, and bound in at production. I.e.,...[more]
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