New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1978. First Edition. Hardcover folio (34 x 24.5cm), pp. 492 including 765 illustrations; brown cloth covered boards with lettering in gilt on the spine; blue pictorial dust wrapper with lettering in white and black on the spine and lettering in white on the front cover.
Front board is a touch shaken owing to the weight of the book; top edge very lightly sunned; bottom corner of rear board very gently bruised and abraded; bottom corner of text block lightly scuffed, 5mm horizontal line near spine; a hint of yellowing due to age at the outer margins but very clean and bright throughout; dust wrapper is unclipped; 40mm either side of spine and top 45mm of dust wrapper are sunned; spine, rear hinge and back cover are very gently creased; top edge is a little curled. Item #1021
Indispensable single volume reference to Blake. Bentley, Blake Books Supplement, pages 150-51 issue B. (45).