Ballads. Founded on Anecdotes Relating to Animals, with Prints Designed and Engraved by William Blake. William. William Blake Hayley.
Ballads. Founded on Anecdotes Relating to Animals, with Prints Designed and Engraved by William Blake.
Ballads. Founded on Anecdotes Relating to Animals, with Prints Designed and Engraved by William Blake.

Ballads. Founded on Anecdotes Relating to Animals, with Prints Designed and Engraved by William Blake.

Chichester: J. Seagrave, for Richard Phillips, 1805. William Blake. First Edition. Small 8vo, pp. 4 (blank), (8), 212, 1 (Index), 3 (blank). With 5 engraved plates by Blake after his own designs. Early 20th-century calf, with gilt and red morocco label on the spine, gilt edges, marbled endpapers, R.E. Gathorne-Hardy’s copy signed and dated 1924 in pencil. Bookseller notes in pencil at last free endpaper. Very good. Item #4

First edition with all plates in the first state and a full stop after Blake's name on the title page. A pleasing copy with the occasional mark but otherwise clean, joints lightly rubbed. Bentley, Blake Books, 465. Easson and Essick, William Blake Book Illustrator, VIII. Bindman, Complete Graphic Works of Blake, 403- 407.

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