London: 1927. The soft wraps are toned and pushed along the edges and corners, with a couple of minor (2mm) tears. 2 volumes, quarto. Songs of Innocence: 28 hand coloured plates, copied from the "Beaconsfield" original in the British Museum by Joseph Patrick Trumble, Muir, and William Muir. Songs of Experience: 22 hand coloured plates copied from the "Beaconsfield" original in the British Museum, with an appendix (4 plates) coloured from the other copy in the British Museum, and an uncoloured plate that appears to belong to the Songs though not included in them by Blake. Hand-lettered pale green covers, blanket-stitched. Both copies inscribed "For Review" by William Muir. In a green folder with the bookplate of Pamela and Raymond Lister. Matching green slipcase. (Blake Books #162 and #144). Both volumes clean on the inside with a bare hint of toning to the edges of the leaves. The soft wraps are tomed and pushed along the edges and at the corners with a couple of minor (2mm) tears. Both volumes clean on the inside with a bare hint of toning to the edges of the leaves. Item #453
Blake Centenary, 1927. Both volumes facsimiled in colour by Joseph Patrick Trumble, Sophia Elizabeth Muir and William Muir. These are the second Muir facsimile copies of the Songs. Muir made his first facsimile of the Songs of Innocence and the Songs of Experience in 1885 from James Boswell's copy (son of Johnson's biographer). (Blake Books, p. 422).
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