William Blake rare books
First edition thus, first impression, one of 352 copies, from a total edition of 518, all on Arches pure rag paper; 3 vols, folio, (42.8 x 34.5 cm); collotype facsimile illustrations hand-coloured through stencil, text onlays, light spotting to prelims, scattered light toning to text (not affecting illustrations), otherwise unmarked internally; publisher's tan quarter morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, spine slightly faded on text volume, matching morocco-edged slipcases, overall a bright and attractive set.£1,950
[BLAKE, William (illustrator)]; MILTON, John; KEYNES, Geoffrey (editor).On the Morning of Christ's Nativity.
First edition thus, trade issue, presentation copy inscribed by the editor; 4to; some light spotting throughout as usual; publisher's cream buckram backed decorated paper boards, top edge gilt others uncut, with the glassine jacket and printed outer dust jacket. An excellent copy in the scuffed and rather frayed dust jacket, tanned and with a snag to the rear panel with loss.£475