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Blake, William (1757-1827) Three Illustrated Works.

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2764B
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145
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Books & Manuscripts - 2764B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 16, 2014 10:00AM

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Blake, William (1757-1827) Three Illustrated Works.
Johann Kaspar Lavater's (1741-1801) Aphorisms on Man, London: by Bentley for Johnson, 1789, second edition, octavo, volume one (all published) with engraved frontispiece by Blake after Fuseli; contemporary calf, professionally rebacked and recornered, spine gilt, 5 3/4 x 3 1/2 in.
[with] William Hayley's (1745-1820) The Triumphs of Temper, Chichester: by Seagrave for Cadell, 1803, octavo, half-title present, first edition to contain the six plates by Blake, including the frontispiece; contemporary boards, rebacked, 6 1/4 x 3 3/4 in.;
[and] William Hayley's (1745-1820) Ballads Founded on Anecdotes Relating to Animals with Prints, Designed and Engraved by William Blake, Chichester: by Seagrave for Phillips, 1805, first edition, illustrated with five plates, in contemporary polished tree maple, front joint starting; gilt spine becoming detached, 6 1/4 x 3 3/4 in. (3)
Estimate $1,000-1,500


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William Blake, William Hayley, Johann Kaspar Lavater, London

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