THE WRITINGS OF WILLIAM BLAKE.
(London: The Nonesuch Press, 1925).
A FINE AND IMPORTANT SET OF THE BLAKE WRITINGS. Printed at The Chiswick Press under the supervision of Francis Meynell. In the three-volume 'Writings of William Blake' very little editing was done and variant readings are thus given, to maintain the integrity of the texts and provide a framework for scholarly analysis. Item #30600
3 volumes. Limited edition of 1500 numbered sets, printed on Vidalon handmade paper at the Chiswick Press. A copy with pleasing provenance having come from the library of Lieutenant Stanley William Sykes, British officer who was awarded the Military Cross for his service in WW I. His bookplates exhibiting his coat-of-arms are affixed to each volume. Profusely illustrated throughout with 58 fine full-page plates after Blake’s own renderings, frontispiece and additional illustrations throughout. Tall Royal 8vo, publisher’s original marbled boards backed in white vellum, spines lettered in gilt, each volume with glassine wraps. xviii, 364; vii, 397; vii, 430 pp. An unusually pleasing and handsome set, fresh and fine, the vellum quite clean and well preserved, the bindings with far less than the normal mellowing, the boards also in very pleasing condition well protected by the glassine wraps and the protective covers now present.