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Blake, William
THE GRAVE, A POEM. BY ROBERT BLAIR. ILLUSTRATED BY TWELVE ETCHINGS EXECUTED FROM ORIGINAL DESIGNS. PRINTED BY T. BENSLEY FOR R. H. CROMECK, 1808.
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443

SOLD BY ORDER OF THE MARY ROXBURGHE TRUST

Blake, William
THE GRAVE, A POEM. BY ROBERT BLAIR. ILLUSTRATED BY TWELVE ETCHINGS EXECUTED FROM ORIGINAL DESIGNS. PRINTED BY T. BENSLEY FOR R. H. CROMECK, 1808.
LOT SOLD. 875 GBP
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Blake, William
THE GRAVE, A POEM. BY ROBERT BLAIR. ILLUSTRATED BY TWELVE ETCHINGS EXECUTED FROM ORIGINAL DESIGNS. PRINTED BY T. BENSLEY FOR R. H. CROMECK, 1808.
large 4to, FIRST EDITION, second issue (quarto), engraved portrait frontispiece of William Blake by Schiavonetti after Thomas Phillips (dated May 1st 1808), additional engraved title and 11 engraved plates by Schiavonetti after Blake, advertisements and prospectus for Stothard's Chaucer, maroon half calf, Lord Houghton's armorial wheatsheaf stamp gilt, spine titled and elaborately gilt, marbled endpapers, spotting, mostly confined to endpapers and engraved frontispiece, soiling and abrasions to boards, bumped and rubbed
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Provenance

Richard Monckton Milnes, first Baron Houghton (1809-1885), wheatsheaf stamp on binding; his son Robert, Marquess of Crewe (1858-1945), armorial bookplate; his daughter Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe

Literature

Bentley 435B

Catalogue Note

These etchings quickly became the best known of Blake's designs. This quarto issue of the first edition also includes Blake's dedicatory poem to the Queen who heads the list of subscribers. The publisher's advertisement signed by Cromeck praises Schiavonetti for his execution of Blake's design and is followed by an appreciation of Blake's original designs by Henry Fuseli.

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