Robert Blair's The Grave, Illustrated by William Blake, Scolar Press, 1982, HC, NF.

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Blair, Robert, et al. London, Scolar Press, 1982.
English, First Edition, Near Fine, 4to, 14" x 10 1/4", 243 pp.
ISBN: 0859675297

Black cloth over boards, red label affixed to spine with gilt title and border, light soiling to panels, minimal wear to bindings, text-block, dust jacket and endpapers. Near Fine black dust jacket, featuring white in  to front, white lettering to front, spine, and interior flaps, light shelf wear to front and back, protected in a paper-backed Mylar sleeve. 243 pp., replete with black-and-white images, Illustrated by William Blake, Preface by Robert N. Essick and Morton D. Paley, List of Illustrations, section 1: Introduction: The Poet in the Graveyard, Blake, Cromek, and Blake's Designs for Blair's Grave, Commentary on the Designs, Published Designs, Rejected Designs, section II: The Grave, with Blake's Designs Engraved by Schiavonetti: A Facsimile of the 1808 Quarto Issue, Supplementary Illustrations, section III: Bibliography, Early References to Blake's Grave Designs, section IV: Catalogue of Designs, Published Designs, Rejected Designs, section V: Blair's Revision of The Grave, and Index. According to the flap, this edition unites these illustrations and text for the first time, including the preparatory and rejected designs along with the published versions. A handsome book, rich in detail with design worthy of its subject. 

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