1935 The Note-Book of William Blake Called the Rossetti Manuscript
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First Edition, Leather Binding, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper
The first edition of this work.
A limited edition work, limited to six-hundred and fifty copies, of which this is numbered four-hundred and twenty-eight. Published by The Nonesuch Press.
In the original very scarce unclipped dustwrapper.
A collection of the poems found in William Blake's commonplace book, which he used from c.1787/c.1793 to 1918.
Blake's commonplace book was formerly owned by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, hence it's common name of the 'Rossetti manuscript'.
Illustrated with one-hundred and nineteen plates, showing the original manuscript, containing Blake's original handwriting and his charming sketches.
Edited by Geoffrey Keynes.
Bookplate of Charles Ballantyne to the front pastedown.
In the original publisher's cloth binding, in the original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, fine, with just a touch of fading to the head of the spine. Bookplate to the front pastedown. Dustwrapper with minor edgewear and a few light marks. Tape repairs to the reverse of the dustwrapper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean.
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