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Alexander GIlchrist
ALEXANDER GILCHRIST THE LIFE OF WILLIAM BLAKE 1863 2 VOL SET LEATHER REBOUND
1863. Light rubbing to new leather bindings, mostly at top and bottom of spine. Otherwise condition is remarkable. Original covers perfectly preserved. 2 volumes. [i-v], vi-xv, [1]-389; [i-v], vi-vii, [1-3] 4-268 pages, and 66 plates including the "Job" engravings and 16 plates from electrotypes of the copperplates of "Songs of Innocence and of Experience." Text illustrations. Folding plate of Canterbury pilgrims in volume 2. Bound in red & green swirl morocco leather with marbled board interior, with gilt-tooled compartments on spine and gilt decorations on front and back covers, with original gilt-stamped morocco covers bound into the interior of the books. This is a sound copy, with minimal foxing to original end papers. There is pencil writing and a description of the pair of books taped into thenew endpapers. Reference: Bentley, Blake Books, 1234A. Bentley said it better than we can: "Never has an important literary reputation been posthumously established so effectively, instantaneously, and forcefully. Gilchrist's title, 'Pictor Ignotus,' had not been mere showmanship. Blake had been unknown, and Gilchrist made him sensationally well-known. From 1863 on, Blake took an unchallenged place in literary and artistic history as one of the great figures of the Romantic Movement. Gilchrist's biography is still, in many respects, the best biography of Blake" (pp. 12-13). Please ask any questions you may have before you bid - I want you to be completely happy with the item you receive! Please note that my shipping charges include insurance when possible - some countries do not … [Click Below for Full Description]
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