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Blake, William. (Muir Facsimile).
The Book of Thel.
Tall slim folio. Edmonton: William Muir, 1885. Tall slim folio, 8 unnumbered hand-colored plates with no printed outline. Full red straight-grain morocco, covers panelled in gilt, backstrip gilt-lettered. A fine copy, bookplate of C.H. Wilkinson dated 1938. § The Muir facsimile (based on copy D in the British Museum) and limited to around 50 copies. The plates are delicately colored and the text is in golden-brown. Bentley, Blake Books, 249b. Essick notes three versions of the ca. 1885 edition, one entirely executed by hand, another version with the correction of 'sprin' to 'springs' on leaf 5 line 7, and a third version with the final two leaves numbered 5 and 6 as in Blake's original (the two prior versions do not have numbered leaves).
Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller [United States]

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