William Blake's The Poems From the Library of Edward Burne-Jones

Blake, William, THE POEMS, WITH SPECIMENS OF THE PROSE WRITINGS.... WITH A PREFATORY NOTICE, BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL. BY JOSEPH SKIPSEY (London: Walter Scott, 1885).  First edition, 16 x 10cm (small 8vo), in publisher's cream vellum w/gilt & red decorations & title to fr. cover & spine, t.e.g. (others untrimmed), 281 (many unopened) pp. +tissue-guarded Electrogravure frontis portrait, & 5pp. publ. adverts to rear.  This is the unstated Edition de Luxe.  From the library of Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bart. w/his bookplate (printed in Golden type at the Kelmscott Press--see the Univ. of Virginia's copy of the Kelmscott Keats for the same bookplate) to fr. pastedown.  Binding Very Good (lt. stains to vellum w/moderate tidemark to foot of spine, & ep.s sl. browned); contents Near-Fine.  (Inv. #1087)  C$600

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