[BLAKE, William]. GILCHRIST, Alexander (1828-1861). The Life of William Blake. London: Macmillan and Co., 1880.
2 volumes, 8vo. Frontispiece portraits printed on India paper mounted to laid sheets, numerous illustrations on plain and India paper, including 3 original prints from Blake's woodblocks of Virgil's Pastorals and 16 electrotypes made from the original copperplates of Blake's Songs of Innocence and Experience. Original blue-green cloth elaborately gilt-decorated by Burn & Co. with their ticket. Provenance: Henry Buxton Forman (1842-1917), bibliographer and bookseller (engraved bookplate; his sale, Anderson Galleries, 15 March 1920, Lot 59).
Second edition, elaborately expanded and enhanced from the first edition of 1863. THE VERY FINE H. BUXTON FORMAN COPY.
Property from Historic Sengen House, Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York