Book Description

Large Paper Copy [page size: just over 9 inches, by 5.5 inches]. 6 fine engraved plates by William 6 fine engraved plates by William Blake after the originals by Maria Fla Blake after the originals by Maria Flaxman.
Dealer Notes
Bentley, Blake Books, 469. A very pleasantly mellow copy, with the fine engraved bookplate of George Wragge, and his inscription on the title-page, “G. Wragge - Windsor - Oct. 21st 1807. or Six days after the Marriage.” Wragge married Emma Ingleby at Cheadle, on 15 October, 1807. Their child, Clement Ingleby Wragge, was born around 1814.
This is the first appearance of the Blake / Flaxman illustrations of Hayley’s poem, first published in 1781.
George Wragge, entrepreneur and partner in the Cheadle Brass Company, married Emma Ingleby at Cheadle, in 1807. Their grandson, Clement Ingleby Wragge, founded the Meterological Society of Australia in 1887 (see ODNB).
Author BLAKE (William, engraver) & HAYLEY (William)
Date 1803
Binding full contemporary calf, covers with double gilt fillet, narrow gilt roll-tooled inner dentelle, matching marbled end-papers and edges,
Publisher Chichester
Illustrator William Blake & Maria Flaxman
Condition (slight occasional pale foxing and offsetting of the plates onto the text, rebacked with error on spine label: “Terror” instead of “Temper”),
Pages 8vo, pp. xii (incl. half-title), 165 (1),

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