London: Printed by T. Bensley for RH Cromek, 1808. First quarto edition. Complete with 13 plates (including portrait plate of Blake by Schiavonetti after the painting by T. Phillips and engraved title page): 2 fl., xvi, 36,  pp. 11 plates inserted in main text. New binding by Phillip Dusel of half red morocco and marbled boards. Original endpapers retained (along with some provenance thereby). Edges trimmed (not by Dusel!) to 34.4 x 27 cm. A few finger smudges to text and to margins of a couple plates, plate marked for page 21 out-of-place at page 23 and with some rubbing to plate caption. Item #22141
Bookplate of Ferdinand Meath McVeagh (1789-1888, of Drewstown, County Meath, Ireland) and period Post Office / Bookseller / Stationer's ticket to front pastedown. Overall a very handsome and clean copy in a very tasteful modern fine binding in period style. Bentley 435-B.