1900 March 1

Bernard Quaritch , Catalogue 197.  Catalogue of the Literature and History of the British Islands Part V (London, 1900) <Huntington Library >

3651 Songs of Innocence [J], frontispiece, title page, and 10 ll., £ 20

3659 Descriptive Catalogue [F], in green morocco, "from the Beckford Library", £ 10

1900 March 7-10

American Art Galleries , Catalogue of the Valuable Library and Art Collection of the late Carl Edelheim of Philadelphia to be sold at absolute public sale by order of the executors [sic] (N.Y., 1900) <Princeton>

1,089 Job , "original wrappers , in green levant morocco case" [$36]

1, 890-91 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto , boards, uncut [$20 each]

1,092 Chaucer, Prologue (1812), calf extra, bound by Riviere [$11]

1,093 Ibid but "Inserted plates and frontispiece by Blake " , calf [$9]

1,094 Mary Wollstonecraft, Original Stories (1791), calf, g.e. [$4]

1,095 The Book of Ahania , coloured, "Royal 8vo, unbound " "Lambeth, 1795, rep." [presumably the Griggs facsimile (1892) ] [$2.50]

1,729 Marriage of Heaven and Hell , pl. 11 < Butlin #261 2, Small Book of Designs (B) > [$25] [288]

1900 June 21-23

Sotheby , Catalogue of the Valuable and Select Stock of Books of the late Mr. Francis Harvey , of 4, St. James Street, S.W. (London, 1900) <Toronto>

193 George Cumberland, Thoughts on Outline (1796), inscribed "J. Cosway, Esq. from the Author" [3s to Maggs]

219 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), red morocco, g.t., uncut, by Riviere, with the Explanation leaf [ £ 101.10.0 to Sabin [289] ]

220 "Satan's Triumph over Eve" < Butlin #201, Satan Exulting Over Eve" > , watercolour, "varnished and framed as an oil painting" [ £ 31.10.0 to Quaritch]

1900 July 3

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1900)

159 "M rs Q" <Essick 4 > , "cut to the outline of the figure", with 13 other prints [ £ 19.19.0 to Feldwicke]

1900 July-August

Henry Young & Sons , [290] Part CCCXIII, A Catalogue of Rare and Interesting Books ... including ... an Original Drawing by W ILLIAM B LAKE ... Catalogue 228 (Liverpool, 1900) <National Library of Wales>

68 "A Breach in a City -- the Morning after the Battle" < Butlin #191 >, "1784", "signed W ILLIAM B LAKE ", water colour 18 ½ x 13", "excellently preserved" , "unframed", "in Mr. Bicknell's Sale [29 April-1 May ] in 1863 [ l ot 388] " and later "in the possession of Mr. Aspland, of Dukinfield, near Manchester", £ 25

69 The Marriage of Heaven and Hell , "27 leaves ... CAREFULLY C OLOUREDBY H AND in exact imitation of the extraordinary original drawings; half morocco, all the edges uncut ", "[1860]", [291] £ 2.2.0

1900 October

Bernard Quaritch , [Rough List] No. 201 [292] Catalogue of Greek & Latin Classics Part II Followed by a Collection of Books and Prints Relating to Naval Affairs (London, 1900) <Michigan>

1,077 “A.L.s. 1 p. 4to and address, [1] April , 1800, to Hayley”, quotes “I send you a proof ...art and science in this world”, [ £ ]5 5 0

1900 November 19-20

Puttick & Simpson , Catalogue (London, 1900) <Bodley>

338 Europe Song of Los [G ] , 17 designs coloured, "with two additional original water-colour drawings, by Blake added" [none of the 3 watercolours here is in Butlin] ; [C], 5 designs coloured, "with one additional original water-colour drawing added", Visions of the Daughters of Albion [H], 6 leaves, 11 pages, coloured, in one volume half bound [ £ 225 to Quaritch]

339 The Book of Thel [R], 8 leaves, coloured, wrappers, uncut [ £ 46 to Quaritch ]

1900 December 10

Sotheby , Catalogue of Bindings by the Guild of Women-Binders (London, 1900)

1 "Blair (R.) The Grave, a Poem, LARGE PAPER , portrait and plates by William Blake, hand-coloured proofs, medi 12 æ val morocco, joints, vellum linings, gilt edges, the sides embossed with two of Blake's designs, symbolising Life and Death, with emblematic borders (Miss Moore) imp to . 4 1808 * * * Coloured impressions of these plates were never issued, and Miss Cardew was commissioned to color this set.  The experiment is thought to be highly successful."

1900 December

Bernard Quaritch , No. 203 A Catalogue of Choice and Valuable Books Comprising Works on The Fine Arts, Numismata Transactions of Learned Societies and Miscellaneous Recent Purchases (London, 1900) <Huntington Library >

193 The Song of Los title (1795) [ C ], "Folio, , 4 leaves of text, and full-page illustrations coloured in Blake's own peculiar 3 combination of oil and water colour Europe " [i.e., colour-printed]; [ G ] (1794), " title leaves of text, and , 4 3 full-page illustrations coloured in Blake's own peculiar combination of oil and water colour Visions of the Daughters of "; and Albion frontispiece, title, and [F] (1793), " 4 leaves, coloured in water colours ", "The three works in 1 volume, folio, bound in contemporary half morocco ", £315.0.0

194 The Book of Thel leaf, entitled Thel's [R] (1789), "4to., 1 Motto, title and six leaves coloured by William Blake in water colours, in the original paper wrapper, uncut ", £63

1901 January 15

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1901)

110 "M rs Q" <Essick 5 > [ £ 14.14.0]

1901 February 19

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1901)

36 "M rs Q" <Essick 6 > [ £ 9.9.0]

1901 May 2

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1901)

335 "M rs Q" <Essick 7> [ £ 39 to Daniell]

1901 July 4-6

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1901)

First Day

65 “The Last Judgment” < Butlin #644 > [ £ 3 to Ward (for Sir Sydney Cockerell)]

1901 November 4

Sotheby, Wilkins & Hodge, Catalogue of a Small but Valuable Collection:  Choice Books and Autographs Forming a Portion of the Library of the Late Mr. F.S. Ellis , including Wm. Blake's Songs of Innocence and [of] Experience ...(London, 1901) <Bodley>

5 Song s of Innocence and of Experience [ Y ] , 54 leaves, printed in light brown on one side only with ornaments round the designs, brilliantly coloured, numbered continuously, gilt, in sunken folio, mounted, in brown morocco box cases, Calvert copy, received from Blake[ £700 to A. Jackson [293] ]

1901 November 20-22

Hodgson , Catalogue (London, 1901) <Bodley>

596 Poetical Sketches [Q] , title neatly mended, advertisement in facsimile, levant morocco extra, g.e., Zaehnsdorf [ £ 12 .10.0 to Quaritch]

1901 November 27

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1901) <Christie>

Property of B.L. Dighton

3 "The Idle Laundress" and "The Industrious Cottager"

67 "M rs Q" <Essick 8 > with "Windsor Castle" [₤94.10.0 t Sabin]

124 "Mrs Q"

"M rs Q" and "Windsor Castle" [ £ 94.10.0 to Sabin]

1902 April 21-May 2

Sotheby , Catalogue of the Library of Henry White (London, 1902) <Bodley, Pierpont Morgan Library>

Second Day

270 "C OLLECTION OF O RIGINAL E NGRAVINGS AND S KETCHES , comprising Proof Sheets and Unpublished Trial Plates, Titles and Engravings [294] of the following" < #274 >

[a] The Book of The l The , "title" and "first leaf, headed, 'Thel I" [ Book of The l (a) pl . 2-3]

[b] Urizen Urizen "Chap. II [ (I), pl . 3], printed in colours "

[c] "'Fire,' ' pubd. by Wm. Blake May , 17 , 1793,' on large folio leaf " [ For the Sexes :  The Gates of Paradise [J], pl. 7]

[d-g] "The Human Abstract", "The Garden of Love", "The Chimney Sweeper," "A Divine Image" [ Songs one leaf plain (N), pl. 47, 44, 37, b], each " "

[h] "three leaves of 'Urizen [i.e., Europe printed on both sides in ],' beginning 'Ethint[h]us Queen of Waters,' tints, each with different design Europe " [ (b), pl. (11, 17), (9, 17), (16-17)]

[i] "'Europe,' an original sketch on one side, of a huge coiled serpent, 'Lambeth, printed by Willm. Blake , 1794 [ Europe the other side with text in red, (b), pl. 2] ,' beginning Jerusalem 'The four Zoa's clouded rage'" [ pl. 74]

[j] " a leaf of lines with design in blue, 17 headed America ' Silent as despairing love ' " [ pl. 4, lacking the last 4 lines which were masked in printing]

[k] "three leaves, two headed 'Preludium [ Europe printed on both sides in tints, each with (b) pl. (4- 5), (4, 9)],' different designs "

[l] "'Jerusalem, Chap. II [ Jerusalem fine proof, one pl. 28],' leaf plain, printed on one side only "

[m] "one leaf in red, beginning printed on one side only 'And the Clouds and Fires Pale roll'd round,' " [ Europe (b) pl. 15]

[n] "one leaf plain, beginning Jerusalem ' Then Eos [Los] heaved his thundering Bellows [ pl. 56] ,' printed on one side only "

[o] "two leaves plain, from 'Urizen [ Book of Los Book of Ahania (B) pl. 4 and (Bc) pl. 5] ,' p rinted in double columns on one side only "

[p] "'There is no Natural Religion [pl. a2],' small woodcut on a 4 to leaf "

[q] "one leaf in black with designs headed 'On Homer's Poetry [F],' printed on one side only "

[r] "one leaf from the 'Daughters of Albion' (?) [ The Book of The l (a) pl. 7] in black with design printed on one side only with a number ( IV ) below "

[s] "Four engraved designs by Frederick Calvert, the Pupil and Friend of Blake, on one leaf " [Virgil] [295]

[t] "two leaves from the 'Daughters of Albion' (?) beginning in black with design, printed on one 'Why should the Minstrels of the Vale of Hur [Har] utter a Sigh,' side only The " [ Book of The l (A) pl. 4-5]

[u] "one leaf from 'Albion' (?) [ Jerusalem in black with design, one side pl. 45] headed 'Bath Healing Cities,' only "

[v] "one leaf headed 'Earth's Answer [ Songs in pl. 31], black on one side only "

[w-dd] [ For the Sexes:  The Gates of Paradise small proof engraving ] , "'My Son! My Son!' [ pl. 10 ] , 1793"; "'I have said to the Worm, thou army Mother and my Sister,' [pl. 18] small proof engraving small proof , 1793"; "'What are these? Alas, the Female Martyr,' [pl. 9] engraving, ib. "; "'The Traveller hasteth in the evening,' [pl. 9], small proof engraving, ib. small proof [pl. 16] "; "'At length for Hatching Ripe, he breaks the Shell,' [pl. 8] engraving small proof engraving "; "'For the Sexes, The Gates of Paradise,' [pl. 2] "; "'To the Accuser, who is the God of this World?' [pl. 21], small engraving with design "; "one leaf of Verses, 'He meets his Saviour in the Grove [Grave]' [pl. 21] "

[ee] "'A Little Boy Lost,' [ Songs small engraving pl. 50] with design "

[ff] "another with the same heading ["The Little Boy Lost"] but with a different design [ Songs in red pl. 13], "

[gg] "'The Keys [ For the Sexes :  The Gates of Paradise (J), pl. 19],' engraved verses, one leaf "

[hh] "a leaf headed 'Introduction, Hear the Voice of the Bard [ Songs verses and designs (n), pl. 30 ], ' "

[ii] "Original Pen and Ink Sketch of a Warrior at a Tomb" [296]

[jj] "two other Original Designs in Pencil" [297]

[kk] "a Design in Sepia, with Verses in blue, headed 'Chap. IV, Ages on Ages roll'd over him'" [ Urizen (I) pl. 10]

[ll] "Frontispiece to Lavater [ Aphorisms proof (1788)], "

[mm] "another, proof before all letters "

[nn] "an Unfinished Plate to 'The Butterfly'"

[oo] "three plates for Flaxman's Composition" [Flaxman, Iliad Compositions from ... (1805), pl. 2; Flaxman, Hesiod (1817), pl. (36, 12)]

[pp] "and another one from Steadman's Surinam" [proof of "The Lion" for Hayley's Designs to a Series of Ballads (1802)]

" in all subjects 52 , AN EXCEEDINGLY INTERESTING AND VALUABLE COLLECTION , inserted in a scrap-book, rough calf fol. " [ £ 87 to K. Roberts]

271 Young, Night Thoughts corner of a leaf neatly mended, mottled calf extra, t.e.g. (R. Edwards, 1797), " ORIGINAL ISSUE , OTHER EDGES UNCUT , by Riviere imp. to 4 "

272 Hayley, Ballads (1805)

273 Blair, The Grave (1808) quarto

274 Ibid

275 Blair, The Grave (1813)

1902 May 12-14

Sotheby , Catalogue of J.W. Ford (London, 1902) <Bodley>

75 Songs of Innocence and of Experience [K] ,[ pl. 32, 49], two leaves of "The Clod and the Pebble" and "A Poison Tree", coloured by Blake, printed "on one side only" [ £ 5.17.6 to Tregaskis]

1902 June 3-7

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1902) <Bodley>

140 Songs of Innocence and of Experience [I], coloured, 54 leaves printed on one side only, signature of "H.W. Phillips", painter, "to whom it was given by Blake.  The present owner obtained it from Phillips' daughter"

1902 July 21-25

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1902) <Bodley>

Second Day

396 Songs of Innocence Songs of Experience [L], 15 leaves printed on both sides with three from , "unbound", lacks "A Dream"[pl. 4] and "The Little Girl Lost and Found" [pl. 5-7] [ £19.10.0 to E. Parsons]

1902 July

Bernard Quaritch , No. 217 A Catalogue of Rare and Valuable Books comprising Manuscripts, books printed on vellum, Americana, English Literature, French Illustrated Books and Miscellaneous Recent Purchases being the choicest items of the Libraries formed by The late Lieut.-Col. Hibbert, formerly of the Grenadier Guards, Sir Andrew Fountaine (temp. Q. Anne and K. George I.), Narford Hall, Norfolk, The late M. Eugéne Paillet, Président de la Société des Amis des Livres and other eminent collectors (London, 1902) <Huntington Library >

130 Songs of Innocence and of Experience coloured by the author, comprising [I] (" 1789-94"), " 54 leaves printed on one side of the paper only; bd. ... A flyleaf bears the signature of H.W. Phillips, the painter", £315.0.0

1902 November

Bernard Quaritch , No. 218A Catalogue of Rare and Valuable Books comprising works on Africa, America, the Fine Arts, English History and Literature, Genealogy, Heraldry, and Topography including the original portion of the collection of the late Joseph Jackson Howard, Es q , LL.D., F.S.A., Maltravers Herald Extraordinary with a section of Important New Books (London, 1902) <Biblioteca La Solana>

246* Stedman, Surinam calf gilt (1796), " ", £2.16.0

261 "Satan's Triumph over Eve" < Butlin #291, "Satan Exulting over Eve", colour print > , "an original Drawing in water- colours, 21 inches by 16, varnished and framed as an oil painting ", £42.0.0

262 "My soul cleaveth to the Dust, an engraving by G.I.F. Tupper, from Blake's design from Blake's design [among the Night Thoughts Printed for watercolours].  18½ by 14½ in. Private Distribution , 1874", 7s.6d.

1902 December 16

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1902)

23 "Robin Hood & Clorinda" (Meheux-Blake) <Essick 1A>, "printed in colours" [£6.6.0 to Maggs]

1903 January 13

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1903)

94 "M rs Q" <Essick 9 > and 'Windsor Castle" [ £ 35.14.0 to Agnew 's ]

Collection of Mrs. L. Lampson

114 "M rs Q" <Essick 2M > with "Windsor Castle" [Not sold]

1903 March 3

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1903)

11 "The Idle Laundress" <Essick E1> and "Partridge Shooting" (Morland-Catton) [ £ 2.14.0 to Sabin]

1903 March 11

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1903)

147 "M rs Q" <Essick 10 > and "Windsor C astle" [ £ 24.3.0 to "Lauser" ( "Palser" ? ]

1903 March 30

Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge , Catalogue of A Choice Selection of the Original Productions of William Blake the Property of the Rt. Hon. The Earl of Crew , Comprising The Songs of Innocence and Experience; The Book of Thel; America; Visions of the Daughters of Albion; The Book of Urizen, Book of Ahania; The Ghost of Abel; The Song of Los; The Marriage of Heaven and Hell; Young's Night Thoughts, Specially Coloured Copy; Jerusalem, the Emanation of the Giant Albion; The Original Drawings and India Proof Engravings for The Book of Job; and The Original Drawings for Milton's L'Allegro and Il Penseroso (London, 1903) < British Library, National Library of Wales, Victoria University in the University of Toronto >

1 Songs of Innocence and of Experience [V], 54 coloured plates within wash frames, half calf [ £ 300 to Quaritch]

2 The Book of Thel [B], 8 coloured plates, unbound, quarto [ £ 77 to Edwards ]

3 America [M], 18 coloured plates, unbound, quarto [ £ 295 to Quaritch (for W.A. White) ]

4 Visions of the Daughters of Albion [M], 6 leaves coloured on two sides, quarto, unbound [ £ 122 to Edwards]

5 Europe [C], 17 coloured plates, quarto, unbound [ £ 203 to Quaritch (for W.A. White) ]

6 Urizen [G], 27 numbered plates coloured with gold leaf, quarto, unbound [ £ 307 to Quaritch (for W.A. White) ]

7 Book of Ahania [A], 5 plates, pl. 1 and 5 coloured, quarto, unbound [ £ 103 to Quaritch (for W.A. White) ]

8 Ghost of Abel On Homer [A , 2 leaves ], frontispiece (Man Sweeping) in black and white without text [1 leaf] , "and 3 engraved leaves of text and small designs " [ (A ), 1 leaf] , printed on one side only, quarto, unbound [ £ 43 to Quaritch (for W.A. White) ]

9 Song of Los [E] [and "Albion Rose" (D) <Essick 1B> ], 9 leaves with heavy colours, printed on one side only, quarto, unbound [ £ 174 to Sabin]

10 [ There is No Natural Religion (B)], argument plus 10 plates, frontispiece coloured, ends "Reason or the Ratio", russia, gilt, 12mo [ £ 53 to Quaritch]

11 Hayley, Designs to a Series of Ballads , Part 1 [ £ 12.10.0 to Sabin]

12 The Marriage of Heaven and Hell [F], 27 coloured plates, in brown morocco, g.e., quarto [ £ 260 to Osmaston]

13 Young, Night Thoughts , coloured by Blake (A), in half red morocco [ £ 170 to Edwards]

14 Blair, The Grave (1808) [ £ 3.15.0 to Burrow]

15 Jerusalem [I], 100 plates printed on one side only in reddish brown, red morocco, g.e., quarto [ £ 83 to Quaritch (for W.A. White) ]

16 Twelve watercolours to L'Allegro Il Penseroso and < Butlin #543 1-12 > , with a manuscript explanation, bound in russia extra, g.e. [ £ 1,960 to A. Jackson]

17 Job (1826), 22 plates on india paper plus 21 watercolours < #550, the Butts set > plus a portrait of the artist "in colours by himself" [ £ 5,600 to Quaritch]

18 8 engravings:  (1) "The Ancient of Days" [ Europe Europe pl. 1], (2) plate from "in drab" [unidentified]; (3) an Allegorical Subject of a Giant with a nude female figure, in colours [ Book of Ahania For the (Ba) pl. 1]; (4) "I found him ..." [ Sexes:  The Gates of Paradise No Natural [L] , pl. 3]; (5) Religion Leonora title page [pl. 2]; (6) "Death on a White Horse" engraved by Perry [after Blake's design for Bürger, (1796)]; ( 7-8) 2 photographs from The Grave [ £ 10 to Tregaskis]

1903 March 31

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1903)

30 "Robin Hood & Clorinda" <Essick 1B>, "in bistre" [ £ 1.12.0 to Rimell]

1903 May 12

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1903)

67 "M rs Q" <Essick 11 > [£29.8.0 to J. Vokins]

1903 June 24

Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge , Catalogue of Drawings by William Blake, the property of Captain Butts , Grandson of Thomas Butts , Muster Master General , [298] the Friend and Patron of Blake ... [and of a descendant of Alexander Gilchrist] (London, 1903) <Bodley , National Library of Wales >

1 "Lamech and His Two Wives" < Butlin # 297 , colour print > [ £ 156, bought in by Stephens ]

2 "The Adoration of the Kings" < # 402 > [ £ 66, bought in by Gascoigne]

3 "The Three Maries" < # 503, "The Three Maries at the Sepulchre" > [ £ 120, bought in by Manning]

4 "Ruth" < # 456 > [ £ 122, bought in by Stephens]

5 "Fire" < # 194 > [ £ 205, bought in by Howard]

6 "Samson Subdued" < # 455 > [ £ 50, bought in by Knowles ]

7 "Job Confessing" < # 461, "Job Confessing His Presumption to God Who Answers from the Whirlwind" > [ £ 105, bought in by Munning]

8 "Bathsheba bathing seen by David" < # 390, "Bathsheba at the Bath" > [ £ 80 to Knowles]

9 "Absalom and David" < # 459, "David Pardoning Absalom" > [ £ 46, bought in by Hamlett]

10 "The Angel [Gabriel] Appearing to Zacharias" < #400 > [ £ 42 to Carfax]

11 "Raising of Jairus Daughter" < # 417, "Christ Raising Jairus' Daughter" > [ £ 28 to Quaritch]

12 " [Christ] Raising the Son of the Widow of Nain" < # 483 > [ £ 60 to Howard]

13 "They went out into the Mount of Olives" < # 490, "The Hymn of Christ and the Apostles" > [ £ 82, bought in by Stephens]

14 "Christ in the Garden" < # 425, "The Agony in the Garden" > [ £ 28, bought in by Dimsdale]

15 "The Entombment" < # 498 > [ £ 305, bought in by Fowler]

16 "The Sealing of the Stone of the Sepulchure" < # 499, "Sealing the Stone and Setting a Watch" > [ £ 105, bought in by Knowles]

17 "The Ascension" < # 505 > [ £ 115, bought in by Dimsdale]

18 "King of the Jews" < # 493, "Christ Crowned with Thorns: 'The King of the Jews'" > [ £ 52, bought in by Mainwairing]

Engravings

19 "The Six Footed Serpent" [Dante pl. IV]

20 "Christ Trampling on Satan"

21 Job (1825), in morocco, t.e.g., "superb ... proof copy"

22 Young, Night Thoughts , "20 pages of proofs in various states, some written on by W. Blake" < #330A > [ £ 15.10.0 to Tregaskis]

23 Manuscript account for £ 14.14s for drawings delivered 8 July-20 August 1803

Property of Alexander Gilchrist ,

now belonging to one of his Descendants

2 4 "The Penance of Jane Shore" < # 68, sketch > [ £ 1.19.0 to Maggs]

25 First drawing for Blair's Grave < #615, “An Alternative Title- Page” > [ £ 6.15.0 to William Bateson]

26 "Job and his three daughters" < # 555, sketch > [ £ 3 to Quaritch (for W.A. White) ]

27 " Churchyard Spectres frightening a Schoolboy" < # 342 > [ £ 7 to W.M. Rossetti]

28 "Five Visionary Heads of women" < # 765 > [ £ 3 to Tregaskis]

29 "Parable of the Sower" < # 124, " The Good Farmer" > [ £ 3.5.0 to Dobell]

30 "Adam and Eve Recumbent"

31 Portrait of Mrs Blake "reproduced in Gilchrist's Life "

Prints

32 "Adam naming the beasts (for Hayley's Designs to a Series of Ballads , 1802)"

33 Four plates for Mary Wollstonecraft's Original Stories plus the Weather House and Tame Hares [Hayley, Cowper (1803), II, at p. 416]

34 "Joseph of Ar imathea Among the Rocks of Albion" [G] <Essick 2> with "Democritus" f or Lavater 's Essays on Physiognomy [ £5 to Maggs]

35 Portrait of Lavater (1800) [10s to Tregaskis]

36 Three plates for Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803)

37 Drawing in Indian ink by Robert Blake < # R3, "A Druid Ceremony" > and a slight pencil drawing by Blake < # R5, Robert Blake, "The Descent of the Holy Spirit" > [11 s to Carfax]

38 Chalk drawing by H.H. Gilchrist of Blake's Work Room (reproduced in Gilchrist [1880])

39 Charcoal drawing by D.G. Rossetti

40 Two plates after Stothard for Grandison Novelist's [in Magazine Sentimental Journey , Vol. X (1783), Blake made 3 plates after Stothard] , 1 for [ Novelist's Magazine , Vol. IX (1782)]

41 Nine proofs for Virgil [1821]

Another Property

42 "Death on the Pale Horse" < # 517 > , watercolour [ £ 60 to Quaritch (for W.A. White) ]

1903 July 28-29

Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge , Catalogue of Books and Manuscripts (London, 1903) <British Library>

458 "The Original Autograph Manuscript of T IRIEL ... neatly written in a small hand on 8 leaves, with the original blue paper wrapper * * * The above valuable manuscript was bought from Mrs. Gilchrist, and first published in W.M. Rossetti's edition of the Poems (Aldine Edition), 1874" [ £ 28 to Quaritch]

1903

Ellis & Elvey , Catalogue 100 (London, 1903) <Grolier Club, N.Y.>

120 Young, Night Thoughts , coloured [M] ,with the plate of explanations, dark blue morocco, g.e., by Riviere, with an appreciation on the title page , £ 45

[After 1903]

James Tregaskis , Caxton Head Catalogue (London)

Sketch for "The Penance of Jane Shore" < Butlin #68 > , £ 10.10.0

1904 January 14-15

Hodgson, Catalogue of "a collector" ( London, 1904) <Bodley>

First Day

222 America [A] , 18 leaves, coloured, printed on one side only, "bound up somewhat irregularly in a cloth case with the six following lots, but now broken up, one leaf watermarked J WHATMAN 1794 [ £ 207 to Quaritch]

223 "As when a Dream of Thiralatha flies" < Butlin #267 , America pl. d> <Essick 1B> , with showthrough [ £ 42 to Quaritch (for F.P. Osmaston ) ]

224 Song of Los [B] , 8 leaves, printed on one side only, coloured [ £ 144 to Quaritch]

225 Europe [A] , frontispiece, title page and three plates[ pl. 1-2, 4-6 ], coloured, one watermarked WHATMAN 1794 [ £ 80 to Hopkins]

226 Visions of the Daughters of Albion [F] last plate [i.e., pl. 1] , coloured in impasto < #263 > [ £ 29 to Hopkins]

227 “Th re e Accusers” [H ] < #285 > <Essick 2C> [ £ 15.10 to Quaritch]

228 “John the Bap tist Preaching” < #286 , "Joseph of Arimathea Preaching ..." > <Essick 1B> [ £ 26.10.0 to Quaritch]
229 America [K] pl. 1 , "presented by Blake to Sir Benjamin West" [299] [ £ 20.5.0 to Maggs]

1904 March

Bernard Quaritch , Catalogue 228 (London, 1904)

"A Breach in a City, the Morning After the Battle" < Butlin #191 > , £ 30

314 "Satan Exulting Over Eve" < #29 1, colour print > , £40

  1. March 6

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 190 4 )

6 "The Idle Laundress", "in brown" [£7 to Vaughan]

"The Industrious Cottager"

1904 April 10

Christie , Catalogue of Henry Willett (formerly Catt ) of Brighton (London, 1904)

1 "The Pestilence" < Butlin #192 > [£16.10.0 to Parsons]

1904 April 13-15

Hodgson , Catalogue (London, 1904) <Hodgson>

514 Visions of the Daughters of Albion [I], [300] 11 plates on 6 leaves, coloured, half morocco, gilt edges, flat even tints [ £ 39]

1904 April 18-23

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1904)

Second Day

Property of J.F. Hall

402 " St. Paul in the Island of Melita" < But l in #510, "St. Paul and the Viper" > [ £ 25 to Quaritch]

403 "Job, His Wife and His Friends:  The Complaint of Job" < #162 > [ £ 11.15.0 to W. Daniell]

1904 June 28

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1904) <Christie>

Property of Mrs Anderdon Weston

4 "And the Lord Turned the Captivity of Job" < Butlin #552, “Job’s Sacrifice” > [£11.11.0 to Parsons]

5 "The Holy Family" < #471 > [£17.17.0 to Parsons]

6 "And it was the third hour and they crucified him" < #496, "Christ Nailed to the Cross:  The Third Hour" > [£18.18.0 to do]

7 "He tarried then and prophesied" < #485, "Christ Baptising" > [£18.18.0 to Parsons]

8 "Job surrounded by his family ” < #553, "Every Man Also Gave Him a Piece of Money, Alternative Composition" > ; and "Job and his three daughters" < #556 > [£11.11.0 to Parsons]

9 "Magna Charta" < #62, "The Making of Magna Charta" > , "Surrender of Calais" < #64, "The Keys of Calais" > and one other < #60, "The Death of Earl Goodwin" > [£17.17.6 to do] 1 0 "Discovery of the Body of Harold" < #197A, "Searching Among the Dead on a Battlefield" > ; "Noli me Tangere" < #120A, "The Good Farmer" > [£6.16.0 to do]

1 1 "[Ugolino] Does thy God O Priest take such vengeance as this?" < # 2 08 > [£3, bought in]

1904 June

Bernard Quaritch , No. 231 A Catalogue of Rare and Valuable Works on The Fine Arts including an important collection of Early Books Illustrated with Woodcuts (London, 1904) <Huntington Library >

1,601 Visions of the Daughters of Albion Folio, [I] (1793), ” 11 leaves ... coloured by the hand of the artist himself; half morocco, gilt edges, with the bookplate of Thomas Gaisford ", £90

1,602 A merica frontispiece, engraved title, [A] (1793), "Roy. 4to., and plates ... coloured by the hand of the artist himself; in 16 portfolio ", £260

1904 July 11-12

Sotheby , Catalogue, including the Judith Marshall Library (London, 1904) <Bodley>

36 "Eight Original Colour Plates from the Songs of Innocence and Experience" [G], " unbound "

1904 October

Bernard Quaritch , Catalogue 234 ( London, 1904) <Quaritch>

175 Poetical Sketches [Q], Advertisement leaf in facsimile, green levant morocco, inside dentelles, gilt edges by Zaehnsdorf, £ 16

1904

Bernard Quaritch , Catalogue of Works on The Fine Arts offered at the net prices affixed (London, 1904) <Library of Congress>

310 Young, Night Thoughts , £ 6.16.0

312 Job , £ 10.10.0

313 "A Breach in a City, the Morning After the Battle" < Butlin #191 > , £ 30

314 "Satan's Triumph Over Eve" < # 291, "Satan Exulting Over Eve" > , £ 40

1,601 Visions of the Daughters of Albion [ I], 11 leaves, coloured, half morocco, Thomas Gaisford bookplate , £ 90

1,602 America [A], 18 plates, colo u red, "in portfolio", £ 260

1904

Robson & Co , Catalogue (London, 1904)

"Noah and the Rainbow, 'The Covenant'" < Butlin #437 > £ 50

"The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed with the Sun:  'The Devil is Come Down'" < #520 > £ 52.10.0

"The Ordeal of Queen Emma" < #59 > , £ 65

[1904?]

William Ward , [301] A List of Choice and Rare Engravings (chronologically Arranged), Drawings & Books by J.M.W. Turner ... and Prof Ruskin ... Also a few Miscellaneous Works by Thomas Gainsborough, William Blake, Paul Sandby ... Collected and for Sale ([London]:  Printed by Strangeways & Sons, [?1904])

The Blake is presumably the sketch for "Tiriel Denouncing His Sons and Daughters" <Butlin #199> offered in William Ward's Catalogue of Drawings, Engravings, and Books (1914), l ot 1, £8.8.0.

  1. March 6

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1905)

6 "Industrious Cottager" <Essick 1 > "in brown" [₤7 to Vaughan]

1905 March 21-25

Sotheby , Wilkinson & Hodge , Catalogue of Valuable Books & Manuscripts (London, 1905) <Bodley , Huntington Library (with prices and buyers >

Day 1

52 The Book of Thel , [302] “ 8 ll, of text and desig n beaut i fully executed in water-colours , old red morocco extra, gold borders on the sides, g.e. roy. folio ” [ £ 4.12.0 to Shirley]

53 Blair, The Grave Account of , “ FIRST EDITION , 1808”; with the Visit of the Prince Regent, Emperor of Russia and King of Prussia to the Corporation of London (1814); Account of the Entertainment given to the Duke of Wellington at Guildhall (1814); and Account of the Expences of the above Entertainments (1814), “ all privately printed, calf, in vol. 1 folio ” [£1.10.0 to Tregaskis]

54 Blake (W.), The Prologue and Characters of Chaucer’s Pilgrims (1812), “ hand-dyed calf extra, g.t. uncut, by F. Bedford ”, “A N EXTREMELY RARE POETICAL VOLUME of which only a very few copies were printed” [ £10.10.0 to B.F. Stevens]

1905 April 10

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1905)

21 "Christ Healing the Leper" < Butlin #420, "Christ Giving Sight to Bartimaeus" > , Willett collection [ £ 30.9.0 to Carfax]

1905 April 14

Sotheby, Catalogue (London, 1905)

87 "Allegorical Subject" < Butlin #363, "The Eagle, frontispiece, finished drawing" > , in sepia [11s to Reigh]

1905 June 1-3

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1905)

"The Property of a Gentleman ” [ F.P. Osmaston ]

770 The Marriage of Heaven and Hell [F], 27 plates, coloured, brown morocco, g.e., quarto "from Lord Crew's collection" [£150 to Stephens, bought in]

"Other Properties"

771 Visions of the Daughters of Albion [J], "printed in colours on both sides of the page", "blue morocco plain, inside dentelles, rough edges, by Rivière", 15¼ x 10½"

772 The Book of Thel [H], "green printings", 8 plates, printed on one side only, "blue morocco plain, inside dentelles, by Rivière, rough edges", 12 ⅛ x 8¼" [£67 to Dobell]

1905 July 17-18

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1905)

First Day

Property of Edward Marsh

39 "A Druid Ceremony" < Butlin #R3, by Robert Blake > [ 5s to

Robinson]

1905 October

Bernard Quaritch , No. 243 A Catalogue of Rare and Valuable Books comprising Africa, America, Bibles & Theology, Bibliography, Early Printed Books, English History and Literature, European History and Literature, Fine Arts, Genealogy and Topography, Japanese Art Publications, Naval Affairs, Oriental History and Literature, with a selection of Important New Books (London, 1905) <Huntington Library >

180 Tiriel About manuscript (" 1790"), " neatly written in a small hand on 8 leaves; with the original blue paper wrapper "; "the inscription on ... the original blue paper cover, 'Tiriel, MS. by Mr. Blake' is in Blake's own handwriting", "The handwriting is the same, though the pen with which the last part is written is somewhat finer", £125.0.0

1905 December 6-9

Sotheby, Catalogue (London, 1905) <Bodley, British Library, Pierpont Morgan Library>

First Day

191 The Book of Thel in facsimile , " ", 8 leaves, watercoloured, old red morocco extra, gilt edges, Earl of Crawford [ £1.19.0 to Adam]

Fourth Day

921 Collection of sketches, engravings, trial proofs [ The Book of The l (a), [303] described as in the 21 April-2 May 1902 Sotheby catalogue], MS catalogue by Muir [£80 to Paul]

1905

Dodd, Mead & Company , The Rowfant Books:  A Selection of One Hundred Titles from the Collection of Frederick Locker-Lampson : Offered for Sale (N.Y., 1905)

1 The Book of Thel [J], $375

2 Songs of Innocence and of Experience [E], $750

1906 March 19

Sotheby, Catalogue (London, 1906)

Collection of the late Edwin Truman

133 "M rs Q" <Essick 12 > [ £ 45 to Colnaghi]

1906 April 30-May 3

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1906) <Bodley>

Fourth Day

"A Portion of The Library from 'The Salterns,' Dorset,

Sold by Order of the Executrix of the late Captain Butts " [304]

801 Poetical Sketches [B], blank leaf at end, in "original pale blue wrapper, uncut" [ ₤ 60 to (T.J.) Wise ]

` 806 The Wit's Magazine

818 Gay, Fables (Stockdale, 1793)

1906 May 25-26

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1906) <Bodley, British Library>

Second Day

267 Songs of Innocence [B], 17 leaves, "printed in colours, and touched with colour by the artist himself", frontispiece, title page, introduction on one side only, rest printed on both side of the page, "thick paper with wide margins, stamped russia (cracked)", "before the numbering of the plates" [ £83 to Robson]

1906 May 28-29, 31

Hodgson, Catalogue "including a Selection from the Property of The late John Linnell, Esq., Jun . (removed from Redhill)" (London, 1906) <Bodley>

Second Day

517 Poetical Sketches [G], Original Edition, half morocco, sprinkled edges, clean copy, with a pencil note by Mr Linnell about Samuel Palmer and Furze Hill (quoted) [£16.5.0 to Dobell]

518 Job

519 Salzmann, Elements of Morality (1791)

520 Mary Wollstonecraft, Original Stories (1796)

521 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803)

524 Gilchrist (1863) " with MS. Notes by the late Mr. Linnell "

525 Lavater, Aphorisms (1789)

596 Chapman's Homer (1616)

1906 June 12

Christie, Catalogue (London, 1906)

109 "M rs Q" <Essick 13 > [ £ 25.4.0 to Weil]

1906 June 25

Christie , Catalogue [including L.W. Hodson ] (London, 1906) <Christie>

"Day of Destruction" < not in Butlin > [£84 to Carfax]

1906 June 27-30

Sotheby, Wilkinson &  Hodge, Catalogue of Valuable Books and Illuminated & other Manuscripts ... Books from the Library of W. Haggard, Esq. ... Blake's Poetical Sketches, 1783 (Presentation Copy) ... (London, 1906) <British Library, Huntington Library >

176 "L ITTLE T OMTHE S AILOR ... with in fine condition 2 COLOURED ENGRAVINGS BY B LAKE , " [£7.7.0 to Tregaskis]

562 Hayley, An Essay on Sculpture (1800) and 2 others

F olio

573 Jerusalem Pearson's facsimile reprint ( ) [16s]

587 Young, Night Thoughts without the illustrations by Blake, half (1797), " PRINTED ON VELLUM (wanting pp. 31-4 ...) bound" , from A.G. Dew-Smith [12s to Rewin]

Q uarto

861 Songs of Innocence and of Experience reprint in red [b]," ( water-mark in paper, green morocco, ornamental 1831), panelled sides, m.e. ", from a Gentleman Living in the Country [ £2.12.0]

O ctavo et I nfra

The Property of Edward Duperner , Esq.

937 Poetical Sketches title, advertisement, [C], " FIRST EDITION , and pages, with two blank leaves at the beginning and two 70 at the end, a large and fine copy in the original blue cloth boards, with red leather label at back * * * P RESENTATION COPY , with inscription on title:  'To C HARLES T ULK , Esq re FROM W ILLIAM B LAKE ,' in the handwriting of the author ... There are slight MS. corrections on pages 4, 7, 12, and 15" [ ₤ 109 to B.F. Stevens]

1906 July 17

Christie, Catalogue (London, 1906)

45 "M rs Q" <Essick 14 > and "Windsor Castle" [ £ 9 to Feldwicke]

1906 August 1

Puttick and Simpson , Catalogue (London, 1906)

142 For the Sexes:  The Gates of Paradise [A], 21 plates, pl. 19 with an alteration by Blake, in wrappers [305]

1906 November 8

Sotheby, Catalogue of the engravings, watercolours, paintings, letters, books, etc. of John Lawrence Toole (London, 1906) <British Library>

119 A collection of autograph letters by Clemens, Mark Lemon, Charles Reade, J.A. Millais, W.E. Gladstone, and "W. Black", in green morocco.  The "W. Black" letter is William Blake's letter of 16 July 1804, sold at Sotheby's, 2 May 1966, l ot 237, q.v.

1906 December 3-5

Sotheby, Catalogue of the Lawrence W. Hodson Library (London, 1906) <Bodley, British Library>

First Day

64 Songs of Innocence [ P ], "printed in colours", contemporary purple morocco gilt, red velvet panels with centre morocco ornaments with arms; recto of title page has "The Gift of Mr. Malkin, 1805".  "The Little Black Boy" [pl. 19] and "Cradle Song" [pl. 40 ] each lack their second pages; includes "The School Boy" [pl. 53] and "The Voice of the Ancient Bard" [pl. 54] [ £107 to Tregaskis]

1906 December 14-15

Sotheby , C atalogue (London, 1906) <Bodley, Christie, British Library, Pierpont Morgan Library>

Second Day

481 Ten [out of 12] of Blake’s Paradise Lost watercolours < Butlin #529 1-4, 7-12 , Thomas set > reproduced "last month" by the Liverpool Booksellers Association , formerly in the Aspland collection , sold for Sidney Style [£2,000 to Sabin]

Another Property

482 Sixty-one drawings and engravings [ The Book of The l (a), described as in the 21 April-2 May 1902 catalogue [306] ] "neatly mounted in a volume of rough old calf, folio" "contemporary with Blake ” [ £ 155 to Abbey]

[1906]

Dodd, Mead & Company , The Rowfant Autographs: Frederick Locker 's Great Album Containing his choicest specimens of the very rarest Autographs, among them many of the world's most famous names Now Offered for sale as a Collection [N.Y., 1906] <Grolier Club, N.Y.>

It includes Blake's letters of 6 May 1804, 14, 27 January, 7 April 1804, and 22 March 1805.

[1906]

Dodd, Mead & Company , The Rowfant Books:  A Selection of One Hundred Titles from the Collection of Frederick Locker-Lampson Offered for Sale (N.Y. [1906]) <Grolier Club, N.Y., Huntington Library>

1 The Book of Thel by F. [L], "Large 4to [ 12 x 9⅜"], green crushed levant morocco extra, panelled sides, gilt edges, Bedford "; at the top of pl. 1 "is written 'F.T. Palgrave 1852'", $375

  1. Songs of Innocence Songs of Experience and [E], "54 leaves, engraved and colored by the author", with the order of the plates, "in 1 vol., 12mo, green crushed levant morocco extra, tooled sides, gilt edges, by F. Bedford ", $750
  1. May 31-June 1

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1907) <Bodley>

"The Property of a Gentleman deceased"

269 “Illustrations of the Book of Job” (1825) [£8.10.0]

419 Poetical Sketches [F], title page, advertisement , and 70 pp. of text, "with the original blanks at beginning and end, old red morocco extra, y.e.", with inscription of Mrs Flaxman May 15 , 1784 plus Song 1st, 2nd, and 3rd by shepherds, "in Heber's sale in 1834 " [ ₤27 ]

1907 June 3-4

Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge , Catalogue of Autograph Letters and Historical Documents (London, 1907) <Biblioteca La Solana>

383 “A.L.s. 3 pp. 4to, South Molton Street June , 22 , 1804, to William Hayley ... very slightly injured by seal ”; “I have got the three Sublime Designs of Romney ... finished engravings will do. ... [sic] I hope by this time ... our admired sublime Romney” [£12.10.0 to Pearson]

384 “A.L.s. (jointly by him and his wife), 2 pp., 4to, Lambeth Sept , 14 . 1800, to Mrs. Flaxman  On p. 2 is a poem by Blake, consisting of 4 stanzas of 4 lines each, commencing:--

This Song to the flower of Flaxman’s joy

To the blossom of hope for a sweet decoy

Do all that you can or all that you may

To entice him to Felpham & far away.”

[£15.10.0 to “—do— “ (Pearson)]

385 “A.L.s. 1 p. 4to, Oct . 11, 1819 [to John Linnell] , and printed Notice of an Exhibition of his Works in Fresco, 1809, with some words in his autograph, and addressed by him to Ozias Humphry [307] (2)” [£10.15.0 to B.F. Stevens]

1907 July 19

Christie, Catalogue (London, 1907) <Christie>

46 "Satan approaching the Gates of Death" < Butlin #536 2, "Satan, Sin and Death:  Satan Comes to the Gates of Hell" > [ £ 99.15.0 to Sabin]

1908 January 10

Anderson Auction Company , A Collection of Autograph Letters Literary Manuscripts and Historical Documents State Papers, etc. Selections from the Collection of Mr. Henry Goldsmith of New York City (with Some Additions) ... (N.Y., 1908) <American Antiquarian Society>

20 Letter of 1 April 1800 "from Thrale's [ i.e., Hercules] Buildings, Lambeth", reproduced [$50]

1908 January 15-16

Puttick & Simpson , The late C.D. Halford’s Library, and other Properties Auction Sale Prices Supplement to “The Connoisseur (London, 1908) < , IX (London, 1907)>

643 “Young’s ... ; fine and entirely uncut copy ... col. by the artist himself [copy Q], inscription on fly-leaf: ‘This copy was coloured for me by Mr. Blake, W.E.,’ orig.bds. ... 1797”, £52.00

1908 March 17 [308]

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1908)

p. 115 "Mrs Q"

1908 April 6-10

Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge , Catalogue of the Collection of Engravings and Drawings Formed by the Late Mr. Sydney Grose Homecroft Road, Sydenham (Sold by Order of the Executors) (London, 1908) <Biblioteca La Solana>

First Day

118 “Venus and Adonis, by W. Blake, printed in colours

267 “The Idle Laundress; and Industrious Cottager, by W. Blake, a pair, in colours, inscriptions cut (2)”

1908 April 28-29

Christie , Catalogue of the Collection of Prints and Drawings of Joseph Grego, Esq. (deceased) (London, 1908)

p. 169 "Mrs. Q" and "Windsor Castle"

p. 173 "Idle Laundress" and "Industrious Cottager"

1908 April 28-30

Hodgson & Co ., A Miscellaneous Collection Auction Sale Prices Supplement to “The Connoisseur” (London, 1908)< , IX (London, 1907)>

574 “Illustrations to the Book of Job; 22 plates, artist’s proofs on india paper, large paper, with MS. draft of the binder’s label in the autograph of John Linnell, Senr. (the friend of Blake), with a note to the effect that ‘These plates are engraved by Mr. Blake with the graver only (that is without the aid of aqua fortis),’ bds.  From the Collection of the late John Linnell, Junr.  Fol.  Published by the author, 1825” [ £ 11.5.0]

575 “Illustrations of the Book of Job; 22 plates, a set of artist’s proofs before the imprint, showing several interesting points of difference when compared with the finished proofs in the preceding, cut down lot to sm. 4to size, hf. russ.  From the Collection of J. Linnell, Senr. 1825” [ £ 2.0.0]

581 [Chatterton], Poems supposed to have been written by Thomas Rowley and Others (1778), “Blake’s copy with his autograph on title, bds., uncut. 8vo.” [ £ 2.18.0]

582 “William Blake’s Spectacles, in old case, with a written guarantee of authenticity, showing that they ‘were once the property of William Blake, and were much valued by his friend and disciple Samuel Palmer.’ 8vo. [sic]” [ £ 6.0.0]

1908 May 12

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1908)

p. 202  "Mrs. Q"

1908 June 2-4

Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge , Catalogue of Choice and Rare Books and Illuminated and Other Manuscripts, including selections from the Library of the Rt. Hon. The Earl of Fringall ... Original Drawings by Wm Blake [309] (London, 1908) <Victoria & Albert Museum>

513 Hercules, full length, 1½ x 6½", "W B 1789"

514 Old man in india ink marked "Anterws", verso two drawings of figures, 9 x 7½"

515 "Time with a Scythe in left hand and a Boy in right hand, full length wash drawing", 15¾ x 10"
516 Ink sketch (for Visions of the Daughters of Albion ?), signed "W. Blake", 8¾ x 7"

517 Three sketches for "Enoch" on one sheet, signed "W. Blake", 7½ x 11"

518 "Deity and Son", watercolour, 8½ x 7"

519 "Ideal portrait of a Christian Warrior", in black and white, signed "W.B." and "William Blake, 1827", 9½ x 10"

520 Allegorical sketch in india ink, "Roma 78", 12 x 7½"

521 "Old Age and Youth (female)", allegorical sketch, signed "Wm. Blake, Jan. 7, 1797", 12¼ x 15"

522 Nude female in a shadow, wash drawing, 11 x 8"

523 Nude female before Hercules, with Nude Suppliants and draped figures, ink outline, signed "Wm Blake, 1797", 12¼ x 15½"

524 Two small pencil sketches for Enoch on one mount

525 Ibid

526 "Study of Madness", wash, brown and slate, "W.B.", 6 x 4"

527 Large allegorical drawing, ink, unsigned, 21½ x 15"

528 "(Youth overcoming Age)" with a nude female and two old women, ink allegorical design, "W. Blake", 8 x 6"

529 Males and females full length in antique costumes, "W.B. '05", 10 x 16½"

530 "Actaeon in the dense Caverns", sepia, brown and white, "W Blake", 9 x 13"

531 "Robert le Bruce" (in Greek), india ink, unsigned, 13 x 8¼"

532 Adam and Eve, outline india ink, unsigned, 8 x 7"

533 Two dead males, outline in india ink, "W. Blake", 9 x 12"

Third Day

734 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), coloured [H] [ £ 24 to Sterling]

1908 June 14

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1908)

p. 258 "The Withering of King Jeroboam's Hand by the Man of God", drawing <Butlin #460, "Jeroboam and the Man of God", watercolour>

1908 July 14

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1908)

p. 293  "Mrs. Q." and "Windsor Castle"

1908 September 14

James Tregaskis , Caxton Head Catalogue Number 655 (London, 1908) <Huntington Library>

41 Blake's letter to Hayley, 1 April 1800 , £18.18.0

1908

Maggs Bros , Catalogue 240 (London, 1908)

379 "Mrs Q" <Essick 15 > , "with margins", reproduced, £ 35

1909 January

Bernard Quaritch , No. 271 A Catalogue of Rare and Valuable Books including works on Africa, America, Australasia, Autographs, Bibliography, Classics, Classical Archæology, Etc., English Literature, European History and Literature, Genealogy and Heraldry, Ireland, Illuminated Manuscripts, Occult Sciences, Oriental History and Literature, Periodicals, Political Economy (London, 1909) <Huntington Library >

194 Tiriel About manuscript (" 1790"), " neatly written in a small hand on 8 leaves; with the original blue paper wrapper "; "the inscription on ... the original blue paper cover, 'Tiriel, MS. by Mr. Blake' is in Blake's own handwriting" [as in Quaritch Catalogue 231 (October 1905)], £50

1909 March 16-17

Sotheby, C atalogue (London, 1909 < Bodley>

145 Songs of Innocence and of Experience all uncoloured, russia / W. [d], 42 plates (including all three title pages), " Pickering, 1839", [310] bound in russia [ £ 6.6.0 to Tregaskis [311] ]

Property of a Clergyman

172 Songs of Innocence and of Experience original calf, the sides completely covered with small stars [C] , coloured, " in diamond-shaped compartments, g.e. ", "complete series of both works" [ £ 166 to Dobell]

1909 March

Bernard Quaritch , Catalogue 273 (London, 1909) <Library of Congress>

287 America [A], £ 260

288 "Satan Exulting Ove r Eve" < Butlin #291, colour print > , £40

1909 April 26

James Tregaskis , Golden Head Catalogue 699 ( London, 1909)

76 Songs of Innocence and of Experience [C], £257.5.0

1909 May 25

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1909)

65 "The Idle Laundress" and "The Industrious Cottager" <Essick 3D>, each "printed in colours" [ £ 30.9.0 to Tregaskis]

112 "M rs Q" <Essick 16 > [ £ 5.15.6]

1909 June 21

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1909)

"the property of C. Feldwicke & Sons "

"M rs Q" <Essick 14 > and "Windsor Castle" [ £ 10.10.0 to Mallett]

1909 July 5

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1909)

106 Letter of 1 April 1800 [ £ 3.18.0 to Quaritch] [312]

1909 July 15

James Tregaskis , Caxton Head Catalogue 673 (London, 1909) <Huntington Library >

59 "The Idle Laundress" and "The Industrious Cottager", both color printed" [Essick 3E ] [ £ 52.10.00]

60 17 Virgil wood engravings mounted in an album [probably by Linnell] (£3.3.0)

62 "Edmund Pitts", Blake engraving after Earle (£1.5.0)

63 Scott, Poetical Works (1781) (£1.5.0)

65 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803) (£1.1.0)

1909 July 19

James Tregaskis , Caxton Head Catalogue Number 673 (London, 1909) <Huntington Library >

59  "The Industrious Cottager" and "The Idle Laundress", colour printed, £52.10.0 [Essick 3E]

60 17 Virgil wood engravings mounted in an album [probably by Linnell], £3.3.0

62 "Edmund Pitts ", Blake engraving after Earle, £1.5.0

63 Scott, Poetical Works (1781), £1.5.0

65 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), £1.1.0

1909 October

Thomas Thorp , Catalogue of Bookplates (1909)

George Cumberland's card <Essick 1Q >, printed in "sepia", 8s

1909 October 11

James Tregaskis , Caxton Head Catalogue Number 676 (London, 1908) <Huntington Library>

93 The Book of Thel , Muir facsimile, executed completely by hand, "red morocco, gilt border, gilt edges" [not the Lister copy bound in  olive brown morocco, edges not gilt] [n.d.] , £15.15.0

94 Darwin, Botanic Garden , 2 vols. (1791) , £1.11.6

95 Enfield, The Speaker (1805) , 7s 6d

96 Malkin, A Father's Memoirs (1806) , £ 1.1.0

1909 December 9-10

Anderson Auction Company, Literary Autographs and Manuscripts Both English and American Forming Part III of The Collection of Louis S. Haber of New York City (N.Y., 1909) <American Antiquarian Society>

First Day

47 Letter of 16 Sept 1800 "with leaf of address and engraved portrait (both inlaid) ” , partly quoted [$55 to G.H. Richmond]

1909 December 13

James Tregaskis , Caxton Head Catalogue Number 680 (London, 1909) <Huntington Library>

75 Mary Wollstonecraft, Original Stories (1796) , £2.2.0

76 Pastorals of Virgil , 2 vols. (1821) , £5.5.0

1909

Maggs Bros , Catalogue 245 (London, 1909)

184 "M rs Q" <Essick 15 > , £35

1909

James Tregaskis , Caxton Head Catalogue (London, 1909)

"The Prophet Isaiah Foretelling the Crucifixion and the Ascension" < Butlin #772 > with Palmer's letter about it, £8.8.0

1909-1910

Bernard Quaritch , Catalogue of Works on the Fine Arts 1909-10 (London, 1909)

288 "Satan Exulting Ove r Eve" < Butlin #291, colour print > , £40

1910 March 21-23

Sotheby, Catalogue (London, 1910) <Bodley>

Second Day

Property of Descendants of Thomas Butts, jun.

446 "William Blake's Working Cabinet", mahogany, 18 ½ " high, 16" long, 8" deep, metal stamp of Butts family on outside front, Butts coat of arms painted inside; inside are pigeon holes, small drawers; under them is a long drawer, the top of which is divided into compartments containing Blake's working tools, "a quantity of bismuth, etc."  In the bottom [ of this drawer? ] is a secret drawer in "which are some COPPER- PLATES ENGRAVED BY BLAKE ", with others, including two subjects by T. Butts; at the back of the cabinet is a sliding panel behind which are other drawers.  It has long been in the Butts family; "about 30 years ago" it was given to Aubrey Butts, then about 14, who put on the crest and arms.  The secret drawer has at some time been forced with a chisel. [ £ 30.20. to Tregaskis]

447 Sketches and engravings by Blake and T. Butts, including a tinted study for the angel on the title page of Blair's Grave < Butlin #611, “ An Angel with a Trumpet” > ; small watercolour of a nude woman < #868 > ; and several proofs from copperplates, in "a portfolio" [ £19.10.0 to Robson]

448 Poetical Sketches [F], title page, advertisement, 70 pp., original blanks at beginning and end, old red morocco extra, y.e., Roger Payne period, with Songs by 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Shepherds, probably "in the handwriting of Mrs Blake; it was in the Heber sale in 1834 ” [ £52 to Edwards]

449 Job india proofs

450 Job

1910 April 21-22

Hodgson, Catalogue (London, 1910) <Bodley>

246 Songs of Innocence [T], title page plus 26 plates, coloured, printed on one side only; bound in old russia, blind tooled sides, gilt inner border, early copy before the numbering of the plates, 7 ⅛ x 6 ⅛ [£47 to Edwards]

1910 July 18

James Tregaskis , Caxton Head Catalogue Number 689 (London, 1910) <Huntington Library>

251 "Edmund Pitts", Blake after Earle , £1.5.0

252 Scott, Poetical Works (1782) , £1.5.0

254 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper , £1.1.0

1910 November

Charles Meuel , Catalogue (London, 1910)

Rev. John Caspar Lavater (Anon.-Blake> <Essick 3J>, 6s

1910 [?November]

Maggs Bros, Catalogue 255 (London, 1910) <British Museum>

513 Songs of Innocence and of Experience [b], 54 plates, printed in red, "sq. post 8vo", bound in full morocco, gilt, edges gilt, watermark 1831, £ 15.15.0

1910 December 1

Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge , Catalogue of valuable and interesting Books and Manuscripts (London, 1910) <Yale>

T he property of a lady [ Mrs William Dobinson [313] ],

the great-grand daughter of Thomas Chevalier [1767-1824],

"the friend of Blake"

125   B LAKE (W.)  “A Manuscript Book, written by members of the Chevalier family, containing two prints by Blake in monochrome, probably of illustrations to the Prophetic Books, a Drawing in chalk by G. Richmond, an A.L.s. 4 pp. from Mrs. Lynn Linton, etc.; a small framed print in monochrome, by W. Blake, of the illustration to the ‘Argument of the Daughters of Albion’—The Soul stepping on a floweret takes the adieu of the Flesh; and an engraved Portrait of Thomas Chevalier (3) [314] [ £ 3.3.0]

126 A pencil sketch of the lower half of a man's face, in profile inscribed "Drawn by Mr. Blake to shew me what Fuseli's mouth was when a young man" < Butlin #802 1, "Two Sketches of Fuseli, Profile and Full face" > and sketches by Blake < #80, "Two Sketches of a Swordsman Standing Over His Defeated Opponent" > , from memory after his death probably by George Richmond [ £ 3 to Tregaskis ]

127 "Job" (1793) <Essick 2D > and "Ezekiel" <Essick 3C > [ £33 to W.E. Moss]

1910 December

Maggs Bros , Catalogue 263 (London, 1910)

35 Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims <Essick 13> , "with margins", £ 11.11.0

1910

Maggs Bros, Catalogue 135 (London, 1910)

Descriptive Catalogue (C)

1911 March 7-10

§Anderson Auction Company , Rare and Fine Books Including a Portion of the Library of A. Fontours Xavier Minister from Brazil to Central America and Cuba with Choice Duplicates from a Private Library in Brooklyn (N.Y., 1911) <Grolier Club>

Includes "Aesop's and Gay's Fables Illustrated by William Blake".

1911 April 10

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1910) <Christie, Fitzwilliam Museum>

Collection of Sir Charles Wentworth Dilke , deceased

125 "The Stoning of Achan" < Butlin #446, "The Blasphemer" > [ £ 48.6.0 to Miss Carthew]

126 "Christ Crucified Between the Two Thieves" < #494 > [ £28.7.0 to Parsons]

127 "The Vision of Queen Katharine" < #548 > [£52.10.0 to Sydney Cockerell (for the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum)]

128 "Satan Tormenting Job" < #807, "Satan Smiting Job with Sore Boils" > , collections of Richmond and Locker [£157.10.0 to Carfax]

1911 April 24 ff

Anderson Auction Company , No . 905 Catalogue of The Library of Robert Hoe of New York.  Illuminated Manuscripts, Incunabula, Historical Bindings, Early English Literature, Rare Americana, French Illustrated Books, Eighteenth Century English Authors, Autographs, Manuscripts, Etc. Part I--A to K ( N.Y., 1911) < Bodley , Princeton, New York Public Library, Victoria University in the University of Toronto >

Second Day

389 Poetical Sketches [ C ] , "Full citron levant morocco, inlaid border, with ornamental corner pieces on each side, gilt edges by The Club Bindery" "P RESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR , with autograph inscription on the title 'To Charles Tulk, Esq. from William Blake.'" [$725 to the Huntington Library ]

390 Songs of Innocence I paid [ I ], "17 leaves ... colored by hand.  8vo, original calf, with centre ornament on each side, in case" ; "The coloring ... is most delicate pale blue and light green predominating" .  Lists plates in order.  "Formerly in the possession of John Linnell.  A note by Mr. Hoe says, ' £ 4.4.0 for this book.  R.H. " [$700 to G.D. Smith (for the Huntington Library ) ]

391 The Marriage of Heaven and Hell [ C ], "24 engraved pages. [315] Royal 8vo (6 in. x 4 in.), contemporary tree calf gilt" ; plates listed in order, including the blank pages.  "The coloring is exceedingly delicate, blue and green predominating" [$3,500]

392 Songs of Experience 25 plates colored by the Artist [ N ], " . 8vo, full maroon morocco, richly ornamented sides, gilt edges" , "wanting the frontispiece and the 'Voice of Ancient Bard'" [pl. 2, 54 ] lists the plates in order "the versos being blank" [$700]

393 Milton [ B ], "45 pages", "4to, original calf (back skilfully repaired), in case", quotes Muir about this copy; pl. [15] is reproduced [$9,000]

394 Job , " ALL BRILLIANT IMPRESSIONS, PROOFS ON INDIA PAPER. Folio, half crimson crushed levant morocco, ENTIRELY UNCUT by The Club Bindery the original label laid in" [$210]

395 Blair, The Grave (1808), “ P ROOFSON I NDIA P APER; L ARGE P APER (measuring 16 ¾ in. x 13 in.).  Folio, full brown levant morocco, ALL EDGES ENTIRELY UNCUT , by The Club Bindery." [$125]

396 Lavater, Aphorisms on Man (1788) "W ILLIAM B LAKE'S OWN COPY WITH NUMEROUS MS. ANNOTATIONS THROUGHOUT [316] IN HIS AUTOGRAPH , and his name on the title and on the first page ", some annotations quoted , binding "well-worn" [$1,525 to the Huntington Library ]

397 Letter of 27 November 1805, "3 pp., small 4to" [$180]

1911 May 1-2

Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, Catalogue of Books & Manuscripts Comprising the Property of a Gentleman.  Including Valuable Works in French Literature in Fine Bindings ... the Property of a Lady including First Edition of the Writings of Matthew Arnold, William Blake ... the Second Folio of Shakespeare ... Early Works on Aeronautics ... Works Illustrated by Cruikshank ... (London:  Dryden Press, J. Davy and Sons, 1911) <Bodley>

Second Day

The Property of a Lady

321 Poetical Sketches [L],title page, advertisement, 70 pp., contemporary straight grained red morocco, gilt, gilt edges [ £ 49 to Quaritch]

323 Descriptive Catalogue [M], "each leaf inlaid, brown levant morocco gilt, inside dentelles, g.e., by F. Bedford"[£10.5 . 0 to Tregaskis]

1911 May 9

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1911) <Christie>

55 Songs of Innocence [K], from C.W. Dilke, 27 pages, coloured [ £ 250 to Tenn e nt , withdrawn ]

1911 May

E. Parsons, Catalogue ( London, 1911)

"Jeroboam and the Man of God" < Butlin #460 > , £ 45

"'The Death Chamber', Possible Sketch for 'Je ru salem', Plate 25" < #564 >

1911 July 27

Sotheby, Wilkinson, and Hodge , Catalogue of Valuable Books, Autograph Letters and Illuminated and Other Manuscripts (London, 1911) <British Library>

It includes property of Robert Ross.  W.A. White apparently bought from this catalogue D.G. Rossetti's 60 pp. of additions to Gilchrist.

1911 October 7

Henry Young & Sons , Catalogue (Liverpool, 1911)

"Morning Amusement" and "Evening Amusement", in colours

1911 October 27

Anderson Auction Company , Selections from the Important Private Library of a Brooklyn Collector [ Alfred T. White, brother of W.A. White ] < American Antiquarian Society >

17 Salzmann, Elements of Morality , tr. Mary Wollstonecraft, Third Edition (1792), 3 vols., 12m o , calf, gilt inside borders, gilt edges [$5]

18 America [D] , 18 plates " PRINTED IN BLUE INK ", with the "Preludium", "Folio, half dark green morocco, gilt edges" , title page reproduced [$625]

1911 October

E. Parsons , Catalogue ( London, 1911)

"Christ Crucified Between the Two Thieves" < Butlin #494 > , £ 60

1911 [?October]

Maggs Bros , Catalogue 268 (London, 1911) <British Library>

35 Songs of Innocence [T], 29 plates including "The Little Girl Lost and Found" [pl. 34-36], printed on one side only, post 8vo, full russia, not numbered [ £ 1 10] [317]

[1911 November?]

Maggs Bros , Catalogue 71 [?271] (London, (1911?)]

Poetical Sketches [G], £32.10.0 (p. 31) [318]

1911 December

Maggs Bros , Catalogue 277 (London, 1911)

179 Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims <Essick 14> [third state], reproduction, £ 38

1911

Dr A.S.W. Rosenbach , Catalogue #23 Collected Catalogues of Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach (1911) < > [319]

11 "Hymn to the Nativity" < Butlin # 542 1-6 > , six watercolours, bound in green morocco, g.e. [no price]

1911

Henry Young & Sons , Booksellers, Catalogue (Liverpool, 1911)

"Morning Amusement" and "Evening Amusement" <Essick 7>, in colours, ₤ 47

1912 January 8-12

Anderson Auction Company , C a talogue of the Library of Robert Hoe of New York ... Part II--A to K (N.Y., 1912) <Bodley, Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

452 Songs of Innocence [A] "With Mr. Hoe's note that this copy was given by Blake to his physician" [$665 to Graham]

453 Job

1912 January 29

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1912)

[Lt.-Col. H.S. Drummond of Blair Drummond]

100 "Baptism of Christ" < Butlin # 475 > [ £ 30 to Dunthorne]

101 “The Ghost of Samuel Appearing to Saul” < #458 > [ £ 30 to Dunthorne]

102 “A Study” < #878 > with “The Bowman” < #336, “Hyperion, Study for Gray’s ‘ Poems ’” > [ £10 to Graham Robertson]

1912 February 5

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1912)

Property of Sir Hugh Gilzean Reid

122 "The Evangelist" < Butlin #772, "The Prophet Isaiah Foretelling the Crucifixion and the Ascension" > , design for the unprinted woodblock, with Palmer’s letter [ £ 3.13.6 to Spencer]

1912 March 16

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1912) <Christie>

2 "St Paul Preaching at Athens" < Butlin # 507 > [ £31.10.0 to Parsons]

3 "Betrayal of Christ" < # 491, "Judas Betrays Him" > [£52.10.0 to Maggs]

4 "The Wise and Foolish Virgins" < #478, "The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins" > [£35.14.0 to Sabin]

5 "The Angel of Revelation" < # 518, "'And the Angel Which I Saw Lifted Up His Hand to Heaven'" > [£47.16 to Sabin]

6 Six designs for Milton, "On the Morning of Christ's Nativity" < # 452 1-6 > [ £336 to Sabin]

1912 March 25

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1912)

Three Falling Figures < Butlin #256 > [£35.14.0 to Carfax]

1912 April 15-19

Anderson Auction Co , Catalogue of the Library of Robert Hoe Part III--A-K (N.Y., 1912) <Bodley, Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

376 Chaucer, Prologue (1812), Beckford copy

378 Dante engravings

1912 April 25

Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge , Catalogue of the Valuable Collection of Autograph Letters and Historical Documents, the Property of C.J. Tovey , Esq ... including ... William Blake ... (London, 1912) <British Library>

10 Letter of [May 109], "2 pp. 4to, ” partly quoted [ £14 to Maggs]

1912 April 25

Platt , Catalogue (1912)

Property of Richard Johnson

702 Sketch for "Non Angli sed Angeli" < Butlin #56 > , "Macbeth and the Ghost of Banquo" < #154 > , Sketch for Urizen Grave pl. 22: Urizen in Fetters < #231 > , The Fall of Fair Rosamund < # 607 > , sketch for an alternative title page for Blair's < #614 > , "The Soul Hovering Over the Body reluctantly Parting with Life" for Blair's Grave < #625 > , sketches for "The Bard" < #656 > , not described < #822, sketch for "The Six-Footed Serpent Attacking Agnolo Brunelleschi" > , A Young Woman Reclining on a Couch, Writing in a Book < #147 ? > , and 8 others < including Butlin #656, Sketches for “The Bard” ; #374 Landscape , and others [ £11.11.0 to A.G.B. Russell]

1912 June 17-18

Sotheby , Catalogue of R.A. Potts (London, 1912)

Second Day

236 "Job" (1793)<Essick 2B> [ £21 to Colnaghi]

237 "Ezekiel" <Essick 2A> [£21 to Colnaghi]

238 Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims <Essick 15> [ £ 8.8.0 to E. Parsons]

239 Portrait of Lavater [11s to Clay]

240 "'Christ the Mediator':  Christ Pleading Before the Father for St. Mary Magdalene" < Butlin #429 > [ £ 71 to Parsons]

1912 June 27

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1912)

103 "The Idle Laundress" and "The Industrious Cottager" <Essick 4>, both printed in colours [ £ 52.10.0 to Pollard]

108 "The Idle Laundress" and "The Industrious Cottager" <Essick E7>, one printed in colours [ ₤ 8.18.6 to Jackson]

1912 July 15

Sotheby , Catalogue of the Late Wm Harcourt Hooper [of London] (London, 1912) <Bodley>

213 "Nurse's Song" [pl. 24] from Songs of Innocence , coloured, framed, and glazed [ £7.5.0 to Maggs]

1912 July 29-30

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1912)

169 Visionary head of a bearded man, perhaps Christ < Butlin #758 > [17s to Parsons]

170 Allegorical Study < #876 > “by William Blake, vouched by Fred. Tatham” [£1.8.0 to Parsons]

1912 July-August

Maggs Brothers , No. 293 Rare and Interesting Autograph Letters Signed Documents and Manuscripts (London, 1912) <Detroit Public Library >

2,890 Letter of [May 1809], 2 pp., 4to, some text quoted, reproduced in Plate 1,£35

1912 July

Maggs Brothers , Catalogue 294 (London, 1912)

8 “Judas Betrays Him” < Butlin #491 > , reproduction, £105

1912 September 9

James Tregaskis , Caxton Head Catalogue Number 729 (London, 1912) <Huntington Library>

69 Seven Blake's copy engravings in a small scrap book from the W.B. Scott collection, including both prints from the 1805 Fuseli Shakespeare, Hayley, Cowper, the "weather house", [Darwin, Fuseli], "Fertilization of Egypt" , £5.5.0

1912 October 7

James Tregaskis , Caxton Head Catalogue Number 730 (London, 1912) <Huntington Library>

84 Gay, Fables , 2 vols. (1793) , £2.12.6

85 Hayley, Ballads (1805) , £2.2.0

86 Robert Blair, The Grave , folio (1808), engraved title page , £2.12.6

1912 October

Bernard Quaritch , Catalogue 318  A Catalogue of Books in English Literature and History Part I (London, 1912) <Huntington Library >

"To the Queen", watercolour for Blair's Grave

1912 November 8

Stanislaus Vincent Henkels , Catalogue No. 1068 Valuable Autograph Letters and Historical Documents belonging to Charles J. Turner , Dec'd (1912) <American Antiquarian Society>

554 Letter of 18 March 1827 [$20 to "Manning per Brownback[?]"

1912 November 18

James Tregaskis , Catalogue Number 733 (London, 1908) <Huntington Library>

65 Letter of 1 April 1800 to Hayley , £18.18.0

1912 December 2-4

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1912) <British Library>

Fourth Day

849 Descriptive Catalogue [E], morocco [ £4 to Quaritch]

852 Malkin, Memoirs , with the autograph on the fly-leaf of "Edward Fitzgerald, London, June, 1843"

914 Job on india paper [£21 to Keynes]

1912 December 16

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1912)

96 “Male and Female Figures at an Altar” < Butlin #565, “The Death Chamber”, possible sketch for Jerusalem pl. 25 > [ £ 4.4.0 to Parsons]

1912 December 17

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1912)

152 "M rs Q" <Essick 1 7> [ £ 35 to Agnew]

1912 December 19

Sotheby , Catalogue of Anthony Bacon Drury Butts [grandson of Thomas Butts] (London, 1912)

128 “Blake’s Chaucer:  An Original Engraving” [B] [£10.10.0 to Quaritch]

1912 December 20

Sotheby , Catalogue of Thomas Woolner (London, 1912)

97 "Job and his Comforters" < Butlin #163, "The Complaint of Job" > [£17 to Tregaskis]

1912

James Tregaskis , Caxton Head Catalogue Number 720 (London, 1912) <Huntington Library>

80 Letter of 1 April 1800 to Hayley , £18.18.0

1913 January

James Tregaskis , Caxton Head Catalogue (London, 1913)

"The Complaint of Job" < Butlin #163 >

1913 February 20

Sotheby , C atalogue of R.A. Potts , of St James Terrace, N.W. (London, 1913) < Bodley >

59 America Europe [Q] , 18 engraved leaves, with [L], 17 engraved leaves, "in 1 vol. calf "folio "; " [ £66 to Sabin]

60 Dante

64 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), coloured [ V ] [ £50 to Maggs]

65 There is No Natural Religion wanting ll. [F]," ORIGINAL EDITION ", 8 leaves engraved and coloured, "( 1, 5 and as issued 9 [pl. a2, a 5-6] ) )" [£13 to Tregaskis]

71 Poetical Sketches from p [K] , " . 49 to the end, p. in 70, facsimile, calf gilt g.e. " [£8.5.0 to Dobell]

72 Hayley, Designs to a Series of Ballads (1802), Ballads I-III

78 Mrs Trimmer , A New Series of Prints ( 1 805), "plates engraved by W. Blake"

1913 February

James Tregaskis , Caxton Head Catalogue (London, 1913)

70 "Morning "and "Evening Amusement" <Essick 4>, £17.17.0

1913 April 14-15

Anderson Galleries , Catalog ue of C.G. Balmanno of Brooklyn and William Shaw Tiffany (N.Y., 1913) <Harvard>

Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803)

1913 April 21

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1913)

Collection of Sir Lionel Phillips

11 "Fete Champêtre, after Watteau, by W. Blake <Essick 5>, a pair, ovals, in colours" [£31.10.0 to Sand]

1913 July 2

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1913)

Collection of the late Mr. Vaughan of Brighton

97* "Morning Amusement and Evening Amusement <Essick 6>, ... a pair, ovals, in red, one an open-letter proof, both with full untrimmed margins" [£29 to Maggs]

98 "a similar lot <Essick 4>, a pair, cut to the ovals" [£6.5.0 to Meatyard]

1913 July 3

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1913)

the stock of the late Mr. Vaughan of Brighton"

269 "Industrious Cottager" <Essick 1 > , "in brown" [₤12 to Maggs]

1913 July 4

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1913)

402 "M rs Q" <Essick 18 > with "Windsor Castle" [ £ 76 to Knoedler]

1913 July 8

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1913)

51 "Industrious Cottager" <Essick 2 > , "printed in colours" [₤32 to B.L. Dighton]

103 "Morning Amusement" and "Evening Amusement" <Essick 7>, "in colours" [£23.2.0 to Young]

"the stock of the late Mr. Vaughan of Brighton"

269 "The Idle Laundress", "in brown" [ £12 to Maggs]

1913 August

F.R. Meatyard , Catalogue (1913)

223 "Morning Amusement" and "Evening Amusement" <Essick 4>, both in "red" with "slight margins", £10.10.0

1913 September

Henry Young & Sons , Catalogue (Liverpool, 1913)

72 "Morning Amusement" and "Evening Amusement" <Essick 7>, colour printed and cut to the oval image, £47

1913 September 15

James Tregaskis , Caxton Head Catalogue Number 747 (London, 1913) <Huntington Library>

108 Gay, Fables , 2 vols. (1793) , £2.12.6

109 Robert Blair, The Grave , folio (1808), engraved title page , £2.12.6

1913 October

Maggs Bros , Catalogue 315 (London, 1913)

232 "Morning Amusement" and "Evening Amusement" , reproduction of "Morning Amusement" <Essick 6>, "in red ... with large margins", £45

1913 November 24-26

Sotheby , Catalogue of the property of Lady Brooke of Armitage Bridge , Huddersfield (London, 1913) <British Library>

First Day

62 [ For Children: The Gates of Paradise ] [C] < Butlin #201A > , front is piece, title page and 16 plates, half calf, inscribed in Beckford's hand as a present from H.G. Bohn in 1835 [£91 to Spencer]

[1913?]

Ellis & Elvey , Catalogue 120 (London, [1913?])

Young, Night Thoughts (1797), coloured [H], £45

1913

A.S.W. Rosenbach , Catalogue #38:  Catalogue of Rare and Important Books and Manuscripts in English Literature Collected Catalogues of Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach (1913) < >

61 "Hymn to the Nativity" < Butlin # 542 1-6 > , 6 watercolours, $9,500

1914 January 28-30

Sotheby , Catalogue of books "formed during the past 40 years by Mr John Pearson " "sold in consequence of declining health" (London, 1914) <Bodley>

62 Job , "John Flaxman's copy, with his autograph on the fly- leaf, also ... the initials of J. Linnell", "purchased at Flaxman's sale at Christies" [£15.10.0 to Maggs]

1914 March 20

Christie , Catalogue of T.G. Arthur (London, 1914) <Christie>

51 Samson and Delilah < Butlin #453, " Samson Breaking His Bonds" > [£23.2.0 to Tregaskis]

52 Lucifer showing the Pope Hell < #287, "Lucifer and the Pope in Hell:  'The Lord Hath Broken the Staff of the Wicked" > <Essick 1B> [£14.14.0 to Sabin]

1914 April 16

Anderson Galleries , Catalog ue of the William Nelson Collection "with important additions" (London, 1914) <British Library>

55 Letter of 4 December 1804, partly quoted [$275 to Mrs Breckenridge Long]

1914 April 27

James Tregaskis , Caxton Head Catalogue 75 0 (London, 1914)

808 Letter of 1 April 1800

1914 May 16

Anderson Galleries , Catalog ue (N.Y., 1914)

Letter of 4 December 1804, quoted

1914 June 30-July 2

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1914) <Bodley>

43 [William Roscoe], The Butterfly's Ball The Peacock (1807) and its sequel [C.A. Dorset], " at-Home " coloured plates (1807), 1 vol., morocco, " [mistakenly] ascribed to W. Blake " [£1.11.0 to Sessler ]

1914 July 1-3

Hodgson , Catalogue (London, 1914) <British Library>

Second Day

528 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), with explication, coloured [Q], original boards, back defective, uncut [£46 to Dobell]

1914 July 15-17

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1914) <Bodley>

First Day

44 Watson, Apology , with Blake's notes

45 Descriptive Catalogue [D], brown morocco, extra inside borders with gilt dentelles, g.e., by F. Bedford [£24.10.0 to G.D. Smith]

46 Poetical Sketches [I] , "title torn and mended, crushed red levant morocco extra, gilt line frame and borders with fleurons at corners, gilt back, inside border of gilt dentelles, g.t. other edges uncut, by Lortic fr è res" [ £56 to G.D. Smith]

260 [ For the Sexes: The Gates of Paradise ] [ F ], title page, frontispiece, 17 plates, with Tatham's note about Bird and Catherine's funeral [ £7 2 to G.D. Smith]

Third Day

Property of Thomas Glen Arthur

848 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), coloured copy [I] , with "proof print of a large head inserted" [Essick, Separate Plates , p. 170:  "Head of a Damned Soul in Dante's Inferno"] and Night Thoughts p. 11, variant text printed on vellum , water colour copy of the design < Butlin #334, "probably not by Blake" > [ £83 to G.D. Smith]

1914 July

Bernard Quaritch , No. 332 A Catalogue of Works Dealing with Geography, Voyages and Travels chiefly concerning America, Africa, and Australia with some books on the Natural History and Languages of those Continents (London, 1914) <Huntington Library >

932 Stedman, Surinam calf gilt (1796), " ", £1.5.0

933 "the same ... LARGE PAPER , with maps and plates in two 80 states many coloured), engraved by Blake, Bartolozzi, etc.; ( the title and several plates inlaid, otherwise a fine and perfect copy; red morocco gilt, marbled edges, by Kalth œ ber; from the Beckford library ", £14.14.01914

1914

Maggs Brothers , Catalogue 325 (London, 1914) <British Library>

254 Songs of Innocence and of Experience Innocence [d], General Title, title, Experience W. Pickering title, plus 39 plates (42 in all), "Printed from the Original Copperplates of 1789-94.  Post 8vo, morocco gilt.  London, , 1839"; "These plates were struck off the original copperplates some years previous to the work.  The [ Pickering ] volume itself was issued without plates" [£12.12.0]

2,126 Letter of [May 1809], £35

[1914?]

William Ward, A List of Choice and Rare Engravings (chronologically Arranged), Drawings & Books by J.M.W. Turner ... and Prof Ruskin ... Also a few Miscellaneous Works by Thomas Gainsborough, William Blake, Paul Sandby ... Collected and for Sale by William Ward, 2 Church Terrace, Richmond, Surrey ([London]:  Printed by Strangeways & Sons, [?19 1 4])

1 Sketch for "Tiriel Denouncing His Sons and Daughters" < Butlin #199 > , £8.8.0.

1915 February

Lowe Brothers, C atalogue (Birmingham, 1915)

Descriptive Catalogue [ D ] [ 7s 6d ]

110 "Joseph of A rimathea Among the Rocks of Albion" [ E ], with plates from Experience Songs [ (g 2 ?]

1915 February

Bernard Quaritch , Catalogue 335 (London, 1915) [Quaritch]

4,511 Songs of Innocence [C] on 34 leaves, 31 of them coloured by Blake, in green Levant morocco, inlaid with light brown leather by F. Bedford, top edge gilt, others uncut, "executed for Samuel Rogers", first three leaves printed on one side only , the rest on both sides, gives the order , £220 [320]

1915 May 13-14

Anderson Galleries , The Collection of the Late Hon. John Boyd Thacher of Albany, N.Y., English Autographs, Famous Women and Musicians, Part V:  Letters A to E (N.Y., 1915)

Under "Celebrities" is "William Blake".  I know nothing more of this.

1915 July 1

Sotheby , Catalogue of the library of Mrs H. Millar (London, 1915)

371 The Children Cousins < Butlin #143, "The Children Cozens (or Cousins)" > [ £2.5.0 to Tregaskis]

1915 July 19

James Tregaskis , Caxton Head Catalogue Number 770 (London, 1915) <Huntington Library>

89 "Jephthah Met by His Daughter" < Butlin # 451, untraced > , pencil sketch , £31.10.0

90 "The River of Oblivion" < Butlin #804 > , pencil drawing , £31.10.0

91 "Procession of Monks Met by Three Women" < #100 > , pen drawing , £7.7.0

92 Wit's Magazine (1784), 1 print , 12s 6d

93 Robert Blair, The Grave , folio (1808), engraved title page , £2.12.6

94 "The Morning Amusements of her Royal Highness [and] A Lady in the full Dress", engraved by Blake after Stothard (1782) [from The Ladies New and Polite Pocket Memorandum-Book, for the Year of Our Lord 1783 (1782)] , £2.2.0

96 Blair, The Grave (1813), quarto , £2.2.0

98 Fuseli, Lectures (1801), bound with the 1820 series , £1.5.0

99 Hayley, Ballads (1805) [not the same as in 7 Oct 1912, l ot 85] , £4.4.0

100 Hayley, Ballads (1805) [not the same as in 7 Oct 1912, l ot 85] (£3.3.0)

101 Malkin, A Father's Memoirs (1806) [not the same as in 11 Oct 1909] , £2.10.0

103 Salzmann, Elements of Morality , the plates only, mounted in an album from the W.B. Scott Collection , £3.3.0

104 Scott, Poetical Works (1782) [not the same as in 18 July 1910] , £1.7.6

105  Scott, Poetical Works (1782) [as in 18 July 1910] (£1.5.0)

107 Young, Night Thoughts ("1795", i.e., 1797] , £12

108 Wit's Magazine (1784) , £4.4.0

112 Wollstonecraft, Original Stories (1791) , £3.3.0

1915 August 16

James Tregaskis , Caxton Head Catalogue Number 771 (London, 1915) <Huntington Library>

53 Recto/verso pen and ink drawings attributed to Blake < Butlin #143, "The Children Cozens (or Cousins)" >, £17.17.0

1915

Lowe Brothers , Catalogue (Manchester, 1915)

110 "Joseph of Arimathea Among the Rocks of Albion" <Essick 2E>, with plates (not identified) from Songs of Experience

1915

James Tregaskis , Caxton Head Catalogue (London, 1915)

160 "The Children Cousins" < Butlin #143 > , £ 17.10.0

1916 January 20

Hodgson , Catalogue (London, 1916) <British Library>

258 Dante

259 Job

260 Blair, The Grave (1808)

261 Cumberland, Thoughts on Outline (1796)

264 Milton pl. 38 [ £3.5.0] [321]

1916 March 15-17

Sotheby , Catalogue of Valuable Autograph Letters and Hist orical Manuscripts Comprising The Property of Major C.H. Simpson (deceased), 15, Queen's S q uare, Bath, including ... Fine Letters from W. Blake ... [and the Properties of] Miss Nelke Frank Ward ... and Other Pro [and] p erties (London, 1916) <British Library>

First Day

33 Letter of 18 January 1808 [A], "4 pp. 4to", partly quoted [£51 to G.D. Smith]

1916 March 29-31

Anderson Galleries , Beautiful Bindings, Rare and Fine Books, Autograph Letters:  Being Duplicates and Selections from the Famous Libraries of Mr. Henry E. Huntington of New York and Mr. William K. Bixby of St. Louis with an important consignment of plate books from the estate of Mr. E. Dwight Church formerly of Brooklyn (N.Y., 1916) < Huntington Library >

Day 1 is Huntington, Days 2-5 are Bixby, Church is Day 5, l ots 976-1141, "mainly from the Locker-Lampson Library".

983 Dante on india paper, cloth, "plates a little foxed".  "Laid in is an ORIGINAL DRAWING OF THE PLAGUE done by Blake in pencil, one of the compositions given by Palgrave in his article on Blake in the 'Quarterly Review'". [322]

1916 April 6-8, 10-15, 17-19, 26-28

Christie , Red Cross and St John sale (London, 1916) <Christie>

2,098 Job [ £11.0.6 to Parsons]

2,099 Visions of the Daughters of Albion [O], 11 plates, coloured, book-plate of W. Field, MS note by Crabb Robinson, presented by Miss Field [£210 to Carthew]

1916 June 23

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1916) <Christie>

52 “ The Resurrection ” < Butlin #502 > [£84 to Carfax]

1916 July 17-20

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1916) <Bodley>

349 The Elephant's Ball and Grand Fete C h ampetre The Butterfly's Ball , intended as a Companion to , " with plates by W. 6 Blake, in his peculiar style of engraving on zinc " (J. Harris, 1807) [323] [£1.5.0 to Giles]

1916 November 7-8

Sotheby , Catalogue of the John Pearson Library (London, 1916) <Bodley>

40 Poetical Sketches [H], blank leaf at end, green levant morocco extra, richly gilt, tooled back and sides, gilt top, rest uncut, Roger Payne style by F. Bedford [ £51 to Dobell ]

41 Songs of Innocence [D], printed on two sides, coloured for Flaxman, signed "A. Flaxman", sold at Flaxman sale at Christies [1 July 1828]; citron levant morocco, inlaid with green morocco, sides and back decorated with rich gold tooling; gilt edges by F. Bedford, in brown morocco case; used by Muir for his facsimile [£205 to Sawyer]

42 Watercolour of nude figures led captive by a devil; head of a marine monster with figure in its mouth [neither in Butlin]

1916 November 28

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1916)

Stock of Frederick Pollard

309 "The Idle Laundress" and "The Industrious Cottager" <Essick 4> [ £ 77.14.0 to Ellis Smith]

1916 December 22

Christie , Catalogue of Arnold Hall (London, 1926) <Christie>

5 "War Unchained" < Butlin #195, "War" > [ £110.5.0 to Maggs]

1916

A.S.W. Rosenbach , Catalogue 17 (1916)

61 Milton, “On the Morning of Christ’s Nativity” < Butlin #542, the Butts set > , $9,500

1916

Rosenbach , Catalogue A Remarkable Collection of Rare and Choice Books Manuscripts and Autograph Letters [18] (Philadelphia, 1916) <Huntington Library >

17 Watercolours for Comus America, , plus, apparently, designs for Dante, The Inferno The Grave , Blair's , "etc., etc." [324] in two morocco folio cases, $29,000

1916

Rosenbach , Catalogue 24 ( Philadelphia, 1916) <Huntington Library >

7 [As in Catalogue 18]

1917 January 8

Anderson Galleries , Catalogue (N.Y., 1917)

Collection of Frederic R. Halsey

163 "M rs Q" <Essick 20 > , trimmed within the plate mark , reproduced [$395]

1917 February 26

Anderson Galleries , Catalogue (N.Y., 1917)

Collection of Frederic R. Halsey

20 Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims <Essick E17> , "final state" [$32.50]

1917 March 21-22

Messrs. Hodgson & Co. , A Catalogue of Rare Books and Engravings ...Autograph Letters, & c. (including ... a long letter from Wm. Blake) ... (London, 1917) <British Library>

First Day

168 Letter of 30 January 1803, partly quoted, " 4 pp. inlaid on 2 folio sheets, with a fine etched letter Proof of the Portrait engraved by Schiavonetti after Phillips, on India paper " [ £31 to Dobell]

1917 March 22-24,26-31, April 2-5

Christie , Red Cross and St John sale (London, 1917) <Christie>

5 April 1917

1,987 Marriage of Heaven and Hell [ F ] , 27 plates coloured, morocco, g ilt edges, given by F.P. Osmast on [ £350 to Stevens-Brown]

1917 July 25-27

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1917) <Bodley>

Third Day

The Late Rev. Stopford A. Brooks

788 Burger, Leonora

789 Virgil, Pastorals (1821)

790 Miscellaneous Blake prints (only Cowper is named)

791 There is No Natural Religion [E], 8 leaves (wanting the third, fourth, tenth, and perhaps the title page), coloured, printed on one side only, "loose in original embossed and coloured paper wrappers, preserved in maroon roan slip case" [£38 to Tregaskis]

792 Subject resembling the Ecstacy of Mary Magdalen [ Songs pl. a] , printed in reddish brown

793 "The Man Sweeping the Interpreter's Parlour " <Essick 2L > [ £ 8 to Tregaskis]

794 "The Hiding of Moses" [ Remember Me ! ([1824])

795 Jerusalem page beginning chapter 2 [pl. 28 ], printed reddish- brown, 6⅛ x 4", "on a sunk mount"

798 Young, Night Thoughts (1797)

799 Blair, The Grave (1808)

1917 July 31

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1917)

Engravings in Colours from the superb collection

of the late T.J. Barratt , Esq., of Bell Moor, Hampshire

41 "The Idle Laundress" and "The Industrious Cottager" [ £ 49 to F.B. Daniell]

1917 July

Bernard Quaritch, No. 349 A Catalogue of Rare and Valuable Books including works on Africa, America, Australia, Bibles, Bibliography, Classics, English History and Literature, European History and Literature, Fine Arts, Natural History, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Numismata, Occult Sciences, Palæography, Periodicals and Transactions of Learned Societies, Philately, Political Economy, Sports and a selection of Important New Books (London, 1917) <Huntington Library >

471 Blair, The Grave hf bd (1808), " ., UNCUT To this copy has been added a facsimile, by William Muir of the original dedicatory plate 'To the Queen'", £3.15.0

William Muir's Facsimiles of the Works of William Blake (No. 473 ff.)

1917 [July]

James Tregaskis , Caxton Head Catalogue (London, 1917) <Fitzwilliam Museum> [325]

113 "Jephthah met by his Daughter" < Butlin # 451 > , from "Miss Denham [ i.e., Denman ], to whom it was come from her uncle John Flaxman", £31.10.0

114 "The River of Oblivion" < # 804, sketch for "The Sea of Time and Space" > , from "Miss Denham", £31.10.0

115 "Procession of Monks Met by Three Women" < # 100 > , from "Miss Denham", £7.7.0

116 "The Temple of Mirth" from The Wit's Magazine

1917 October 15

James Tregaskis , Caxton Head Catalogue 796 (London, 1917) < Biblioteca La Solana , Huntington Library >

From the Stopford A. Brooke collection

1 Thornton's Virgil, wood engravings mounted in an album [not the same as in 119 July 1909 catalogue] , £30

2 There is No Natural Religion [E], £52 [reduced in MS to £38]

3 Songs of Innocence and of Experience pl. a (tailpiece), £23 [reduced in MS to £11]

4 "The Man Sweeping" [2I, now Library of Congress] , £17

1917

James Tregaskis , Caxton Head Catalogue 786 (London, 1917) <Huntington Library>

46 "Jephthah Met by His Daughter" < Butlin # 451, untraced > , pencil sketch , £31.10.0

47 "The River of Oblivion" < #804 > , pencil drawing , £31.10.0

48 "Procession of Mo nks Met by Three Women" < #100 > , pen drawing ,  £7.7.0

49 Wit's Magazine (1784), 1 print , 12s 6d

50 Robert Blair, The Grave , folio (1808), engraved title page , £2 .12.6

52 Blair, The Grave (1813), quarto , £2.2.0

54 Cumberland, Thoughts on Outline (1796) (£3.10.0)

55   Hayley, Ballads (1805) [not the same as in 7 Oct 1912 ] 85] ,£4.4.0

56   Hayley, Ballads (1805) [not the same as in 7 Oct 1912 ] 85] ,£3.3.0

57    Lavater, Aphorisms (1789) ,17s 6d

58     Malkin, A Father's Memoirs (1806) [not the same as in 11 Oct 1909] ,£2.10.0

60     Salzmann, Elements of Morality , the plates only, mounted in an album from the W.B. Scott Collection) ,£3.3.0

61 Scott, Poetical Works (1782) [not the same as in 18 July 1910] ,£1.7.6

62 Scott, Poetical Works (1782) [as in 18 July 1910] ,£1.5.0

67 Wit's Magazine (1784) ,£4.4.0

68 Wollstonecraft, Original Stories (1791) ,£3.3.0

69 Young, Night Thoughts ("1795", i.e., 1797] ,£12

1917

James Tregaskis , Caxton Head Catalogue Number 787 (London, 1917) <Huntington Library>

169 Recto/verso pen and ink drawings attributed to Blake < Butlin #143, "The Children Cozens (or Cousins)" > ,£17.17.0

1918 February 4

James Tregaskis , Caxton Head Catalogue Number 800 (London, 1918) <Huntington Library>

55 Blake's letter to Hayley, 1 April 1800 , £18.18.0

1918 March 14

Walpole Galleries , Books, Autographs and Ex-Libris, including the Library of the Late William W. Phillips of New York City (N.Y., 1918)

It includes a painting by Blake. < Not in Butlin >

1918 March 15

Messrs. Christie, Manson & Woods , Catalogue of the John Linnell Collection of Highly Important Works by William Blake Obtained direct from the Artist ... which (by Order of the Trustees ) Will be Sold (London, 1918) < British Museum Print Room, Christie, National Library of Wales, Victoria University in the University of Toronto >

"The John Linnell Collection of Works by William Blake"

3 "The Man Sweeping the Interpreter's Parlour" [ £ 60 to Pickering]

5 Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims [326] plus three others not by Blake [ £ 26.5.0 to "Pausern" (?Palser)]

148 Dante drawings < # 8121-102 > [ £7,665 to Martin (for the National Art Collections Fund) ]

149 21 Job drawings < # 551 1-21 > [ £3,9 9 0 to F. Sabin]

150 Twenty-two reduced Job pencil facsimiles < # 557 1-60, sketchbook with 27 drawings for Job , including “List of Apostles”, #557 ii ] made by Blake to engrave from [ £504 to Carfax (for T.H. Riches) ]

151 Paradise Regained , 12 designs < # 544 1-12 > [ £2,205 to Carfax]

152 "The Creation of Eve " for Paradise Lost < # 537 2 > , duplicate [ £441 to Martin ]

153 "Satan Watching the Endearments of Adam and Eve" for Paradise Lost < # 537 1 > , duplicate [ £346.10.0 to Martin]

154 "Michael foretelling the crucifixion to Adam" for Paradise Lost < # 537 3 > , duplicate [ £399 to Carfax ]

155 "The Wise and Foolish Virgins" < # 479, "The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins" > [ £273 to Carfax ]

156 "The Hiding of Moses" < # 774, "Moses Placed in the Ark of the Bulrushes' "> [ £120.15.0 to Robson]

157 "Cain Fleeing from the Body of Abel" < # 664, "The Body of Abel Found by Adam and Eve" > [ £105 to Sabin]

158 "The Three Despondent Persons" [ Jerusalem pl. 51 ] , watercolour [ £73.10.0 to Martin]

159 "A Figure Chained to a Rock" < # 255, "Los and Orc" > [ £94.10.0 to Apsley Cherry-Garrard]

160 "The Agony in the Garden" < # 375, "probably only partly by Blake " > [ £183.15.0 to Agnews]

161 " The Book of Enoch", 5 designs < #827 1-5 > [ £26.5.0 to Parsons]

162 Fourteen Visionary Heads, including King John (2) < # 731, 733, the second a counter-proof > , Empress Maud < # 725 > , Wallace < # 734, "Edward I and William Wallace" > , David < # 698 > , Hotspur < # 745 > , Mahomet < # 720 > , Cassibelane < #716 > , &c < #728, 2 drawings of "Saladin and the Assassin"] < #730, "Faulconberg the Bastard" > [ £16.10.0 to Parsons]

163 Sixteen Visionary Heads, including Socrates < # 713 > ; Nebuchadnezzar < # 704, "Nebuchadnezzar Coin" > ; Richard Coeur de Lion < # 729 > ; Caractacus < # 696 36 > ; Solomon (3) < # 700-702 > ; Canute (2) < # 721-722 > ; Edward I < # 735, "Edward I (or III)" > ; Wat Tyler (2) < # 737-738, the second a replica > ; Owen Glendower (2) < # 743-744, the second a replica ] , &c < #741, "Wat Tyler's Daughter" , #746, "Friar Bacon and Gray, the Poet" > [ £ 42.2.0 to Parsons]

164 "Ghost of a Flea" < # 692 98 > , "Man who built the Pyramids" < # 752 > , "The Man who instructed Blake in his Dreams" < # 754 > and one more < # 755, "The Man Who Taught Blake Painting in his Dreams", replica > [ £54.12.0 to Miss Alice G.E. Carthew]

165 Seventeen Visionary Heads, including "Joseph and Mary in the room that they were seen in" < # 705 > ; "The Virgin Mary and the Sleeping Infant" < #408, Tracing of "The Virgin Hushing the Young Baptist, who Approaches the Sleeping Infant Jesus" > ; "Queen Eleanor" < # 726 > ; "Boadicea" < # 717 > ; "Uria" < # 699, "Uriah and Bathsheba", two heads in profile > ; "duplicates and impressions" < #407, "sketch for "The Virgin Hushin g the Young Baptist" ; < #688, portrait of John Linnell ; #703, "Job" ; #791, Caractacus, counterproof ; #748, "Old Parr When Young" ; #751, "Cancer", replica ; #768, "A Seated Nude Woman by a Window" ; #801, "Lady Torrens and Family, after John Linnell" ; #856, "A Reclining Young Man Pushing Back the Head of a Demon with His Left Hand " > [ £46.4.0 to Parsons]

166 "s ix grotesque h eads " inscribed "All Genius Varies Thus , Devils are Various, Angels are all Alike " < # 767, "nine grotesque or demoniac heads ..." > [ £16.16.0 to Maggs]

167 "Donald the Ha m merer" (2 versions) < # 782-783, the second a copy > , and "The Fiery Cross" (2 versions) < # 786-787 > [ £16.16.0 to Parsons ]

168 “ An Old Man" on crutches entering a tomb < # 632, studies for "Death's Door" in Blair's Grave > [ £54.12.0 to Sabin]

169 Six designs, portraits by Linnell of Blake and of Blake and John Varley

170 Linnell framed miniature of Blake in a dark dress [ £73.10.0 to Martin]

171 Head of Blake, death mask in plaster [ £44.2.0 to Martin]

172 America Europe [ O ] , 18 plates on 18 leaves, bound with [K] , 18 plates, coloured [ £787.10.0 to Carfax]

173 Blair, The Grave (1808)

174 Visions of the Daughters of Albion , engraved frontispiece [pl. 1 ], coloured < #264 > [ £52.10.0 to Martin]

175 Visions of the Daughters of Albion , heading of page 4 , "Wave Shadows of discontent" [pl. 7 ] < #265 > , engraved and coloured [ £17.17.0 to Martin]

176 Europe not design for title page [pl. 2 ] < #272 > , "including human figure given in the engraving" ; on the reverse is the full text and design for Jerusalem pl. 24, both engraved and coloured [ £23 . 2. 0 to Tregaskis]

177 "Unpublished Design for 'Europe'" of a Man at a Forge, with a woman and youth", engraved, coloured [ Urizen, pl. 21] < #281 > [ £94.10.0 to Martin]

178 Design for a prophetic book, "Arise O Rintrah", engraved and coloured [ Europe pl. 11] [to the Felton Bequest (for the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia )]

179 Dante, 7 proofs

180 Five similar sets, in portfolios

181 Five similar sets, loose without portfolios

182 Job , proofs, "original pink boards"

183 -187 Another copy each, as above

188 Twelve sets, unbound

189 Fifty sets, india paper, unbound

190 Parcel of pencil drawings and engravings; "A scene in the Last Judgment " ["The Accusers" (C) ] ; 18 Wedgwood prints; " Mirth " ; "Coin of Nebuchadnezzar and Head of Cancer", Nine plates to Gay, &c [ £54.12.0 to A. Martin (for the British Museum Print Room)]

191 The French Revolution [ £131.5.0 to G.D. Smith]

192 Illustrated manuscript copy of Genesis < #828 1 - 11 > [ £157.10.0 to G.D. Smith]

193 Hayley, Designs to a Series of Ballads , Eagle Ballad

194 Jerusalem [C] , 100 plates on 100 leaves, printed in black, bound in vellum [ £89 to Edwards]

195 Marriage of Heaven and Hell [H] , 27 plates printed on both sides of the page, coloured, bound in vellum [ £756 to Carfax (for T.H. Riches) ]

196 George Cumberland's card (3 impressions) [ £ 33 to A. Martin (for the British Museum Print Room)]

197 "A Song of Liberty" , 3 pp., Marriage of Heaven and Hell printed in black, on 4to paper [ L) ] pl. 25-27 , " " [ £11.11.0 to Tregaskis (for Frank Rinder [327] ) ]

198 " Another copy [M] , without printed in black, on the 8-line Chorus at the end, 8 vo paper " [ £8.18.6 to Treg a skis]

199 The Ghost of Abel On Homer's Poetry [B], [B], "Laocoon" (A) , all printed in black [ £37.16.0 to Quaritch (for Keynes) ]

200 The Ghost of Abel [C] [ £29.8.0 to Edwards]

201 Songs of Innocence and of Experience 12 [X] , 54 plates on 54 leaves, " mo form , on 4to paper", coloured , quotation by Weale, inscribed from Linnell to John Linnell Jr, "modern half morocco" [ £735 to Dighton ]

202 "The Man Sweeping the Interpreter's House" [ £ 35.14.0 to Martin]

203 There is No Natural Religion All Religions are One [ ( A ) ] , 10 plates, printed in black, within a five-line border, lists the plates, quarto, unbound, quite distinct from the plates in the Muir facsimile [ £83 to G.D. Smith (for the Huntington Library ) ]

204 Thornton, The Lord's Prayer , Blake's copy

205 Twenty Virgil drawings < #769 1-20 > [ £113.8.0 to Pearson]

206 Vala manuscript < #337 1-144 > , 70 leaves "besides several fragments" [ £420 to Pearson]

207 Young, Night Thoughts (1797)

208 Letter of 1 February 1826 , partially quoted [ £30.10.0 to G.D. Smith]

209 Letter o f Tuesday night [7 June 1825] , "Great men die ... Lord L" [ £25.4.0 to G.D. Smith]

210 Letter of "[ 2 July 1826 ]" [ £30.9.0 to Dobell]

211 Letter of [ February 1827 ]:  "I go on as I think improving my Dante" [ £30.9.0 to Swayne]

212 Letter of 15 March 1827 [ £31.10.0 to Carfax]

213 Letter of 25 April 1827 [ £26.5.0 to G.D. Smith]

214 Eight single-leaf quarto letters to Linnell, 1825-1827 [March, 10 November, 11 October 1825, ?February, 19 May, 5, 16, 29 July, 1 August 1826, 27 January 1827], plus 2 letters (one in pencil) “ addressed to Mrs Linnell [11 Oct 1825, 5 Feb 1826] , and 2 short Autograph N otes " (Feb 1826, Feb 1827) [ £ 84 to G.D. Smith] [328]

215 Songs of Innocence and of Experience [AA] , 54 plates, coloured, cloth, mounted, sold for the Trustees of the late James T. Linnell [ £735 to Carfax]

Total of sale: £29,929.3.6

1918 April 1

James Tregaskis , Caxton Head Catalogue Number 802 (London, 1918) <Huntington Library>

59 "Jephthah Met by His Daughter" < Butlin # 451, untraced > , pencil sketch , £31.10.0

60 "The River of Oblivion" < #804 > , pencil drawing , £31.10.0

61 Wit's Magazine (1784), 1 print , 12s 6d

62 Robert Blair, The Grave , folio (1808), engraved title page , £2.12.6

64 Blair, The Grave (1813), quarto , £2.2.0

66 Darwin, Botanic Garden , 2 vols. (1791) [not the same as in 11 Oct 1909 catalogue] , £1.15.6

67  Hayley, Ballads (1805) [not the same as in 7 Oct 1912 ] 85] , £4.4.0

68   Hayley, Ballads (1805) [not the same as in 7 Oct 1912 ] 85] , £3.3.0

69   Malkin, A Father's Memoirs (1806) [not the same as in 11 Oct 1909] , £2.10.0

72   Salzmann, Elements of Morality , the plates only, mounted in an album from the W.B. Scott Collection) , £3.3.0

73   Scott, Poetical Works (1782) [not the same as in 18 July 1910] , £1.7.6

74  Scott, Poetical Works (1782) [as in 18 July 1910] , £1.5.0

79  Wollstonecraft, Original Stories (1791) , £3.3.0

1918 May

Maggs Brothers , Catalogue 366 (London, 1918) < Fitzwilliam Museum clipping >

156 Thirteen Visionary Heads [as in the Linnell sale, 15 March 1918, l ots 162, 166] of (1) David, (2) Rd Coeur de Lion, (3) A King, (4) Faulconberg the Bastard, (5) Empress Maud,
(6) King John, (7) William Wallace , (8) Edward I, (9) Mahomet, (1) Cassib e lane the British Chief, (11)Hotspur, (12) Cancer, (13) "Old man with Flowing Beard"; "Also a sheet containing Original Drawings of Six Visionary Grotesque Heads, inscribed ' All Genius Varies Thus, ... '", bound by Riviere, £210
160 Dante prints, £12.10.0

163 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), £15.15.0

1918 June 3-5

Sotheby , C atalogue of the property of John Linnell and many others (London, 1918) <Huntington Library >

2 Poetical Sketches [D], with the plate of the "Relapsed Sinner and her 7 devils" [329] facing the title page, signed by Cumberland, property of John Linnell [£60 to Pickering]

1918 June 27

Hodgson , Catalogue (London, 1918)

487 George Cumberland's card <Essick E3 >, "printed on paper of a larger size" than the image [ £ 4.12.6]

1918 June

Fine Art Society, New Bond Street , Catalogue (London, [MS date June 1918 ] ) <Fitzwilliam Museum>

Job ; "The Remaining Thirty-Eight Sets of Original Impressions" [ no price ]

1918 June

E. Parsons  & Sons , [330] Catalogue 282 ( London, 1918)

443 "Five Illustrations to the Book of Enoch" < Butlin #827 1-5 > , "An Angel Teaching a Daughter of Men the Secrets of Sin" reproduced, £89.5.0

444 "Solomon" < #701 > , £ 15.15.0

445 "Socrates" < #713 > , £ 12.12.0

446 "Nebuchadnezzar Coin" < #704 [331] > , £ 12.12.0

447 "Edward I (or III)" < #735 > , £ 14.14.0

448 "Richard Coeur de Lion" < #729 > , £ 12.12.0

449 "Canute" < #721 > , "Boadicea" < #717 > , £ 12.12.0

450 Varley, "Two Landscape Compositions" < 692 35 > with, on the verso, "Caractacus" < #692 36 > , £ 15.15.0

451 "Queen Eleanor" < #726 > , £ 15.15.0

452 "Wat Tyler's Daughter" < #741 > , £ 15.15.0

453 "Wat Tyler" < #737 > , reproduced, £ 15.15.0

454 "Owen Glendower, Replica" < #744 > , reproduced, £ 15.15.0

455 "Boadicea" < #717 > , £ 10.10.0

456 "Friar Bacon, and Gray, the Poet" < #456 > , £ 5.5.0

757 "Cancer, Replica" < #751 > , £ 10.10.0

458 "Job" < #703 > , reproduced, £ 15.15.0

459 "Old Parr When Young" < #748 > , £ 15.15.0

460 "Joseph and Mary, and the Room they Were Seen In" < #705 > , £ 18.18.0

461 "Saladin, and the Assassin, Two Drawings" < #728 > , £ 16.16.0

462 "Solomon" < #699 > , £ 15.15.0

463 "A Seated Nude Woman by a Window" < #768 > , £ 5.15.0

464 "A Reclining Young Man Pushing Back the Head of a Demon with His Left Hand" < #856 > , £ 5.5.0

465 "Tracing of 'The Virgin Hushing the Young Baptist, Who Approaches the Sleeping Infant Jesus'" < #408], sold

465 A "Sketch (?) for 'The Virgin Hushing the Young Baptist'" < #407 > , £ 5.10.0

472 Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims <Essick 15> , "first state, large margins", £ 45

1918 July 22-25

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1918) <Bodley>

The Late P.M. Pittar

1,045 Poetical Sketches [ K ] , the "last three sheets in facsimile reprint", polished calf, extra, inside dentelles, g.e., by F. Bedford [ £10 to Protheroe , bought in ]

1918 September

Bernard Quaritch , No. 351 A Catalogue of Rare and Valuable Books including works on America, Bibles, Bibliography, Classics, Early Science, English History and Literature, European History and Literature, Fine Arts, Genealogy and Heraldry, an important  collection of Incunabula, Natural History, Numismata, Occult Sciences, Oriental History and Literature, Palæography, Periodicals & Transactions of Learned Societies, Political Economy, Sports, Topography and a selection of New Books (London, 1918) <Huntington Library >

519 Job original bds, enclosed in a cloth case (1825), " ", £24.0.0

520 "the same.  Folio, PROOF IMPRESIONS ON I NDIA P APER ; vellum gilt ",  £28.0.0

1918 October 21

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1918)

Property of E. Jackson Barron

968 George Cumberland's card <Essick 4> [ £ 6.5.0 to Tregaskis] from a large collection of visiting cards, newspaper advertisements, trade labels, and early valentines

1918 December 2

Anderson Galleries , Catalogue of The Library of Herschel V. Jones [A-H] (N.Y., 1918) < Princeton >

181 Poetic al Sketches [ H ] , "Tall 8vo, handsomely bound in full green levant morocco , gilt back and sides, gilt top, uncut, in the manner of Roger Payne, by Bedford" [$445 to G.D. Smith]

182 The Book of Thel Seven engraved pages including the [E], " title ... EXQUISITELY COLORED BY THEHAND OF W ILLIAM B LAKE .  4to, sewed, with the original wrapper inscribed 'Stothard's Copy. Preserve'", "In a full olive levant morocco case"; Gilchrist said it shows "the marks of a painter's oily fingers" but, says the cataloguer, "The marks ... are extremely faint" [$79 to Rosenbach]

183 America 18 plates painted in brilliant colorings, gold, [Q], " and bronzes BY B LAKE HIMSELF . [332] 4to, full blue levant morocco, gilt back, gilt panelled sides, with title in gold on back and sides, gilt edges, by Rivi è re"; "Inserted ... are THREE ORIGINAL DRAWINGS, ALL COLORED BY B LAKE , two of which are portions of the titlepage, and the other from plate 17" [$3,600 to Rosenbach]

ONE OF BUT TWO COLORED COPIES IN AMERICA

184 Europe 17 plates by Blake [ L ], " , ALL RICHLY EXECUTED IN COLORS BY HIMSELF ", "4to, full crimson levant morocco, gilt back, gilt panelled sides, title on back and sides in gold, gilt edges, by Rivi è re" [$4,600 to G.D. Smith (for the Huntington Library) ]

185 For Children:  The Gates of Paradise Etched title frontispiece and 16 etched plates [C] < # Butlin 201A > , " .  Small 4to, old half calf, in full purple levant morocco velvet lined case, by Sangorski and Sutcliffe ...from the Beckford Library, and contains a note on the fly-leaf:  'A present from H.G Bohn 19 May 1835'" [333] [$610 to Rosenbach]

186 Young, Night Thoughts (1797).  With "the leaf of explanation", " SUPERBLY COLORED BY MRS. B LAKE ” [J] , original half brown morocco, gilt back, uncut [to Gabriel Wells ( bought from Wells after the sale for $300 by W.A. White) ]

18 7 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), "full green levant morocco, gilt back, and an 8-fillet panelled border on sides, gilt top, UNCUT , by Ramage ... L ARGE PAPER COPY ... 16 ½ x 13 inches" 188 Hayley, Designs to a Series of Ballads (1802), 14 engravings [i.e., all 4 ballads], "4to, full crimson levant morocco, gilt back, gilt filled border on sides, gilt edges, by Rivi è re", the "Borden copy"

189 Job , " MOST BRILLIANT I NDIA PROOF IMPRESSIONS ... ORIGINAL CLOTH, UNCUT "

1918 December 16

James Tregaskis , Caxton Head Catalogue Number 809 (London, 1918) <Huntington Library>

38 The Tragedies of Aeschylus , tr. R. Potter, 2 vols. ("1829" [i.e., 1779]), [Blake's copy] with F.G. Stephens' note about Herbert Palmer, Samuel Palmer, and William Blake , £20

1918

E. Parsons & Sons , [334] Old Books: Catalogue No. 282 (London, 1918 ) <Fitzwilliam Museum>

"From the Collection of John Linnell "

443 Five drawings < Butlin #827 1-5, illustrations to Enoch > , watermarked 1796, "An Angel Teaching a Daughter of Men the Secrets of Sin "reproduced , £89.5.0

444 Visionary Head of Solomon < #701 > , £15.15.0

445 Visionary Head of Socrates < #713 > , £12.12.0

446 Head of Nebuchadnezzar for a coin < #704 > , £12.12.0

447 Visionary Head of Richard III < #735, "Edward I (or III)" > , £ 14.14.0

448 Visionary Head of Richard Coeur de Lion < #729 > , dated 14 Oct 1819, £12.12.0

449 Visionary Head of King Canute < #721 > , £12.12.0

450 Visionary Head of Caractacus < #692 36, from the (Small) Blake-Varley Sketchbook > , £15.15.0

451 Visionary Head of Queen Eleanor < #726 > , £15.15.0

452 Visionary Head of Wat Tyler's Daughter < #741 > , £15.15.0

453 Visionary Head of Wat Tyler < #737 > , reproduced, 10 x 8 ¼ ", £15.15.0

454 Visionary Head of Owen Glendower < #744, replica > , reproduced, £ 15.15.0

455 Visionary Head of Queen Boadicea < #717 > , £ 10.10.0

456 Visionary Heads of Gray and Bacon < #746 > , £ 5.5.0

457 Visionary Head of Cancer < #751, replica > , in crayon, £ 10.10.0

458 Visionary Head of Job < #703 > , reproduced, watermarked 1815, £ 15.15.0

459 Visionary Head of Old Parr < #748 > , £ 15.15.0

460 Visionary portraits of Joseph and Mary and the room they were seen in < #705 > , £ 18.18.0

461 Visionary Head of Saladin < #728 > , £ 16.16.0

462 Visionary Heads of Bathsheba and Uriah < #699 > , £ 15.15.0

463 Nude study < #768, "A Seated Nude Woman by a Window" > , watermarked 1816, £ 5.15.0

464 Young Man Reclining in Bent Position < #856, "A Reclining Young Man Pushing Back the Head of a Demon with His Left Hand" > , £5.5.0

465 The Virgin Hushing John the Baptist < #408, tracing > , SOLD [335]

466 Dante proofs (from Professor Dowden of Trinity College, Dublin), £25

467 Lamb, Tales from Shakespeare , £15.15.0

468 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), £10.10.0

469 Job , £21

470 Blair, The Grave (1808), £5.5.0

471 Swinburne (1868)

472 Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims, the large engraving, first state, large margins, £45

473 "Little Tom" (1917), £2.2.0

1918

James Tregaskis , Catalogue 796 (London, 1918)

4 "The Man Sweeping the Interpreters Parlour" <Essick 2 I >

1918

Walpole Galleries, [336] Books, Autographs and Ex-Libris, Including the Library of the Late William W. Phillips of New York City ... to Be Sold by Auction ... (N.Y., 1918) 51 pp.

The sale includes a small collection from a private source together with a painting by William Blake. [337]

1919 January 20

James Tregaskis , Caxton Head Catalogue Number 810 (London, 1919) <Huntington Library>

1 "Donald the Hammerer", pencil and wash drawing, with another version of the same design in "sepia" < Butlin #782- 783 > , £24

2 "The Fiery Cross", pencil drawing, with another version of the same design in " sepia" < # 786-787 > , £24

3 "George Cumberland's Card", printed in sepia [untraced #4] , £14

4 Songs of Innocence and of Experience tailpiece [pl. a, posthumous impression, later in the Joseph Holland collection], reproduced , £23

5 Thornton's Virgil, wood engravings mounted in an album "from the Barron collection [not the same as in the 15 Oct 1917 catalogue, l ot 1] , £15

1919 February 17

James Tregaskis , Caxton Head Catalogue Number 811 (London, 1919) <Huntington Library>

71 Fuseli, Lectures (1801), bound with the 1820 series , £1.5.0

72 Hayley, Ballads (1805) [not the same as in 7 Oct 1912, l ot 85] , £4.4.0

73 Wit's Magazine (1784), 1 print , 12s 6d

74 Robert Blair, The Grave , folio (1808), engraved title page , £2.12.6

75 Blair, The Grave (1813), quarto , £2.2.0

77 Darwin, Botanic Garden , 2 vols. (1791) [not the same as in 11 Oct 1909 catalogue] , £1.15.6

78 Hayley, Ballads (1805) [not the same as in 7 Oct 1912, l ot 85] , £3.3.0

79 Malkin, A Father's Memoirs (1806) [not the same as in 11 Oct 1909] (£2.10.0)

82 Salzmann, Elements of Morality , the plates only, mounted in an album from the W.B. Scott Collection) , £3.3.0

83 Scott, Poetical Works (1782) [not the same as in 18 July 1910] , £1.7.6

84  Scott, Poetical Works (1782) [as in 18 July 1910] , £1.5.0

89 Wollstonecraft, Original Stories (1791) , £3.3.0

1919 February 17-19

Anderson Galleries, Catalogue of books from the libraries of Frederic R. Halsey, Henry S. Van Duzer, and A. Mitchell Palmer (N.Y., 1919)

139 Hayley, Ballads (1805), contemporary mottled calf, inscribed "Mr. Weller, With grateful remembrance from William Blake."

1919 April 8-11

Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge , Catalogue of Valuable Printed Books, Illuminated Manuscripts and Autograph Letters ... Drawings by William Blake, from the Collection of the Rev. Stopford Brooke , deceased (London, 1919) <British Museum Print Room, Huntington Library >

Second Day

Drawings from the Collection of the Rev. Stopford Brooke, Deceased

446 "D RAWING , in water-colours, of a Woman seated on the ground, holding a staff upright in her right hand < Butlin #133, perhaps for For Children :  The Gates of Paradise, pl. 18 > , 8 in. by in., framed and glazed 6¼ " [£15.10.0 to Sotheran]

447 "D RAWING , in water - colours, of the Title-page of 'Europe, a Prophecy [pl. 2], 1794,' depicting a serpent, 9 in. by in.,framed and glazed " [£12.10.0 to Edwards]

448 "D RAWING , in watercolours, depicting God the Father, as a bearded figure in a crouching position, holding an open book, his arms outstretched < # 261 8 , pl. 5 > , oblong in. by , 3 4⅛ in., with the MS. inscription:  'The Book of my R emembrance' at foot in Blake's autograph, framed and (?) glazed " [£26 to Tregaskis]

449 "D RAWING , in watercolours, depicting an old Man naked, with a flowing beard, sinking in water < # 261 10 , Urizen in. by pl. 12 > , 5⅞ 4 in., framed and glazed " [£32 to Tregaskis]

450 "D RAWING , in water-colours, depicting a naked Man in a kneeling position, at the entrance to a cavern, supporting a huge rock on his head and shoulders < #261 6, Urizen in Blake's pl. 10 > , underneath in the MS. inscription:  'Does the Soul labour thus, In Caverns of the Grave' (?) autograph, the drawing which is oblong, measuresin. by in., framed 3⅞ and glazed " [£29 to Edwards]

4 51 "D RAWING , in water - colours, depicting an old Man naked, with a flowing beard, in a crouching position at the entrance to a cavern < # 261 9 , Uri z en in Blake's pl. 9 > , below is a MS. inscription:  'Eternally I labour on,' (?) autograph, in by 5¾ 4 in., framed and glazed " [£38 to Tregaskis]

1919 April 19-20

Sotheby , Catalogue (1919)

First Day

Property of W.S. Brough

15 “The Last Judgment” < Butlin #646 > [ £ 4 to William Bateson]

1919 [May?]

James Tregaskis , Caxton Head Catalogue 810 (London, 1917)

Songs of Innocence and of Experience pl. a (tailpiece)

1919 June 2

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1919) <British Library>

113 Letter of 1 April 1800, partly quoted [£18 to Campbell]

1919 June 23

James Tregaskis , The 815th Caxton Head Catalogue :  Manuscripts Books Fine Bindings ( London, 1919 ) < Huntington Library , National Library of Wales>

1 Urizen [pl. 5] , inscribed "The Book of my Remembrance", " PROOF BEFORE ANY LETTERING ", 3 x 4 ⅛ ", from Stopford Brooke < Butlin #261 8 > , £65

2 Urizen Both from the Collection of the Rev. [pl. 10] < #261 6 > , "in colours, PROOF BEFORE ANY LETTERING ", 2 ½ x 3 ⅞ ", " Stopford Brooke ", £70

3 "Donald the Hammerer" < #782 > , 2 versions, one 4 ¾ 3 ⅛ ", the other "in sepia", from the Linnell Collection, "The two £24"

4 "The Fiery Cross" < # 786-787 > , one version 6 ⅛ x 3 ¾ ", the other 5 x 3 ⅛ ", both from the Linnell Collection, £24

5 Mr Cumberland's Visiting Card <Essick 4> "in sepia on paper 4 x 5¼ in." , "From the Barron collection", £14

6 " THE E CSTACY OF S T. M ARY M AGDALENE [ Songs of Innocence and of Experience pl. a, tailpiece] Relief etching in a reddish-brown tint, 2½ by 2⅛ in ... on white paper, 6 1/16 by 3 13/16 in., sunk mount ... From the Rev. Stopford Brooke's Collection", £23

7 17 Virgil woodcuts "mounted in an oblong 8vo album, sheep, from the Barron collection", £15

1919 June 23

Sotheby , Catalogue of Engravings, Drawings in Pencil and Water Colour and Oil Paintings, of Arthur Somerset, the Earl of Ancaster [and others] (London, 1919) <Toronto>

75 "The Man Sweeping the Interpreter's Parlour" [ £6.10.0]

76 Europe Songs "Preludium" [pl. 4] with of Innocence and of Experience pl. 28 "and another" [ £3 to Rimell]

1919 July 7

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1919) <Bodley>

Charles Fairfax Murray , decd.

8 Songs of Innocence and of Experience [Z], 54 leaves, gold, numbered consecutively, watermark "182-", purple morocco, broad gilt borders on the sides, g.e ., in a case, Crabb Robinson's copy, "circa 1830" [£600 to Sabin]

1919 July 28-29

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1919) <Bodley>

221 America [C], frontispiece, title page, 8 leaves, printed in blue on two sides, "half maroon morocco [ £100 to Sabin]

222 Visions of the Daughters of Albion [L], frontispiece plus 5 leaves of text including the title, printed in colours on two sides, half maroon morocco [ £ 195 to Maggs]

223 Job

224 Dante

1919 September

James Tregaskis , Caxton Head Catalogue Number 817 (London, 1919) <Huntington Library>

49 Robert Blair, The Grave (1808 [probably quarto] , £6

50 Darwin, Poetical Works , 3 vols. (1806) , £1.4.0

51 Job engravings, "original edition ... original wrappers" , £25

52 Lavater, Aphorisms (1788) , £1.5.0

53 Young, Night Thoughts (1797) [not the same as in the 19 July 1915 catalogue l ot 107] , £12.10.0

1919 October 21-22

Anderson Galleries , The Library of Frederick H. Evans of London (N.Y., 1919) <Grolier Club>

It includes "special copies of books illustrated by E.A. Abbey, William Blake ...."

1919 November 25-26

Anderson Galleries , Sale Number 1449: Association Books and Manuscripts from the Collection Formed by George S. Hellman , A.M. (N.Y., 1919) <American Antiquarian Society>

51 "Original Sketch Book used by William Blake and by his brother, Robert < Butlin #R1 > .  Folio, in the original cloth, leather back.  Enclosed in a full lavender levant morocco solander case. With typewritten list of drawings enclosed". It belonged to Thomas Stothard and Sir Alexander Spearman. There is a long exclamatory description and a reproduction of one page [$625 for Henry Huntington]

1919 December 17-19

Sotheby, Catalogue (London, 1919) <Bodley>

Day 1, Property of P.M. Pittar of London

27 Poetical Sketches last three sheets in facsimile reprint [K], " ", polished calf extra, inside dentelles, g.e. by F. Bedford, large copy [£8 to G.D. Smith]

Day 3, Other Properties

447 Songs of Innocence and of Experience [f], watermark 1831, straight grained black morocco, borders inlaid in red; gilt edges [₤39 to Sabin]

1919 December

Thomas Thorpe , Catalogue (Guildford, 1919)

Poetical Sketches [ E ] , disbound, with contemporary plays [ ₤ 60 ] [338]

1919

Maggs Bros , Catalogue 383 (London, 1919)

164 "M rs Q" <Essick 21 > , "with margins", reproduced, £80

[1919?]

James Tregaskis , Caxton Head Catalogue (London, [1919?])

"Procession of Monks, Met by Three Women" < Butlin #100 > , £ 7.7.0

"Jephthah Met By His Daughter" < #451 >

Sketch for "The Sea of Time and Space" < #804 >

1920 February 5-6

Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge , Catalogue of Important Autograph Letters and Historical Documents; The Property of Charles Fairfax Murray (deceased), (Sold by order of the Executors) ... including William Blake ... with Another Property (London, 1920) <British Library>

First Day

18 Letter of 2 July 1800, "2 ¼ pp. sm. 4to", partly paraphrased and quoted [to Morton]

19 Letter of 21 September 1800, "2 pp. sm. 4to", partly quoted, "and an engraving of his cottage" [to Morton]

20 Letter of 16 March 1804, "2 ½ pp. 4to", partly paraphrased and quoted [to Morton]

21 Letter of 12 April 1827, "1 ¾ pp. 4to", partly quoted, illustrated [to Morton] [339]

1920 February 16

James Tregaskis and Son , Caxton Head Catalogue Number 823 (London, 1920) <Huntington Library>

52 "Jephthah Met by His Daughter" < Butlin # 451, untraced > , pencil sketch , £31.10.0

53 "The River of Oblivion" < #804 > , pencil drawing , £31.10.0

54 Robert Blair, The Grave , folio (1808), engraved title page , £2.12.6

55 Blair, The Grave (1813), quarto , £2.2.0

57 Hayley, Ballads (1805) [not the same as in 7 Oct 1912, l ot 85] , £3.3.0

58 Malkin, A Father's Memoirs (1806) [not the same as in 11 Oct 1909] , £2.10.0

61 Salzmann, Elements of Morality , the plates only, mounted in an album from the W.B. Scott Collection) , £3.3.0

62 Scott, Poetical Works (1782) [not the same as in 18 July 1910] , £1.7.6

63  Scott, Poetical Works (1782) [as in 18 July 1910] , £1.5.0

68 Wollstonecraft, Original Stories (1791) , £3.3.0

1920 February 24-25

Anderson Galleries, Association Books from the Library of John Greanleaf Whittier, with Manuscripts and Autograph Letters of Whittier and His Friends, to Be Sold by Order of John Greenleaf Whittier P i ckard ... To Which Is Added Letters of William Blake ... (N.Y., 1920)

20 Letter of 16 March 1804

1920 March 8

Anderson Galleries , Catalog ue (N.Y., 1920)

21 Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims <Essick E20> sold "by order of Frederick H. Evans of London"

1920 March 15-17

Anderson Galleries , The Library of the Late H. Buxton Forman ... Manuscripts, First Editions, Autograph Letters and Association Copies of ... William Blake . (N.Y., 1920) [340] < Princeton >

First Day

35 Poetical Sketches [M] , blue levant morocco, gilt ornaments on back , richly gilt on sides, inside dentelles, gilt edges, by Roger de Coverly, corrections on pp. 12 and 15 "and possibly two others, according to a note in Mr. Forman's hand.  On the fly-leaf opposite Mr. Forman's note, is an original Sonnet by him, signed with his initials, and dated June 10, 1883" [ $ 410]

36 Barry, Account of a Series of Pictures (1783) " WITH A PENCIL SKETCH OF BARRY BY BLAKE " < Butlin #687 > , note by Forman also inserted [$2 50 ]

37 John Scott, Poetical Works (1782) [$10]

38 Mary Wollstonecraft, Original Stories (1791) [$40]

39 John Brown, Elements of Medicine (1795), Coleridge's copy [$80]

40 Burger, Leonora (1796) [$47.50]

41 Stedman, Surinam (1796) [$42.50]

42 Young, Night Thoughts (1797) [$210]

43 Allen, Roman History [$ 51]

44 Hayley, Cowper [$40]

45 Jerusalem reprint [$25]

46 Hayley, Ballads (1805) [$45]

47 Blair, The Grave (1808) [$25]

48 There is No Natural Religion [I], 10 pl., coloured, loose. "The plates were presented to Mr. Forman by R.A. Potts, and the presentation letter accompanies the plates." Lists the plates [Pl. a2-a4, a8-a9, b11, b3-b4].  "On THREE OF THE PRESENT PLATES THE WATERMARK SHOWS SUFFICIENT TO ESTABLISH THE DATE AS 1811" [$625 to Rosenbach]

49 Job [$205]

50 " THE ORIGINAL TWELVE COPPERPLATES " to Job Grave [the number of copperplates indicates that they are for Blair's ], with "A set of impressions, pulled recently" [$150]

51 Songs of Innocence Songs of Innocence and of Experience [ ( g 1 ) ] , " Consisting of title and plates of text and 22 illustrations .  Leaves mounted on linen guards and bound in 4to, full maroon levant morocco, Jansen style, rough edges" . " THIS, AND THE FOLLOWING ITEMS APPEAR TO BE PROOF IMPRESSIONS FROM THE ORIGINAL PLATES, though pulled at or about the above date ["1832"] as shown by the water-mark on some of the leaves" , "varieties of paper used, both in size of the leaves and their texture .  The present volume is printed entirely in pale black."  [$60 to Rosenbach ]

52 Songs of Innocence Songs [ (g 2 ], " Consisting of title and plates of title, 22 frontispiece , and 16 plates of text .  Leaves mounted on linen guards and bound in 4to, full maroon levant morocco, Jansen style, rough edges."  Paper of uneven quality, " 1 831" on o ne of the Whatman leaves, all printed in pale black except for one in pale sepia [$65 to Rosenbach ]

53 Songs of Innocence and of Experience [h] , "Consisting of 57 leaves of text and illustrations, printed in black and sepia. Leaves mounted on linen guards, and bound in 4to, full maroon levant morocco, Jansen style, rough edges. IN THIS COPY, THE GENERAL TITLE IS IN TWO STATES, one in black and the other in sep i a, followed by a separate title, 'Songs of Innocence.'  23 of the plates are printed in sepia, 3 have been colored in the fashion of Blake, one having the caption in gold, with gold splashes here and there, and the balance in black. ” [$90 to Rosenbach]

54 Gilchrist (1863) [$27.50]

65 Ten drawings for Mary Wollstonecraft, Original Stories < # 244 1-10 > .  Five letters "from Herbert H. Gilchrist relating to these drawings and other Blake specimens are included." [$1,000 to A. Edward Newton]

66 Urizen [pl. 22] < #261 11 > inscribed "Frozen doors to mock The World:  while they within torments uplock" [$1,060 to Rosenbach ( for A. Edward Newton ) ]

67 " THREE FINISHED DRAWINGS on printed basis [i.e., coloured prints], from 'Jerusalem ’ [pl. ( 4, 37), ( 18-19), (28, 35 )] BEAUTIFULLY COLORED BY BLAKE IN HIS BEST FASHION. Framed. These ... were evidently worked over on the reversed sides of pulled proofs, as the verso of one of the pieces contains the title' Jerusalem ,' which has also been colored by Blake.  The versos of the other two pieces contain text and vignettes, also colored." [$610 to G.D. Smith ]

68 Genesis MS [by Tasso, translated by Hayley, transcribed by Blake], first page reproduced [ $ 1,350 to Rosenbach]

69 Letter of 12 March 1804, partly quoted [$125]

70 Letter of 31 March 1804, partly quoted [$120]

71 Letter of 27 April 1804, partly quoted [$170]

72 Letter of 28 September 1804, partly quoted [$140]

1920 April 26

Anderson Galleries , The Library of the Late H. Buxton Forman [ Part II ] (N. Y ., 1920) < Princeton >

46 Joseph Hallett, Junr, A Free and Impartial Study of the Holy Scriptures recommended ... [3 vols.] (Vol. I: London, 1729; Vol. II:  1732; Vol. III:  1736), with "Blake's ... autograph in each volume dated 1799.  In the first volume he also writes the price he paid for the work, £ 1.1s."

47 Mary Wollstonecraft, Original Stories (1791) [$47.50]

48 Lavater, Aphorisms on Man (1794) [$1.50]

49 Enfield, The Speaker (1795) [$2]

50 Burger, Leonora [$45]

51 Mary Wollstonecraft, Original Stories (1796) [$7.50]

52 Salzmann, Elements of Morality (1799) [$28]

53 William Frederic Mylius, The Junior Class-Book; or, Reading Lessons for Every day in the Year (London, 1809), 12mo, "illustrated with [6] plates by Blake" [no copy has since been located] [$9]

55 Plutarch's Lives, Ab ridged, Selected and Adapted for Youth by J. Fawcit Savill (London, 1823) , 16mo, with "a brilliant woodcut frontispiece by Blake" [but copy has since been located] [$1.50]

56 Varley, Zodiacal Physiognomy [$11]

57 The same [$9]

63 3 plates of "The Fertilization of Egypt" for Darwin's Botanic Garden [1795]; Urizen; Prince Octaves [$2]

64 Information and Complaint of John Schofield and Blake's Memorandum [ BR BR (2), 159-161] ... 3 ½ pp. folio, Speech of Councillor Rose [ (2) 179-183], 6 ¼ pp, 2 pieces, contemporary copies [$17]

65 MS draft of "Thomas [ i.e., William BR ] Hayley Poem on Blake. Written on an oblong 8vo sheet, with numerous corrections; "Accept, my visionary Blake ..." [ (2), 623] [$7]

1920 June

Maggs Bros , Catalogue (London, 1920)

475 Sketch for "Newton" < Butlin #308 > , reproduced as pl. 28,

476 King John, counterproof # 733 > , £ 18.18.0

1920 Summer

Maggs Brothers , Catalogue 394 of manuscripts (London, 1920) <British Library>

1,036 Letter of 21 September 1800, partly quoted, last page reproduced , £85

1,037 Letter of 2 July 1800, partly quoted, £78

1,038 Letter of 16 March 1804, partly quoted , £52

1920 July 27-28

Sotheby , Catalogue of Engravings, Drawings in Pencil & Water-colour, and Oil Paintings ... (London, 1920) <British Library>

162 Sketchbook, 7 x 4¼", 76 leaves of Whatman paper, watermark "18[2]4", "believed to have belonged originally to William Blake and contains a sketch said to be by him [341] < Butlin # R1 > ; also the signature of Edward Calvert, a sketch by Samuel Palmer, a bookplate of C.H. Tatham, ... and a considerable number of notes and drawings by ... [ George Richmond ] ... from the collection of the widow of George Richmond's eldest son, 1901 " , brown sheepskin [£ 3.5.0 to Arnold]

236 "The Day of Judgment" , [342] 25 x 31½" [£85 to Scott]

1920 September

James Tregaskis and Son , Caxton Head Catalogue Number 830 (London, 1920) <Huntington Library>

41 Book of Urizen Small Book of Designs [pl. 5 from the [B], now Yale Center for British Art] , £65

42 Book of Urizen Small Book of Designs [pl. 10 from the [B], now Yale Center for British Art] , £70

43 "Donald the Hammerer", pencil and wash drawing, with another version of the same design in "sepia" < Butlin #782- 783 > , £24

44 "The Fiery Cross", pencil drawing, with another version of the same design in " sepia" < Butlin # 786-787 > , £24

45 "George Cumberland's Card", printed in sepia [untraced #4] ,

£14

46 Songs of Innocence and of Experience tailpiece [pl. a, posthumous impression, later in the Joseph Holland collection], reproduced , £23

47 Thornton's Virgil, wood engravings mounted in an album "from the Barron collection [not the same as in the 15 Oct 1917 catalogue, l ot 1] , £15

48 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803) , £5.5.0

48A "Beggar's Opera", Blake engraving after Hogarth [state not recorded] , £5.10.0

1920 October

A.S.W. Rosenbach & Co , Catalogue 20 (London, 1920) <Grolier Club, N.Y.>

8 Genesis Manuscript [ Tasso, The Seven Days of the Created World , translated by Hayley, transcribed by Blake ] , $2,500

9 There is No Natural Religion [I], 1 0 plates, colour e d[pl. a2- a4 , a8, a9 (2 copies) , b11 (2), b 3-4], three plates watermarked 1811.  "The plates were presented to Mr. Forman by R.A. Potts, and the presentation letter accompanies the plates." $1,800

1920 November

E. Parsons & Sons , Catalogue (London, 1920)

537 Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims <Essick 15>, uncut , £ 45

1920 December

Bernard Quaritch , Catalogue No. 361 (London, 1920) <Wellesley College>

Songs of Innocence pages engraved and [S], 8vo, "27 HAND- COLOURED BY B LAKE ; brown levant morocco, extra, by Rivi è re " . "The plates ... are hinged on sunken mounts"; gives a "full collation"; "The frontispiece is missing" , £ 350

1920 December 20

James Tregaskis and Son , Caxton Head Catalogue Number 833 (London, 1920) <Huntington Library>

52 The Tragedies of Aeschylus , tr. R. Potter, 2 vols. ("1829" [i.e., 1779]), [Blake's copy] with F.G. Stephens' note about Herbert Palmer, Samuel Palmer, and William Blake , £20

[1920?]

E. Parsons , Catalogue (London, [1920?])

"Wat Tyler" < Butlin #741 > , reproduced

"Owen Glendower" < #744 , r eplica >

1921 January

J.G. Commin , Catalogue (Exeter, 1921)

60 "Calisto" (Stothard-Blake) <Essick 2D>, open letter "proof", £2.5.0

62 "Zephyrus and Flora" <Essick 1A>, £3.3.0

1921 March 1-2

Anderson Galleries , Colour Plate Books; Sporting Books, Library Sets, Rare and Beautiful Bindings ... Original Drawings by William Blake, John Leech and Rowlandson (N.Y., 1921)

It includes books from Anthony J. Drexel <not in Butlin>

1921 March [343]

American Art Association , Catalogue (1921)

Richard Coeur de Lion < Butlin #729 , Visionary Head >

1921 April 26

Christie, Manson & Woods , Catalogue of Rare Books By William Blake ... the Property of Mrs. Alexander Mackay Deceased (London, 1921) <Bodley>

1 The Book of The l [N] [ £205 to Shoebridge]

2 Europe [E] [£600 to Shoebridge]

3 Marriage of Heaven and Hell [G] [ £460 to Shoebridge]

4 Songs of Innocence and of Experience [M] [ £470 to Shoebridge]

5 Visions of the Daughters of Albion [P] [ £2 60 to Riches]

1921 April 28-29

Anderson Gallery , Catalog ue of the late George D. Smith (N.Y., 1921) <British Library>

28 Poetical Sketches [K], the last three sheets "in facsimile reprint", polished calf, inside dentelles, edges gilt, bound by Bedford, bookplate of Robert A. Potts [$10]

1921 May 23

James Tregaskis and Son , Caxton Head Catalogue Number 840 (London, 1921) <Huntington Library>

50 "Jephthah Met by His Daughter" < Butlin # 451, untraced > , pencil sketch , £31.10.0

51 "The River of Oblivion" < #804 > , pencil drawing , £31.10.0

52 Robert Blair, The Grave , folio (1808), engraved title page , £2.12.6

53 Blair, The Grave (1813), quarto , £2.2.0

55 Salzmann, Elements of Morality , the plates only, mounted in an album from the W.B. Scott Collection) , £ 3.3.0

56 Scott, Poetical Works (1781) , £1.5.0

1921 June 8

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1921)

Collection of Henry William Bruton

174 "The Industrious Cottager", "open-letter proof, printed in brown, from the Walker collection'' [ £ 7.15.0 to F.B. Daniell]

183 "The Idle Laundress" with "The Industrious Cottager" <Essick 6> , both printed in colours [ £ 26 to Neville]

1921 June 9

Sotheby , Catalogue of The Property of a Lady (London, 1921) <Bodley>

3 Songs of Innocence and of Experience [X], 54 leaves, orange printing on one side only, coloured, often with gold; consecutive numbering; watermark 1825; "red morocco gilt, with a cruciform strap-work ornament on sides, inside line panels, g.e., enclosed in a drop case, by Riviere", the [Wainewright - ]Weale copy, inscription by John Linnell to John Linnell, Jr, 28 April 1863 [ £510 to Sabin]

1921 June

E. Parsons, Catalogue (London, 1921)

22 "Five Illustrations to the Book of Enoch" < Butlin #827 1-5 > , £89.5.0

24 "Satan Calling Up His Legions" < #590 > , £12.12.0

25 "Boadicea" < #717 > , £ 5 .10.0

1921 July 4

James Tregaskis and Son , Caxton Head Catalogue Number 842 (London, 1921) <Huntington Library>

50 Thornton's Virgil, wood engravings mounted in an album "from the Barron collection [not the same as in the 15 Oct 1917 catalogue, l ot 1] , £15

51 "Donald the Hammerer", pencil and wash drawing, with another version of the same design in "sepia" < Butlin #782- 783 > , £24

52 Flaxman, Hesiod (1817) , £1.1.0

1921 July 10-11

Messrs. Christie, Manson & Woods , Catalogue of the Valuable Library Formed by Ralph Brocklebank Esq. deceased Late of Haughton Hall, Cheshire, including ... Blake's Visions of the Daughters of Albion Etc (London, 1921)

Da y 1

Q uarto

69 Visions of the Daughters of Albion [C], with frontispiece without text and 5 leaves including the title " printed in colours on both sides of the paper, crimson morocco extra, g.e. ", "original edition"

1921 November 1

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1921)

79 "M rs Q" <Essick 22 > , "cut close" [£4.10.0 to Paxton]

1921 November 21

Stan V. Henkels , Valuab l [ ] e Library of Thomas L. Manigault , Esq. Containing many Books of unusual interest ... Also An Original Sketch Book of William Blake (Philadelphia, 1921) <Huntington Library >

15 "William Blake's Original Sketch Book." [344] "A small oblong 4to Album, bound in vellum, with clasps, size 7 x 4 in., containing about fifty original sketches by William Blake in pencil and in ink, together with many pencil and ink sketches by Geo. Richmond.

" This is probably the most important Blake item offered for sale in this country. ...  It is consigned to me for unrestricted sale by Mrs. Ellen M. Dobinson of England, who purc hased it from the widow of T.K. Richmond, whose initials are on the cover of the book.  The widow, who was Mrs. Dobinson's stepmother, kept possession of this sketch book till it passed into the possession of Mrs. Dobinson, the present owner. T.K. Richmond was Mrs. Dobinson's stepfather.  Mrs. Dobinson was closely connec ted with William Blake by family friendship, and for this reason was allowed to buy everything connected with Blake at the time of her stepfather's death.  Some of the most important Blake items owned by the British Museum were purchased from Mrs. Dobinson, among which were Blake's 'Job' and 'Ezekiel.' ...  Original sketches by him George Richmond [ ] are much valued by the lovers of art, and there are quite a number in this album; including a pencil portrait of Richmond by Blake sic [ ].

" I have caused to be made several half-tone reproductions of a few of the sketches in this collection, the first being the ‘ Temptation of the Lord by Satan. ’ Second, ‘ And the Woman was given two wings of a Great Eagle. ’ Third, ‘ The Crucifixion ’ .  Fourth, ‘ A Lunatic. ’ These reproductions are taken from the sketches at random, so as to convey a proper ide a of the importance of the book, as well as to prove their genuineness, and upon inspection, the most skeptical would hesitate to pass an adverse opinion of them; beneath some of the sketches are explanatory lines in the authograph of Blake, and through the book are quotations and memoranda in the hand of Geo. Richmond, although many of Blake's sketches are of great beauty, we are not able here to make facsimiles of all; although fully worthy the expense.

"I should have mentioned that one of Blake's sketches, ‘ Christ and Mary Magdalene, ’ is a water color.  It will be perceived by the reproductions, that all of Blake's sketches have that weird, mystical technique, which has never been even imitated by anybody since his death.  It is truly a great relic, and I hope my patrons will fully appreciate it. "

1921 November 28-December 23

A.S.W. Rosenbach , Catalogue of an Exhibition of Rare Books, Autograph Manuscripts, and Literary Documents (1921)

There are no lot number s or prices.

Songs of Innocence and of Experience (g 2 , h )

There is No Natural Religion [I]

Genesis:  The Seven Days of the Created World” <Butlin #828 1-11>

Blair, The Grave , copperplates for Blake's designs

1921 November 28-December 23

1921 November-December

Bernard Quaritch , Catalogue (London, 1921)

There are no lot number s or prices.

Genesis The Seven Days of the Created World.” [T ranscript from Tasso] (p. 4)

Copperplates for Blair’s Grave

1921

Maggs Bros , Catalogue 383 (London, 1921)

115 "M rs Q" <Essick 21 > , £80

1921

Parsons  & Sons , Catalogue 37 (London, 1921)

23 First Book of Urizen , pl. 9 , reproduced [ £68.5.0]

1921

Bernard Quaritch , An Illustrated Description of a Collection of Relics of William Hogarth consisting of Actual Copper-Plates engraved by his own Hand and from which the Engravings were printed.  Also Three Actual Copper-plate engraved after Hogarth's Paintings By Bartolozzi, William Blake , and Benj. Smith respec ti vely .  (London, 1921) < Library of C ongress>

"It may be stated that with the exception of the plates described [ here ], and about a dozen others, the whole of the original coppers which constituted Hogarth's 'Engraved Works' were sold to the British Government during the great war, when there was an urgent need of fine copper for the manufacture of heavy ammunition." (p. 2)

66 Copper plate of Blake's engraving of The Beggar's Opera ($100).

1921

A.S.W. Rosenbach , Catalogue #47:  Catalogue of a Remarkable Collection of Rare Books and Illuminated Manuscripts Collected Catalogues of Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach (1921) < >

74 Songs of Innocence Songs of Experience and [I], plates coloured, [ no description beyond ] "The first edition", "Gerald Massey's fine copy" [ no price ]

75 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), "colored by Blake" [N?], "Original boards, uncut" [ no further description ] [ no price ]

1922 March 20-23

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 192 2 )

Fourth Day

Property of Sidney Style

1,170 Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims <Essick 21> [ £ 13 to Maggs]

1,208 Dante engravings < and Butlin #617, “The Last Trumpet” for Blair’s Grave > [ £ 10 to Parsons]

1922 March

Bernard Quaritch , Catalogue 368 (London, 1922) <Quaritch>

108 Songs of Innocence Innocence [S] , leaves hinged in sunken mounts; gives the "full collation" [pl. 1-4, 8-31, though listed in the unique order of (C) which Quaritch sold in February 1915] [ £ 400]

1922 June

Bernard Quaritch , No. 371A Catalogue of Rare and Valuable Books including works on Africa, America, Australasia, Bibliography, English History and Literature, Fine Arts, French Literature, Ireland, Italian Literature, Medicine, Oriental History and Literature, Pal æo graphy, Periodicals & Transactions of Learned Societies, Political Economy, Scotland, Spanish and Portuguese Literature, Sports and a selection of Important New Books (London, 1918)

Lots 519-520 are Job as in Quaritch's September 1918 catalogue

1922 June

James Tregaskis and Son , Caxton Head Catalogue Number 856 (London, 1922) <Huntington Library>

72 "Jephthah Met by His Daughter" < Butlin # 451, untraced > , pencil sketch , £31.10.0

73 "The River of Oblivion" < #804 > , pencil drawing , £31.10.0

74 Robert Blair, The Grave , folio (1808), engraved title page , £2.12.6

76 Salzmann, Elements of Morality , the plates only, mounted in an album from the W.B. Scott Collection) , £3.3.0

77 Scott, Poetical Works (1781) , £1.5.0

1922 June 22-23

Messrs. Hodgson  & Co. , A Catalogue of Rare and Valuable Books ... (London, 1922) <British Library>

First Day

272 Letter of 11 December 1805, "3 pp. 4to", partly quoted [ £ 20.10.0 to Edwards]

1922 July 24

James Tregaskis and Son , Caxton Head Catalogue Number 858 (London, 1922) <Huntington Library>

46 Thornton's Virgil, wood engravings mounted in an album "from the Barron collection [not the same as in the 15 Oct 1917 catalogue, l ot 1] , £15

47 "Donald the Hammerer", pencil and wash drawing, with another version of the same design in "sepia" < Butlin #782- 783 > , £24

48 Flaxman, Hesiod (1817) , £1.1.0

1922 July 3-7

Sotheby , Catalogue of the Library of the late Michael Tomkinson (London, 1922) <Bodley>

1,153 America [K], coloured, title page plus 16 plates, "in wrappers" in brown morocco slip case [ £ 90 to Dobell ]

1922 July 10-11

Christie, Catalogue of the library of Ralph Brocklebank ( London, 1922) < Christie >

69 Visions of the Daughters of Albion [E ] , 11 plates on 5 leaves, crimson morocco extra, gilt edges [ £1 8 5 to Frank Sabin]

1922 August 2

Sotheby , C atalogue ( London, 1922)

REVIEW &c

Anon., “The Sale Room:  Blake and Kipling”, Times BB [London], 3 Aug 1922, p. 10 (there were lots of Blakes at yesterday’s Sotheby sale) [no such Blake sale is reported in or BBS ]

1922 Summer

Maggs Brothers , Catalogue 425 (London, 1922) <British Library>

964 Letter of 21 September 1800, partly quoted, last page reproduced, £ 85

1922

Maggs Brothers , Catalogue 428 (London, 1922) <British Library>

184 Visions of the Daughters of Albion [E], 11 plates on 6 leaves, watermark J WHATMAN without date , watercoloured, full morocco gilt, edges gilt , £ 315

185 Job , india paper, £ 45

186 Dante, india paper, £ 25

1922

Maggs Brothers , Catalogue 433 (London, 1922) <New York Public Library>

2,980 Letter of 2 July 1800, partially quoted, £ 78

2,981 Letter of 14 March 1804, partially quoted, last page reproduced, £ 52

1923 April 16-18

American Art Association , Illustrated Catalogue of Books, Manuscripts, Drawings of Superlative Importance of a Philadelphia Collector [Col. Henry D. Hughes ?] (N.Y., 1923) <Bodley , Manchester University >

First Day

114 Scott, Poetical Works (1782)

115 Darwin , Botanic Garden (1791)

116 Salzmann, Elements of Morality

117 Visions of the Daughters of Albion printed in green [L] , 11 plates on 6 leaves, " " or "plates printed in brown or green", no watermark, waterco l oured (purple or green predominates); folio, half maroon morocco, sprinkled edges, slightly trimmed, 25.7 x 36.7 cm [$1,450 to James Williams]

118 Job prints hand coloured

1 20 Salzmann, Gymnastics (1800)

121 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), Large Paper

122 Hayley, Cowper

124 Remember Me! for 1825

125 Dante plates

128 “Exhibition of Paintings in Fresco” [A] “addressed in Blake’s autograph on the back of the second leaf” [i.e., with Blake’s l etter of May 1809] [$125]

1923 May 2

American Art Association , Illustrated Catalog ue of American and English "Men of Letters":  Autograph Presentation Copies & Holograph Manuscripts by Famous Writers ... also Original Painting in Tempera and an Original Watercolour Drawing by William Blake:  Mainly from the Library of the Late Charles Eliot Norton of Boston, Massachusetts, to Be Sold ... by Order of Elizabeth Gaskell Norton and the other Person Hereinafter Named (N.Y., 1923) < Bodley, British Library , Victoria University in the University of Toronto (with prices and buyers)>

13 "Christ Appearing to the Apostles after the Resurrection " , tempera on canvas, 22 x 16⅞" < Butlin # 325 > , "In contemporary gold frame" bought on the advice of Russel Sturges Jr from an otherwise unknown dealer named Johnson in New York in 1867 [$6,100 to Gabriel Wells]

14 Job , proof [$150 to " Rosen ", i.e., Rosen bach]

15 "Original design" (c. 1790) for the lower part of the title page of the Marriage of Heaven and Hell Marriage of Heaven and Hell , watercolour and opaque, red, brown, black, on dark grey paper, 10 x 10⅜", "bought of ... Bouton [catalogue, N.Y.] in July 1875, and ... he had it from J.C. Hotten" [ for whose facsimile of the it was created -- see BB 299 n. 12] [$610 to Adams ]

1923 May 4

§Walpole Galleries , Books and Letters, a Choice Private Library with a Few Additions (N.Y., 1923)  <Grolier Club>

It includes "Blair's Grave and Gay's Fables illustrated by William Blake; Hayley's Life of Romney, extra-illustrated".

1923 May 21

Anderson , Catalog ue (N.Y., 1923) <British Library>

10A There is No Natural Religion [F],8 plates [a2- 5 , 8-9, b 3-4, 11], printed in brown or black, touched with watercolour, stitched, uncut, in wrappers in a leather slip-case

10B The Book of Thel [H], 8 plates on 8 leaves no watermark, printed in green and watercoloured, 31 x 23.5 cm, uncut, Greville Macdonald copy, full blue morocco binding by Riviere [$1,025 to Drake]

1923 June 8

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1923)

78 "The Idle Laundress" and "The Industrious Cottager " <Essick 7> [£7.7.0 to Hastings]

1923 June 12

Walpole Galleries , Catalogue (N.Y., 1923)

151 "M rs Q" <Essick 23 > , "beautiful impression ... good margin"

1923 June 18

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1923)

Collection of Mrs. Baker

40 "M rs Q" <Essick 24 > and "Windsor Castle" [£5.15.6 to Palser]

1923 June

James Tregaskis and Son , Caxton Head Catalogue 870 ( London, 192 3 ) <Huntington Library>

40 Robert Blair, The Grave , folio (1808), engraved title page ,

£2.12.6

41 Thornton's Virgil, wood engravings mounted in an album "from the Barron collection [not the same as in the 15 Oct 1917 catalogue, l ot 1] , £15

42 "Donald the Hammerer", pencil and wash drawing, with another version of the same design in "sepia" < Butlin #782- 783 > , £24

48 Flaxman, Iliad Odyssey (1805) and (1805) , £1.15.0

49 "Jephthah Met by His Daughter" < #451, untraced > , pencil sketch , £31.10.0

51 "The River of Oblivion" < #804 > , pencil drawing £31.10.0

52 Hayley, Ballads (1805) [not the same as in 7 Oct 1912, l ot 85] , £3.3.0

53 Scott, Poetical Works (1781) , £1.5.0

1923 July 23-25

Messrs. Goddard & Smith , [345] By Order of the Executor of R.C. Jackson , Deceased, Important Sale of Antique Furniture, etc. 185, Camberwell Grove, Denmark Hill, S.E. Catalogue of the Valuable Contents ... ( London, 1923 < Victoria & Albert Museum >

182 "By Blake.  A bust Portrait of Dante (12-in. by 9-in.); a ditto of Chaucer with red cap (16-in. by 13-in.)" [346]

245 "a fine pen and ink drawing with inscription and figure cartoon by William Blake"

276 Anonymous drawing of a "Female in Cerise Robe in Saintly Attitude with skull on Lap (9-in. by 8-in.), formerly in the collection of William Blake, and a ditto, The Holy Family (16-in. by 11-in)

287 "Interior, Mrs. Blake and Thackeray, by himself ..."

293 "Engraving, The Canterbury Pilgrims [ ?by Blake, 1810 [347] ], a ditto, Scene from The Beggars Opera, Act III [ surely by Blake, 1790 ], ... and a letter from William Blake to Flaxman" [348]

465 "Heppelwhite open arm mahogany chair with seat and back in velvet. FORMERLY THE PROPERTY OF WILLIAM BLAKE, THE POET " [349]

579f " WILLIAM BLAKE'S PAINTING TABLE , with leather centre, tilting top and on tripod (formerly Gainsborough's) (20-in. by 15- in.)"

737 "The Book of Thel, by William Blake, 1789, in board cover, quarto size, 39 copies , and 23 royal quarto ditto" [350]

812 "The Library of William Blake, 25 vols., and 12 vols., various, in paper covers" [351]

Richard C. Jackson and all these works associated with Blake are deeply suspect.

1923 November 12-14

Anderson Galleries , The Library of John Quinn , Part One (A-C) (N.Y., 1923) < Toronto > B . Complete Catalogue of the Library of John Quinn Sold by Auction in Five Parts [with Printed Prices].  (1924)  Vol. I, pp. 64-70 C .  (N.Y., 1969)  Vol. I, pp. 64-70.

Lots 711-769 are works connected with "William Blake ":

712 Mary Wollstonecraft, Original Stories (1791) [$32.50]

713 Cumberland, Thoughts on Outline (1796) [$8 .50]

713a Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803) inscribed on the half- title "From the Author" [ $5.50]

713b Hayley, Cowper (1803) "with Bell Scott bookplate"

714 Malkin, A Father's Mem o ir s (1806)

715 Blair, The Grave (1808) [$18]

716 Blair, The Grave (1813) "Extra-illustrated with about 60 other engravings of Blake's designs cut out and pasted on fly- leaves and blank portions of pages, throughout the book ... obtained in its present condition from William Thane" [352] [$95]

717 Job , "all brilliant impressions", "original limp boards, paper label" [$145 to Rosenbach ]

765 Dante plates, n.d., "India Paper proof" [$21]

769 "Twenty-eight original woodcuts, being proofs on India paper.  11 by Edward Calvert, and 17 by William Blake [ from Thornton's V IRGIL ] [ 1829-31].  Mounted in a small 4to , cloth Album"

1923 November 19-20

Anderson Gallery , Catalog ue of Mrs Phoebe A.D. Boyle of Brooklyn (N.Y., 1923) <British Library>

First Day

46 Songs of Innocence [S], 28 coloured plates, a thin brush border round each plate, pages numbered, "full collation" [pl. 2-4, 16-17, 13-14, 18, 12, 27, 22-23, 53, 8, 11, 26, 15, 9-10, 54, 19, 6-7, 20-21, 25, 5], "hinged on sunken mounts", crushed brown levant morocco, edges gilt by Riviere [$1,100 to G.D. Smith]

1923 December 10-11

Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge , Catalogue of Valuable Printed Books, Illuminated & Other Manuscripts, Drawings, Caricatures & Book-Plates, Autograph Letters, Literary Relics, etc. ... Comprising ... Very Fine Copies of William Blake's M ILTON and T HEL, and a Collection of Over 1500 Drawings by T. Stothard, formerly in the Library of the Late B.G. Windus , Esq. ... ( London, 1923) < Bodley >

B ooks of the late Rev. G.P. de Putron

"formerly in the library of [his grandfather] the late B.G. Windus "

252 Milton The Book of Thel [D] , 50 leaves, 10 ⅞ x 8 ½ ", watermark 1815 on one leaf, printed in orange on one side only, magnificently coloured, some gold; with [O] , 8 leaves, printed in orange on one side only, coloured, no watermark, half calf [ £ 3,400 to Pickering]

1923

Maggs Bros , Catalogue 438 (London, 1923)

128 "M rs Q" <Essick 25 > , reproduced, £80

1924 January 30-31, February 1

American Art Association, Herman L.R. Edgar Collection of First Editions of W.M. Thackeray; Inscribed First Editions of Joseph Conrad; Charles B. Eddy Collection of First Editions; Superb Sporting Prints in Color; Fresco Paintings by William Blake ... (N.Y., 1924) <Grolier Club>

66 "Newton" colour-print < Butlin #307> , reproduced

1924 April 22-24

American Art Association , Catalogue of works of a Prominent Pennsylvania Collector [Col. Henry D. Hughes ] (N.Y., 1924) <Bodley , Huntington Library >

58 Poetical Sketches [ E ], full green levant morocco gilt, gilt panelled back, inner gilt dentelle bands, g.e ., by Macdonald, inscribed from Flaxman to Long [$525]

59 There is No Natural Religion [F], 8 plates, brown ink, light watercolours, square 12mo, wrappers, sewn, unbound, uncut, morocco slip case, uncoloured extra plate [a7] "loosely inserted" [$600 to A.E. Newton]

63 America [C], 18 plates, plates 24 x 17 cm, printed in dull blue and dull green on both sides, uncoloured , half maroon morocco, gilt edges [$950 to G. Wells]

66 Hayley, Ballads (1805) , inscribed "Mr. Weller, | With grateful Remembrance | from | William Blake", inscription reproduced

67 Twenty pencil drawings for Thornton's Virgil < Butlin # 769 1-20 > , 3 ¾ x 1 ½ ", inscribed " Twe nty Original Drawings by Wm. Blake.  Made to illustrate a poem by Phillips inserted in Dr. Thornton's Pastorals of Virgil.  2 vols.  8vo.  The wood blocks for these drawings were cut by Blake and are in my possession being the only wood blocks he ever engraved or cut 17 in number the other 3 were by some one else.  John Linnell.  Bayswater, 1834 " [$1,625 to the (R. Allan) Brick Row Bookshop]

70 The Ghost of Abel [ C ], 2 sheets, uncut, from the Linnell sale [$400 to (James F.) Drake (for the Huntington Library) ]

1924 April 30-May 2

American Art Association , Private Library of Herbert L. Rothschild (N.Y., 1924)

103 "Job and His Daughters" < Butlin #551 20 , Butts set > , reproduced

1924 April

Maggs Brothers , Catalogue No. 449 (London, 1924) <New York Public Library>

Letter of 2 July 1800, partial transcription and reproduction of the last two pages

1924 June 23

Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge , The Valuable Stock of Autograph Letters, Historical Documents, etc., The Property of Messrs. J. Pearson & Co (C.E. Shepheard & F.A. Wheeler), 5, Pall Mall Place, London, S.W. 1 (sold owing to the Dissolution of their Partnership ) (London, 1924)

The sale includes manuscripts of William Blake and William Hayley.  Pearson had previously sold Blake's letters of 1 July 1800 (1893), 13 Dec ember 1803 (1858), 16 March 1804 (1885), April 1826 (1885), and April 1827 (1893).  I do not know what Blake manuscripts they sold in 1924.

1924 July 1-4, 7-9

Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge , Catalogue of the Well-Known and Valuable Library of the late Bernard Buchanan MacGeorge, Esq ( London, 1924) < British Library, Victoria University in the University of Toronto >

First Day

109 Poetical Sketches [ N ], G aisford c o py [ £ 118 to Quaritch]

110 The Book of Thel [ F ], from the Disraeli Library [ £290 to Quaritch]

111 Songs of Innocence and of Experience [A], from the Disraeli Library [ £760 to Martin]

112 For Children:  The Gates of Paradise [ A ], from the Beckford Library [ £175 to Maggs]

113 Visions of the Daughters of Albion [F] < Butlin #263 > from the Disraeli Library [ £385 to Quaritch]

114 America [B] , from the Gaisford Library [215 to Maggs]

115 Marriage of Heaven and Hell [D], from the Disraeli Library [ £660 to Maggs]

116 Europe [A], from the Disraeli Library [ £ 500 to Wells ]

117 The Book of Urizen [B], from the Disraeli Library [ £580 to ibid]

118 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), coloured [ G ], from the Gaisford Library [ £125 to Quaritch]

119 Young, Night Thoughts (1797) [ £11]

120 Hayley, Designs to a Series of Ballads (1802), 4 parts , in original blue wrappers [ £125 to Quaritch]

121 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper Ballads (1803) and (1805) [ £19 to Sessler]

122 Hayley, Ballads , proofs [ £13 to Maggs]

123 Blair, The Grave , plus a drawing corresponding to the frontispiece [ portrait of Blake after Phillips ] in pencil and wash, 10 ¾ x 8 ¼ ", inscribed "pot. of W . m Blake, T.P." and design for the title page < # 616 > :  "It differs entirely from that finally adopted, showing a female figure rising to heaven from a tomb supported by winged mourners; the inscription reads 'A Series of Designs illustrative of The Grave, a Poem, by Robert Blair.  Invented and Drawn by William Blake, 1806" [ £98 to Edwards]

124 Descriptive Catalogue [J] [ £ 9.10.0 to Dobell]

125 Chaucer, Prologue (1812) [ £15 to Quaritch]

126 For the Sexes:  The Gates of Paradise pl. 14, The Ghost of Abel On Homer [D] and [D] [ £50 to Quaritch]

133  A volume of Blakiana [see the "Order" of the Songs in BB On Homer , 337-339] including proofs, etc.: [ E ],"The Tyger" [ Songs Book of Ahania pl. 42] printed in brown and coloured, " The Little Girl Lost" [pl. 51] printed in green and coloured, "The Blossom" [pl. 11] printed in brown, manuscript transcription of Cunningham's life of Blake, [ Bb ] title page [pl. 2 a-b ] printed in olive green and watercoloured, America Europe [pl. a, b, c] cancel leaves; pp. 13-14 printed in green and watercoloured; Urizen Songs [H] title page [pl. 1 ] printed in brown and watercoloured, pl. 4 printed in green and watercoloured, pl. 25 printed in brown and watercoloured; "Little Tom the Sailor", 2 leaves, portrait by Blake of Thomas Hayley < # 345 > , MS index of the , and others, [353] bound in half morocco, t.e.g. [ £345 to Parsons]

134 Letter of [12 September 1800] [ £ 55 to Sawyer]

808 Charles Lamb's letter about Blake to Barton, 15 May 1834 [ £ 370 to M a ggs]

Seventh Day

1,396 Upcott autograph album < Butlin #777 > [ £ 280 to Spencer]

1924 October 22-23

Anderson Galleries , Selection from the Library of Mr William S. Hall , New York City; First Editions in Great Variety, Including Many Blake, Whitman Burroughs Volumes; with Other Private Collections in a Separate Alphabet (New York, 1924) <Grolier Club>

William S. Hall is not otherwise known to have owned first editions of Blake , but see 19-20 February 1929 .

1924 October

Bernard Quaritch , Catalogue No. 388 (London, 1924) <British Library, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut>

226 Young, Night Thoughts (1797) with explanation leaf, coloured by Blake or his wife [G], half levant morocco, top edge gilt, Gaisford bookplate £ 175

322 Poetical Sketches [N], green levant morocco extra, fully gilt, top edge gilt, uncut, Bedford copy, £ 135

323 The Book of Thel [F], 8 leaves, printed in brown, coloured, "loosely hinged in a volume", half morocco with vellum corners, 14 ⅜ x 10 ½ ", watermark I TAYLOR on one leaf, 1794 on another, Beaconsfield copy, £ 375

324 Visions of the Daughters of Albion [F], 11 leaves, printed in brown on one side only, coloured with some opaque colouring, frontispiece inlaid, "loosely inserted in a volume", half morocco, uncut , inserted are "duplicates of plates 1-3" to show the difference in colouring, Beaconsfield copy, £ 525

325 The Ghost of Abel On Homer [D], 2 leaves, 13 ½ x 7 ½ ", printed in black on one side only, watermark 1820, with [D], 1 leaf, 13 ½ x 8 ¾ " , printed in black on one side only, "in an album half red morocco", "Bound up with the above is plate No. 2 [pl. 14] from The Gates of Paradise Wright of Derby and a Portrait of , both engraved by Blake", £ 75

328 Chaucer, Prologue (1812), £ 17.10.0

1924 November 10

Sotheby , Catalogue ( London, 1924)

Property of William Beatie

89 “Philoctetes and Neoptolemus at Lemnos” < Butlin #676 >, reproduced [£510 to F. Edwards ]

1924 November 10-11

Anderson Galleries , posthumous sale of William Harris Arnold (N.Y., 1924) <Toronto>

First Day

53 Letter of 19 October 1801, with the seal "practically intact", partly quoted [$150 to Rosenbach]

1924 November

Bernard Quaritch , Catalogue (London, 1924)

Visions of the Daughters of Albion pl. 1 < Butlin #263 > , £525

1924 November

Maggs Bros , Catalogue (London, 1924)

53 Thomas Alphonso < Butlin #345 > [ £630]

1924 December 8

Anderson Galleries , The Library of the late Beverly Chew [ Part One English Literature before 1800 Manuscript Horae Printed Horae ] (N.Y., 1924) <Princeton>

28 Poetical Sketches [ D ], with George Cumberland's signature on the title page and with his bookpla t e inserted, inscribed "From George Cumberland to John Linnell [1]866 ".  "The Man Sweeping the Interpreter's Parlor" <Essick 2D >, is inserted [$900 to Rosenbach]

29 Songs of Innocence and of Experience [S]

1924 December

Francis Edwards , Catalogue 466.  A Catalogue of English Literature of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Mostly First Editions (London, 1924) <Grolier Club>

Alternative design for Blair's Grave title page < Butlin #616 > with others, £ 150

59 x "Philoctetes and Neoptolemus at Lemnos" < #676 > , £ 650

1924

Maggs Bros , Catalogue 447 (London, 1924)

90 "M rs Q" <Essick 25 > , reproduced, £80

1924

Maggs Brothers , Catalogue No. 456 (London, 1924) <British Library>

5 3 MS of Cunningham's life of Blake, "Extra illustrated" in a half red quarto volume of morocco, including

[2] "The Tyger" [ Songs pl. 42], "coloured"

[3] "The Blossom" [pl. 11]

[4] "The Chimney Sweeper" from Experience [pl. 37]

[5] "Introduction" to Experience [pl. 30]

[6] "Earth's Answer" [pl. 31]

[7] "The Fly" [pl. 40]

[8] "Two portraits taken by Blake on one sheet whilst experimenting" [354]

[9] On Homer [E]

[10] "The Little Girl Lost" [pl. 51] "in Colours"

[11] "The Clod and the Pebble" [pl. 32]

[12] "The Garden of Love" [pl. 44]

[13] "The Human Abstract" [pl. 47]

[14-15] 2 plates of Ahania [Bb], title page [pl. 2 a-b ] "in Colours"

[16-17] America pp. 5-6, "but the designs different from the published copies" [pl. a-b]

[18] America p. 15 in red

[19] another page from America [pl. e] "but different from that in published copies"

[20-21] America pp. 11-12

[22-24] America America "Final pages of the Introduction [Preludium]" [ (a) pl. a (verso pl. b), pl. 15 b , pl. c (verso pl. 15 a )] (one America plate has corrections in pencil by Blake, and two are cancelled)

[25] Europe Jerusalem [c] title page [pl. 2], verso p. 8

[26] Jerusalem p. 78

[27-30] Europe Jerusalem [c] pp. 9-10, 12-14, 48 [ pl. 9, 48, 19-20]

[31-34] Jerusalem pp. 19-20, 50, 99

[35] The Book of Thel title page [pl. 2]

[36] First Book of Urizen title page [pl. 1] "in Colours"

[37-38] Europe [c] p. 3 (Preludium) [pl. 4], verso p. 8 [pl. 9 b ] ("These are in duplicate showing variations printed in dark green")

[39] Europe [c] Preludium in red [pl. 4 a ], verso same in black [p. 4 b ]

[40] Europe [c] p. 4 ("A Prophecy") [pl. 6], verso p. 6 [pl. 7]

[44-45] Europe [c] p. 14 [pl. 15 a-b ] "two trial states, showing variations"

[46-47] Europe [c] p. 11 [pl. 11 b ], verso p. 16 [pl. 17 a ], p. 16 [verso pl. 17 b ] "in two states, one in dark green, the other in colours"

[48] Europe [c] p. 5 [pl. 5 a ] in red

[49] Europe [c] pp. 15-16 [pl. 12, verso pl. 11 a ] "in Colours ”

[50] Europe [c] p l . 13 [pl. 10], verso p. 5 [pl. 5 b ]

[51] Europe [c] p. 9, verso p. 11

[52] Jerusalem p. 38

[53] Book of Los Ahania page [ (Bb) pl. 4]

[54] Urizen [H] pp. 4 and 23 [pl. 24] "in colours"

[55] The Book of Thel p. 6

[56] Jerusalem p. 58

[57-58] Europe [c] pp. 78 [pl. 18 a-b ], "Two Trials, one in green the other in red"

[59-60] "Little Tom the Sailor""On two leaves, printed in black, on one side only"

[61-62] Marriage of Heaven and Hell pp. 5-6

[63] "Glad Day" ( “ Albion Rose") <Essick 2D> ,10 ½ x 7 ½ "

[64] Jerusalem p. 51 in red

[65] Europe [c] frontispiece [pl. 1] in green

[66] "The Accusers" <Essick 3G>

[67] Europe [c] p. 8 [pl. 9 a ] in red

[68] America p. 1 in blue

[69] "The Man Sweeping" <Essick 2F>

[70] "The Chaining of Orc" <Essick 1A> , probably unique

[71] "Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims" <Essick 25>

[7 2 ] drawing of Thomas Hayley < Butlin #345 > in sepia and pencil [reproduced here], £ 630

54 Descriptive Catalogue [J], Blake MS on title page:  "At N 28 ..." full morocco, gilt edges, by Riviere, £ 21

55 For Children:  The Gates of Paradise [A], frontispiece, title page, plus 16 plates, 12m o , straight grain red morocco, gilt edges, by Bedford, Macgeorge copy, £275

1925

Maggs Bros , Catalogue 466 (London, 1925)

82 "M rs Q" <Essick 25 > , ₤80

1925 April 6-8

Sotheby & Co., Catalogue of Highly Important Manuscripts, Extremely Valuable Printed Books, Autograph Letters and Historical Documents ... Comprising ... an Extremely Fine Drawing by William Blake, the Property of Mrs. A.R. Crosby (London, 1925)

First Day

152 "By the Waters of Babylon" < Butlin #466 > , reproduced [ £ 600 to Frank Sabin ]

153 "Moses and the Table of Stone" < #49 > [ £ 13 to Porter]

1925 April

Bernard Quaritch , No. 391 A Catalogue of Rare and Valuable Books including works on Americana, Bibles, Bibliography, Classics, English History and Literature, European History and Literature, Fine Arts, French Literature, Genealogy and Heraldry, Ireland, Occult Sciences, Oriental History and Literature, Palæography, Periodicals & Transactions of Learned Societies, Political Economy, Scotland, Sports, Topography, Wales, and a selection of Important New Books (London, 1925) <Huntington Library >

303 Job calf (1825), ON I NDIA P APER; " , £52.10.0

304 "THE SAME ... PROOF IMPRESSIONS ON I NDIA P APER ; levant morocco, gilt top, by Rivière ... The plates ... bear the words Proof on the lower margin", £65.0.0

1925 May

Robson & Co , Catalogue (London, 1925) <Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut>

48 Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims <Essick 22> , £ 50

1925 June 5

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1925)

15 Burial Scene < Butlin # 137 > [ £ 17.17.0 bought in by Bristow]

1925 July 17

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1925) <Christie>

51 "Christ Blessing" < Butlin #670 > [ £ 189, bought in]

1925 July 29-31

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1925) <Bodley>

First Day

"Drawings, Engraved Works, Etc. by William Blake.

The Property of E.J. Shaw , Esq., J.P. of Walsall"

141 "King of the Jews" < Butlin p. 360, a copy by Graham Robertson of # 4 96, "Christ Nailed to the Cross:  The Third Hour" > , watercolour [withdrawn ]

142 "The Soul hovering over the body" <#627, a copy, or perhaps Schiavonetti's working drawing, for, sold with the print >, 9 x 6 ¾ ", for The Grave [ £55 to Schemer(?)]

143 "Androcles and the Lion" < not in Butlin > , exhibited at the Bradford Exhibition of Fine Arts 1904

144 "Joseph's Dream" < not in Butlin >

145 Drawing of a kneeling figure < # 571, "Albion Compelling the Four Zoas to their Proper Tasks, Possible Alternative Design" for Jerusalem pl. 95 > [ £ 3 to Frederick Benjamin Kaye]

146 Two studies in pencil < not in Butlin > , one of a tropical plant, a note in Blake's? hand says "in height an elm 2 or 3 feet diameter, the bark lig[h]t bluish like cherry tree"

147 G.H. Harlow portrait of Blake, 8 ¾ x 6 ¾ ", half length, nearly full face, holding paper in left hand, made about 1810.  On the verso is a note:  "From Mr. Fuseli's sale--William Blake-- drawn from life by G. Harlow."

148 "The Man Sweeping the Interpreter's Parlour " <Essick 2F> , "on a folio sheet", "watermark J. Whatman, n.d." [ £ 31 to Maggs] [355]

149 Six Thornton's Virgil pages, from W.B. Scott

150 Eight proofs [of Allen , History of England Roman , 4 prints, History , 4 prints ], from W.B. Scott

151 Ten engravings from Don Quixote Novelist's Magazine [ , VIII, 2 prints] , Grandison Novelist's Magazine [ , Vol. X-XI, 3 prints] , Rafael [? Protestants Family Bible , 5 prints] , etc.

152 Ten engravings from Malkin [ A Father's Memoir s of His Child (1806) , 1 print ], Naval Monument ticket [by W.S. Blake] , Clarenc e 's Dream, etc.

15 3 Twelve engravings published by Johnson, for Mary Wollstonecraft [ Original Stories from Real Life Triumphs , 6 prints] and Maria Flaxman [ Hayley, of Temper , 6 prints]

154 Eleven engravings, Portrait of Lavater, [356] David Simple Novelist's Magazine [by Sarah Fielding for the , 1 print] , John Scott [ Poetical Works A Select , 2 prints] , Ri t son [ed., Collection of English Songs Cowper [1783), 8 prints] , tame Hare [Hayley, ] , and Good Governess [not related to Blake] [15s to Mathews]

155 Five plates for Hayley, Ballads (1805)

156 Eleven engravings of Pericles [Hayley, Essay on Sculpture Essay on Sculpture ] , Flaxman's medallion [Hayley, ] , Tom's (two, one in red), Michael Angelo, Graphic Muse [Prince Hoare, An Inquiry into ... the Arts of Design Thoughts on Outline ] , two from [Cumberland] , four from Portland Vase [Darwin, Botanic Garden ]

157 Six engravings:  "I found him beneath a tree" [ For the Sexes: The Gates of Paradise , pl. 3] (Crewe sale) ; Adam and the beasts [Hayley, Designs to a Series of Ballads Europe (1802)] ; Fall of Rosam o nd <Essick 2C> ; portrait of Lavater <Essick 2B> (from Mrs Gilchrist); Job in Prosperity lithograph [ "Enoch" <Essick 1C> ] ; Ancient of Days [ pl. 1] (from Crewe) [ £ 3 1 to Keynes]

158 "Christ Tr a mpling Satan" <not in Essick> , copperplate and proof, from Butts sale 1903, lot 20, with letter of W.M. Rossetti to Shaw 23 December 1903 about it

159 Songs of Innocence [J], 1 plates on 12 leaves, printed in green on two sides (except the first three pl a tes which a re on one side only), no numbers, delicately watercoloured, no watermark, bound order [pl. 2-5, 9-10, 54, 18, 26, 6-7, 27, 25, 8, 22-23, 11, 24, 12, 16-17], "original marbled bo a rds, leather back, with an embroidered canvas slip-on cover by Mrs Reginald Frampton [ £150 to Spencer]

160 Job

161 Hayley, 'Little Tom the Sailor", coloured

162 Two plates from Songs of Experience Urizen , "Introduction" [pl. 30] in blue, "Earth's Answer" [pl. 31] in green, both coloured; plus the last leaf of [ Ahania pl. 1] (a giant bowed down, a nude female figure at his feet), "broadly" watercoloured, from the Crewe sale [ £ 55 to Keynes]

163 Varley, Zodiacal Physiognomy

164 Illustrations to Cowper (1803), Storer and Greig, once belonged to Samuel Rose, inscribed "given to me by my excellent friend William Hayley"

165 Gilchrist (1880), with a sketch by Blake

166 Four pages of "The Everlasting Gospel", 54 lines, known to Swinburne but unpublished [ £ 98 to Sawyer]

Property of Mrs Boothby Heathcote

168 For the Sexes:  The Gates of Paradise Gates [J], 12 plates 13 ⅛ x 9 ⅛ " consisting of the title [pl. 2 ] , "What is Man" [pl. 1], pl. 2 beginning "He meets his Saviour" [pl. 18], plates 7-13 [7-10, 16 , 20-21 ] ending "Lost Traveller's Dream under the hill" [pl. 19], uncut, from W.B. Scott [ £ 31 to Parsons ]

1925

Francis Edwards , Catalogue (London, 1925)

"Philoctetes and Neoptolemos at Lemnos" < Butlin #676 > , £650

1925

Maggs Brothers Catalogue No. 464 (London, 1925)<New York Public Library>

868 Letter of 21 September 1800, reproduction and partial transcription "( SOLD )"

1925

Maggs Brothers , Catalogue 466 (London, 1925)

82 "M rs Q", £80

1925

Charles J. Sawyer , Catalogue (1925 )

31 "Moses and the Table of Stone" < Butlin #49 > , £ 70

1925

James Tregaskis and Son , Caxton Head Catalogue Number 900 (London, 1925) <Huntington Library>

105 Robert Blair, The Grave , folio (1808), engraved title page , £2.12.6

106 Thornton's Virgil, wood engravings mounted in an album "from the Barron collection [not the same as in the 15 Oct 1917 catalogue, l ot 1] , £15

107 "Donald the Hammerer", pencil and wash drawing, with another version of the same design in "sepia" < Butlin #782- 783 > , £24

112 Salzmann, Elements of Morality , the plates only, mounted in an album from the W.B. Scott Collection) , £3.3.0

113 Scott, Poetical Works (1781) , £1.5.0)

1926 January 14-15

American Art Association , Rare First Editions of Famous Writers of the XVIth to XXth Century, English and American (N.Y. , 1926)

First Day

Lots 39-50 are Blakes.

39 Letter of  11 October 1819 [$100]

40 [ For the Sexes The Gates of Paradise :] [ H] [$400 to Phenix]

1926 February 15-16

Anderson Gallery , English Literature from the Library of Mr R.B. Adams (N.Y.., 1926) <Clarke Library>

36 Songs of Experience [g 2 ], title page, frontispiece, and 16 plates, printed in pale black except for one in pale sepia, "WHATMAN 1831" on one leaf, bound in crushed dark red levant morocco, Jansen style, inside dentelles, rough edges, by Riviere, for H. Buxton Forman, with Forman's bookplate [$50 to Rosenbach]

1926 February 18

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1926)

118A "M rs Q" <Essick 26 > and "Windsor Castle" [£21 to Eliot]

1926 March 3

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1926)

[Thomas Chatterton], Rowley, Poems (1782), quarto, signed “William Blake” on the title page [357]

1926 April 14-15

American Art Association , Library of Victor Thane of Chicago and a well known New York Collector (N.Y., 1926) <Huntington Library >

First Day

75 Songs of Innocence [ J ] , 21 plates printed in green on 12 leaves, including the frontispiece, title page, and "Introduction", watercoloured; no numbers, lists the plates [ 2-5, 9-10, 54, 18, 26, 6-7, 27, 25, 8, 22-23, 11, 24, 12, 16- 17], watermark "E&P", 6 ⅜ x 4 ½ ", original half calf and boards, gilt, embroidered canvas slip on case "by Mrs. Reginald Frampton" [$1,200 to W. Clarkson]

1926 May 5

Anderson Galleries , Catalogue of English Literature from the Library of Mr. John Drinkwater of London, England (N.Y., 1926 < Huntington Library >

5 The Tragedies of Aeschylus , tr. R. Potter, The Second Edition 2 vols. (London, 1779) , with Blake's autograph in each volume, original boards, uncut, in a lined cloth box, title page reproduced [$160]

1926 May 29

Anderson Galleries , The Books of a Busted Bibliophile alias A. Edward Newton (N.Y., 1926) < Huntington Library >

25 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), "vividly coloured " [V] ; the "text has been ruled throughout"

26 Blair, The Grave (1808)

1926 May

Bernard Quaritch , Catalogue 401 (London, 1906) <British Library>

217 Visions of the Daughters of Albion [F], Beaconsfield copy [Described as in Quaritch Catalogue 388 (1924)], £525

218 Young, Night Thoughts (1797) , coloured [U] [Described as in Quaritch Catalogue 388 (1924)], £175

219 Job , india proofs, £65

220 Ibid, £52.10.0

1926 June

Bernard Quaritch , Catalogue 401 (London, 1926) < British Library>

Visions of the Daughters of Albion pl. 1 < Butlin #263 > , [Described as in Quaritch Catalogue 388 (1924) ] , £525

1926 July 26-28

Sotheby , Catalogue (London , 1926)

Third Day

Property of F.P. Osmaston

763 “Christ Raising the Son of the Widow of Nain” < Butlin #763 > , reproduced [ £300 to Gabriel Wells]

1926 November

Francis Edwards , Catalogue (London, 1926)

459 "Philoctetes and Neoptolemos at Lemnos" < Butlin #676 > , £650

1926 December 13-15

Sotheby , Catalogue ( London, 1926) < Bodley >

Charles R. Robson of Leicester

612 Songs of Innocence [E ] , 31 plates on 17 lea ves, printed in brown on two sides (except for the title page and "The Piper" which are on one side only), watercoloured, watermark I WHATMAN, in wrappers, uncut; unrecorded "having been found by the present owner between the pages of another book which he acquired at Leicester in or about the year 1899.  The stitching which was then present has since disappeared leaving the pages loose; but the plates have been preserved in their original order, as follows" [pl. 1-3, 12-13, 10-11, 9, 8, 28-31, 15, 14, 24-27, 22,23, 21, 20, 4-5, 7, 16- 19] [ £450 to Quaritch for Spenser]

Property of Alfred G. Gray

613 Songs of Innocence and of Experience [L ] , 54 plates printed in dark brown on one side only, boldly watercoloured, numbered in manuscript; no watermark, pink end pages; the frontispieces face the title pages; gives the order of the plates [ 1-4, 6-7, 12,9-10,19, 22-24, 5, 26, 16-21, 11, 13-14, 25,8, 54, 15, 18, 27-31, 34-36, 42, 40, 33, 48, 32, 37, 52, 45, 47, 44, 50, 41, 39, 38, 49, 46, 51, 43, 53], in old dark straight grained morocco, stamped with alternate bands of blind and gilt, gilt edges; an unrecorded copy [ £1,350 to Quaritch for Spenser]

1926 December 21

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1926)

289 "M rs Q" <Essick 2 7> [£3.15.0 to Burton]

1926 December 22

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1926)

Property of Arnold Hall

5 "War" < Butlin #195 > [£110.5.0 to Maggs]

[1926?]

James F. Drake , Catalogue 181 (N.Y. [1926?]) <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

17 Young, Night Thoughts engraved by (1797) with plates " William Blake and colored by him ... the coloring in this copy being especially brilliant", " half morocco extra, gilt top, uncut ... none of the plates are [ sic ] touched by the binder's knife ... Laid in is Blake's printed description of the plates, which is almost always lacking.  The Gaisford-MacGeorge copy" [G], $1,200

1926 December

Bernard Quaritch , No. 405 A Catalogue of Standard English Books (including Translations) Printed Since the Beginning of the Eighteenth Century Part I . . . A-K (London, 1926) <Biblioteca La Solana>

242 Visions of the Daughters of Albion ll., [F] (1793), "Folio, 11 printed in brown on one side only and FINELY COLOURED BY HAND BY B LAKE , with water-colour and opaque pigment, the frontispiece has been inlaid and a torn leaf has been skilfully repaired; loosely inserted in a volume; half morocco, UNCUT " ... duplicates of the first three plates, printed in green and painted in water-colours, are inserted. ... From the collection of the Earl of Beaconsfield , £525.0.0

243 "A Collection of Tracings and Facsimiles of Works by William Blake, as detailed below; unbound n.d.

America Tracings of , " 6 illustrations "

The Book of Thel, "Tracings coloured ( ) of the complete series of 6 illustrations "

Europe Coloured reproductions of , " 5 leaves frontispiece, ( title, and the first three pages )"

"B LAKE'S C OMMONPLACE- B OOK . Tracings of drawings 30 "

"T HORNTON'S V IRGIL .  13 engravings from "

"M ISCELLANEOUS T RACINGS ( some coloured )"

"L ITTLE T OMTHE S AILOR . A modern reprint; boards ", £18.18.0

1927 February 14-16

American Art Association , The Notable Library of Major W. Van R. Whitall (N.Y., 1927) <Edwin Wolf IInd collection>

111 The Book of Thel [H] [$5,000 to Rosenbach (for Lessing J. Rosenwald ) ]

1927 March 10

Sotheby , Collection of Hugh Campbell , Halifax (London, 1927)

270 Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims <Essick 24> [ £ 18 to Maggs]

1927 April 27-29 ]

Sotheby, Valuable Printed Books, European & Oriental Miniatures & Manuscripts, Autograph Letters and Historical Documents ... Comprising ... a Fine Drawing by William Blake (London, 1927) <Grolier Club>

174 "Oberon and Titania" < Butlin #245, "Oberon and Titania on a Lily" > [ £155 to Bennett]

1927 June 30

Sotheby , Catalogue of the Arnold Hall Library (London, 1927)

234 Book of Thel [K], a “facsimile reprint” in its present binding [£4.10.0 to Rimell]

1927 July 14-15

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1927)

92 "A Reclining Young Man Pushing Back the Head of a Demon with His Left Hand" < Butlin #856 > , with "5 others, portraits, etc., on 3 mounts" [not necessarily by Blake] [£2.2.0 to Spencer]

1927 November 8

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1927)

289 Letter of 7 October 1801, with 17 letters from Flaxman to Hayley [ £ 23 to Maggs]

1927 November 21

Stan V. Henkels , Auction Catalogue No. 1289 ( Philadelphia, 1927 )

15 William Blake sketchbook

Anon., "Philadelphia Book Sale", Boston Evening Transcript probably , 16 Nov 1921 , gives a detailed description of "one of the most important Blake items ever offered in this country".  Henkels offers (on behalf of Mrs Ellen M. Dobinson, the step- daughter of T.K. Richmond) as l ot 15 "William Blake's Original Sketch Book", 7" x 4", with "about fifty original sketches by William Blake in pencil and in ink, together with many pencil and ink sketches by Geo. Richmond", " the most important Blake item ever offered for sale in this country ". [However, though Mr Henkels is sure that " the most sceptical would hesitate to pass an adverse opinion on them the ", the half- tone reproductions (the frontispiece and at p. 6) of what he calls "The Temptation of the Lord by Satan", "A Lunatic", "And the Woman was given two wings of a Great Eagle", and "The Crucifixion" (i.e., a female mourner from what its inscription calls an "old print"), bearing " authograph sic [ ] of Blake ", seem to GEB and to Robert Essick to be clearly not the drawing or authograph of William Blake and probably that of George Richmond])

1927 November 25

Anderson Galleries , Catalogue (N.Y., 1927)

“The Presentation in the Temple:  ‘Simeon Was Not to See Death Before He Had Seen the Christ” < Butlin #470 [358] > [$6,100]

[1927?]

Sylvia Beach , Catalogue of a Collection Containing Manuscript & Rare Editions of James Joyce, A Few Manuscripts of Walt Whitman and Two Drawings by William Blake Belonging to Miss Sylvia Beach and offered for sale at her shop Shakespeare and Company (Paris, [1927?]) <Notre Dame>

"William Blake, Two Drawings"

I "Sepia wash < not in Butlin; neither seems very Blake-like > , touched with pen and Chinese ink, 7 ¾ x 12 ¾ "

II "Ibid, square, 6 ½ ", no other description, no provenance, both reproduced [ no price ]

1927

James F. Drake , Catalogue 185 (N.Y., 1927) <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

22 Job , "brilliant impressions ... original boards", $375

23 Remember Me! engraved frontispiece and 9 colored ( 1 825), " plates ... original paper covers, in original decorated cardboard case", $100

1927

James F. Drake , Catalogue 191 (N.Y., 1927) <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

11 Young, Night Thoughts (1797) with the Explanation Leaf, 42.5 x 33 cm, "Caroline Southey, the second wife of Robert Southey, has written her name on the title."

1927

Francis Edwards , William Blake (London, 1927)

1 "The Man Sweeping the Interpreters Parlour", from the Macdonald Collection, £ 65

44 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), "One leaf from Night 5", £ 26 [359]

98 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), 2 proofs of engravings, one with a pencil and wash drawing < Butlin #330A > , £90

1927

Albert J. Scheuer , Catalogue 3 (N.Y., 1927)

860 Letter [of 2 July 1826], "This sudden cold", partial transcript plus a reproduction of the letter and address, $300

1928 February 1

American Art Association , Important First Editions, Manuscripts and Letters of Jane Austen, J.M. Barrie, William Blake, Robert Burns ... and Others Mainly from Original English Sources (N.Y., 1928) <Grolier Club, N.Y.>

8 Europe [F], 17 plates on 10 leaves 15 x 10 ¾ " ,1 leaf watermarked I TAYLOR , text in green and brown, coloured with watercolour and opaque colour, numbered by Blake 1- 15 after pl. 1-2 , order [pl . 1-2, 4-18] ; original wrappers, stitched, uncut, edges of wrappers slightly ragged , monogram DWT [360] on 3 plates [$11,300 to W.M. Hill]

1928 February 7

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1928)

305 "The Idle Laundress" and "The Industrious Cottager" <Essick 8 > [ £ 20 to Ayres]

1928 February 20

Christie , Catalogue of A.H. Palmer (London, 1928) <Christie>

33 "Death's Door" <Essick [1]> [unique copy of the separate print]  [ £546 to Sabin]

1928 February

Bernard Quaritch , Bernard Quaritch’s Catalogue, Number 414 (London, 1928 )

The Mystical Initiations; or, Hymns of Orpheus , tr. Thomas Taylor (London, 1787), [361] "newly bound in calf", £2.2.0 [sold to Bodley, where the inscriptions, &c, were not recognized as Blake's until the publication of Philip J. Cardinale & Joseph R. Cardinale , “A Newly Discovered Blake Book:  William Blake’s Copy of Thomas Taylor’s The Mystical Initiations; or, Hymns of Orpheus (1787)” , Blake , XLIV, 3 (Winter 2010-2011), 84-102 ]

1928 March 13-14

American Art Association , First Editions and Autographs of Clemens, Dickens, Galsworthy, Harte, Hawthorne, Hearn, Kipling, Longfellow, S.W. Porter & Others [362] (N.Y., 1928) <Huntington Library >

37 Letter of 24 April [1811] signed "W.B." [363] to John [Thomas] Smith, one page, 12mo, reproduced and partially quoted and paraphrased

1928 April 2-3

American Art Association , The Important Library of Press Books Library Sets First Editions Formed by the late Emma W. Bucknell , Philadelphia, Pa. (N.Y., 1928) <American Antiquarian Society>

First Day

"Extremely Important Series of Blake Items"

5 6 "Shot from the Heights of Enitharmon" , " O RIGINAL W ATERCOLOR D RAWING " [i.e., Europe Europe pl. 18] , 6 ½ x 6 ½", the f inal illustration to , "tipped onto a sheet on the back of which is a pencil drawing of a discus thrower [Butlin #179, "A Boxer Holding a Cestus"] , and the name 'Ms. Gilchrist' is written in the right hand margin", "Framed between two sheets of glass" [$1,100]

57 "a giant figure, seated on t he ground, in a hunched position, head resting on knees, arms entwining legs and hands clasped at ankles; in the background is the blue sky; rocks to each side of figure; in the right margin is depicted a snake wending its w ay down the side of the rock" < not in Butlin > 7½ x 8", framed [$900]

58 Hogarth, Beggar's Opera , first state [$525]

59 Mary Wollstonecra f t, Original Stories (1791), full yellow calf, gilt, gilt backs, yellow edges [$17.50]

60 Darwin, Botanic Garden, two copies (1795 and 1799) [$6]

61 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), with the leaf of Explanations, watermark "1794", "contemporary green calf (worn)" [$230]

62 The same, with the leaf of Explanations, "half dark red morocco, gilt edges" [$160]

63 Flaxman, A Letter to the Committee for Raising the Naval Pillar (1799), "full polished calf, gilt, gilt top, uncut" [$42.50]

64 Salzmann, Gymnastics for Youth (1800), half green morocco [$22.50]

65 Hayley, Cowper, Essay on 4 vols. ( 1803-1804, 1806) and his Sculpture (1800), "half calf (worn)" [$12.50]

66 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper The Pantheon or Ancient History of the (1803), Edward Baldwin [i.e., William Godwin], Gods of Greece and Rome With 12 plates, (London, 1806) " commonly ascribed to Blake [but wrongly] ", "full paneled calf, and full yellow calf, gilt, gilt edges" [$17.50]

67 "B LAKE (W ILLIAM )." Sketches from St. Georges Fields by Giorgione Di Castel Chiuso , "(First and Second Series. [364] ) W ith numerous full- p age engravings , 2 vols. ( 1821-22)"; L.F. Jauffret, The Travels of Rolando With , 4 vols. (1804), " numerous full-page engravings and folding maps " -- "Some of the engravings ... are [erroneously] thought to be by William Blake"; "and another", 7 vols. 12mo [$15]

68 Hayley, Ballads (1805), "full calf, gilt fillets on sides, gilt top, uncut, by Riviere" [ $ 25]

69 Stedman, Surinam (1806), " T HE P LATES C OL O RED BY H AND " [$3 2 .50]

70 Malkin, Father's Memoirs of His Child ("Edinburgh" [i.e., London], 1806)[$30]

71 Blair, The Grave (1808) "Imperial 4 to, O RIGINAL B OARDS , cloth back , Paper la b el ( worn:  loose)" [$40]

72 Chaucer, Prologue (1812), "original paper wrappers; in a cloth folder.  Enclosed in a full green morocco solander case" [$440]

73 Letter of 31 March 1826, " HITHERTO UNPUBLISHED ", partly quoted, "With portrait" [$390 to Gabriel Wells ]

74 Job , "lacks the lst plate", " O RIGINAL L IMP B OARD C OVERS , cloth back, with P RINTED L ABEL on front cover" [$280]

76 "Laocoon" <Essick 1B >, 27.5 x 23 cm, "Laid down, and framed", " ONLY ONE OTHER COPY KNOWN " , reproduced on p. 15 [$610]

85 Salzmann, Elements of Morality , Second Edition [$5]

1928 April 3

Anderson Galleries , S ale Number 2256 Edgar Allan Poe's Own Copy of "The Raven" ...Original Manuscript on Painting by William Blake ...

(N.Y., 1928) <Edwin Wolf IInd , Grolier Club >

BLAKE'S MANUSCRIPT NOTES ON LANDSCAPE

UNPUBLISHED AND UNRECORDED

13 "Original Autograph Manuscript, entitled ' Directions for Landscape Painting ' 8 pp., 12mo.  N.p., n.d.  Signed at end ' WB ' ", on preparing a palette, "use of Oil Colors" , reproducing the effect of shadows, bark, etc., with a reproduction of the last page .  [The handwriting and the context are quite unlike th ose of the poet.]

1928 May 2-3

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1928)

Second Day

155 “The Cir c le of the Lustful” for Dante < Butlin #817 > [£1.1.0 to Allen]

156 "Christian in the Valley of the Shadow of Death--Pilgrim's Progress" < #183 > [£1.1.0 to Allen]

1928 May 16

Anderson Galleries , Part I of Books and Autographs Sold by Order of the George D. Smith Book Company Inc in Liquidation (N.Y., 1928) <British Library, Toronto>

28 Dante

1928 May 21-23

Anderson Galleries , Part IV of Books and Prints Sold by Order of the George D. Smith Book Company Inc In Liquidation (N.Y., 1928) <British Library, Toronto>

179A "The Human Abstract" [ Songs (G?), pl. 47], "Framed"

1928 June 14

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1928)

277 "Morning Amusement and Evening Amusement, by W. Blake, after A. Watteau <Essick 8>, a pair, late impressions" , with three other plates [5s to "cash"]

1928 June

Charles J. Sawyer , Catalogue (London, 1928) [365]

Jerusalem (J)

1928 June

James Tregaskis and Son, Caxton Head Catalogue (London, 1928)

Letter of 17 April 1800 , £85

1928 October 9

Stanislaus Vincent Henkels , Catalogue No. 148 of Autograph Letters and Documents being the Collection of David M. Newbold of Philadelphia and from other private Sources (Philadelphia, 1928) <American Society of Antiquaries>

399 Letter of 31 March 1826 "To John Lemuell", tall 12mo "With address cut from envelope and neatly moun t ed on upper portion of letter", quoted almost entire [$350 to Wells]

1928 November 12-14

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1928) <Bodley>

Mrs. L.M. Osmaston

692 "Dream of Thiralatha" < Butlin #267 , America pl. d > <Essick 1B> , reproduced, 1 leaf without watermark, numbered "9", 8 7/16 x 9 ½ ", framed, "acquired [from Quaritch] by the late Mr. Osmaston in 1904" [ £170 to Gabriel Wells]

1928 November 22

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1928)

15 Imaginative Composition < Butlin #873 > [ £5 to Meatyard]

1928 November 25

Anderson Galleries , Catalogue (N.Y., 1928) <British Library>

11 "Simon Prophecying over the Infant Christ" < Butlin #470?, "The Presentation in the Temple:  'Simeon Was Not to See Death before He Had Seen the Christ" >

1928 December 17-21

Sotheby & Co. , Catalogue of Important Autograph Letters, Literary, Historical & Medieval Manuscripts, Valuable Printed Books, Drawings by William Blake, &c ... Also Drawings by William Blake including a Hitherto Unknown Series, for the "Book of Job," The Property of John Linnell's Pupil, the late Albin Martin, of Ellerslie, New Zealand (London, 1928) <Auckland Public Library , Grolier Club , Victoria University in the University of Toronto >

Day 1

Drawings by William Blake,

The Property of Miss Brenda G. Warr

137 "Oberon and Titania , preceded by Puck " , watercolour < Butlin #246 > , framed and glazed, 8 ¼ " x 6 ½ ", oval [ £65 to Gabriel Wells ( for Mr and Mrs Folger ) ]

138 Job, "What is Man that thou shouldest try him every moment," india ink and wash, rough sketch from the collection of F.T. Palgrave < #163, "The Complaint of Job" > [ £ 115 to Maggs]

The Property of Miss Fanny Martin and Mrs. E.J. Hickson [366]

of Ellerslie, Auckland, New Zealand

139 Illustrations of the Book of Job [Butlin p. 409, suggesting that they are not "by Blake but by Linnell"], complete series of twenty-one watercolours, "( some probably worked on by another hand )" " the same size as the engravings laid down ... and mounted ", detailed description and two reproductions, together with letters including two from John Linnell to Albin Martin , 6 pp. of 20 February 1853 and 17 November 1856 [ £ 500 to Gabriel Wells]

[1928?]

James F. Drake , A List of Fine Books Illustrated by and Relating to William Blake, English Artist, Poet and Mystic ( [ 1928 ?] ) Typescript

36 commercial book illustrations, editions, criticism, reproductions

1928

Francis Edwards , Catalogue (London, 1928)

7 Sketch for "The Penance of Jane Shore" < Butlin #68 > , £25

1929 February 19-20

American Art Association, First Editions of Nineteen th and Twentie th Century Authors, Dreiser, Hardy, Johnson, Kipling, Millais, O'Neill, Shaw, Trollope; Finely Illustrated Works, William Blake, French Engravings of the Eighteenth Century, Examples of Early Printing, Vierge, etc. and a Series of Nonesuch Press Books (N.Y., 1929) <Grolier Club>

The property of the artist Miss Clara Tice , Mr William Stanley Hall.

1929 March 4

§Christie, Manson & Woods , Drawings & Etchings by Sam Palmer, Pictures, Drawings and Etchings by William Blake; Etchings by Rembrandt and Other Artists (London, 1929)

1929 March 25-28

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1929) <Bodley>

Third Day

Property of the Grandson of Joseph Dinham

417 For the Sexes:  The Gates of Paradise [I], 20 plates (lacks pl. 19) , 6 watermarks of J WHATMAN 1826 , "believed to have been given by Blake to Joseph Dinham, sculptor, grandfather of the present owner" [ £ 215 to G. Wells]

From the Collection of the late W.M. Rossetti , Esq.

Sold by Order of his Daughter, Mrs. [Helen] Rossetti Angeli

529 "The Passions" MS ["then she bore Pale desire" and "Woe cried the muse"], 6½ pp . , inlaid to quarto size, marked as verse by W.M. Rossetti, reproduction of the page beginning "then She bore" [ £ 440 to Spencer]

5 3 0 A sheet covered on both sides with small studies in pencil of single huma n figures expressive of emotions, labeled , e.g., " I ndolence", "Weariness", "Discontent" < Butlin # 214 > , and another sheet with a drawing labeled "The Evil Demon" < #209 > , both marked "Blake" by W.M. Rossetti [ £ 32 to Maggs]

530 A Drawing for Job title page < # 558 > from W.M. Rossetti, sold by G. A . Rossetti [ £ 50 to W.T. Spencer]

1929 March 4

Christie, Manson & Woods , Drawings & Etchings by Sam Palmer, Pictures, Drawings and Etchings by William Blake; Etchings by Rembrandt and Other Artists (London, 1929)

1929 April 15-18

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1929) <Bodley>

Property of the Late Henry Burgess

583 Songs of Innocence and of Experience Innocence [F]; consists of 31 plates [pl. 2-5,9-10, 27, 6-7,12, 22-23,53,15, 26, 13-14, 8, 24,34-36, 54, 18-19, 16-17, 25, 11, 20-21] printed in green on two sides (except for the title page, "Introduction", and the frontispiece which are on one side only), finely watercoloured, watermark E&P on f. 15; Experience has 17 plates [pl. 28-32, 38, 33, 46, 41,49, 42, 50-51, 37, 47, 53, 40] printed in green, blue and brown on one side on ly, broadly coloured in heavy pigment, no watermark, bou nd together in old half russi a , back defective, lettered "Blake's Work", signature of "G. Cumberland" on f. 18

1929 July 2

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1929)

162 "M rs Q" <Essick 28 > and "Windsor Castle" [£54 to Brall]

1929 July 8

Sotheby , Catalogue of G.C. Willoughby, London (London, 1929)

170 Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims, "the first issue with the address following the date", inscribed in ink below the imprint "W m Winfield, Esq., with C.H. Tatham's respects-Feb 1834" [ £ 115 to Parsons]

1929 July 26

Christie, Catalogue of Sydney Morse ( London, 1929) < Christie, British Library >

5 Job

15 "The Burial of Moses" < Butlin #449, "The Devil Rebuked: The Burial of Moses ” > [ £ 1,890 to Wells]

16 "Queen Katherine's Dream" < #549, "The Vision of Queen Katharine" > [ £ 1,942 to Colnaghi]

17 "Adam and Eve in Paradise" < #531, "Satan Watching the Endearments of Adam and Eve" > [ £ 1,102 to Birnbaum]

18 "The Flood and the Rainbow" < #690, "The Spirit of God Moved Upon the Face of the Waters" > [ £ 336 to E. Morse]

19 "The Soul hovering over the Body" <# 261 3, Marriage of Heaven and Hell pl. 14 > [ £ 78.15.0 to Colnaghi]

20 "The Ancient of Days" < #270, Europe pl. 1 > , 9 ½ x 7" [ £ 315 to Colnaghi]

21 "Lear and Cordelia" < #54 > [ £ 26.5.0 to Bettes]

22 "The Soul Ascending to Heaven" [ £ 7.7.0 to Parsons]

37 "The Nativity" < #401 > , reproduced [ £ 1,029 to Wells]

1929 November 18

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1929)

288 Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims <Essick 1A> , "first state" [£50 to Maggs]

1929 December 17-21

Sotheby, C atalogue ( London, 1927)

The New Zealand set of Job watercolours probably copied by Linnell [Butlin p. 409] [£500].

1929

James F. Drake , Catalogue 212 (N.Y., 1929) <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

16 Job , "original boards", paper labels, proofs, 17.1 x 13.25 cm, "Probably the finest copy ex tant" , $750

1929

Maggs Bros , Catalogue 456 (London, 1929)

53 Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims <Essick 25>, "fine impression but cut close", with the "Order" of the Songs and the manuscript of Cunningham 's life of Blake extra-illustrated with "Albion Rose" <Essick 2D>, "The Accusers" <Essick 3G>, and other works by Blake, ₤630

1930 March 11

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1930)

267 "Morning and Evening Amusement by W. Blake <Essick 9> ... a pair, printed in colours" [ £10 to Walter T. Spencer]

1930 March 14

Puttick & Simpson , Catalogue (London, 1930)

125 "The Idle Laundress" and "The Industrious Cottager" <Essick 9 > , both printed in colours

1930 April 2

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1930)

92 Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims <Essick 28> , "first state, with the address following the date" [ £ 75 to Manning]

1930 July 29

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1930)

108 “Landscape” < Butlin #274 > , with another landscape and an Ibbetson watercolour [10s to Meatyard]

1930 Summer

Maggs Bros. , Catalogue No. 544:  Autograph Letters and Historical Documents (London, 1930) <Victoria Public Library >

855 John Flaxman letter to William Hayley and William Blake, 7 October 1801, 3 pp., 4to, Blake part quoted, £ 12.10.0

1930

James F. Drake , Catalogue 224 (N.Y., 1930) <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

18 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), "half black morocco, ... A magnificent copy entirely uncut.  Excessively rare in such fine state", $300

[1930?]

Francis Edwards , William Blake :  Original Drawings, Engraved Work, Poetical Works, Books About Blake, Etc., Etc., Mainly from the Collection of Dr. Greville Macdonald (London, [1 930? ] ) < Princeton > [367]

1 "The Man Sweeping the Interpreter's Parlour" £65

2 "Daughters of Albion: ORIGINAL WATER-COLOUR PRELIMINARY SKETCH [ Visions of the Daughters of Albion pl. 10 from the Small Book of Designs (B) ], entitled, 'Wait Sisters, Tho' all is Lost,' in Blake's handwriting size 5 by 2½ in), c. 1807, £60"

4 Dante £35

7 "The Penance of Jane Shore in St Paul's" < Butlin # 68 > , "Original Pencil Drawing "From the Gilchrist Collection", £25

10 "'America:  a Prophecy,' ORIGINAL FRONTISPIECE TO , brilliant proof impression (size 9½ by 7 in) (1793) £10"

Songs of Experience, "The Clod and the Pebble" [pl. 52], "delicately coloured", £30

15 "Little Tom the Sailor", £80

31 Job , £65

42 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), with the Explanation leaf, £25

43 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), without the Explanation leaf, £14

44 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), "the only extant leaf of Night 5", £26

61 Oliver Goldsmith, The History of England to the Death of George III [2 vols.] (1827), octavo, with 37 engravings "sometimes ascribed to Wm. Blake" [but no such edition or claim has been traced]

96 Hayley, Designs to a Series of Ballads ( 1 802), all four Ballads, £60

98 Young, Night Thoughts and (1797), " TWO OUTLINE PROOFS OF THE TITLE-PAGES TO THE FIRST AND SECOND NIGHT , with ORIGINAL PENCIL ADDITIONS BY W. BLAKE , TWENTY-TWO OTHER LEAVES all in or PROOF UNCOMPLETED STATE ( a few margins frayed ), neatly mounted in a folio album , 1796" "From the Butts and the Greville Macdonald Collections", £90

1930

Bernard Quaritch , No. 431 A Catalogue of Rare & Valuable Books including works on Americana, Bibles, Bibliography, Early Printed Books, English History and Literature, Genealogy and Topography, Naval and Military Matters, Oriental History and Literature, Periodicals and Narratives of Scientific Voyages, Sports and Pastimes and a Selection of Important New Books (London, 1930) <Huntington Library >

639 "T HIRTEEN (of seventeen) E NGRAVINGS to illustrate T HORNTON'S V IRGIL (1821).  A Collection of Tracings and Facsimiles of Works by William Blake, as detailed below; unbound n.d. "

America illustrations , "6 "

The Book of Thel, " Tracings ( coloured of the complete series ) of illustrations 6 "

Europe Coloured reproductions of , " 5 leaves frontispiece, ( title, and the first three pages )"

"B LAKE'S C OMMONPLACE- B OOK . Tracings of drawings 30 "

"T HORNTON'S V IRGIL .  13 engravings from "

"M ISCELLANEOUS T RACINGS ( some coloured )",

"L ITTLE T OMTHE S AILOR . A modern reprint; boards ", £18.18.0

1931 January-February

A.S.W. Rosenbach Company , Catalogue of an Exhibition of Manuscripts and Rare Books ( Philadelphia, 1931)

No lot number s or price s

America [C]

F or the Sexes :  The Gates of Paradise [D]

1931 February

E. Parsons  & Sons , Catalogue (London, 1931)

550 "The Man Sweeping the Interpreter's Parlour" <Essick 2H >, £ 68.5.0

551 "The Child of Nature" (Borckhardt-Blake) <Essick 1A > , ₤10.10.0

1931 July 29-31

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1931) <Bodley>

Charles E. Willis

624 Songs of Innocence and of Experience [P], 54 leaves, printed in olive-brown on one side only, watercoloured, plates listed [ Vol. I: pl. 2, 1, 3-7, 25, 9-10, 27, 22-23, 15, 53-54, 12, 8, 19, 18, 20-21,26, 16-17, 11, 24, 50-51 ; Vol. II: 28-31, 48, 42, 40, 32, 34-36, 49, 39, 33, 47, 38, 50-52, 43, 46, 45, 37, 41, 44 ], frontispieces face title pages; numbered, 2 vols. old straight grained red morocco, blind and gilt fillets round the sides, marble end papers, 5 7/16 x 3 ¾ ", "nearly contemporary binding" [ £ 1,600 to Quaritch (it bears the Quaritch collation marks)]

1931 October

Duttons, Inc, Sale Catalogue of the Private Library of Paul Hyde Bonner (N.Y., 1931) < Edwin Wolf IInd , Victoria University in the University of Toronto >

21 "Genesis.  The Seven Days of the Created World" manuscript [Tasso, Le Sette Giornate del Mondo Creato , tr. Hayley, transcribed by Blake], $8,500

22 Pencil sketches , recto and verso, "Joy", "Discontent", "Weariness", "The Evil Demon" , 9 ⅛ x 5 ⅞ " < Butlin # 209, "The Evil Demon"; #214, "Various Personifications" > , from W.M. Rossetti, $1,000

23 Mary Wollstonecraft, Original Stories (1791), $75

24 Visions of the Daughters of Albion [F] , 10 prints 10 15/16 x 15 3/16", printed on one side of the leaf only, plus duplicate title page and "The Argument" on one leaf, uncut, loose < #263 > , Beaconsfield copy , $10,000

25 Stedman, Narrative (1796), $150

26 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), $225

27 Hayley, "Little Tom the Sailor", 9 ⅛ x 22 ⅛ ", $350

28 Hayley, Ballads (1805), $100

29 Blair, The Grave (1808), $85

30 Chaucer, Prologue (1812), "ONE FOUR KNOWN COPIES", $850

31 “Laocoon” [B] , 10 13/16 x 9", $1,750

32 Virgil, ed. Thornton, "Nine proofs", printed by Edwaqrd Calvert at Brixton for John Linnell, $300

33 Job , "PROOFS", $850

34 Songs of Innocence and of Experience [o] , "eighteen proofs" printed on one side only, 8 printed in black, 10 in sepia, loose, C.E. Norton copy , with his pencil notes, "Late rejected proofs (some as late as 1832,as shown by watermarks). Bought of B.M. Pickering 1869", $350

1931

Maggs Bros , Catalogue 538 (London, 1931

141 Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims <Essick 27> , "fine impression ..., with margin", ₤ 85

1931 November-1932 January 16

A.S.W. Rosenbach Company , Five Centuries of Bookmaking:  An Exhibition ( Philadelphia, 1931)

There are neither lot number s or prices.

America [C]

For the Sexes:  The Gates of Paradise [D]

[1931?]

Dulaw and Company, Ltd , Catalogue 182, Rare Books (London, [1931?])

182 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, bound in "calf, extra, gilt edges [by Edwards of Halifax]", £120

1931

Maggs Bros , Catalogue 558 (London, 1931)

141 Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims, reproduction, [third state], "fine impression ... with margin", £ 85

1932 January 27-29

§Hodgson , A Catalogue of Books from Various Sources ... a Collection of Books By or Relating to William Blake, formed by the Late Dr . J.H. Clarke (London, 1932) <Grolier Club>

John Henry Clarke published books about Blake in 1927, 1928, and 1930.

1932 February 17

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1932)

Letter of 17 April 1800 [£3.10.0 to King]

1932 June 1-2

Sotheby , Catalogue of Valuable Autograph Letters and Historical Documents ... Letters of Garrick, Blake ... Printed Books (London, 1932) <British Library>

The Property of a Lady

492 Letter of 1 April 1800, "slightly repaired", partly quoted [ £ 22 to Tufnell]

1932 July 19

Sotheby , Valuable Printed Books ... Relics of William Blake (London, 1932)

128 "Blake's Chaucer:  An Original Engraving" (1810) [copy B]

1932 December 19

Sotheby , Catalogue of Valuable Printed Books, Illuminated & Other Manuscripts , Autograph Letters and Historical Documents ... Relics of William Blake, The Property of Anthony Bacon Drury Butts , Esq., G reat - grandson of Thomas Butts , Blake's friend and patron, including the well -known Miniature s painted by Blake of Thomas Butts, his wife and his son ... ( London, 1932) < British Library, Princeton >

122 "A George III Silver Tea Pot and Stand, with faceted sides and engraver borders, ivory handle, London hall marks 1792 and 1794  This was the tea pot used by Mrs. Elizabeth Butts" when the Blakes came to tea

123 "A George III silver Mug, of balluster form with reeded bands on a conical foot, 6 ½ in., London hall marks, 1796, the property of Mr. and Mrs. Butts and traditionally stated to be used by BLAKE"

124 Miniature < Butlin # 376, "Miniature of Thomas Butts" > , reproduced < and #377, "Miniature of Mrs Butts", reproduced >

125 Miniature < # 378 > inscribed on the back "T. Butts, Junr., Engr Aetat 20 | 1 809" , reproduced [ £ 95 to R.T. White]

127 Blake's receipt of 29 June 1809 "on further account"

128 “Blake’s Chaucer: An Original Engraving” [B] watermarked "H. Wilmott, 1810" [ £ 10 to Quaritch]

1932

Maggs Bros , Catalogue (London, 1932)

168 Flaxman letter of 7 October 1801 to Hayley and Blake

1933 January

William H. Robinson, Catalogue 42 A Miscellany of Rare Books ... and an Original Drawing by William Blake to Illustrate “Paradise Lost” (London, 1933)

1 “Satan, Sin and Death:  Satan Comes to the Gates of Hell” < Butlin # 5 3 0 >, reproduced, £ 200

1933 March 1

American Art Association/Anderson Galleries , Rare Books from the Library of the Late Willis Vickery , Cleveland, Ohio, Sold By Order of Rosalie G.M. Vickery, Melville W. Vickery, Executors (N.Y., 1933) < Victoria University in the University of Toronto >

15 Poetical Sketches [N], Macgeorge copy [$975 to Beyer ]

16 Songs of Innocence and of Experience [Z], H.C. Robinson copy [$6,000]

17 Descriptive Catalogue [J] [$200]

18 Job

19 Letter of 2 July 1800

20 Letter of 21 September 1800

21 Letter of 16 March 1804

22 Letter of [ February 1827 ], speaks of "terrible fear", "I thank you"

23 Pencil sketch for "Glad Day" [368]

24 Pencil drawing for a woman

25 Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims engraving (1810), watermarked 1808 , "full margin, partly folded under" [$130]

26 Blair, The Grave (1808)

27 Blair, The Grave (1813)

215 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper

1933 March 1

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1933)

114 "M rs Q" <Essick 29 > [£2.10.0 to Brall]

157 Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims <Essick 29> , "second state" [ £ 9.5.0 to "Neodle", perhaps Knoedler Gallery]

1933 April 3-4

Sotheby , C atalogue ( London, 1933) < Bodley >

157 Songs of Innocence [N ] , 27 plates, printed in brown on one side only, lightly watercoloured; bound as follows [ 2, 4, 3, 5- 8, 19, 24, 16-17, 15, 9-10, 26, 12-14, 27, 11, 20-21, 53, 22- 23, 25, 18] in dark green levant morocco gilt, triple fillet round the sides, fully gilt back, g.e., by Bedford ; "This copy recently came to light in Cornwall" and perhaps had belonged to Blake's Cornish friend John Hawkins [ £410 to Quaritch]

1933 June

John Grant , Catalogue (Edinburgh, 1933)

656 Pindar and Lais the Courtesan < Butlin #711 > , with Wat Tyler, Counterproof < #740 > , 4 engravings, and 10 copies of heads (by D.O. Hill?), £ 5.5.0

1933 December 18-19

§Sotheby &  Co, Catalogue of Valuable Printed Books, Illuminated & Other Manuscripts, Autograph Letters & Historical Documents (London, 1933)  <Grolier Club>

84 "Pestilence" < Butlin #185 > , reproduced [ £ 92 , bought in by Stevens]

1933

James Rimell & Son Ltd , Catalogue 288 Illustrated Catalogue of Rare Books (London :  6 Duke Street, Piccadilly, 193 3 ) < Biblioteca La Solana >

63 Hayley, Designs to a Series of Ballads Winchester , Parts 1-2, “The Elephant” and “The Eagle”, “the two parts in I vol., 4to., old paper boards, backed with vellum at a later date” “Entirely uncut, some edges browned with age, and a little frayed in places” (“ [i.e., Chichester] ... for W. Blake, Felpham , 1802”), £ 21

64 “F OUR I NTERESTINGEXAMPLES OF O RIGINAL W ORK , literary and artistic:--

I. O RIGINAL MS. P OEM of 16 lines, in pencil, one of his quaintly beautiful Fairy Songs:--

‘A Fairy leapt upon my knee

Singing and dancing merrily.’

2. C LEVERAND IMAGINATIVE PENCIL SKETCH ( unpublished ), ‘Hercules throttling the Serpents’ (see Keynes, Bibliography of Blake, No. 4).”  <Butlin #253, "The Infant Hercules Throttling the Serpents" with "A Fairy leapt" on the verso>

“3. O RIGINAL S KETCH , in pencil, with ruled scale lines for engraving, the draft for his vigorous illustration of ‘L OS IN HIS RAGE’ <#561>, engraved as a decoration for the lower half of page 6 of ‘Jerusalem,’ 1804 (8 x 6 ¼ inches); on reverse :--

4. P ENCIL S KETCH , also with ruled scaler lines for engraving, his interpretation of Fuseli’s design for S HAKESPEARE’S H ENRY VIII, Act IV, Scene II, ‘Queen Katherine Awakening from her dream,’ which Blake engraved for Chalmers’ Shakespeare, 1805 (vol. 7, p. 235).”  <#561> “The four fragments, on two leaves, loosely inserted between imp. 8vo. sheets of modern hand-made paper, in board covers ... The beautiful little poem ... is printed in full by Swinburne ... [who] appears to be alone amongst commentators to have seen this fragment ...  The two leaves were ‘given by William Rossetti, taken from the collection of Blake Manuscripts which had been in possession of Dante Gabriel Rossetti,’ in return for professional services rendered to William Rossetti’s daughter when she dislocated her arm.  A written declaration of authenticity by the late owner- recipient to this effect will be passed to the purchaser.” £ 225

Plate IV reproduces the sketch for Jerusalem and the poem.

"The Infant Hercules Throttling the Serpents" <Butlin #253, with "A Fairy leapt" on the verso>, verso reproduced, and "Queen Katharine, Awakening from Her Dream, after Fuseli" <#561>, £ 225

1933

Wm. H. Robinson , Catalogue 42 : Miscellany of Rare Books ... and an Original Blake Drawing to Illustrate Paradise Lost ( London, 1933) <Victoria & Albert Museum>

1 "Satan, Sin and Death : Satan Comes to the Gates of Hell" < Butlin # 530 > , pencil drawing from the Smith sale (16 July 1880), Colnaghi sold it to Mr M.H. Spielman, loaned to the Car f ax exhibition in 1904 ; £ 200

[1933]

Jacob and David Schwartz , [369] A Catalogue of Rare Books, Pictures, Manuscripts & Letters, The Ulysses Bookshop and the Ulysses Press Ltd (N.Y [1933])

"Portrait of Blake by Frederick Tatham", sold on 19 Dec 1932 for £5, offered for $500

1934 February 15-16

American Art Association Anderson Galleries Inc , Collection of Paul Hyde Bonner of New York:  Blake's Visions of the Daughters of Albion and the Autograph Manuscript of Genesis ...(N.Y., 1934) <E dwin Wolf IInd>

First Day

An Outstandingly Important Group of Books

Written and Illustrated by William Blake ...

11 Visions of the Daughters of Albion printed [F] < Butlin #263 > , title page reproduced , 11 plates " ... in golden brown on one side of sheets of paper measuring about 11 15 by inches, the illustrations having been afterwards colored by 11 Blake with opaque pigment and watercolor ", "paper measuring about 15 by 11 inches", two leaves "watermarked J. Whatman 1794'", pl. 2 "torn ... but ... very skilfully repaired", with duplicate impressions [of pl. 1-3] "all printed in green and tinted with watercolor, the last two being on opposite sides of a single leaf", duplicate pl. 2 "was slightly cut down ... to about 11¼ by 8 inches, but has now been inlaid to its original size", all but one "sheet" uncut "and have been hinged or laid between the blank leaves of a folio volume bound in modern boards with a red morocco back.  In a full crimson levant morocco slip case, gilt lettered, with inner cloth folder", Beaconsfield copy [$5,200 to Rosenbach]

12 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), uncut , "half brown levant morocco, UNCUT , by RIVIERE ...paper watermarked '1794 J. Whatman'"; "The leaf ' Explanation of the Engravings' ... has been slightly cut down"

13 "Little Tom the Sailor" , watermark "Podnoy" [370]

14 Hayley, Ballads (1805) in original boards

15 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, "'Subscriber's Copy'"

16 Job , india proofs, watermarked J WHATMAN TURKEY MILL 1825

17 "Genesis :  The Seven Days of the created World ", first page reproduced [$10.50]

18 Stedman, Surinam (1796)

1934 March 5-6

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1934) <Bodley>

"Property of heirs of the original purchasers" [371]

337 "Lear and Cordelia" < Butlin # 53, "Lear and Cordelia in Prison" > , watercolour with inscription "Bought of Mrs. Blake ..." , reproduced [£30 to Miss Carthew]

338 D rawing for The Grave , "a single figure sits, full face, on a stony ground, legs crossed, right hand on ground, left holding a key behind the head, dark hair hanging in thick tresses, a gloomy archway roughly suggested behind" < # 134, "A Female Figure Crouching in a Cave, Possibly Later Used for 'The Gates of Paradise', Plate 16" > , 8 x 6½", laid down on a larger sheet, on the verso of which is written in the same hand:  "Bought of Mrs. Blake by Mrs. S. Smith & Miss J Smith the first or second year after W. Blake's death--the price as near as J.S. recollects was about 8.8 for this and the Lear and Cordelia", inherited by the present owners from Mrs Samuel Smith and Miss Julia Smith, aunts of Florence Nightingale [£18 to Dulau]

1934 May 28-30

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1934) <Huntington Library >

First Day

Collection of the late Richard Johnson

166 Drawing for the title page or dedication to The Grave Grave , a rou gh sketch of a female figure with outstretched arms supporting a cartouche for lettering, angel left has sword; angel right has weighing scales < Butlin # 614, "Sketch for Alternative Title-Page ” for Blair’s > , 20 x 14" [£7 to Raphael King]

167 "Soul Hovering" < # 625, for Blair's Grave > , pencil drawing 17½ x 10¼" [£22 to Bain (for Sir Hugh Walpole)]

168 Pencil sketch for the Bard < # 656 > , 24¾ x 17¾"; the verso has other versions [£7 to Raphael King]

169 Pencil study perhaps for "The Wise and Foolish Virgins" < # 607, "The Fall of Fair Rosamund" > ,17 x 12"; also St Gregory and the British Captives < # 56, "sketch for 'Non Angli sed Angeli'" > , pencil, 17¾ x 12"; these are two halves of what was formerly one sheet; on their versos is a large pencil sketch of the back of a nude seated figure, and four? heads [£21 to Rimell]

170 Recli ni ng woman writing in a book < #147, with another not by Blake > , pen, 13¼ x 18¾ " [10s to Captain M.W.F. Fuller]

171 Design perhaps for Macbeth and the Ghost of Banquo < #154 > ; verso kneeling woman, 19⅞ x 14⅛" [£5.10.0 to Keynes]

172 "Seated figure with knees raised" < # 231, "Sketch for 'Urizen' Plate 22:  Urizen in Fetters" > , 17½ x 13" [£5 to Geoffrey Keynes]

173 Book of Urizen Meditaciones Poeticas pl. 25 ("Ox in the Slaughter-house"), colourprinted in olive green, 10 x 7¼", no watermark; plus 6 engravings from Mora,

1934 June 13-15

Hodgson , Catalogue of H.T. Butler (London, 1934) <Bodley>

Second Day

439 Poetical Sketches [L], "old red morocco extra, g.e." [£92 to Robinson]

441 Job , "John Flaxman's copy with his autograph in the fly-leaf ... with the original label, initialled by J. Linnell, preserved" [£35]

1934 June 19

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1934)

275 "Satan Trampling upon Urizen" < Essick 1 > , with Young, Night Thoughts (1797), pp. 85-88 [not sold]

1934 June 25

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1934)

148 "M rs Q" <Essick 30 > [£10.10.0 to SM]

1934 July 11

Sotheby  & Co . , Catalogue of the Collection of Important Paintings and Drawings Mainly by English Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Masters, the Property of Colonel Fairfax Rhodes (deceased); Comprising Paintings by J.S. Cotman, John Constable (a portrait), George Romney, Richard Wilson, William Blake ... (London, 1934 )

Col. Fairfax-Rhodes

31 "illustration to Urizen" [372] < Butlin #635, "Death Pursuing the Soul Through the Avenues of Life" for Blair's Grave > [£40 to Jacob Schwartz]

1934 July 30-31

Sotheby , Catalogue of Valuable Printed Books, Autograph Letters, Literary Manuscripts, Paintings of Literary Interest, Etc (London, 1934) <British Library>

Second Day

Property of Professor Charles Singer

428 Letter of 1 April 1800, " Skilfully strengthened in the folds ", partly quoted [£18.10.0 to Maggs (for Lady Charnwood) ]

1934 Summer

Maggs Brothers , Catalogue No. 597 (London, 1934) <New York Public Library>

287 Letter of 12 April 1827, partially transcribed, reproduction of the last page, with Cumberland's card <Essick 1K >, £150 [373]

1934 November 12-14

Sotheby , Catalogue of Valuable Books, Oriental and Other Manuscripts, and Autograph Letters (London, 1934) <Bodley , Grolier Club >

551 "Whe n the Almighty was yet with me", drawing, Job, his wife, and 10 children; [374] < Butlin #145 > , reproduced; "It is backed by a sheet of similar size covered with a fine pencil sketch of an allegorical figure, seated arms outstretched, a variant of the last plate [pl. 28] of Urizen " [£128 bought in by Marcus]

1934 November 27

American Art Association / Anderson Galleries Inc , Sale Number 4133, Exhibition & Sale (N.Y., 1934) [375] <Bibliotheca La Solana, Bodley>

The Library of the Late Alfred Nathan

28 "visionary head of King Edward III" < Butlin # 735 > , pencil drawing, 8 5/16 x 7 3/16, quotes inscription by Varley

29 "visionary head of King Solomon" < # 701 > , 9⅞ x 8⅛ ” , "slightly foxed", quotes inscription

30 "visionary head of King Richard Coeur de Lion" < # 729 > , 6⅜ x 7" "which at the time of drawing, apparently, consisted of two pieces joined together vertically , one third from the right and mounted on another sheet measuring 7⅝ by 6⅞ inches ... Size 13¾ by 13 inches over all ... made on October 14, 1819", quotes inscription

31 "visionary head of King Canute < # 721 > , on paper measuring 10⅛ by 8 inches", quotes inscription

32 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), "contemporary full crimson straight-grain morocco, blind tooled back, sides with blind t ooled border surrounded by gilt triple fillets, gilt edges; worn, end-papers creased" with the Explanation leaf

1934 November

Raphael King , Catalogue 23 (York, 1934)

25 Letter of 17 April 1800, £5.5.0

31 Sketch for alternative title page of Blair's Grave < Butlin #614 > , £35

1934

Bernard Quaritch , No. 486A Catalogue of Books in English Literature and History (including Translations) Printed since the beginning of the Eighteenth Century together with Books from Modern Presses (London, 1934) <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

69 Songs of Innocence pl [N], "27 ates, printed in brown on thick paper without a watermark, lightly coloured in water-colour by William Blake ; green levant morocco extra, fully gilt, by F. Bedford "; it lacks [pl. 34-36, 54], £600

1934

Bernard Quaritch , Catalogue No. 491 (London, 1934) <British Library, Quaritch>

354 Songs of Innocence [N] [description as in Quaritch Catalogue 486 (1934)] [376]

1934 February

James Tregaskis and Son , Bulletin 8 (London, 19 34 ) <Huntington Library>

22 "George Cumberland's Card" [not the same as in the 20 Jan 1919 catalogue] , £3

1935 January 3-4

American Art Association/Anderson Galleries, The Library of the Late Ogden Goelet of New York Part I:  To be Dispersed at Public Auction by Order of His Son Robert Goelet (N.Y., 1935) < Smith College >

25 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), coloured [Z] , "Each leaf has been very skilfully rehinged, with the exception of the last ('Explanation of the Plates'), which having been trimmed down to 13 ⅜ by 9 ½ inches, has been inlaid to size.  The penultimate leaf is about 1 inch shorter than the rest of the leave s , which measure approximately 16 ½ by 13 inches"; "full dark blue levant morocco, gilt tooled back, sides with gilt ornamental and triple fillet border, gilt top, OTHER EDGES PARTLY UNCUT , by RIVIERE "

26 Gilchrist, Life of William Blake, "Pictor Ignotus” Grave (1863), 2 vols., 8vo, "each leaf inlaid to large 4to", " SUPERBLY EXTRA- ILLUSTRATED ", with "63 examples of plates designed or engraved (or both) by William Blake, eight of which are in color; 30 engraved portraits ... 121 other plates relating to the text; and a portrait of Blake engraved by Schiavonetti after T. Phillips, dated May 1, 1808" for Blair's , plus 10 of the Blair prints, 20 woodcuts for Thornton's Virgil, and "reprints of 8" prints for There is No Natural Religion [J] , all bound in " full crimson levant morocco, backs with gilt tooled cross fillets and green morocco band inlays, sides with gilt tooled tri ple fillet border, gilt inside borders, gilt edges"

1935 February 6

Sotheby , Catalogue (1935)

149 "M rs Q" <Essick 31 > and "Windsor Castle" [£15.10.0 to Mallett]

1935 May 21

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1935)

297 "Job" separate print <Essick 1A> , "the text is cut from the bottom, and the other edges are cut or defective" [ £ 10 to Quaritch (for Keynes)]

1935 July 1-3

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1935) <Bodley>

Third Day

P roperty of the late Frederic Manning

563 The upper part of Urizen pl. 4 [5] < Butlin #278 > , "showing figure with white hair and beard stooping over a book which he holds open with outstretched arms, finely coloured, the book and background heavily, the figure brightly, with watercolours", 4 3/16 x 3", no watermark [ £17 to Ulysses (Jacob Schwartz)]

1935 August 1

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1935)

45 "Lear and Cordelia" [ £3.3.0 bought in by Deedes]

1935 November 19-20

Anderson Galleries , Catalogue (N.Y., 1935)

Property of C.F. Bishop

"M rs Q" <Essick 2J >

1935 December 9-11

Sotheby , C atalogue (London, 1935 ) < Bodley >

Third Day

Property of Stopford Brooke

620 "A Breach in a City, the Morning After a Battle" < Butlin #189 > [ £50 to Ulysses (i . e., Jacob Schwartz)]

621 "The Vision of Queen Catherine" < #247 > [ £ 110 to Maggs]

Property of Paul Carton of Dublin

622 Urizen and Ahania < #283, Book of Ahania ( A ) pl. 1 > , lettered "Tithonus and Aurora", relief etching, painted with tempera [£34 to "Ulysses" (i.e., Jacob Schwartz)]

623 Parable of the Sower < # 124, "The Good Farmer" > , ink and wash, from Alexander Gilchrist, sold Wellington Street, 2 June 1903, lot 29 [ £29 to C.J. Sawyer] [377]

1935

Sylvia Beach, Catalogue of a Collection Containing Manuscripts & Rare Editions of James Joyce; A Few Manuscripts of Walt Whitman; and Two Drawings by William Blake Belonging to Miss Sylvia Beach [378] and Offered for Sale at Her Shop (Paris:  Shakespeare & Co, 12, rue de l'Odéon, 12 Paris VIe ([Paris:  Shakespeare & Co., 1935]) 14 pp.

1935

Bernard Quaritch , Catalogue # 500 (London, 1935) <Quaritch>

66 Hogarth, the Beggar's Opera , copperplate engraved by Blake, 18 x 23 ⅜ ", £ 100

1935

Bernard Quaritch , Catalogue 502 (London, 1935) <Huntington Library >

A "Collection of Tracings and Facsimiles of Works by William Blake" including 13 "engravings" for Thornton's Virgil

1935

A.S.W. Rosenbach Company , Catalogue of Rare Books of Six Centuries Collected Catalogues of Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach ( Philadelphia, 1935) < >

148 For the Sexes :  The Gates of Paradise [ D ], octavo, half calf, proofs on large paper, 21 plates on 21 leaves, watermark J WHATMAN 1825, three leaves numbered 17-19 by Blake, Thomas Boddington bookplate, W.A. White copy, $2,465

1935

Charles J. Sawyer Ltd , Catalogue (1935)

31 Moses and the Table of Stone < Butlin #49 > , reproduced, £ 70

[1935?]

James Tregaskis , Caxton Head Catalogue 1027 (London, [1935?])

11 Letter from John Linnell to Barnard Barton, 10 May 1830, sending “a proof of one of Mr. Blake’s engravings from Dante”, £ 10

1936 February 17-19

Messrs. Sotheby & Co., Catalogue of Valuable Printed Books, Illuminated and Other Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Topographical Drawings of American Interest, etc.:  Comprising the Library of Sir Algernon Methuen , Bt. ( D ecd.) ... Including:  the Magnificent Butts-Crewe Copy of Songs of Innocence and Experience (the [of] S econd L argest K nown, and the O nly O ne with T inted W ash B orders); the F amous C opy of Young's Night Thoughts C oloured T hroughout by Blake, also from the Butts-Crewe C ollections; V ery F ine C opies of Thel and Visions of the Daughters of Albion ...(London, 1936) < Bodley, British Library, Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

Property of the Late Sir Algernon Methuen

499 Songs of Innocence and of Experience [V] , 54 plates printed in gold-brown on one side of the leaf, watercoloured, numbered 1-54 [on pl. 1-4, 6-8, 5, 25, 9-10, 15, 22-23,16-17, 24, 19, 11-12, 18, 20-21, 26-27, 13-14,28-31, 38, 40, 42,34- 36, 32, 45, 33, 49, 41, 39, 52, 54, 43, 44, 50, 48,53, 46, 51, 37, 47], early half-calf, marbled sides and end-leaves, with "Blake's Songs" on the spine, 33 x 27 cm, watermark J WHATMAN 1818 on 13 leaves , from the collections of Butts , Milnes, Crewe [ £ 1,050 to Rosenbach]

501 The Book of Thel [B] , 8 plates on 8 leaves, printed in gold- brown, watercoloured, bound by Douglas Cockerell (1904) in green morocco, 29 x 23 cm, no watermark, Houghton and Crew copy [ £420 to Quaritch (for Philip Hofer) ]

503 Visions of the Daughters of Albion [ M ] 11 engravings printed in green on 6 leaves (37 x 26.5 cm), watercoloured, no watermark, bound by Douglas Cockerell (1904) in green morocco, Houghton - Crewe copy [ £ 540 to Quaritch]

505 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), coloured [ A ], 42.1 x 33.0 cm, lacks the explanation leaf, bound in half red morocco, the Butts-Houghton-Crewe copy [£580 to Robinson]

506 Young, Night Thoughts (1797)

507 Job

515 "Verses on the publication of Klopstocks Messiah, 34 lines copied out in the handwriting of Algernon Charles Swinburne on leaf , 8 vo, beginning: 'When Klopstock England defied'", described by Swinburne (1868), p. 31, "and another" [ £3 to Black ( or Block)]

1936 February

Charles J. Sawyer Ltd , Catalogue 126 (1936)

55 "The Good Farmer" <Butlin #124 > , reproduced, £63

1936 March 11-12

American Art Association , The Library of the Late Marsden J. Perry (N.Y., 1936) <Edwin Wolf IInd>

First Day

36 "Breach in the city" < Butlin # 189 > , watercolour , reproduced [$1,200 to Sessler (for Charles J. Rosenbloom)]

37 The Book of Thel [R] [$2,000 to Drake]

1936 April 30

American Art Association/Anderson Galleries , The Collection of the Late J. Percy Sabin , Summit, New Jersey, Sold by Order of Mrs. J. Percy Sabin ... A Selection from the Library of a Well-Known New York Collector, and Properties from Other Sources [plus] [379] (N.Y., 1936) < Huntington Library >

39 Book of Ahania [A] pl. 1 , " COLORED WITH TEMPERA ",511/32 x 425/32", "Dr. Keynes has examined the present plate and considers it undoubtedly authentic" [$5 50 to "Ulysses" (i.e., Jacob Schwartz)]

40 Songs of Innocence , " beautifully written out and illuminated on 14 leaves of vellum, and embellished with an elaborate title page containing a miniature, eleven small miniatures, numerous borders, and many initials, all in brilliant colors and burnished gold. Royal 8vo full blue crushed levant morocco ...by SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE ", in a green morocco folding case lined with white silk moire and green velvet. "The binding is a particularly handsome specimen of inlaid and jeweled work ... with TWELVE RUBIES SET IN GOLD " . [No evidence is offered as to when or by whom the manuscript was made.]

41 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), bookplate of George Dunn, lacks the "Explanation" leaf

1936 May 4-6

Sotheby , Catalogue (Lon d on, 1936) <Bodley>

Third Day

"From the Library of the well-known collector, Mr Arthur Champernowne (1767-1819), great-grandfather of the present owner [A.M. Champernowne], and doubtless bought by him from Blake."

718 Songs of Innocence [O], 26 plates printed in brown and watercoloured, 7 ⅝ x 5¼", watermark "(Buttan )shaw", numbered 1-28, gives order [pl. 2-5, 25, 9-10, 27, 22-23, 15, 53-54, 12, 8, 19-21, 26, 16-17, 11,24, 13-14], in old marbled boards [£180 to Schwartz]

Property of Miss A.M. Butterworth

719 "Nurse's Song" [380] from Songs of Innocence and of Experience " printed in blue, 7 x 4½"

720 "Ancient of Days" drawing , [381] sideways, 9 x 12½", inscribed "When he prepared the heavens, I was there; when he set a compass upon the face of the depth", with a reproduction

722 Portrait of Lavater (Anon., Blake) <Essick 3J>, [not sold]

1936 May 25

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1936)

204 Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims <Essick 31> , "first state" [ £ 9 to Maggs]

1936 July 27-29

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1926) <Bodley>

Third Day

Miss Hilda Dowden

1,003 Gilchrist (1880), "with a few extra plates by Blake inserted" [382]

Major Alexander Sykes

1,006 Europe [a], 11 plates on 8 leaves [pl. 1-2, 4-7, 9-11, 17-18; pl. 1-2, 18 on one side only], printed in green, in a portfolio [£26 to Rimell]

1936 October 28-30

Hodgson , Catalogue (London, 1936) <Bodley>

J.A. Fuller-Maitland

357 Young, Night Thoughts (1797)

358 Job

1936 December 9-10

American Art Association/Anderson Galleries , English and American First Editions Autograph Letters and Manuscripts ... Biblioteca La Solana ( N.Y., 1936) < >

62 Twenty-two Job proofs , 11 ⅞ x 9 9/16" with a "single stab hole" ;

Watermarks: None and no chain or wire-lines on pl. 1-2, 4- 8, 10-11, 13-15, 18-19 (as Blake numbered them), heavy paper with chain and wire lines on pl. 17, 20; "J. W HATMAN 1823" without chain or wire lines on pl. 3,9, 12, 16, 21

A ll lack the imprint and the word "PROOF"

Unique engraved inscriptions: Pl. 1, on the ground beneath the altar: " Prayer to God is the Study of Imaginative Art" ; (pl. 1, 21 reproduced)

Pl. 5:  Some words in the final version are missing here

Pl. 16:  "There is a peculiar smudge on this proof where these words ["The Accuser of our Brethren is Cast down which accused them before our God day & night"] should appear, and Blake may have deleted them and then changed his mind, or he may have substituted the words quoted here after this proof was pulled."  Later, the proof reads "Subject ... And he ... them: for "subject ... Jesus ... them" and then changed his mind.

Pl. 21, on the ground beneath the altar: "Praise to God is the Exercise of Imaginative Art"

Design variants: Pl. 3:  "The proof ha s a design of flames in the wide margins. In the later work, Blake substituted an entirely different design suggestive of a serpent's scaly t ail and of hopping insects."

Pl. 15:  " THE HIPPOPOTAMUS 'BEHEMOTH' IS ACTU A LLY MORE WORKED UP IN THE PROOF THAN INTHE PUBLISHED ENGRAVING."

[$5,000 to Charles Sessler (for Rosenbloom , now in Yale ) ]

1936 December 9-11

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1936)

623 "The Good Farmer" < Butlin #124 > [ £29 to C.J. Sawyer]

1936

Dr A.S.W. Rosenbach , Catalogue #28 Five Hundred Rare Books M a nus c ripts and Autograph Letters (Philadelphia, 1 93 6) < Collected Catalogues of Dr A.S.W. Rosenbach >

44 Hayley, Designs to a Series of Ballads (1802), 4 parts, green levant morocco, with Locker bookplate, plus two designs by Blake on two sides of one leaf < Butlin #361, sketches for "The Eagle" > , probably for Pl. VI here, $975

1936

Charles J. Sawyer, Ltd , Catalogue of Books No. 128 (1936)

"The Parable of the Sowers" < Butlin #124 > , pen and wash drawing

1937 March 2

Sotheby & Co , Catalogue of the Very Well-Known and Valuable Library The Property of Lt. Col. W.E. Moss ... comprising A Most Important and Extensive Collection of the Works of William Blake and of Books and MSS. relating to him ( London, 1937) < Princeton, Victoria & Albert Museum, Victoria University in the University of Toronto >

85 "The Accusers" [E] [ £ 6.10.0 to Morgan]

138 “Joseph of Arimathea Among the Rocks of Albion” [D]

<Essick 2E> [ £ 9.10.0 to Francis Edwards ( for Geoffrey Keynes ) ]

139 "Morning Amusement, and Evening Amusement, a pair, stipples, printed in colours, cut clo se and laid down, [with] another pair, in black" and three more unidentified works [ £8 to Dulau]

140 "Robin Hood & Clorinda", "printed in colours, full margins" [ £ 6.10.0 to Maggs (for the British Museum Department of Prints and Drawings)]

141 Poetical Sketches [O] [ £ 80 to Sawyer]

142 "Zephyrus and Flora"; "Venus dissuades Adonis from Hunting" (3 copies); "Calisto" (2 copies) [£10.10.0 to Keynes]

143 Songs of Innocence [B ][ £ 750 to Rosenbach ]

144 Songs of Innocence and of Experience [C ][ £ 1,400 to Rosenbach ( for Lessing J. Rosenwald ) ]

145 Songs of Innocence and of Experience [ b ] [ £ 50 to Quaritch]

146 Songs of Innocence and of Experience [d] [ £ 32 to Maggs]

159 "The Idle Laundress" and "The Industrious Cottager", both colour printed, with the "imprints cut off" [ £ 6.10.0 to Sawyer ]

160 "The Idle Laundress" and "The Industrious Cottager", with the J.R. Smith (1788) imprint [ £ 4.10.0 to Maggs (for the British Museum Print Room)]

169 America [ K ], pl. 1 and Hayley's letter of 11 Dec 1805 to Lady Portarlington [ £ 620 to Gabriel Wells]

170 Am e rica [pl. 10], "The terror answered" ( 1818-20), printed in brown, not coloured , verso blank

171 America , pl. [ a ] , copperplate , from the apothecary cabinet [ £ 50 to Rosenbach ( for Rosenwald ) ]

174 "Job" (1793) <Essick 2D > [ £13 to Keynes]

175 "Ezekiel" , separate print [£19 to Keynes]

176 For Children:  The Gates of Paradise [ A ], the Hanrott copy

178 Visions of the Daughters of Albion [a], removed from an album belonging to the children of the Chevalier family, sold with the album

185 "The Accusers" <Essick 3F> [ ₤ 6.10.0 to Maggs for Keynes]

196 Descriptive Catalogue [ M ] [ £ 50 to Rosenbach]

198 Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims, "second state, having various half-legible remarks (e.g. 'The Use of Money and its Wars'), by the engraver in the lower margin" [ £ 17 [383] to Rimell]

200 “Mirth” [B] , 21.5 x 17.5 cm [ £ 70 to Keynes]

202 "The Man Sweeping the Interpreter's Parlour" [ £ 75 to Rosenbach] [384]

208 George Cumberland's card [ £ 12 to Rosenbach]

216 "Coin of Nebuchadnezzar and Head of Cancer" [ £ 1.5.0 to Keynes]

218 A large group of Blake prints including "Edmund Pitts", "Rev. d Robert Hawker", 2 copies, Lavater portrait, "Maynard's Josephus", [385] "The Morning Amusements of her Royal Highness" and "A Lady in the full Dress", [386] and " Wilson Lowry ", 2 copies [ £ 11 to Rosenbach (for Rosenwald)]

278 "Six original copper p la tes engraved by Thomas Butt s under Blake's tuition, framed and glazed Connoisseur Prints from these plates were published in reduced facsimile in the , Oct., 1907."

281 Letter of 30 Jan uary 1803 [ £ 150 to Rosenbach ( for Lessing J. Rosenwald ) ]

284 "An Apothecary's Cabinet, mahogany, the front containing five compartments, ten small drawers, fitted with lids, a large drawer divided into twelve compartments; sliding panel in back giving access to six more compartments and four small drawers, fitted with lids; armorial of the Butts family painted on inside of door, and crest (in form of a harness badge) on outside [18½ in by 16⅛ in. by 7½ in.]", formerly the property of T. Butts "and believed to have been given him by Blake to hold his engraving materials and tools.  At the time of its recovery it contained several plates engraved by Butts", one being on the back of the America plate

284b MS of Hayley’s Triumphs of Temper

505 Young, Night Thoughts (1797) , coloured[ B ] [ £ 580 to Robinson]

226 Anon., An Authent ic Narrative of the Life of J W [oseph] [all] (London:  J. Roach, 1802) [said, probably erroneously, to contain a plate by Blake]

382 Blake's spectacles with "an old cardboard case"

"M rs Q", "top and sides cut away, but a fine impression" [ £ 8.10.0 to Sawyer]

1937 March 19

Christie , Catalogue of the late Mrs J.M. Morse [387] (London, 1937) <Christie, Huntington Library >

43 Six Job prints

44 Dante engraving, "The Whirlwind of Lovers", "two in one frame"

45 Songs of Innocence and of Experience Innocence [k, m], including "Infant Sorrow" [pl. 48], printed in red, five "proofs in one frame", proof of title page of [pl. 3], "two in one frame", 4 proofs of "The Blossom" [pl. 11] and three other poems [in one frame?]

47 "Elijah and Elisha" < Butlin # 258, "God Judging Adam" > , 7 ½ x 11 ½ " [ £ 52.10.0 to Rimell [388] ]

1937 April 12-13

§Sotheby and Co ., Catalogue of Printed Books and a Few Manuscripts (London, 1937) <Grolier Club>

It includes "a collection of books on Fencing; Mountaineering; History; William Blake; etc., the Property of the late Rt. Hon. Sir Frederick Pollock, Bt., P.C., K.C. (sold by order of Sir John Pollock, Bt.)".

1937 April

Dulau & Co , Catalogue (1937)

20 "Morning Amusement" and "Evening Amusement" <Essick 7>, two sets, ₤ 14

1937 June 1

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1937)

282 Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims <Essick 33> , "1 st state, with the address following the date" [ £ 31 to NAGG]

283 Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims <Essick 34> , "second state, on india paper" [ £ 4.10.0 to Gaydon]

1937 June 14-16

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1937) <Bodley>

Second Day

Property of E.J.E. Tunmer

346 Descriptive Catalogue [N], uncut [ £ 37 to Robinson]

347 America Bibliography [K] frontispiece [pl. 1] only, presented by Blake to Benjamin West. Still in the wrappers in which it was sold at Hodgson's in 1904.  The references in Keynes, of William Blake (1921) and in the Moss sale catalogue ( [Sotheby 2 March] 1937 [ l ot 169] ) "to an inscription by Blake to West, is due to a misunderstanding. There is no such inscription ."

1937 June 25

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1937) <Christie>

From the Morse Collection

94 "Christ in the Sepulchre Guarded by Angels" < Butlin # 500 > [ £ 546 to Martin (for Mr and Mrs Esmond Morse) ]

95 "God Judging Adam" < #258 > [ £ 105 to Dunn (for George Goyder)]

1937 July 2

Puttick & Simpson , Catalogue (London, 1937)

Stock of Robson & Co

432 "Lear and Cordelia" < Butlin #54 >

62 2 "Edmund Pitts, Esq r. " <Essick 2 > , Wilson Lowry <Essick 6> , and other prints, some from the Thomas Butts collection

1937 July

C.A. Stonehill , Catalogue (New Haven, 1937)

“The Infant Hercules Throttling the Serpents” < Butlin #253 > and “Queen Katharine, Awakening from Her Dream, After Fuseli” < #561, sketch for Jerusalem pl. 6:  “Los and His Spectre” on the verso > , verso reproduced

1 937 December 20-22

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1937) <Bodley>

"Various Properties"

331 "Nurse's Song" [ Songs Framed and glazed (G), pl. 38 ], printed in blue and coloured, " ", 7 x 4½"

339 "The Ancient of Days" , [389] pen, ink, and pencil , similar to the print but foreshortened, shown from the side, "inscrib ed: 'When he prepared the Heav ens, I was there, when he set a compass upon the face of the depth", 9 x 12½"

1937 December

The Weyhe Gallery , Catalogue (N.Y., 1937) [390] <Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut>

Title page for Blair's Grave < Butlin # 614 > (p. 21), $250

1937

Maggs Bros , Catalogue 651 (London, 1937)

5 Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims <Essick 35> , " fine impression of the First State" [£52.10.0]

1937

Bernard Quaritch Ltd , No. 530  A Catalogue of Books in English Literature and History (Including Translations) Printed since 1700 together with Books from Modern Presses, a Remarkable Horace Walpole Collection and an Appendix of Music and Musical Literature Offered at the New Prices Affixed (London, 1937) <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

89 Blair, The Grave original boards, with (1808), "Roy. 4to." “ printed label , ENTIRELY UNCUT ", £11.11.0

90 Ibid (1808), half calf, £3.3.0

1937

Bernard Quaritch , No. 539 A Catalogue of Books including a fine set of The Atlantic Neptune and works on Bibles, etc., Bibliography, The Drama and the Stage, English Literature printed since 1700, Fine Arts, Genealogy, Heraldry and Topography, Scotland, Wales and a selection of Important New Books (London, 1937) <Huntington Library >

432 John Scott, Poetical Works , (1782) " contemporary calf, gilt, the joints repaired ".  "It has not, we believe, been noted before that two variants exist of the 1782 edition.  In Variant A, presumably the earlier, the verso of leaf A 4 is occupied by 15 lines of Errata.  In Variant B this leaf is blank and the errata, with one exception, are corrected in the text. Although the setting up of the variants corresponds, page for page, the pagination differs, owing to a fly-title to the Elegies being present in Variant B, but not in A.  The present copy is of the second variant." £2.2.0

1937

Sawyer , Catalogue (London, 1937)

125 "Mrs Q", <Essick 19 > £25

1938 March 8

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1938)

178 Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims <Essick 36> , "second state" [£9.10.0 to Stonehill]

1938 April 5-8

American Art Association / Anderson Galleries Inc , The Cortlandt F. Bishop Library Part One A-H [ ] Sold by Order of the Ex ec u t ors (N.Y., 1938) < Bodley, Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

278 Blair, The Grave (1808), royal 4 o , original boards, rebacked [$22 . 5 0 ]

279 Songs of Innocence and of Experience [L], 54 pl. (3 of them reproduced), "printed in sepia on one side only of each sheet (20 by 12.5 cm. or 7⅛ x 4⅞ inches) and painted in water colors", "Small 8vo, contemporary dark green straight-grain morocco, gilt and blind tooled back; sides with six alternate blind and gilt tooled borders of fillets, arabesques and scrolls, enclosing a rectangular panel with corner rosettes blind tooled; gilt borders inside; gilt edges, in the manner of, and probably by, C. Lewis", "A magnificent copy"; "On the end- leaf is the signature, faintly legible although erased, of Henry Little, and on the verso of the frontispiece the pencilled date 1779 and the initials J.S." [$5,400 to Mr Chas Sessler Philadelphia]

280 Jerusalem [J], 100 pl., printed in reddish brown on one side only, pl. 28 reproduced, watermark J WHATMAN 1831 on pp. 1, 7 , 26, 28, 33-34, 39, 42-43, 45, 51, 57, 60, 62-63, 65, 69, 73, 89,91-92, 94 ; 24 x 30 cm., identifies the variant plate-order , pp. 11 and 12 reversed; pl. 16 omitted; pl. 20 given twice; pl. 99 and 100 reversed ; "There is no clue to former ownership, except occasional penciled notes, of an occult content, in the blank margins of a few plates" , "unknown to K eynes" [$2,700 to Sessler ]

281 America [d], title page, frontispiec e , and 16 plates "printed in slate blue-green on 10 leaves", no watermark, "Folio, dark blue crushed levant morocco, Jansenist style, gilt dentelle borders inside, gilt edges, by Riviere", 14⅜ x 10¼", unknown to Keynes (1921)

1938 April 11-12

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1938) <Bodley>

285 Poetical Sketches [K], 223 x 136 mm, calf, gilt, gilt edges, a few edges uncut, by Bedford [£10 to King]

1938 May 25 -26

American Art Association/Anderson Galleries, Americana, Autographs, Library Sets, First Editions ... Two Important Letters by William Blake ... (N.Y., 1938)

First Day

73 Letter of 2 July 1800

74 Letter of February 1827

1938 November 2-3

Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc , William Blake:  The Renowned Collection of First Editions Original Drawings, Autograph Letters and an Important Collection in Oils [ and Samuel L. Clemens ... Collected by ] the late George C. Smith, Jr New York, N.Y. ( N.Y., 1938) < Bodley, Huntington Library , Victoria University in the University of Toronto >

First Day

6 Letter of 28 September 1804 , p. 1 reproduced [$325 to Rosenbach]

7 Letter of 11 October 1819 [$45 to Sessler ]

8 Letter of 29 April [no year] to J.T. Smith about seeing the picture of the Pope [not by Blake] [$35]

9 Poetical Sketches [E] with inscription by Flaxman to Long (reproduced) [$350 to Gabriel Wells]

10 "Zephyrus and Flora" and "Calisto" [$37.50]

11 The Wit's Magazine [$17.50]

12 Scott, Poetical Works [$10]

13 There is No Natural Religion [ H ] , 10 plates printed in brown and olive brown, watercoloured, unbound [$1,000 to Rosenbach]

14 The Book of Thel [F] , 8 plates printed in light golden brown on 8 leaves 15 x 10 ¾ , watermark I TAYLOR on leaf 5, 1794 on leaf 7, coloured, with stitching marks, bound in modern leather backed boards, uncut, from Macgeorge Collection [$2, 2 00 to Rosenbach (for Lessing Rosenwald) ]

15 The Book of Thel , title page [pl. 2] 11 ⅞ x 8 ⅞ ” , and plate III [pl. 6] 6 ¾ x 4 13/16", in black ink, inlaid [$45 to Stonehill]

16 Songs of Innocence [S] , 27 plates [391] on 27 leaves (8 x 5 ⅞ ", watermark J WHATMAN 1808) in gray, greenish-brown, and brown, watercoloured; stitch holes are visible; tipped to quarto size, sunken mounts, full brown crushed lev a nt morocco, t riple gilt filled border on the sides, richly gilt back, inner gilt borders, gilt edges, by Riviere, untrimmed [$2,300 to Gannon]

17 Songs of Innocence and of Experience [X] , 54 plates printed in dull orange-red, with framing lines round the plates, watercol o r with gold; in full red crushed levant morocco, interlaced strapwork design, gilt on sides and back, wide inner levant borders; gilt tooled, doublures, flyleave s and end-leaves of vellum, bound by Riviere with gilt edges in full red solander case 10 ½ x 7 ¾ ", Lin n ell's copy, quotes the inscriptions by Linnell and Weale [$9,000 to Sessler]

18 Index to the Songs , proofs of "The Blossom" [pl. 11 ], printed in light brown [like pl. 13, 40] , 4 ⅝ x 3" ; "Introduction to Experience Experience [pl. 30] , printed in grey [like pl. 31-32, 37, 44, 47] , 5 ½ x 3 ½ " ; "Earth's Answer" [pl. 31] , 4 ¾ x 3 ⅛ ” ; "The Clod and the Pebble" [pl. 32], 4⅞ x 3¼" ; "The Chimney Sweeper" from [pl. 37] 4⅞ x 3¼ "; "The Garden of Love" [pl. 44] , 5⅜ x 3½"; "The Human Abstract" [pl. 47], 4 11/16 x 2⅞"; "The Fly" [pl. 40] "consists of two pulls" [on one leaf?], cut at the bottom; "Little Boy Lost" from Experience Innocence [pl. 51 or, more probably, pl. 13 from ], cut at top [$550 to Rosenbach]

19 "The Tyger" [pl. 42] , printed in sepia and coloured, 4 ¾ x 4 ½ "; “ Little Girl Lost ” ("Children of a future age") [pl. 51], numbered "24" in top right, 12 5/16 x 9" [$ 1 60 to Rosenbach]

20 Visions of the Daughters of Albion [J] , 11 plates printed in green on 6 leaves, watercoloured, 15 x 10 ½ ", bound in full blue morocco by Riviere [$3,700 to Rosenbach]

21 Visions of the Daughters of Albion [L] , 11 plates on 6 leaves, printed in green, watercoloured, 14 ½ x 10 ⅛ ", no watermark [ $ 2 , 500 to Rosenbach]

22 America [B], 18 plates printed in dull sepia on one side only, uncoloured, full extra levant morocco, ornamental strapwork inlays, richly gilt, gilt edges, minute restorations to title page and upper margins of pl. 4, 12, bottom of pl. 8, 14 7/16 x 10 ¼ ", inscribed to Tatham [$2,600]

23 America [b] , 3 cancelled plates with 6 others; frontispiece [pl. 1] printed in blue, 9 7/16 x 6 ¾ "; pl. "II", "Silent as despairing love" [pl. 4], 12 15/16 x 9 ⅛ "; Pl. "III cancelled ” ("The Guardian Prince" [pl. a], 9 ⅜ x 6 ¾ "; p l. "IV" ("Reveal the dragon"), cancelled [pl. b] , 9 x 6 ½"; pl. IX ("Sound Sound") [pl. 11], 12 15/16 x 9"; pl. X ("Thus wept") [pl. 12], verso of 5; "Then Albions Angel" [pl. c],9 11/16 x 7"; pl. XIII ( “ What time the"), printed in light greyish brown; verso of 7, pl. XIII [pl. 15], 11 9/16 x 9", bound in full blue levant morocco, gilt, inlaid to size [$500 to Lessing J. Rosenwald]

24 "Let him look up", "Two portraits on one sheet" [probably Blake's print of a resurrected man, decapitated] [$800 to Rosenbach ]

25 Gay, Fables [$30]

26 Europe [A] , 17 pl. on 17 leaves, printed in olive brown, coloured (the frontispiece [pl. 1] with opaque colour, the rest in transparent watercolour), numbered after the title page [pl. 2] 1-15, bound in full brown crushed levant morocco, Jansen style, inner gilt borders, gilt edges, by Riviere [$13,000 to Sessler ]

27 Europe Jerusalem [a] , title page [pl. 2], printed in brown, 12 15/16 x 9 ⅜ ", proof; verso is pl. 8 ("Rose up against me") [$150]

28 Europe [a], frontispiece [pl. 1], printed in black and coloured, 9 ⅝ x 6 ¾ ", inlaid, probably a proof [$300]

29 Europe [c] proofs on three leaves, inlaid:  frontispiece [pl. 1] printed in green, 9 ⅝ x 6 ¾ "; Preludium [pl. 4 c ], printed in sepia, 9 ¾ x 7 ⅛ "; "Unwilling I look up" [pl. 5], printed in sepia, 9 13/16 x 7 5/16" [$245 to Sessler [392] ]

30 Five Europe [a] proofs on three leaves: "A Prophecy" [pl. 6], printed in grey-blue, 12 5/16 x 9 5/16" with, on the verso "The Shrill Winds" [pl. 7], printed in grey-blue; "Famine" [pl. 9], printed in grey, 12 ¼ x 9 ⅜ ", with, on the verso, "Preludium" [pl. 4], printed in grey; "And the clouds" [pl. 15], "printed in black and brown", 12 ⅜ x 6 ⅞" [$140 to Gannon]

31 Five Europe [a] proofs on three leaves:  "Unwilling I look up" [pl. 5], printed in light greyish blue, 12 5/16 x 9⅜", with, on the verso, "Lord have Mercy on us" [pl. 10], printed in deep grey; "Famine" [pl. 9], printed in sepia, 9 13/16 x 7 1/16, inlaid; "Arise O Rintrah" [pl. 11], printed in greenish- grey, 12 5/16 x 9½", with, on the verso, "Enitharmon slept" [pl. 12] printed in greenish-grey [$280]

32 Five Europe [a] proofs on three leaves :  "Arise O Rintrah" [pl. 11], in grey, 12 5/16 x 8 ⅞ ", with, on the verso, "Ethinthus Queen of Waters" [pl. 17] , greyish blue; Albion's Angel Rose" [pl. 14], in greyish blue , 12 5/16 x 9 5/16", stained, with, on the verso, "In thoughts perturb'd" [pl. 13] in greyish blue; "And the clouds" [pl. 15], "Printed in black and brown", 12 ⅜ x 9" [$160 to Weyhe]

33 Six Europe [a] proofs on three leaves, inlaid:  "Famine" [pl. 9], grey, 9 ⅜ x 6 ¾ , with, on the verso, "Preludium" [pl. 4], grey; "Arise O Rintrah" [pl. 11], grey, coloured "probably by Mrs Blake", 9 ⅞ x 7", with, on the verso, "Ethinthus Queen of Waters" [pl. 17], greyish blue; "The red-limb'd Angel" [pl. 16], in greyish green, coloured probably by Mrs Blake, 12 ⅜ x 9 ⅜ ", with, on the verso, "Ethinthus Queen of Waters" [pl. 17], greyish green, coloured probably by Mrs. Blake [$90 to Gannon ]

34 Three leaves of First Book of Urizen [H] , title page, p. 4 ("Muster around the Bleak desarts"), and p. 25 "The ox in the slaughter-house", bound in full blue levant morocco, gilt, by Macdonald, 7 ¼ x 5 ½", margins cut close, inlaid, "stamped with opaque pigments", brown, green, olive green [$250]

35 Marriage of Heaven and Hell [D] , 27 plates on 27 leaves 15 x 10 ⅝ " , printed in shades of bluish green, watercoloured and some opaque colours , pl. 21 with two pyramids, stitch-marks visible, hinged and interleaved, the book "has no particular plan", bound in full red crushed levant morocco, uncut , by Macdonald, Macgeorge copy.  With it are watercolours of pl. 1-2 , owned by C.E. Norton who says he acquired them from J.C. Ho tten of London, with a quotation describing them from Bouton's catalogue (N.Y. 1875) [$8,800 to Rosenbach ( for Lessing J. Rosenwald ) ]

36 Marriage of Heaven and Hell , "Those who restrain" [pl. 5], 6 ¼ x 4 ⅝ ", tinted in blue, inlaid, with, on the verso, "[Messi]- ah fell & formed a heaven" [pl. 6], in sepia [$40]

37 Book of Ahania [Bb], proofs, title page, uncoloured, 5 ¾ x 4 3/16", "Stamped in opaque colours"; "But the forehead of Urizen", 5 5/16 x 3 ⅞ ", bound in full blue crushed levant morocco, inlaid [$140 to Gannon ]

38 Copperplates for Blair's Grave [$750 to Rosenbach]

39 On Homer [E] , 12 1/16 x 8 9/16", cloth case, apparently the Macgeorge copy [$260 to Gannon ]

40 Proofs of Jerusalem Europe pl. 9 ("Condensed his emanations"), 8 ⅞ x 6 ½ ", coloured; pl. 15 ("Shot from the") [pl. 18], printed in greenish grey, not inlaid, 12 5/16 x 9"; Europe Jerusalem pl. 15 [pl. 18], 11 ⅝ x 9", printed in sepia; pl. 19 ("His Children exil'd"), 12 5/16 x 9", printed in blue with touches of greenish black, not inlaid; Jerusalem Jerusalem pl. 20 ("But when they saw"), 12 ¼ x 9 ⅛ ", not inlaid; pl. 38 ("His face and bosom"), 12 ½ x 9 ⅛ ",not inlaid, printed in black with touches of red; duplicate of pl. 38, printed in green, not inlaid; Jerusalem Jerusalem pl. 48 ("These were his last words"), 9 ⅛ x 6 ⅝ ” , printed in deep grey, with "Decorations"; pl. 50 (" The Atlantic Mountains where"), 12 5/16 x 9", not inlaid; Jerusalem Jerusalem pl. 58 ("In beauty the Daughters"), 11 7/16 x 9", printed in deep grey, not inlaid, watermarked J WHATMAN 1818; pl. 78 ("The Spectre of Albion"), 12 5/16 x 9 ⅛ ", not inlaid, pl. inlaid, bound in full blue crushed levant morocco [$500 to Lessing J. Rosenwald ]

41 Jerusalem pl. 50 ("The Atlantic Mountains"), printed in black, 9 ⅛ x 6 ⅝ "; pl. 51, full plate design, printed in sepia, 6 ⅞ x 9 ⅜ ", watermark WHATMAN 1832; pl. 99 ("All human forms"), printed in sepia, 9 ⅛ x 6 ⅜ " [$300]

42 "Glad Day", "The Chaining of Orc", "The Man Sweeping", and "The Accusers" [$450 to Rosenbach (for Rosenwald) ]

43 Stedman, Surinam (1796), coloured [$50]

44 Burger, Leonora , Beckford copy [$25]

45 Young, Night Thoughts (17 97) coloured [K] , full contemporary green straight grain morocco, gilt, blind stamped, binding slightly broken, bookplate of Oliver Henry Perkins [$675 to Rosenbach (for Mrs Landon K. Thorne) ]

46 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), plain, old vellum, "F W Bourdillon" on the endleaf [$40]

47 Hayley, "Little Tom the Sailor", uncoloured [$120]

48 Salzmann, Gymnastics (1800) [$15]

49 Hayley, Designs (1802, with 6 plates and 8 vignettes [i.e., all four ballads] [$40]

50 Hayley, Designs (1802), plate of Lucy carrying Fido for p. 52, proof without imprint and without the line border round the plate; the verso has "about 45 words [The Riddle Manuscript]in the autograph of William Blake [$70]

51 Hayley, Ballads (1805), proofs of 5 plates [$110]

52 For the Sexes: The Gates of Paradise [J] 12 plates in sheets in cloth folder, 13 1/16 x 9 ⅛ ":  title page [pl. 2] ; frontispiece , "What is Man? " [pl. 1]; "I found him" [pl. 3]; "What are these" [pl. 9] ; "My son my son" [pl. 10]; "I want" [pl. 11] ; pl. 10 "H e lp!" [pl. 12]; "Aged Ignorance" [pl. 13]; "Does thy God" [pl. 14]; "Fear and Hope" [pl. 15]; "He meets his" [pl. 20]; "To the Accuser" [pl. 21] ; all but 13, 18, and 19 [pl. 15, 20-21] have the 1793 imprint; watermark:  J WHATMAN 1826; W.B. Scott's collector's mark [$750 to Rosenbach ]

53 Malkin, A Father's Memoirs [$30]

54 [Mrs Trimmer], A New Series of Prints (1808) [$7.50]

55 Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims , 12 x 35 ½ " , "Attached" to Stothard's Canterbury Pilgrims [$15]

56 Chaucer, Prologue (1812), one of four copies known, original paper wrappers, uncut[$375]

57 "Laocoon" [B] , "Laid down on cardboard , the blank margins are torn away not affecting plate mark or engraving.  In a full red levant morocco case" [$4 75 to Sessler ( for Charles J. Rosenbloom ) ]

58 Job , proofs on india paper "mounted on leaves of Whatman paper some of which are watermarked ' TURKEY MILL 1825' measuring 16 3/16 by 10 ¼ inches", " PAINTED BY HAND IN WATERCOLORS BY W ILLIAM B LAKE ", interleaved, "full contemporary maroon morocco, gilt, gilt edges", with the bookplate of William Courtney; Frank T. Sabin's "cablegram to Charles Sessler regarding this book is laid in"; Smith bought it at the Colonel Hughes sale [$3,125]

59 Dante, proofs on india paper, leaves 15 ½ x 21 ⅛ " hinged on linen guards, no price on the label, half red morocco, green cloth sides [$300]

60 Varley, Treatise , E.J. Shaw copy [$40]

61 J.T. Smith, Nollekens and His Times (1828) [$17]

62 Mary Wollstonecraft, Original Stories Roman (1791); Allen, History Pantheon ; Baldwin, [$22.50]

63 Hayley, Triumphs of Tem per (1805); Hayley, Ballads History of (1805); San ford and Merton (n.d.), "Each volume with illustrations by William Blake "

64 Hayley, Cowper , 3 vols. (1804) plus 1 (1806), inscribed "From the Author.  Bequeath'd when dying by his father to his eldest son, Wm. F. Rose. December 1804".

65 Gilchrist (1863), extra- illustrated, each leaf inlaid to large quarto, bound in full crimson levant morocco, etc.; the extra- illustrations include There is No Natural Religion The Grave [K] , slightly cut down, pl. a 2-4, a8-9, b3-b4, b11; also 63 other examples, 8 in colour, 30 engraved portraits of people mentioned in the text, several being india proofs; 11 others relating to the text; Phillips engraved portrait of Blake; the Blake plates include 1 for , and 23 for Virgil [$600 to Sessler]

93 Blake's copy of [Fran ç ois Antoine Chevrier] The Marshall Duke of Belleisle [$35]

94 Blake's copy of Barry [ An Account of a Series of Pictures, in the Great Room of the Society of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce (1783)] , with the sketch of Barry < # 687 > , bookplate of H. Buxton Forman, with his note:  "The book was preserved by Samuel Palmer till he died" [$250 to R. Allan [393] ]

95 "Newton" < # 307, colour print > [$1,800 to Sessler ]

96 "Owen Glendower" < # 743 > , Visionary Head [$60 to R. Allan ]

97 Sketch of Thomas Hayley < # 345 > , 6 ¾ x 5 ⅛ " [$450 to Sessler (for Charles Rosenbloom) ]

98 "Cancer" < # 751 > [$160 to J.R. Rohe ]

99 "The Children of Israel Receiving the ten commandments from Moses" < # 114 > [$325 to Sessler ]

100 "Donald the Hammerer" < # 783 > , leaf 6 ½ x 4 ¾ " [$150 to Anon. , i.e., Rosenbach ]

10 1 "Wat Tyler" < # 737 > [$100 to Rosenbach ]

10 2 Cowper < # 351 > , brush and india ink [$350 to Rosenbach ]

103 "The Good Farmer " < # 122 > , unfin is hed d ra wing on verso [$375 to R. Allan ]

104 "King Canute" < # 721 > , from John Linnell [$300 to Rosenbach ]

105 "King Solomon" < # 701 > , inscribed "Solomon.  J. Linnell from Mr. Blake", from John Linnell [$250 to Rosenbach ]

106 "Richard Coeur de Lion" < # 729 > , from Linnell [$250 to Sessler ]

107 "Edward III" < # 735 > , from Linnell [$175 to Rosenbach ]

108 Eig ht drawings on five leaves < #239, “An Armed Man Spurning a Woman”; #539, sketch for “The Descent of Peace”; #606, “Two Legs”; “A Figure Ascending in a Glory of Clouds”; #771, “ An Ascending Spiral of Figures, possibly for ‘ Epitome of James Hervey’s “ Meditations Among the Tombs ” ’”] > , vouched for by Tatham[$120 to Rosenbach ]

109 "Job and his Daughters" < # 394 > , reproduction, "from the Betts collection"[$1,200 to Rosenbach ]

1938 November 14-15

American Art Association/Anderson Galleries , C atalogue of Cortlandt F. Bishop (N.Y., 1938)

Young, Night Thoughts (1797) coloured [G] [$325 to Charles Sessler]

1938 December 2

Christie, Catalogue of Water Colour Drawings Printed Drawings and Wood Blocks by William Blake, Sold by Order of the Surviving Trustee of the late John Linnell, Esq, Senior, The Executor of the late Miss S.E. Pease and Miss Enid Morse ... and Others ( London, 1938) < British Museum Print Room, Christie , Metropolitan Museum (N.Y.) >

Miss Enid Morse from the Collection of the late Sydney Morse , Esq.

55 “The Infant Jesus Praying with Angels ” < Butlin #473 > from the collections of Captain Butts, 1853 and J.C. Strange, Esq. [ £630 to Colnaghi]

Sold by Order of the "Rt. Hon. Lord Wardington

as Executor of the late Miss S.H. Pease "

56 "and Pity, like a naked new born babe" < # 312 > , colour print [ £56.14 .0 , bought in by Lady Wardington]

57 "Christ Appearing to the Apostles, after the Resurrection" < # 327 > , colour print [£75 to Martin (for W. Graham Robertson) ]

58 " R uth, the dutiful Daughter-in-Law" < # 300, "Naomi Entreating Ruth and Orpah to Return to the Land of Moab ", colour print > [£5 2 .10.0 to Keynes]

59 "Lamech and His Two Wives" < # 298 > , colour print [£63 bought in by Lady Wardington]

Sold by Order of the Surviving Trustee

of the late John Linnell , Esq., Senior

60 "The set of Seventeen Wood Blocks for ... Dr. R.J. Thornton's Pastorals of Virgil " [£534 to the National Art Collections Fund]

61 "A Set of Electrotypes of the Blake Blocks 'Pastorals of Virgil,' made from the Wood Blocks in the preceding l ot; and Three Duplicates", used by the Nonesuch Press edition of Virgil (1937) ; " The Nonesuch Press, Ltd., have given an undertaking to Mr. John Linnell's Trustee to print only from these 1,000 Electrotypes , and he has Agreed that these copies shall not be used for publication for a period of two years from the 15 th November , 1937 , and the Electrotypes are expressly sold with the benefit of and subject to these conditions " [£535 to Gribble]

62 "William Blake's Account Book of the Subscribers and Purchasers of the Book of Illustrations of the History of Job, began October, 1823; [394] A Memorandum of Agreement, in connection with the engravings of Job's Captivity, dated 25th March, 1823, bet ween William Blake and John Linnell [395] ... Three Loose Pages of an Account Book, referring to the Same; [396] and Eleven Receipts for Money from John Linnell, signed by William Blake, of various dates from August 12th, 1818, etc " [397] [£78.15.0 to W.H. Robinson]

63 Drawing of a "a Man, apparently intended for that of an Evangelist (perhaps Saint John in P a tmos) ... seated on a rock, with his right arm raised and his left resting on a scroll ... Pencil on Wood " < # 773, "The Prophet Isaiah Foretelling Destruction of Jerusalem" > , 5 x 3¾" [£157.10.0 to National Art Collections Fund (for the British Museum ) ]

1938 December 19-20

Sotheby , Catalogue of Valuable Printed Books, Illuminated Manuscripts, Autograph Letter and Historical Documents (London, 1938) <Biblioteca La Solana , Grolier Club >

Second Day

456 "The Wise and Foolish Virgins" < Butlin # 480 > , watercolour ; "This picture was until recently in the possession of Miss Haines of Chichester, a grand d aughter of W. Haines" [398] [£28 , bought in and sold to Stonehill]

Property of Lt.-Col. W.E. Moss

457 Illustrations of the Book of Job, three copper-plates for plates 2,14 and apparently photo-reproductions 16, " [10s to Last]

459 Hogarth, Beggar's Opera , and "The Fall of Rosamond" <Essick 5> [8s with the next l ot to Maggs]

1938 December 22

Auctioneer unidentified , Catalogue (1938)

"Moses Staying the Plague" < Butlin #115 > [ Rosenbach]

"Saul and David:  'And Saul Said unto David, Go, and the Lord Be with Thee" < #118 > [Rosenbach]

"Group of Men Seated in a Circle" < #148 > [Rosenbach]

1938 December

The Weyhe Gallery , [399] Fine Prints Old and New Drawings and Sculpture: Catalogue No. 81 (N.Y.,1938) < Brown, Trinity College ( Hartford, Connecticut ) >

120 Jerusalem p. 51 (" VALA, HYLE AND SKOFIELD ") , printed in red, from the Macgeorge Collection, $200

121 Jerusalem p. 50 (" THE ATLANTIC MOUNTAINS ") , printed in black, from the Macgeorge C ollection, sold

122 Jerusalem [pl. 99] ( " ALL HUMAN FORMS IDENTIFIED "), printed in red , from the Macgeorge Collection, $250

123 Europe p. 10 [pl. 15] ( " AND THE CLOUDS AND FIRES PALE ROLLED ROUND ...") , " printed in ... two inks, yellow-brown and olive-green", Macgeorge Collection, sold

124 Europe Europe p. 9 [pl. 14] (" ALBION'S ANGEL ..."), "printed in ... green ink"; on the verso is p. 12 [pl. 13] ("In thoughts perturbed"), "in green ink", from the Macgeorge Collection, $150

125 Europe Europe [c] p. 6 [pl. 11 c ] (" ARISE O RINTRAH "), printed in green; on the verso is p. 16 [pl. 17 c ] ( "Ethinthus Queen of waters " ) ,printed in green, Macgeorge Collection, $125

126 "Nurse's Song" [ Songs (o), pl. 38], printed in red, C harles Eliot Norton Collection, $50

127 "The Sick Rose" [ Songs ( o ) pl. 39 ] , printed in yellow-brown, Charles Eliot Norton Collection, $50

128 "Night" [ Songs ( o ) pl. 20-21 ] , printed in yellow brown, Charles Eliot Norton Collection, $75

129 "Christ Tr am p ling upon Satan" <Essick 1P > , "Copper engraving, R [ussell] .35" , $10

130 Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims <Essick 3 7 >, "Copper engraving , R.24", 1st state, "cut to engraved surface on top and sides", $150

131 Dante, "brilliant proofs on india-laid paper", $350

132 -138 Job pl. "9" ($20), pl. "16" ($35), pl. "4" ($40), pl. "16" ($20), pl. "6", "of medical interest" ($15), pl. "11" ($35), pl. "20" ($30)

139 Job , " early proof states, paper wrappers with original paper label, 1825" , $450

140 -142 Three V irgil prints, two of them "proof[ s ] from the Palmer Coll.") , $35, $25, $25

143 Pencil study for the title page for Blair's Grave < Butlin # 614 > , 14 x 20", " with authenticating letter by Geoffrey Keynes " , $250

1938

E. Parsons , Catalogue (London, 1938)

18 Wat Tyler, replica < Butlin #738 > , reproduced, £ 45

1938

Bernard Quaritch , No. 550 A Selection of Interesting Books on a Great Variety of Subjects With 27 illustrations (London, 1938) <Biblioteca La Solana>

47 Blair, The Grave original boards, with printed (1808), " label , ENTIRELY UNCUT ", £10.10.0

1939 April

C.A. Stonehill , Catalogue (London, 1939)

14  "Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims" <Essick 30>, ₤20

1939 August 2

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1939)

61 Sketch for the Frontispiece to "The Book of Los" < Butlin #234 > with " Satan Calling Up His Legions" < #590 > and another [ £ 6 to Ulysses (Jacob Schwartz)]

1939

A.S.W. Rosenbach , The March of Books Through the Ages (19 39 )

45 Descriptive Catalogue (M), $375 [bequeathed to the R OSENBACH F OUNDATION ]

1939 December 14

Sotheby , C atalogue (London, 1939) < British Library >

Property of Frederick Izant

5 "Joseph of Arimathea Among the Rocks of Albion" [A], "proof, with an inscription by Blake", with 20 other Blake prints including "Rev. John Caspar Lavater" [3J] [ £ 2.1 0 .0 to Geoffrey Keynes]

1939

Bernard Quaritch Ltd , A Catalogue of Books in English Literature and History (Including Translations) Printed During the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries Together with Books fr o m Modern Presses and Autograph Letters Offered at the New Prices Affixed No. 560 (London, 1939) <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

89 Blair, The Grave (1808), "Roy. 4to", half calf, £2.12.0

90 Another edition (1813), "Impl. 4to", cloth, £1.15.0

1939

Rosenbach Company , Catalogue #30: The World of Yesterday :  Rare Books, Manuscripts and Autograph Letters Collected Catalogues of Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach ( Philadelphia, 1939) < >

40 Dante, india proofs, $385

41 Descriptive Catalogue [M], brown levant morocco by Bedford, "inlaid throughout" , $375

42 Hayley, Designs to a Series of Ballads , 4 parts, in green levant morocco by J. Wright, note by Locker, from W.A. White collection , $185

43 For Children :  The Gates of Paradise [D], [ described as before], $2,750

47 Job , proof, inscribed "To Marian -- Mrs John Linnell Senr. Decr. 1868"

1940 January

Raphael King , Catalogue 34 (1940)

Poetical Sketches (K), £65

1940 June 28

Hodgson , Catalogue (London, 1940) <Bodley, British Library>

Property of a Nobleman

260 Songs of Innocence [W], 22 leaves including the title page, frontispiece , and "Introduction" [pl. 2-4], printed on one side only, uncoloured, watermark :  J WHATMAN, c. 8 x 4 ¾ ", uncut, in morocco cover [ £25 to “Private” ]

1940 July 1-2

Sotheby , Catalogue of Valuable Printed Books, of various proprietors (London, 1940) <National Library of Australia>

Property of Thomas Lodge , Esq. (decd)

of Fyning House, Rogate near Petersfield

7 Songs of Innocence and Experience Shewing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul , "52 coloured plates, blue morocco, gilt, g.t. by Riviere. 12 mo.  n.d. " [ £4.5.0 to Maggs [400] ]

1940 July 3

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1940)

Collection of the late Greville Douglas

56 "M rs Q" <Essick 32 > [£2.15.0 to Leven]

1940

Dulau , Catalogue 281 (London, 1940)

9 "Morning Amusement" and "Evening Amusement" <Essick 7>, ₤ 10.10.0

1941 February 12

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1941)

Collection of H.K. Burnet of Bradford, Yorkshire

95 "The Child of Nature" <Essick 1B-C > [£5.10.0 to Keynes]

1941 April 16-18, May 14-16, October 29-30

Parke-Bernet Galleries Inc , Rare Books, Original Drawings Autograph Letters and Manuscripts Collected by the late A. Edward Newton , Removed from His Home Oak Knoll Daylesford, Pa. for Public Sale By Order of the Executors Under the Will of A. Edward Newton Deceased E. Swift Newton and Brandon Berringer (N.Y., 1941) < Huntington Library , Victoria & Albert Museum, Victoria University in the University of Toronto >

First Day

115 "Christ Raising the Son of the Widow of Nain" < Butlin # 483 > , watercolour, reproduced in colour , originally in the Butts Collection [$6,700 to Sessler (for Charles J. Rosenbloom ) ]

116 "The Ghost of Samuel Appearing to Saul" < # 458 > , watercolour , reproduced [$4,000 to Rosenbach]

117 "The Wise and Foolish Virgins" < # 480 > , watercolour, reproduced [$3,100 to Gannon]

118 "The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed with the Sun" < # 520 > , watercolour, reproduced [$10,100 to Rosenbach (for Lessing J. Rosenwald) ]

119 "P h iloct et es and Neoptolemus at Lemnos" < # 676 > , watercolour, reproduced [ $1,500 to Birnbaum (for Grenville L. Winthrop)]

120 10 watercolours (3 reproduced) for Mary Wollstonecraft, Original Stories < # 244 1-10 > , 5 x 2 ¾ ", no drawing for pl. 5 but five drawings not engraved [$1,500 to Rosenbach ]

121 Mary Wollstonecraft, Original Stories (1791)

122 "Fallen Angels" < # 256, "Three Falling Figures" > , watercolour, 7 ½ x 11" [$400 to Birnbaum (for Grenville L. Winthrop)]

123 Scott, Poetical Works (1782)

124 Poetical Sketches [I], full red levant morocco, gilt sides and back, inner gilt dentelle borders, top edge gilt, by Lortic Fr è res, restoration to title page and advertisement, T.G. Arthur copy [$225 to Papantonio (Seven Gables Bookshop) ]

125 Gay, Fables

126 Hogarth, Beggar's Opera, plate in states 1 and 3

127 America [Q] , 18 plates, printed in black, posthumously painted, in blue levant morocco, tooled, etc., gilt edges, by Riviere 11 7/16 x 8 ½ " [$5,500 to Gabriel Wells]

128 The Book of Thel [E], 7 plates, printed in gold-brown, coloured, 11 15/16 x 9 ½ ", no watermark, stitched in olive levant folder [$1,500 to Stonehill ]

129 Europe [E], 17 plates on 10 leaves 14 ⅝ x 10 ¼ ", printed in green, blue, and brown, some colour printing and finished in watercolour, other plates have water c olour only; in tan levant morocco, gilt edges, by Bedford [$8,000 to Rosenbach (for Lessing J. Rosenwald) ]

130 Europe frontispiece [pl. 1], reproduced, coloured, 9 ½ x 6 ¾ ", inlaid [$1 7 5 , apparently bought in ]

131 First Book of Urizen [B], 28 designs on 28 leaves, watercolour and opaque pigment, 15 15/16 x 10 9/16", interleaved, red leather-backed boards, Macgeorge bookplate [$8,250 to Rosenbach ]

132 "Large Book" pl. 8a [ Urizen pl. 22] , coloured [$300 to “private” (Joseph Holland) ]

133 "Small Book" pl. 21a < #261 9, Urizen pl. 9, with portrait of Blake > [$150 to Sessler ]

134 For C hildren:  The Gates of Paradise [C] , second issue, 18 plates on 18 leaves, half calf, imprint on all plates but pl. 13, good 1939 catalogue description, inscribed "A present from H.G. Bohn, 19th May, 1835" by Beckford [$3,000 to Sessler ]

135 Marriage of Heaven and Hell [ F ], 27 designs on 27 leaves, printed in grey and olive green, opaque and some with colouring, 10 5/16 x 7 ⅜ " [$6 , 300 to Rosenbach ]

136 Songs of Innocence and of Experience [D], 54 plates on 30 leaves, printed in brown, watercoloured; citron straight grain morocco, gilt edges [$6,100 to Rosenbach ]

137 Songs pl. a, printed in sepia, in a frame; Newton note says it formerly belonged to Stopford Brooke, gift of R.B. Adam s to Newton [$400]

138 Young, Night Thoughts , coloured [ N ] [$400 to (R. Allan) Brick Row Bookshop]

139 Young, N ight Thoughts (1797), watercoloured [A], half red morocco, formerly in the collections of Butts, Houghton, Crewe, Methuen; exhibited at the National Gallery 1913, described in Gilchrist (1863) [$1,750 to Chas. Sessler Co. ]

140 Hayley, Designs to a Series of Ballads (1802), [all four Pa r ts] 14 engravings, full red crushed morocco, bookplates of M.C.D. Borden and H.V. Jones [$110]

141 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803)

142 Ibid.

143 Hayley, Cowper ( 1803-1806)

144 Hayley, Ballads (1805), quotes the inscription Blake to Weller [$325]

145 Hayley, Ballads (1805)

146 Malkin, A Father's Memoirs (1806)

147 Blair ’s G rave , proofs (1808), apparently without text, c. 19 x 13" [$325]

148 "Death's Door" < # 632 > , pen and ink drawing 18 ½ x 12 ⅝ ", matted and framed, preliminary drawing, Newton note says it is from the Linnell Cat a logue No. 168 [$800 to Sessler (for Charles J. Rosenbloom) ]

149 Descriptive Catalogue [J], MS alterations on title page and pp. 9-10, 64, red crushed levant morocco, Jansen style, gilt edges, by Riviere, W. Vickery bookplate [$275 to Gannon ]

150 Copperplate of Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims, 14 x 38 ½ ", "showing little signs of wear"; bought from Gabriel Wells in April 1940 [$2 , 300]

151 Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims , slightly foxed , 13 ¼ x 37 ⅛ ", quotes " Ye gon to Canterbury " [$160 to Gannon ]

152 Chaucer Prologue , 7 ½ x 4⅝", uncut, backstrip chipped, inscribed in pencil on the cover "J. Linnell, Senr " [$450]

153 There is No Natural Religion [F], 9 plates on 9 leaves, a plate added between 1921 and 1939, from Stopford Brooke [ $1,500]

154 "Industrious Cottager" and "Idle Laundress" [401] [$150 to a "private buyer"]

155 Salzmann, Elements (printed for John Sharpe, Juvenile Library. 1820)

156 "When the Morning Stars Sang Together" < # 551 14 > , watercolour, reproduced [$4,400 to Martin Birnbaum (for Grenville L. Winthrop)]

157 Job engravings

158 George Cumberland's card [$40]

159 Songs of Innocence [g 1 ] , 1831?, several kinds of paper, title page plus 22 plates, on linen guards, wine levant morocco, Jansen style, uncut, by Riviere, bookplate of Buxton Forman [$270]

173 Keynes, Bibliography of William Blake (1921) with Blake's receipt to Butts of "July 5, 1805", signed "William Blake", no sum given [402] ; Malkin, Memoirs , proof [$75]

1941 April 22

Parke-Bernet , Catalogue (N.Y., 1941)

144 Hayley, Ballads (1805) inscribed to Weller

1941 April 28-30

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1941) <Bodley, British Library>

Third Day

641 Songs of Innocence plate [W?], 22 pl. 7 15/16 x 4 9/16", printed in brown on one side only, watermark "Whatman" "on 18" , lacks "School Boy" [pl. 53],"Little Black Boy" [pl. 9- 10], "The Divine Image" [pl. 18], "Little Girl Lost" and "Little Girl Found" [pl. 34-36], "Little Boy Lost" [pl. 13], and "Little Boy Found" [pl. 14], " wrappers, loose in morocco binding " [ £ 50 to B.F. Stevens]

1941 July 21

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1941)

21 "Christ in the Wilderness" < Butlin # 545 > [ £ 102.18.0 to Eisemann]

1941

Francis Edwards, Catalogue 654 Important Books on the Following Subjects, Aeronautics, Architecture, Bibles and Prayer Books, Blake (William) , (London, 1941)

Sketch for "The Penance of Jane Shore" < Butlin #68 > , sold

" Satan Exulting over Eve" < #291 , colour print > , £30

1941

The Rosenbach Company , Catalogue #32: A Bibliophile's Miscellany:  Rare Books and Manuscripts (Philadelphia & N.Y., 1941) <Huntington Library >

56 For the Sexes :  The Gates of Paradise [D], 8vo, 21 pl., numbered by Blake 17-19, watermark "J WHATMAN 1825" , "half calf", from the collections of Thomas Boddington and W. A . White , $2,750

1941

Tregaskis , Catalogue 654 (London, 1941)

Sketch for "The Penance of Jane Shore" < Butlin #68 > , sold

1942 January 6-8

Parke-Bernet Galleries , The Renowned Library Formed by the Late William H. Woodin [403] Part 2 :  First Editions, Original Drawings, Paintings, Caricatures, the Works of the Great English Authors of the XVII-XIX Centuries:  Alken, the Three Cruikshanks, Rowlandson and Others, Now the Property of the Estate of His Wife, the late Annie Jessup Woodin, Sold by Order of the Executor (N.Y., 1942)

First Day

59 Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims <Essick 124 >, "fourth [i.e., final] state" on "India paper" , matted and framed

60 Blair, The Grave (1813).  The hand colour ing of the print s was "probably done by Mrs. Blake".

1942 January 14

Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc , The Splendid Library of Mr and Mrs Anton G. Hardy including The Important Painting in Temper a "Faith, Hope, and Charity" By William Blake (N.Y., 1942) <Yale>

19 "Faith, Hope, and Charity" < Butlin # 428, "Charity" > , reproduction [$2,100 to Sessler (for Charles J. Rosenbloom)]

20 "A Dream of Thiralatha" <#267, America 14 January pl. d > , colourprint, 8⅜ x 9⅜", matted; acquired by Osmaston "in [ ] 1904 " [$575 to Rosenbach (for Rosenwald) ]

22 "The Death of the Good Old Man" < # 631, copy of the upper part of Schiavonetti's engraving > , wash drawing

24 Burger, Leonora

25 Young, Night Thoughts (1797)

26 Blair, The Grave (1808)

27 Job

1942 February 18-19

Parke-Bernet Galleries Inc. , Sets of Standard Authors, Mainly in Fine Bindings:  An Important Collection of Ornithological Books ... (N.Y., 1942) [404] <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

65 James Barry, An Account of a Series of Pictures (1783), " ORIGINAL WRAPPERS , entirely uncut; binding defective.  In a full green levant morocco solander case", " BLAKE'S COPY ...

WITH A PENCIL SKETCH OF BARRY BY BLAKE < Butlin # 687 > ... tipped to the inside of the front cover ... in pencil heightened with India ink", with H. Buxton Forman's "book-plate" and a note by him saying, inter alia, "The book was preserved by Samuel Palmer till he died"; "From the George C. Smith Collection"

1942 May 20

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1942)

179 Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims <Essick 124 > , " first state " , faces tinted [ £ 52 to Colnaghi]

1942 July 8

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1942)

202 Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims <Essick 126 > , "first state with the address" [£40 to McDonald]

1942 July 20-21

§Sotheby & Co , Catalogue of Printed Books and Manuscripts, Comprising the Stock of the Late Mr. Noel M. Broadbent.  The Second and Final Portion (London, 1942) <Grolier Club>

Includes "collection of books on ... William Blake" from other collections.

1943 January 14-15

Hodgson , Catalogue including Selections from the Library of the late Earl of Oxford and Asquith (London, 1943) <British Library>

All these works were bought before the sale by Geoffrey Keynes. [405]

"Ugolino and his Sons" < Butlin #805 >

Two Tiriel drawings < # 198 8, "Tiriel Denouncing His Sons and Daughters" , and #198 11, "Har and Heva Asleep with Mnetha Guarding Them" >

Laocoon drawing < # 681, "Free Version of the Laoco ö n" >

Marriage of Heaven and Hell pl . 3-4 and Jerusalem pl. 37, 100

Europe pl. 2

Europe frontispiece [pl. 1] < #268 >

1943 April 20-21

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1943) <Bodley>

P roperty of the Marquess of Crewe

312 Dante plates, with a pencil quotation at the foot:  "on the flyleaf is a note stating 'A few copies may be had of Mr. Chance, 28 London Street, Fitzroy Square, W, Artists Proofs £ 3.13.6.  Only 25 copies printed'"

1943 May 5

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1943)

Property of Sir Thomas Barlow , Bart

2 " Nimrod or 'Let Loose the Dogs of War'" < Butlin #331, "possible study for 'Night Thoughts', page 117" > [ £2.10.0 to Douglas Cleverdon]

1943 July 13

Parke-Bernet , Catalogue (N.Y., 1943)

90 Visionary head of a bearded man, perhaps Christ < Butlin #758 >

1943 November 23-24

Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc , Catalog ue of Mrs David Gage Joyce of C hicago, A Maryland Lady, a Mid- Western Collector, and others (N.Y., 1943) <Huntington Library >

First Day

A Maryland Lady [406]

48 Songs of Innocence [A]on 17 leaves, no watermark, printed in brown, watercoloured, 8vo, in citron levant morocco, gilt floral back with red morocco inlaid panels, sides with inlaid borders of red morocco containing floral designs of varicol o red morocco inlays, gilt edges, red morocco doublures by the Club Bindery, bookplates of Hoe and Graham [$3,300 to Wells]

49 Gay, Fables

50 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), with the signature of "John Bridges"

51 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, all plates but the front i spiece [portrait of Blake by Phillips] "finely colored by hand", "probably colored at the time of publication" ; there are a few offsets; without the Stothard prospectus; gilt , blue straight grain morocco, gilt edges, by Hering with his ticket, one cover partly loose, with the bookplate of Thomas Adam [$4,000] [ clearly the Woodin copy]

1944 July 21

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1944)

21 “Christ in the Wilderness” < Butlin #545 > [ £102.18.0 to Eisemann]

1944 November 6, 8

Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc , French Literature Many Handsome Bindings Autograph Letters and Manuscripts ... (N.Y., 1944) <American Antiquarian Society , Bodley >

First Day

76 Young, Night Thoughts Caroline Scott' (1797), 16 ½ x 12 ½ ", with the Explanations leaf; "' is inscribed on the title- page.  With the Neva and Guy Littell bookplate" [ $95 to Sessler]

77 Blair, The Grave (1808), "With the Neva and Guy Littell bookplate" [$227.50]

78 A Descriptive Catalogue Two N.Y. Private Collectors [N], "12mo, old cloth; one hinge torn, and covers stained.  In a morocco-edged cloth slip case. ( [O.T. Bradley])" [$220 to Parry(?)]]

79 Dante, from the Linnell family

80 Thornton's Virgil engravings

1945 January 8-9

Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc , Catalog ue of the library of the late Dr James B. Clements (N.Y., 1945) < Huntington Library >

70 Poetical Sketches [V], 8 ⅞ x 5 ½ ", some foxing, in blue-grey wrappers, uncut, Locker-Lampson bookplate [$2,000]

1945 February 21

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1945)

22 "Christian in the Valley of the Shadow of Death--Pilgrim's Progress" < Butlin #183 > [ £ 2.2.0 to Lessore]

1945 April 16

Parke-Bernet Galleries Inc , Catalog ue of the John Gribble collection (N.Y., 1945)

28 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), coloured [D], contemporary boards, calf spine, rehinged [$400]

1945 April 19

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1945) < Christie >

[ Mrs M.J. Mathews ]

28 The Book of Thel [K] , 8 plates on 8 leaves, last line but two not erased, no watermark, printed in green, coloured, not previously known [£540 to Quaritch ]

1945 April 24

Parke-Bernet , Catalog ue of Frank J. Hogan of Washington, D.C. (N.Y., 1945)

39 Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims <Essick 2C> [inscribed "This print was colored by the artist W. Blake, and given by Mrs Blake to F. Tatham Esq r. "] [$525 to David McC. McKell ]

1945 April

A Mathews , Catalogue (Bournemouth, 1945)

549 "M rs Q" <Essick 2E > with "Windsor Castle", £ 10

1945 July 31

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1945)

property of rev. E.G. Burr

78 "Satan Triumphing over Urizen" <Essick 2 > , "proof No. 2 from an unfinished plate" [₤2.5.0 to McDonald]

1945 November

Bernard Quaritch , Catalogue 633 (London, 1945) <Quaritch>

13 The Book of Thel [K], 8 plates printed on one side only, in green, coloured, 25.9 x 23.0 cm, no watermark, half morocco, unrecorded , £ 700

[1945]

A.S.W. Rosenbach , The March of Books Through the Ages :  Early Printing, Science, The Arts, Medicine, Law, Literature, Grammars and Dictionaries ( Philadelphia [ 1945 [407] ] ) < Collected Catalogues of Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach >

45 Descriptive Catalogue [M] [described as before] , $375

46 Hayley, Designs to a Series of Ballads [described as before], $ 185

47 For the Sexes :  The Gates of Paradise [D] [described a s before] , $2,750

48 Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 35 letters to Anne Gilchrist, 103 pp., "and forty pages of Manuscript suggestions which were incorporated in the first and second editions of Alexander Gilchrist's Life of William Blake ", unbound, $785

1945

Old Print Shop [N.Y.], "An Original Drawing by William Blake [ for America Portfolio pl. 7] ", , IV (1945), 148-152, $400 [408]

1945

Bernard Quaritch , No. 633 A Catalogue of Rare and Valuable Books comprising English Literature and History (including translations) Printed Since 1700, The fine Arts and recent Miscellaneous Purchases, Bibliography, British Museum Publications, Heraldry, Incunabula, Topography, Etc. (London, 1945) <Biblioteca La Solana>

13 Book of Thel plates on [K] (1789), "8 8 leaves, including the small plate at the beginning, 'Thel's Motto,' printed in green, COLOURED COPY ; half morocco ... DELICATELY COLOURED WITH WATER COLOUR WASHES, GREEN PREDOMINATING. T HE PAPER HAS NO WATER-MARK ... THE TWO LINES, ' W HY A TENDER CURB ...' AND ' W HY A LITTLE CURTAIN ...', ARE INTACT. I N A FEW COPIES ... THESE LINES ARE ERASED. T HE LEAVES MEASURE 29.5 x 23 cm.", £700.0.0, $2800.00

1946 February 6

Sotheby , The Estate of R.T. Richmond (London, 1946)

59 Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims <Essick 128 >, Russell's "second state" [£46 to Colnaghi]

1946 May 10

American Book Auction , A Fine Collection of Books from Various Owners:  Art, William Blake, Books about Books, First and Limited Editions, Literature, Presentation Copies, Sets of Walt Whitman, etc. etc. (N.Y., [1946]) <Grolier Club>

1946 May 25

Sotheby , Catalogue of Sir Thomas Phillips (London, 1946)

27 Descriptive Catalogue [ P ] [ £ 85 to Quaritch]

1946 May

Bernard Quaritch , Catalogue No. 638 (London, 1946) <Bodley , Quaritch >

648 The Book of Thel [K], £ 700

1946 July 30

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1946)

Property of J.L. Field

464 "Samson Breaking his Bonds" < Butlin #453 > , reproduction [ £ 1,100 to Rosenbach]

Anonymous

465 "The Man Sweeping the Interpreter's Parlour" <Essick 20 >, "cut close", 3 ⅛ x 6 ¼ " [ £ 22 to Quaritch]

1946 November 4-5

Parke-Bernet Galleries Inc , Catalog ue (N.Y., 1946) <Huntington Library >

First Day

Property of a New York Collector

46 Descriptive Catalogue [N], in old cloth, one hinge torn [$225]

1946 November 25-26

Sotheby , C atalogue of Sir Thomas Phillips (London, 1946) <Bodley>

27 Descriptive Catalogue [P], A1 and G4 blank, presentation inscription partly cut away:  "Frederick [Tat]ham from the Author.  June 12, 1824"; also MS notes in pen and pencil, before and after binding, sprinkled calf [ £ 85 to Quaritch]

1946 December 3-4

Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc , First Editions of Famous Books including Blake's "America " ... The Important Library of the Late Fred W. Allsopp Little Rock, Arkansas (N.Y., 1946) [409] < American Antiquarian Society >

21 America [Q] , " WITH THREE ORIGINAL WATER-COLOUR DRAWINGS BY BLAKE " [410] bound in at the end , frontispiece, title page, and 16 plates, " Printed in black, sometimes fading to gray T Stains ", " BRILLIANTLY COLORED ", " ONE PLATE HEIGHTENED WITH GOLD " , painted posthumously .  11 7/16 x 8 ½ " , watermark 1813 America . "S mall folio, full blue levant morocco, richly gilt tooled ... gilt, gilt edges, by RIVIERE " with A. Edward Newton bookplate. pl. 2 reproduced . [$6,000 to Paul H. Anderson ]

22 Blair, The Grave (1808), subscribers copy, tipped-in letter of Francis Palgrave [$35]

1946 December 6

§American Book Auction , The Library of J.C. Manning, of Richmond, Va., and Other Owners; Art and Color Plate Books, William Blake, Books in Binding, Ceramics, Cezanne, Furniture Books, Fine Press Books, Sets, the Great Works on Chinese Ceramics by Hobdon and Gorer, etc. (N.Y., 1946) <Grolier Club>

1947 April 28

Parke-Bernet , Catalog ue of the Paul Francis Webster Collection (N.Y., 1947)

2 Y oung, Night Thoughts (1797), coloured [D]

1947 July 16

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1947)

The Property of Mrs Harold Shepherd

299 "The Idle Laundress", printed in colours <Essick 12 > [ £ 14 to F. Saker]

1947 July 28-29

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1947) <Bodley>

First Day

Lord Killanin

116 First Book of Urizen , the first print [pl. 1] < Butlin #261 1, Small Book of Designs B1 > , without lettering at head, watercolour and opaque colouring, no watermark, 9.1 x 10.2 cm, 1796 [ £65 to Keynes]

W.G.O. Thomas

117 Songs of Innocence and of Experience , two plates only, "The Tyger" [pl. 42], in grey, "My Petty Rose Tree" [pl. 43], no watermark, in brown, both well coloured, from the collection of Kenneth Grahame [to Keynes]

1947 October

W.C. Elly , Catalogue (Liverpool, 1947)

Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims <Essick 129 >, "first state", £58

1947 December

A.S.W. Rosenbach , Catalogue 47 (1947)

75 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), coloured copy (K), no price

1947

Bernard Quaritch , A Catalogue of Books and Manuscripts to Commemorate the One Hundredth Annive r sary of the Firm of Bernard Quaritch (London, 1947) <British Library , Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

30 The Book of Thel Bibliography [K], 8 leaves, printed in green, coloured, 29.5 x 23.0 cm, no watermark, half morocco, not in Keynes, (1921), £700

1947

Bernard Quaritch , Catalogue 649 (London, 1947) <Biblioteca La Solana>

A "Collection of Tracings and Facsimiles of Works by William Blake" including 13 "engravings" for Thornton's Virgil

1947

A.S.W. Rosenbach , Catalogue (1947)

105 Aeschylus, Tragedies (1799), Blake's copy, $345

[1947?]

Scribner's , Catalogue 135 Selections from Scribner's Stock of Rare Books and Manuscripts in Every Field of Collecting.  Incunabula, Americana, Science, Medicine, Music, Sport, Colour Plates, Juveniles, Politics , Economics, Art, Ornithology ... (N.Y., [ 1947 ? ] ) < Biblioteca La Solana >

37 Songs of Innocence Songs and of Experience Innocence [E] ; has 31 plates on 17 leaves, "Dual printing in many leaves", delicate colouring ; Experience every has "17 plates only", lacking General Title Page [pl. 1], "To Tirzah" [pl. 52], "The Sick Rose" [pl. 39], "The Garden of Love" [pl. 44], "The Little Vagabond" [pl. 45], and "Infant Sorrow" [pl. 48]," plate in experimental state in colour whether printed or applied ", 2 8vo vols. in one, "contemporary half calf, joints repaired" , from the collection of George Cumberland , sold

1948 March

Charles Boesen , Rare Books, Manuscripts Autograph, First Editions, Letters From the Estate of the L a te Gabriel Wells Catalogue 1 ( N.Y., 1948) < Biblioteca La Solana >

28 Letter of 31 March 1826, $350

1948 May 28

Parke-Bernet , Catalog ue (N.Y., 1948)

Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims [411] <Essick 32> [$70]

1948 June 28-29

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1948) <Bodley>

First Day

Fourth Marquess of Bute

262 Songs of Innocence [M], 27 plates, printed in brown on two sides of 15 leaves (all but the first three), watermark E & P (E & P 1804 on end-leaves),finely watercoloured; order [pl. 2-4, 25, 5, 15, 9-10, 54, 27, 22-23, 53, 16-17, 19, 24, 6-8, 11, 18, 12, 20-21, 13-14]; dark blue velvet, panelled back, crimson silk "endleaves", edges gilt and gauffred, in a pull- off case [ £1,250 to Sawyer]

1948 October 11

Sotheby , Catalogue of the Arthur Randle Collection <British Library>

34 Descriptive Catalogue [P], sprinkled calf, gilt, with Tatham inscription, notes in pen before binding, in pencil after binding [£95 to Rosenbach]

1948 December 20-21

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1948) <Bodley>

Property of C.H. Jephcot of Cottingham, Yorks

98 Songs of Experience [H], 17 plates printed on one side only in brown, green, or blue, elaborately coloured with watercolour and opaque, watermark J Whatman; not foliated; order [pl. 28-32, 42, 38, 43, 49, 33, 41, 37, 50, 40, 46, 51, 47]

" Loosely sewn in old paper wrappers ", name R. Sykes on it

1949 February 16

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1949)

16 D rawings by Lawrence, William Locke, “and another” < Butlin # 612, “An Angel with a Trumpet” for Blair’s Grave > [£44 to L.G. Duke]

1949 March 3

Swann Auction Galleries, Fine William Blake Collection, American a Books and Prints, New England and the West, Art and Illustrated Books, Books about Books and Bookbindings, Press Books and First Editions, French Literature and Art, Early Printed Books, Autographs, etc. (N.Y., 1949) < Grolier Club>

1949 April 4

Sotheby , C atalogue(London, 1949) < Bodley, Victoria & Albert Museum >

75D For Children :  The Gates of Paradise [E] , 18 plates on 18 leaves, renumbered in a contemporary hand, no watermark; spotted; "original condition throughout", 13.5 x 11.2 cm; contemporary marbled boards, back strip defective; unrecorded copy; reproduction of inscription "To Harriet Jane Moore | from her friend Henry Fuseli | Nov. r 22 nd 1806" who was "at that time a child of five", niece of Sir John Moore of Corunna, and sister of Julia ( 1803-1904); on Julia's death Julia's estate, including this book, went to a cousin and thence to Mrs Heath [ £320 to King]

1949 April 11-13

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1949) <Victoria & Albert Museum>

604 Virgil, 17 woodcuts (evidently from the 1937 Moss sale, l ot 257)

605 Job

606 Job

1949 April 27

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1949)

268 Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims <Essick 130 >, "second state" [ £8 to "com[yg?]min", perhaps Commin]

1949 July 22

Christie, Manson & Woods, Ltd ., [Geoffrey Keynes], Catalogue of Original Works by William Blake the property of the late Graham Robertson , Esq (London, 1949)  10 pp. < Biblioteca La Solana, Christie, Victoria & Albert Museum, Victoria University in the University of Toronto >

1 "God Blessing the Seventh Day" < Butlin # 434 > [ £735 to Agnew (for George Goyder) ]

2 "The Angel Clothing Adam and Eve" < # 436, "The Angel of the Divine Presence Clothing Adam and Eve with Coats of Skins" > [ £ 1,365 to Robertson's executors ( to give through the National Art- Collections Fund to the Fitzwilliam Museum ) ]

3 "Abraham and Isaac" < # 382 > [ £ 997.10.0 to (Mrs A.B.) Clifton ]

4 "Jacob's Ladder" < # 438, "Jacob's Dream" > [ £ 5,460 to his executors ( to give through the National Art-Collections Fund to the British Museum ) ]

5 "Joseph and Potiphar's Wife" < # 439 > [ £ 220.10.0 to the Fine Art Society ]

6 "Compassion of Lamach's Daughter" < # 440, "The Finding of Moses:  The Compassion of Pharoah's Daughter" > , reproduced [ £ 215.10.0 to Agnew ]

7 "Pestilence" < # 192 > [ £ 231 to Agnew ( with aid from the National Art-Collections Fund for the Friends of the Bristol Art Gallery ) ]

8 "Fire" < # 194 > [ £ 1,050 to Rosenbach ]

9 "Moses Striking the Rock" < # 445 > [ £ 546 to Agnew]

10 "Moses and the Golden Calf" < # 387, "Moses Indignant at the Golden Calf" > [ £ 462 to (Ian) L. Phillips ]

11 "Jephthah meeting his Daughter" < # 450 > [ £ 482 to the Fine Art Society ]

12 "The Sacrifice of Jephthahs daughter" < # 452 > [ £ 840 to his executors (to give through the National Art-Collections Fund to give to the British Museum ) ]

13 "Samson Subdued" < # 455 > [ £ 861 to Agnew ]

14 "Ruth Parting from Naomi" < # 456, "Ruth the Dutiful Daughter-in-Law" > [ £ 1,470 to his executors ( to give through the National Art-Collection s Fund to Southampton Art Gallery ) ]

15 "The Pardon of Absalom" < # 459, "The Pardoning of Absalom" > [ £ 357 to Leger ]

16 "The Judgment of Solomon" < # 392 > [ £ 369 to his executors ( to give through the National Art-Collections Fund to the Fitzwilliam Museum ) ]

17 "The Complaint of Job" < # 164 > [ £ 273 to Schwartz]

1 8 "Job Confessing" < # 461, "Job Confessing His Presumption to God Who Answers from the Whirlwind" > , reproduced [ £ 7,770 to his executors ( to give through the National Art- Collections Fund to the National Gallery of Scotland ) ]

19 "Job's Sacrifice" < # 552 > [ £ 399 to Agnew ]

20 "Every Man gave him a piece of money" < # 553 > [ £ 315 to Agnew (for Kerrison Preston) ]

21 "Job and his Daughters" < # 556 > [ £ 210 to Agnew ]

22 "The Death of Ezekiel's Wife" < # 166 > [ £ 147 to (Walter) Hussey ]

23 "Satan in his Former Glory" < # 469, "Satan in His Original Glory:  'Thou Wast Perfect Till Iniquity Was Found in Thee'" > , reproduced [ £ 1,260 to his executors ( to give through the National Art- Collections Fund to the Tate Gallery ) ]

24 "Christ in the Lap of Truth" < # 471, "The Holy Family: 'Christ in the Lap of Truth'" > [ £ 651 to Agnew ]

25 "Adoration of the Kings" < # 402 > [ £ 735 to his executors (to give through the National Arts-Collection s Fund to the Brighton Art Gallery) ]

26 "Flight into Egypt" < #404 > [ £472.10.0 to Agnew (for George Goyder) ]

27 "Christ Blessing Children" < # 419 > [ £399 to his executors (to give through the National Art-Collections Fund to the Tate Gallery) ]

28 " Christ Baptising " < # 485 > , reproduced [ £ 651 to Stevens & Brown (for Sessler) ]

29 "Hymn of Christ and the Apostles" < # 490 > [ £ 840 to Agnew ]

30 "The Agony in the Garden" < #425 > , reproduced [ £ 420 to his executors (to give thr o ugh the National Art-Collections Fund to the Tate Gallery ) ]

31 "The Third Temptation" < # 476 > [ £ 2,310 to Agnew (for the Victoria & Albert Museum) ]

32 "Christ Nailed to the Cross:  The Third Hour" < #496 > [ £ 294 to Francis Neate (for Lord Glentanar)]

33 "The Soldiers Casting Lots for Christ's Garment " < # 495 >, reproduced [ £ 945 to his executors (to give through the National Art-Collections Fund to the Fitzwilliam Museum ) ]

34 "Christ Taking Leave of his Mother" < # 497, "The Crucifixion:  'Behold Thy Mother'" > , reproduced [ £ 1,155 to his executors (to give through the National Art-Collections Fund to the Tate Gallery ) ]

35 "The Entombment" < # 498 > , reproduced [ £ 1,102 his executors (to give through the National Art-Collection s Fund to the Tate Gallery ) ]

36 "The Sealing of the Sepulchure" < # 499, "Sealing the Stone and Setting a Watch > [ £ 504 to Meatyard ]

37 "The Three Maries" < # 503 > [ £ 1,155 his executors (to give through the National Art-Collection s Fund to the Fitzwilliam Museum ) ]

38 "The Ascension" < # 505 > , reproduced [ £ 7,350 to his executors (to give through the National Art-Collection s Fund to the Fitzwilliam Museum ) ]

39 "Christ Girding Himself with Strength " < # 464 > [ £ 546 to Agnew (for the Bristol Art Gallery) ]

40 "Christ the Mediator" < # 429, "'Christ the Mediator':  Christ Pleading Before the Father for St. Mary Magdalene" > [ £ 504 to Agnew (for Goyder) ]

41 "Christ Crowned with Thorns" < # 493 , "Christ Crowned with Thorns:  'The King of the Jews'" > [ £ 325.10.0 to the Fine Art Society ]

42 " The Death of the Virgin" < # 512 > [ £ 1,050 to his executors (to give through the National Art-Collections Fund to the Tate Gallery ) ]

43 "The Death of Joseph" < # 511 > , reproduced [ £ 504 to Agnew ]

44 "Felix and Drusilla" < # 508, "St. Paul Before Felix and Drusilla:  'Felix Trembled'" > [ £ 273 to (Walter) Wheeler ]

45 "Paul Shaking off the viper" < # 510 > [ £ 504 to the Fine Art Society ]

46 "Paul Shaking off the viper" < # 509 > [ £ 462 to the Fine Art Society ]

47 "St Luke" < # 398 > [ £ 105 to (Charles) Kearley ]

48 "The Four and Twenty Elders" < # 515, "The Four and Twenty Elders Casting Their Crowns before the Divine Throne" > , reproduced [ £ 6,720 to his executors (to give through the National Art-Collections Fund to the Tate Gallery ) ]

49 "Jane Shore" < # 69, "The Penance of Jane Shore in St. Paul's Church" > [ £ 273 to his executors (to give through the National Art-Collections Fund to the Tate Gallery ) ]

50 "Queen Emma" < # 59, "The Ordeal of Queen Emma" > [ £ 105 to the Fine Art Society ]

51 "Magna Carta" < # 62, "The Making of Magna Carta" > , " The Keys of Calais" < # 4 > ; "Death of Earl Goodwin" < # 60 > [ £ 241.10 . 0 to the Fine Art Society ]

52 "The Spiritual Condition of Man" < # 673, "An Allegory of the Spiritual Condition of Man" > [ £ 420 to his executors (to give through the National Art-Collection s Fund to the Fitzwilliam Museum ) ]

53 "Breach in the City" < # 191, "A Breach in a City, the Morning After the Battle " > [ £ 157.10.0 to Agnew ]

54 " The Judgment of Paris" < # 675 > [ £ 892.10.0 to his executors (to give through the National Art-Collections Fund to the British Museum ) ]

55 "Satan Calling up his legions" < # 661 > [ £ 73.10.0, bought in]

56 "The Eagle" < # 363 > [ £ 78.15.0 to Rosenbach ]

57 " Visionary Heads of The Egyptian Taskmaster and of Saul" < #696 > , #150, "Studies of Profiles and a Leg" > [ £ 31.01.0 to G. Howard ]

58 Types of Insanity < # 763, "Two Types of Insanity" > , plus two others < # 709, "A Female Head"; #747, "Head of a Youth, Possibly Henry VIII" > [ £ 1 8 . 18.0 to Maggs ]

59 Visionary Heads of Socrates < # 714 > and of Richard Coeur de Lion < # 723, "Canute, Counterproof" > [ £ 33.12.0 to Agnew ]

60 Visionary Head of Corinna < # 708, "Two Heads of Corinna the Theban" > [ £ 78.15.0 to Sawyer ]

61 Lais < # 753, "The Man Who Taught Blake Painting in His Dreams" > [ £ 36 . 15.0 to Wells (for Keynes ) ]

62 A Vision < # 756, "A Vision:  The Inspiration of the Poet" > [ £ 115 .10.0 to Preston K ]

63 Design for The Book of Thel pl. 5, from Tatham, Quaritch; on the same sheet is Thel flying from the House of Clay < #218, "Sketches for 'The Book of Thel':  Thel and the Clod of Clay, and Thel Fleeing from the House of Clay ">; also others < #373, "An Arbour"] < #592, "Satan Between Two Angels" > < #759, "A Visionary Head" > including a design for "For Children | The | Gates | of | Hell" < # 205 > [ £ 42 to Maggs ]

64 "Triple Hecate" < # 319, a sketch for "Hecate" > [ £ 14 1 .15.0 to (Ian) L. Phillips ]

65 A Baby's head < # 789 > [ £ 73.10.0 to Mrs Harris ]

66 Two more sketches < # 788, "Two Studies of a Baby's Head" > [ £ 47.5.0 to Mrs Winter bottom ]

67 Laocoon drawing < # 679, "Copy of the Laocoon, for Rees's Cyclopaedia" > [ £ 31.10.0 to Sawyer ]

68 Head of a "Fawn" < # 715, "Classic Head of a Young Faun" > , and an unidentified sketch < #834, "Sketch for 'The Pilgrimage of Christiana'"; #678, "Drawings from Bas Reliefs, a Sphinx, and Another Figure, for Rees's Cyclopaedia"; # 177, "Head of a Bearded Man in Profile, Possibly from the Antique" > [ £ 18.18.0 to Maggs ]

69 Seated satyr < # 596, "A Squatted Devil with Young Horns" > [ £ 26.5.0 to Chamberlin ]

70 "Going to and fro in the earth" < # 824, "A Devil Holding a Sword, Possibly for 'The Schismatics and Sowers of Discord' or for 'Job Plate 4" > and Seated Figure < # 228, "A Youth Seated o n the Ground, Perhaps for 'America'" > plus Waking of Leonora (for Burger) < # 339 > plus unknown < #832, "Sketch for 'Vanity Fair'" > [ £ 42 to Wylie (for Keynes) ]

71 "Drawings for Sculpture" (2) < # 96, "The Awards of Athene"; # 97, "A Girl Holding a Goblet" > [ £ 15.15.0 to Maggs ]

72 "Paolo and Francesca" < # 816 > , reproduced [ £ 21 to Mrs Winterbottom ]

73 4 unknown < # 79, "The Resurrection of the Dead"; #211, "Frolic";#830, "Sketch, Probably for 'Bunyan's Dream'"; #R10, Robert Blake, "An Invocation" > [ £ 18.18.0 to Maggs ]

74 "Christian and Worldly Wise Man ” < # 831, "Sketch for 'Christian Directed by Mr. Worldly-Wiseman'" > plus "Warring Angels" < # 103, "Warring Angels:  Michael Contending with Satan" > plus Various Figures < # 79, "The Resurrection of the Dead" ; #81, "A Pastoral Figure and Other Sketches" > [ £ 26.5.0 to B ertram Rota ]

75 5 sketches < # 792, "The Three Tabernacles"; #793, "The Churchyard"; 794, "Death"; #795, "Mirth"; #796, "Hope" > plus "A Face in the Fire" < # C2, "Head 'Taken from Something She Saw in the Fire'" > [ £ 57.15.0 to Hills (for Keynes) ]

76 Unknown (2) < #598, "The Devil Outside a Church" , #599, "Two Sketches for 'The Devil Outside a Church' "> [ £ 15.15.0 to Agnew ]

77 "Bring me my bow" < # 336, "Hyperion ('The Bowman'), Study for Gray's Poems', Page 46" > [ £ 31 . 10.0 to Hughes (for Keynes) ]

78 "The Last Judgment" < # 643 > [ £ 16.16.0 to Agnew ]

79 "Pestilence" < # 44 3 , "Studies for 'Pestilenc e:  The Death of the First-Born "> plus "Christ Descending " < # 622, possible sketch for "Christ Descending into the Grave" for Blair's Grave > plus "Whirlwind of Lovers" < # 819, "Sketch for 'The Angel Crossing the Styx'" > [ £ 18.18.0 to Maggs ]

80 Garden Path < #370, "A Garden Path, Eartham" > plus three landscapes < #369, "The Entrance front of Hayley's House at Eartham"; # 371, "Landscape with a Spire" ; # 372, "A Woody Landscape" > [ £ 73.10.0 to Agnew ]

81 Robert Blake drawing < # R3, "A Druid Ceremony" > [ £ 8.8.0 to Walsh (for Keynes) ]

82 "Agnes" by Catherine Blake < # C1 > [ £16.16.0 to Walsh (for Keynes) ]

83 "Joseph of Arimathea Among the Rocks of Albion" [G] <Essick 2J> , second state [ £ 18.18.0 to Agnew]

84 Hogarth, Beggars' Opera , first and fourth states

85 Hayley, "Little Tom the Sailor"

86 "The Plag u e", Europe Europe pl. 7 [10], printed in blue, uncoloured; on the verso is pl. 3 [6] [ £10.10.0 to Gain (for Geoffrey Keynes ) ]

87 First Book of Urizen pl. 3, "Flames of Furious Desire" [ £78.15.0 to Eames (for Geoffrey Keynes ) ]

88 Jerusalem pl. 51, coloured < #578, "'Jerusalem', Plate 51: Vala, Hyle, and Skofeld" > [ £46.4.0 to Dunn (for Keynes ) ]

89 Chaucer s Canterbury Pilgrims, second state [ £ 42 to Agnew]

90 Wedgwood catalogue, with an inscription by Tatham

Different Properties

91 "Chaucer's Canterbury Pilgrims <Essick 4AA> ... third state with Blake's additions " [ £ 12.12.0 to Cleverdon]

92 "William Blake (After) Portrait of Thomas Butts, Esq. in naval coat, copies from the Miniature by W. Blake < # 376 > , now in the British Museum -- pastel -- 12 ½ in by 10 in."

102 "The Last Supper" < # 424, "The Last Supper:  'Verily I Say unto You that One of You Shall Betray Me" > , tempera on canvas varnished, 12 x 19", "From the Collections of Thomas Butts, Esq., and of J.C. Strange, Esq., of Highgate" [and B.F. Stevens and Brown ] [ £819 to Blake Trust]

Graham Robertson

115 H.H. Gilchrist, "William Blake's Workroom and Death Room at 3, Fountain Court-- charcoal in --19 ½ by 14 ½ in.  From the Collection of Mrs. Alexander Gilchrist "

1949 September

Maggs Bros . , Catalogue 117: Mercurius Britannicus ... a Selection of Original Pencil Sketches by William Blake Poet and Painter, 1757-1827 (London, 1949) [412]

488 "An Arbour" < Butlin # 373 > , £ 10.10.0

489 "Possible Sketch for Plate 2 [ of The G r ave ]:  Christ Descending into the Grave" < #622 > , £ 25

490 "Design for an Unpublished Title-Page" to For Children: The Gates of Paradise < #205 > , "sold"

491 "A Girl Holding a Goblet" < #96 > , £25

492 "The Award of Athena" < #96 > , £31.10.0

493 "Drawing for a Bas Relief, a Sphinx, and Another Figure, for Rees's Cyclopaedia" < #678 > , £18.18.0

494 "Head of a Bearded Man in Profile, Possibly from the Antique" < #177 > , £8.10.0

495 "Classic Head of a Young Faun" < #715 > , £18.18.0

496 "Satan Between Two Angels(?)" < #492 > , £15.15.0

497 Studies for "Pestilence:  The Death of the First-Born" < #443 > , £18.18.0

498 "Sketches for 'The Book of Thel' : Thel and the Clod of Clay, and Thel Fleeing from the House of Clay" < #218 > , £35

499 "Two Types of Insanity" < #763 > , £21

500 "Sketch for 'The Pilgrimage of Christiana" < # 834 > , £ 10.10.0

501 "Head of a Youth, Possibly Henry VIII" < #834 > , £8.10.0

502 "A Visionary Head" (recto) and "Elevation and Plan of a Monument" (verso) < #759 > , £12.10.0

503 "A Female Head" < #709 > , £12.10.0

1949 December 19

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1949)

29 "The Man Sweeping the Interpreters Parlour" <Essick 20 >, "cut close", sold by Arthur Randle, with H.H. Gilchrist's drawing of Blake's cottage at Felpham [ £ 34 to B.M. Williams]

1949

Bernard Quaritch , No. 665 Books on Arch æ ology and Architecture, reference works for collectors of Armour, Coins, Costume, Drawings, Engravings, Furniture, Glass, Illuminated MSS., Metal Work, Paintings, Pottery & Porcelain, Textiles, etc., Books Illustrated by Famous Artists (London, 1949) <Biblioteca La Solana>

947 Malkin, A Father's Memoirs original boards, (1806), " rebacked, uncut ", £1.5.0, $5.00

971 Blair, The Grave boards, with the original printed (1808), " label, slightly rubbed, mounted on the upper cover; entirely uncut ... THE WORDS ' S UBSCRIBERS' COPY' ... ARE PRESENT ", £25,0.0, $100.00

[Outside the back cover], The Book of Thel plates on [K] (1789), "8 8 leaves, including the small plate at the beginning, 'Thel's Motto,' printed in green , COLOURED COPY ; half morocco ... delicately coloured with water-colour washes, green predominating.  The paper has no water-mark ... the two lines, 'Why a tender curb ...' and 'Why a little curtain ...', are intact. ... The leaves measure 29.6 x 23 cm", £700.0.0, $2,800.00

1949

Bernard Quaritch , No. 672 A Catalogue of Books of English Literature & History (including translations) together with Books from Modern Presses and a Selection of Books on Bookbindings, Classics, Fine Arts, French Literature and History, Natural History, Science (including Mathematics, Medicine, etc.), Sports and Pastime, Travel, mostly in fine condition, Suitable for Presentation, also a selection of New and Recent Books (London, 1949) <Biblioteca La Solana>

122 The Book of Thel [K] (1789) [described as in Quaritch No. 633 (1945)], £700.0.0

1949

Barnard Quaritch , Catalogue No. 679 (London, 1949) <Quaritch>

122 The Book of Thel [K] [as in the 1945 Quaritch Catalogue 633]

1949

Charles J. Sawyer , Original Drawings by William Blake, Thomas Rowlandson, Henry Alken, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti with an Oil Painting and Sketches of George Bernard Shaw by Feliks Topolski and others, Catalogue [ ] No. 196 (London, 1949) <Huntington Library , Victoria & Albert Museum>

1 "Corinna" < Butlin # 708, "Two Heads of Corinna the Theban" > , reproduced , £ 175

2 "Laocoon" < #679 , "Copy of the Laocoön for Rees's Cyclopaedia > , reproduced, with Tatham inscription, £70

3 Two proofs for Wedgwood (18 designs), with Tatham inscription, £ 38

4 Two more, £25

5 "A large pencil sketch of Blake's Workroom at Fountain Court", drawn by H.H. Gilchrist ...", 19½ x 14½", from Mrs Gilchrist's collection, £65

1950 February

Messrs Meatyard , Catalogue (1950)

546 "Sealing the Stone and Setting a Watch" < Butlin #499 > , reproduced, £750

1950 May 22

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1950)

156 "Burial Scene" < Butlin #137 > [£6 to Lyell]

1950 October 30-November 1

Parke-Bernet , Autogr a ph Letters , Manuscripts, and Documents of Three Centuries:  Adams, Andre, Blake ... and Many Others Selected from the Collection formed by the late Oliver R. Barrett Kenilworth , Illinois Sold by Order of His Son Roger W. Barrett Present Owner (N.Y., 1950) <Newberry Library>

First Day

93 "I asked a thief", reproduced, one page octavo [$1,350 to Grace Lansing Lambert]

1950 November 24

§American Art Auction , The Library of Dr. Joseph Collins and Other Consignors, Comprising American Art, William Blake, First Editions, Illustrated Books, D.H. Lawrence, Medical, The Orient Press Books, Sporting, Sets, etc. (N.Y., 1950) <Grolier Club>

1950 December 8

American Book Auction, Consignors:  Art Books, William Blake, Books about Books, Color Plate Books, Derrydale Press, Fine Bindings, First Editions, Glassware, Oriental Art, Press Books, Arthur Rackham, Standard Sets, etc. etc (N.Y., 1950) <Grolier Club>

The subjects include art books, William Blake, and books about books .

1950 December 21

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1950)

479 "Morning Amusement" (Watteau-Blake) <Essick 1B> [ £ 3 to Colnaghi (for Keynes)]

1950

Bernard Quaritch , No. 675 A Catalogue of Books on the Fine Arts including Numismatics (London, 1950) <Biblioteca La Solana>

679 Job in Proof State on ordinary paper; newly bound (1825), " in half morocco gilt, edges uncut .. T HE PAPER IS WITHOUT WATERMARK ", £32.0.0

1951 November 12-13

Parke-Bernet , Final Liquidation of the Stock of the late Gabriel Wells (N.Y., 1951)

43 Gay, Fables (1793)

1951

Bernard Quaritch , Catalogue No. 687 (London, 1951) <Quaritch>

35 The Book of T hel [K] [as in Quaritch Catalogue No. 633 (1945)]

1951

Bernard Quaritch , No. 693 A Catalogue of Books of English Literature and History (including translations), Music and Dancing (London, 1951) <Biblioteca La Solana>

37 Blair, The Grave half morocco (1808), " ", £ 10.0.0, $28.00

1951

Charles J. Sawyer , Catalogue 204 (1951)

  1. Copy of the Laocoön, for Rees's Cyclopaedia", reproduced, £70

1952 January 29-30

Parke-Bernet , Catalog ue of the Property of Jacob J. Podell, Mrs Henry Ford, Harold Greenhill and others (N.Y., 19 52)

First Day

Property of a " Deceased N.Y, Collector”

51 Descriptive Catalogue [N], old cloth, one hinge torn, covers stained, in a morocco cloth slip case[$140]

1952 March 10-11

§Sotheby & Co. , Catalogue of Valuable Printed Books, Autograph Letters, Historical Documents etc. (London, 1952) <Grolier Club>

Includes "Linnell's copy of Blake's illustrations of the book of Job, 1825".

1952 March 24-26

Messrs. Sotheby & Co ., Catalogue of Printed Books Comprising Valuable Printed Books on Art, Including ... Works by and Relating to, William Blake, the Property of Philip Alden Wright , Esq. Which Will Be Sold by Auction ... (London, 1952). <Grolier Club>

1952 April 29-30

Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc. , Choice Color Plate Books, Notable Bird and Flower Books, A Fine Series of Jacques Callot Etchings, Rare Bibles & Other Books Famous in English Literature:  Library of Moncure Biddle , Philadelphia, Pa., Sold by His Order (N.Y., 1952) <Victoria University in the University of T oronto>

First Day

117 Letter of 11 October 1819 "on drawing paper", marked "(150.) | nice | 100.-- | (Schwartz) | Ed Handley" [$100 to Schwartz ]

118 Mary Wollstonecraft, Original Stories (1791), 5 of 6 plates, "20.--"

119 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), "A Fine, Large Uncut Copy", "old half vellum, uncut", with F.W. Bourdillon on the end leaf [$65 to P. Duschnes]

120 The Wit's Magazine ( 1784-85) [$17.50]

121 Blair, The Grave (1808), folio, uncut [$30 to Carnegie]

122 Job , large-paper proof on india paper, all edges uncut, "from the Linnell Estate" [$525 to (R. Allan) Brick Row Bookshop]

123 Dante, "We Believe This To Be One of Linnell's Own Copies" [$325 to Wonderful]

145 Nine Virgil plates from the Linnell Collection

1952 July 14

Lofts and Warner , Catalogue (1952)

Household Effects of Mrs John Richmond

289a Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims <Essick 5JJ> [ £16 to Keynes]

1952 July 25

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1952)

26 “The Last Judgment” < Butlin #644 > [ £ 136.10.0 to Schwartz]

1952 November 21

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1952) <Christie>

35 "Triple Hecate" < Butlin #318 > , colour print [ £ 220.10.0 to Sabin]

1952 November 24-25

Sotheby , C atalogue (London, 1952) < Bodley >

First Day

Major T.E. Dimsdale

99 Songs of Innocence [R/Y], 9 plates on 9 leaves, printed in blue or brown, lightly watercoloured, leaves vary in size , leaves foliated by Blake, order [pl. 2, 19-26, 28], leaves "detached and hinged into a 4to volume, green straight - grained morocco- - gilt", “ some leaves s t ained by fire ", acquired by the first Baron Dimsdale[1712-1800] "during Blake's lifetime" [ £240 to Armstrong]

1953 January 21

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1953)

180 Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims <Essick 4CC> , "second state, also with scratched lettering in inscription" [ £ 9.10.0 to Reader]

1953 April 30

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1953)

365 Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims <Essick 131 > [withdrawn]

401 "The Industrious Cottager" and "The Idle Laundress" <Essick 13 > , both printed in colours [ £ 9 to B. Barnett]

1953 May 13

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1953)

Executors of Sir Ernest Debenham

44 "The Agony in the Garden" < Butlin # 375 > , tempera [ £ 150 to Agnew ]

1953 July 20-21

Sotheby  & Co , Printed Books ... Collections of Works b y, and after, William Blake .. . (London, 1953) <Bodley>

Second Day

469 There is No Natural Religion [L], 10 leaves printed in green and watercoloured, catalogued as a facsimile [ £205 to Schwartz ]

470 There is No Natural Religion All Religions Are [L], 8 leaves, One For the Sexes:  The Gates of title page [pl. 1] , and Paradise , "To the Accuser" [pl. 21] [ £ 42 to Abott (for Geoffrey Keynes) ]

484 For Children For the Sexes [i.e., ] :  The Gates of Paradise [ L ], 18 plates on 18 leaves, unbound; pl. 2-5, 11 have no watermark and a deep platemark; pl. 6,8-10, 12, 14-16 are inlaid to folio; [pl. 1, 3, 9, 15] "mounted and in facsimile " [ £ 64 to Keynes]

1953 October

Horace G. Commin , Catalogue 142 (Bournemouth, 1953)

"Lais of Corinth" < Butlin #712 > , "Profile Head, Possibly Boadicea" < #718 > , "Edward III" < #736 > , and "The Lute Player" < #760 > , with 1 0 others, £ 3 6

1953 October

A. Mathews , Catalogue (Bournemouth, 1953)

603 "Venus dissuades Adonis from Hunting" (Cosway-Blake) <Essick 2A>, colour printed engraving (1823), £2.10.0

1953 November 9

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1953)

116 "The Man Sweeping the Interpreters Parlour" <Essick 2L >, from "the Property of a Gentleman" [ £ 25 to Cradock & Barnard (for Keynes)]

1953

Bernard Quaritch , No. 714 A Catalogue of Books of English Literature and History (including translations) Printed During I the Eighteenth Century II Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, also Music and Dancing (London, 1953) <Biblioteca La Solana>

239 Blair, The Grave boards, with the original printed (1808), " label, slightly rubbed, mounted on the upper cover; entirely uncut ... the words 'Subscribers' Copy' ... are present", £21.0.0, $58.50

1954 January 25-26

§Sotheby & Co. , Catalogue of Printed Books with a Few Manuscripts (London, 1954) <Grolier Club>

Includes "books on William Blake".

1954 May 4-5

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1954) <Huntington Library >

101 "The Man Sweeping the Interpreters Parlour " <Essick 2F >, [ £ 40 to Colnaghi]

102 Drawing of a Man seated with compasses and a scroll < Butlin # 308, "Sketch for 'Newton'" > , 8 x 10" [ £ 80 to Colnaghi (for Keynes)]

226 "M rs Q" <Essick 33 > with "Windsor Castle" [£12 to Daniell]

1954 May 10-11

Sotheby &  Co., Catalogue of Printed Books with a Few Manuscripts ... comprising ... a Virgil Presented by Sotheby to William Blake .  (London, 1954) <Grolier Club>

A copy of Virgil, Georgica Hexaglotta (1827) inscribed "For William Blake Esqr from William Sotheby, with his kind regards--London June 25th 1828", the year after the poet died.

1954 October 18-19

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1954) <Huntington Library >

Second Day

279 For the Sexes:  The Gates of Paradise [ G ] , third state, lacks "The Keys" [pl. 19], watermark “ WHATMAN 1826", 33.8 x 23.8 cm, half morocco, from the Earl of Southesk [ £370 to Stonehill]

1954 October 28

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1954)

532 "The Idle Laundress" and "The Industrious Cottager" <Essick 14 > , both printed in colours [ £ 9 to Hackforde]

1954

The Brick Row Book Shop, Inc . , [413] William Blake, The Romantic Poets, The Nineteenth Century: Catalogue No. 41 (N.Y., 1954) <Huntington Library , Trinity College ( Hartford , Connecticut ) >

1 James Barry, An Account of a Series of Pictures ... (1783), "Blake's own copy", with a reproduction of the sketch of his head < Butlin #687 > , $200

2 Pencil drawing of Thenot for Thornton's Virgil < #769,
"Plate 2:  Thenot Remonstrates with Colinet" >

3 Olivier, Fencing , $17.50

4 Mary Wollstonecraft, Original Stories (1791), $35

5 Gay, Fables (1793), $37.50

5a Young, Night Thoughts (1797), with the Explanation leaf, $75

6 Hayley, Cowper (1803), $50

7 Malkin, Memoirs (1806), $15

8 Blair, The Grave (1813), $35

9 Thornton's Virgil (1821), $105

10 Varley, Zodiacal Physiognomy (1827), Vol. I only, $40

70 Nine "Original Drawings by William Blake", "awkward", "An interesting imposture" [414]

1954

Meatyard , Catalogue (1950)

812 "Sealing the Stone and Setting a Watch" < Butlin #499 > , reproduced on the cover, £ 750

1954

Charles J. Sawyer , Ltd ., Catalogue 220: Oil Paintings, Original Drawings in Water-Colour and Other Media by William Blake, Thomas Rowlandson, Thomas Baines and Arthur Rackham, also Bronzes, Sculptures, etc. All of Literary or Historical Interest, Offered for Sale (London, 1954)

3 Visionary Head of Corinna < Butlin #708 , "Two Heads of Corinna the Theban" > , £175

1955 January 12

Swann Auction Galleries, Important Americana; the Revolution; the West; Civil War; Confederacy; Western Pioneer Letters; Maximilian's Travels with the Atlas; the 1820 "Picturesque Views of America"; Fine William Blake Collection (N.Y., 1955)

1955 November 1

Parke-Bernet , Catalog ue (N.Y., 1955)

Henry S. Borneman Collection

230 George Cumberland's card <Essick 1M > [$65 to Sessler]

231 Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims <Essick 131 > [$55]

1955 December

Craddock & Barnard (Osbert H. Barnard and C. Mordaunt Barnard) , Engravings & Etchings (Fifteenth to Nineteenth Centuries) (London, 1955) <Leicestershire Museum>

14 Blake's Virgil, Complete set of 17 wood-engravings ... taken from a copy of this book ... The prints are hinged on two overlay mounts and enclosed in a soft cloth portfolio, £ 28

1955

Bernard Quaritch , No. 743 A Catalogue of Literature in English (including translations) together with books on Music and Dancing (London, 1955) <Biblioteca La Solana>

107 Malkin, A Father's Memoirs original boards, uncut; (1806), " rebacked, but with the label replaced ", £14.0.0, $39.20

108 Young, Night Thoughts original boards (1797), " , ENTIRELY UNCUT , back rather chipped and boards slightly soiled ... enclosed in a limp blue morocco protective case ... Explanation of the Engravings , is present", 65.0.0, $182.00

824 Young, Night Thoughts half green calf ... (1797), " With the leaf  'Explanation of the Engravings' ... 16 9/16 x 12 ¾ inches, with many uncut edges, one imprint being missing", £25.0.0, $70.00

1956 January 12

§Swann Auction Galleries , Important Americana; the Revolution; The West; Civil War; Confederacy; Western Pioneer Letters; Maximilian Travels with the Alters ; the 1820 "Picturesque Views of America"; Fine William Blake Collection; Art and Illustrated Books; Collection of Books in French, Curiosa, General Literature [?] .  (N.Y., 1955) <Grolier Club>

1956 February 27-28

Messrs. Sotheby & Co., Catalogue of a Selected Portion of the Celebrated Library from Brogyntyn, Oswestry, Salop, the Property of the Rt. Honble. Lord Harlech ... also, William Blake's B OOK OF U RIZEN , One of Only two Complete Copies Known, the Property of Major T.E. Dimsdale ( London, 1956)

531 Urizen [A] [£6,800 to Howard Samuel]

1956 July 11

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1956)

Property of Philip Hofer

46 “A Suppliant before a Queen holding a dagger” < Butlin #607, “The Fall of Fair Rosamund ”> [ £18, bought in by Bateson]

47 "Non Angli sed Angeli" < #56] > [ £30 to Squire]

1956 July 16

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1956)

87 "M rs Q" <Essick 34 > [£9 to Maglquard ( perhaps the book and print dealer Murdock McTaggart ) ]

1956

Bernard Quaritch , Catalogue 752 (London, 1956) <Huntington Library >

42 Flaxman, Naval Pillar original wrapper; entirely (1799), " uncut ", £10, $28

43 Malkin, A Father's Memoirs half calf (1806), " ", "The half- title is wanting", £8, $22.40

44 Virgil, Georgica red morocco, gilt panelled back (1827), " and sides, gilt inside borders and edges, green watered silk linings; a little foxed ", "With an inscription on half-title:-- 'For William Blake, Esqre. from William Sotheby with his kind regards--London, June 25th, 1828." [415] £10, $28

1957 July 15

Christie , Collection of the late Col. Gould Weston (London, 1957) < Christie >

16 "Elijah in the Chariot" < Butlin # 296, "God Judging Adam" , colour print > , reproduction, Tatham [ £4,200 to Sessler]

17 "Satan and Death at the Gate of Hell" < # 101 > [ £47.5.0 to Schwartz]

18 "Warring Angels" from Paradise Lost < # 104, "Warring Angels:  Michael Contending with Satan" > [ £136.10.0 to Sessler]

19 "Lucifer and Gods" < # 102, "Satan Approaching the Court of Chaos" > [ £94.10.0 to Agnew]

20 "Destroying Deity" from Paradise Los t < 778 > , reproduced [ £1 , 365 to Davidge (for Sessler ) ]

21 "Adam and Eve" < # 107 > [ £68. 5 .0 to Agnew]

22 Man with bow and arrow with woman under tree < # 93, "A Woodland Encounter" > [£18.18.0 to Schwartz]

23 "Sacrifice of Isaac" < #108, "Abraham and Isaac" > , from F. Tatham 1862 [ £294 to Sessler]

24 "Sacrifice of Manoah" < # 116, "Manoah's Sacrifice" > [ £47.5.0 to Agnew]

25 " A Landing in Britain" < # 52 > [ £1 1 5.10.0 to Agnew]

26 "Landing of Brutus in Britain" < # 51 > [ £168 to Agnew]

27 Patriarch in consultation with monks < # 57, "'St. Augustine Converting King Ethelbert of Kent'" > [ £189 to Agnew]

28 Part of p. 4 [pl. 7] of Europe , Enitharmon leans over from a cloud to lift the mantle of Orc; on the verso is part of p. 3 [pl. 6], "The deep of winter ... elemental strings", watercolou r ed [ £26.5.0]

29 "The Bed of Death" < # 139 > [ £42 to Andre a Corporation ]

1957 November 27

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1957)

  1. "a parcel of drawings in various mediums mainly of the Italian School" [perhaps including Blake's lithograph of Enoch [416] <Essick 1B> [ £22 to Schidhof]

1957 December 9

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1957)

109 a James Severn, The Wandering Night of Dunstanborough Castle and Miscellaneous Poems (Alnwick, 1823) , inscribed on the fly leaf “W. Blake 1823” [417]

1957

Bernard Quaritch , No. 765 English Literature and History (including translations) Printed After 1700 together with a few Autograph Letters and Manuscripts (London, 1957) <Huntington Library >

52 Flaxman, Naval Pillar (1799) [description as in catalogue 52 (1956)]

53 Malkin, A Father's Memoirs original boards, uncut; (1806), " rebacked, but with the label replaced "

1958 January 22

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1958)

52 Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims <Essick 133 >, "second state" [£24 to Craddock & Barnard]

1958 February 10

Christie , C atalogue (London, 1958) < Christie >

11 “The Ancient of Days” < Butlin # 269 [418] > [ £ 2 31 to Agnew (for George Goyder) ]

1958 March 3-4

Sotheby and Co., Catalogue of Valuable Printed Books, Autograph Letters, and Historical Documents Comprising ... Young's Night Thoughts with Illustrations by William Blake, coloured by the Artist (London, 1958)

The Property of a Lady

47 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), coloured [Q], “ lightly and delicately watercoloured, in contemporary half calf, upper cover detached, contemporary inscription on the flyleaf:  This Copy was colour'd for me by Mr. Blake.  W.E." [£680 to Traylen]

1958 April 11

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1958)

142 "M rs Q" <Essick 35 > [£13 to Schwartz]

1958 May 19

Sotheby , Catalogue of the Celebrated Collection of Books Illuminated & Illustrated by William Blake The Property of the late Mrs. William Emerson (N.Y., 1958) [419] < Victoria & Albert Museum, Victoria University in the University of Toronto >

1 The Book of Thel [C] , [ £1,900 to Fleming]

2 Songs of Innocence [G], [ £3,800 to A. Stonehill]

3 Songs of Innocence and of Experience [P] [ £3,600 to Quaritch]

4 Visions of the Daughters of Albion Europe [H], [G], Song of Los [C] [ £23,000 to Fleming]

5 America [M] [ £8,500 to Quaritch]

6 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), coloured [ M ] [ £850 to Fleming ]

7 Blair, The Grave (1808) [ £20 to Isaac]

8 Virgil [ £100 to Quaritch]

9 Job [ £110 to Fine Art Society]

10 Job [ £70 to Bentley]

Property of Euston Bishop

11 Blair drawing < Butlin #633, “The Widow Embracing Her Husband’s Grave” > [ £ 2,100 to Baskett & Day (for Mr and Mrs Paul Mellon)]

12 "St Matthew" < # 396 > , reproduced [ £1,300 to Agnew (for Lady Melchett) ]

The Property of a Lady

13 "Tiriel supporting Myratana swooning" < # 198 1 > , reproduced , 18.8 x 27.4 cm [ £250 to Agnew (for Lady Melchett) ]

14 "Tiriel and Hela" < # 198 10, "Tiriel Led by Hela" > , 17.8 x 26.9 cm [ £260 to (Francis) Edwards]

15 "Hela contemplating Tiriel dead" < # 198 12 > [ £270 to Schwartz ]

1958 July 21

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1958)

85 "The Man Sweeping the Interpreters Parlour" <Essick 2M >, first state, collection of D.H. Steele [ £ 30 to J. Schwartz]

1958 July 25

Christie, Manson & Woods, Ltd , Catalogue of Ancient and Modern Pictures and Drawings of the British and Continental Schools ... (London, 1958 ) Metropolitan Museum (N.Y.), Westminster Public Library >

160 Songs of Innocence and of Experience contemporary blue , " A CONTEMPORARY COPY [Alpha] ON 54 LEAVES, DELICATE WASH COLOURED DRAWINGS , the text in brown ink, enclosed between pink ruled frames, 8vo., morocco gilt, g.e., c. 1810. * * * Inserted is a letter of Samuel Rogers referring to the book as being in Blake's hand.  The volume contains the bookplate of Caroline Philips to whom the letter is written. Loosely inserted is a typed letter from Miss Philips's nephew stating that he first saw the volume in 1867 and that she acquired it from her grandfather John Leigh Philips of Mayfield, Lancs., who died in 1814.  He was a well-known art collector and his collection of engravings and books were [ sic ] sold in Manchester, the sale lasted 14 days, but this volume was not included in it and was presumably retained by the family." [ £500 to Traylen]

1958 August 1

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1958)

124 "M rs Q" <Essick 36 > with 3 other prints [£3 to Colnaghi]

164 "M rs Q" <Essick 2H > , "printed in colours", with "Windsor Castle" [ £ 20 to Daniell]

1958 October 14

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1958)

25 "M rs Q" <Essick 3 7> [not sold]

1958 December 2

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1958)

131 "M rs Q" <Essick 38 > [£4 to Betts]

1958 December 8

Christie, C atalogue (London, 1958)

238 [John and Charles Wesley , ] Hymns for the Nation, In 1782 (London, 1782) signed "W. Blake 1790"

1958 December 10

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1958) <Bodley>

Hon. Audrey Pauncefote

72 "A Warrior attended by angels" < Butlin # 829 20 > , pencil and wash, 7 ⅛ x 4 ⅞ ", formerly in an album of letters from Blake, Coleridge and Lamb belonging to Mrs Charles Aders [ £1,200 to Smithson ]

Mrs Gladys Nottidge

95 "The Good and Evil Angels struggling for Possession of the Child" < # 257 > , reproduced, 11⅝ x 17⅜" [£2,200 to Colnaghi (for the Cecil Higgins Museum) ]

Library of the Late Seamus O'Sullivan

238 Malkin, Memoirs Recollections of an (1806), B eckford [ Excursion to the Monasteries of Alcobaccia and Batalha H ] (1835) and J. & C. Wesley, [ y mns for the Nation ] (1782), 2 copies bound in one, " title of second copy missing but containing signature W. BLAKE 1790 on first leaf of text blue morocco gilt by V.A. Brown, Hilddenborough , 1 2 mo., , Kent"

1958 December 15-16

Sotheby  & Co. , Catalogue of Valuable Printed Books, Autograph Letters and Music, and Historical Documents ... (London, 1958) <Metropolitan Museum (N.Y.)>

Second Day

The Property of a Lady [420]

482 "The Album of Mrs. Charles Aders " with an extensive description < Butlin #784, “Los Walking on the Mountains of Albion” > [£70 to Schwartz]

483 Letter of 29 December 1826 to Mrs Aders, mounted, partly quoted [£24 to J. Schwartz]

484 "Los Walking on the Mountains of Albion ” < # 784 >," Pen- and-Ink and Pencil Drawing with slight wash", on paper 11.1 x 7 .6 c m

1958

Bernard Quaritch , No. 783 A Catalogue of Books of English Literature and History (including translations) Printed After 1700, also books on Music and Dancing (London, 1958 [421] ) <Huntington Library >

52 Blair, The Grave half morocco, a little rubbed (1808), " ... with many uncut edges", £15, $42

53 Virgil, Pastorals, the last ed. Thornton, 2 vols. (1821), " woodcut by Blake is slightly cut into at foot and titles of others cut off or shaved; nineteenth century calf, back 3 defective" , £150, $420

1959 February 17

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1959)

19 "M rs Q" <Essick 39 >

1959 April 4

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1959) <Westminster Public Library>

34 "Mary Magdalene washing Christ's feet" < Butlin # 488 > , watercolour, reproduced, 13¼ x 12¾" [£2,050 to Sessler]

1959 July 13

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1959)

136 "M rs Q" <Essick 40 > [£4 to E. Seligmann]

1959 July 15

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1959) <Westminster Public Library>

50 "Lais" < Butlin # 712, "Lais of Corinth" > [£35 to I. Schwartz]

51 “Edward III?” < #736 > [£ 35 to Schwartz]

1959 July 20-22

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1959) <Westminster Public Library>

John B. Frankenburg

521 Gilchrist (1863), Vol. I signed by Adam White, 21 August 1865, with a letter to Adam White of 17 May 1866 from "Youknowwho" [John Linnell]:

I wish you wd. let Blake rest in his grave & not seek to make a handle of him for big talk[;] surely enough has been said about him in the life lately publish to which nothing can be added except a denial of some slanderous assertions respecting his sanity, the story of his acting Adam & Eve which I believe to be a malicious invention, other things injurious to his reputation as an Artist I was in time to hinder from publication, had I known of the Adam & Eve story in time I wd. certainly have remonstrated, had it been true I must certainly have heard of it before as Blake told me everything about himself.

[£7 to J. Schwartz]

1959 October

Craddock & Barnard , Catalogue 9 3 ( London, 1959)

49 "Joseph of Arimathea Among the Rocks of Albion" [L], "cut just on the plate-mark", "sold", £25 [to Robert Gathorne- Hardy]

93 Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims <Essick 133 >, fifth state, on laid india paper, £50

1959 Autumn

A lister Mathews , Catalogue 55 (Bournemouth, 1959)

446 "Drawings from Bas Reliefs, a Sphinx, and another Figure, for Rees's Cyclopaedia" < Butlin #678 > , £85

1959 November

Philip C. Duschnes , Catalogue Number 140 Part I Illuminated Manuscripts Part II Incunabula Part III 16th to 19th Centuries ... Original Drawings of William Blake (N.Y., [1959])

57 Hogarth, Beggar's Opera , "State One", "inscribed in Blake's own hand, 'Beggar's Opera'", "This is the Wolpe copy", $750

58 "Tiriel and Hela" < Butlin #198 10, "Tiriel Led by Hela" > , original wash drawing , 10½ x 7" , $1,350

59 Chaucer, Prologue (1812) , frontispiece only, mounted, $500

60 "The Laocoon" pencil drawing < 679, "Copy of the Laocoön, for Rees's Cyclopaedia > , 12½ x 9", "From the Tatham, Aspland, Ar kwright and Graham Robertson" collections, inscription by Tatham quoted , $1,050

61 Job , in original boards uncut, india proofs, rather foxed (but not the plates) , $375

1960 June 15

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1960) <Ashmolean Museum>

12 "The blind Tiriel departing from Har and Heva" < Butlin # 198 6 > , grey wash, 7¼ x 10¾", from the collections of W.B. Scott (1876) and Alice Boyd (1891) [£115 to Agnew (for Lady Melchett)]

19 60

Bernard Quaritch , List 803 (London, 1960) <Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut>

Thornton's Virgil , 2 vols . , bound in publisher's sheep , £225

1961 January 11

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1961)

68 "M rs Q" <Essick 41 > and "Windsor Castle" [£6 to Sawyer]

Property of Mrs M.E. Walter and Mrs O.T. Walter

150 "The Industrious Cottager", "open letter proof, in brown, framed" [£2 to Sinclair]

1961 January

John F. Fleming Incorporated , [422] Rare Books, Manuscripts and Autograph Letters.  Continental Books English Literature and History American Literature and History The American Indian Virginia and her Illustrious Sons (N.Y., 1961) <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

182 Aeschylus, Tragedies This (1779), Blake's copy.  "A fine uncut copy in the original boards.  Blake's autograph appears on the half-title of the first volume and on the title-page of the second.  A pencilled note in the handwriting of John Drinkwater gives the provenance of these volumes: copy belonged to William Blake, and has his autograph in each volume.  Then belonged to Samuel Palmer, Blake's friend and disciple, whose autograph is also in each volume. Inserted is a slip of authentication by F.G. Stephens, the Pre- Raphaelite, to whom the book was given by Palmer's son. The line of association is thus intact .  With the signatures of Samuel Palmer, dated 1833, and John Drinkwater, dated 1920, and his book-plate"; $345

183 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, original boards, original paper label on the top cover, rebacked, uncut, a subscribers ’ copy, $175

184 Letter of 31 March 1826, $385

1961 March 13-14

Sotheby , Catalogue of Valuable Printed Books, Autograph Letters & Historical Documents ... Including ... William Blake's P OETICAL S KETCHES, 1783 ... (London, 1961 ) < Bodley >

The Property of E.W. Keese Esq. of New York City

503 Poetical Sketches [E ] , 20.0 x 20.6 cm, inscribed "To M: r Long | from J Flaxman" (reproduced), two corrections in Blake's hand: p. 4, a word in "To Winter" deleted; p. 15, "beds" altered to "birds"; K 4 at end blank; bound in green levant morocco, g . e., by Macdonald, from the G.C. Smith sale (1938) [ £1,300 to Hollings]

1961 April 19

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1961) <Christie>

A Gentleman

37 "The Death of Ezekiel's wife" < Butlin # 166 > , wash, reproduced, originally Graham Robertson's [ £ 2,500 to Sessler]

1961 July 31-August 1

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1961) <Westminster Public Library>

Henry Martin

485 "The Echoing Green" [pl. 6-7], "The Little Black Boy" [pl. 9- 10], and "Holy Thursday" from Experience printed [pl. 33], " from Blake's original copper plates, but coloured by another hand, cut down " [ £ 17 to Parker]

1961 October 18

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1961) <Christie>

Collection of C.H. Green

14 "A Breach in the City" < Butlin # 191 > , colour reproduction, [ £ 1,850 to Os mon d (for Kerrison Preston) ]

1961 October 27

Christie, Manson &  Woods, Catalogue of Fine English Pictures and Drawings, the Properties of the Lady Elizabeth Clyde, Mrs. G.R. Delaforce, the Viscountess Lee of Fareham, the Late Dowager Viscountess Harcourt [423] ... and Others (London, 1961)

Upholland College

43 "The Horse” < Butlin #366 > , reproduced[ £3,360 to Colnaghi]

1961 November 29

Parke-Bernet Galleries , Catalog ue (N.Y., 1961) <Bodley>

102 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), with the signature on the title page of Caroline Southey, the poet's second wife

1962 March 12-13

Sotheby , Catalogue of Valuable Printed Books and Manuscripts (London, 1962) < Toronto, Westminster Public Library>

A Gentleman

151 Songs of Innocence and of Experience [Y], 15 leaves [pl. 4- 18], 20.0 to 21.2 cm to 21.2 cm by 13.5 to 15.0 cm, watermark BUTTANSHAW on pl. 6, 15, printed in pale brown and delicately watercoloured, some outlines and text in ink; numbered 3-17; unbound [ £ 1,000 to Fairbrother (Nicholas Rauch of Geneva) ( for Dr Walter Neuerburg ) ]

171 Darwin, Botanic Garden Botanic Garden (1795), with a letter from Darwin saying that he sold the to Johnson for £ 900

1962 March 14

Sotheby , C atalogue (London, 1962)

The Marchioness of Crewe

98 “The Humility of the Saviour” < Butlin #474 , “Christ in the Carpenter’s Shop:  The Humility of the Saviour” > , reproduced [ £2,600 to the Fine Arts Society]

99 “The Raising of Lazarus” < #487 > , reproduced [ £3,500 to Agnew ]

1962 May 2

Sotheby , Catalogue of Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Paintings (London, 1962) <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

20 Socrates, Visionary Head, pencil 7 x 8 ⅝ " <Butlin #714 >, from the Graham Robertson collection [ £ 320 to Colnaghi (for Paul Mellon ) ]

1962 May 23

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1962) <Christie>

20 Visionary Head of Socrates < Butlin # 714 > [ £ 320 to Colnaghi (for Paul Mellon) ]

1962 May

D.A. Pratt , Catalogue (Southampton, 1962)

"The Idle Laundress" and "The Industrious Cottager" <Essick 2C> [ £ 10.10.0]

1962 April 30-May 1

§Messrs. Sotheby & Co ., Catalogue of Printed Books ... (London, 1962) <Grolier Club>

"comprising ... works by, or about, William Blake".

1962 June 25-26

§Sotheby & Co. , Catalogue of Printed Books comprising the Property of Professor Thomas Bodkins, K.G., M.I.R.A., D. Litt, the Property of the Late Arthur Jeffress, Esq., the Property of the Late G.A. Marshall, Esq., the Property of Claude Steen, Esq. (London, 1962) <Grolier Club>

Includes "Young's Night Thoughts and Blair's Grave, illustrated by William Blake".

1962 July 23

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1962) <Toronto>

127 Dante, "7 proof plates in proof state before letters, on india paper, mounted on thick drawing paper, without the printed label with descriptions, from the late Frank Rinder [ £ 300 to Dr Salamon]

1962 December 3

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1962) <Bodley, Toronto>

92 Blair, Grave (1808), subscriber's copy, Miss C.M. Courtney- Boyd inherited it from W.B. Scott's friend Miss Alice Boyd of Penkill Castle, "(stated to be Robert Scott's, of Edinburgh), holograph sonnet by William Bell Scott, 'On seeing again after many years William Blake's Designs for " The Grave"', moun ted on flyleaf ; bookpl a te of WBS in front; signature and date 5 March 1849 on the title page; "on reverse of the dedication leaf is a long pencil no t e on the design s David Scott, 1849" [ £ 24 to A.G. Thomas]

91 Songs of Innocence and of Experience (1839), engraving of "Glad Day" as frontispiece, "presentation inscription to William Bell Scott from his sister Ellen (Epps), 1845", and his bookplate, "a few marginal notes; with a series of drawings and MS. additions bound in at the end", including 1 6 pencil drawings mounted on 12 leaves, entitled "Sketches traced by W.B.S. from a MS. notebook by Blake in the possession of D.G.R.  August 1851"; MS entitled "Poems, Epigrams, etc. by William Blake , from a MS. book in his own writing in the possession of D.G. Rossetti.  Copied out by W.M. Rossetti, Newcastle August 1851", with notes indicating "decidedly to be given" or, mostly, "fine but odd"; there are also several notes that the poem in question was omitted from Rossetti's edition of 1874; reproduction of "Now Art has lost ..." , 52 pages in all , half morocco, "red top edges" [ £ 90 to House of Books]

1962

Martin Breslaur , Catalogue 96 (1962)

18 "A Breach in a City the Morning After the Battle" < Butlin #191 > [£2,850 to the University of North Carolina]

1962

Pickering & Chatto , An Illustrated Catalogue of Old and Rare Books for Sale, with Prices Affixed (London, 1962)

703 America , "A MS Transcript, 4to, half russia", 18s

1963 February 12

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1963)

"M rs Q" and "Windsor Castle"

1963 March 14

Parke-Bernet Galleries , Catalog ue (N.Y., 1963) <Bodley>

193 "Laocoon"; Tatham (1862), Aspland, Graham Robertson, Crocker

1963 April 10

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 19 63 )

Property of Lord Nathan of Churt

1 4 "The Dead Bad Doers" < Butlin # 232 > with 11 other items in an extra-illustrated copy of Bryan's Dictionary of Painters , dispersed [£40 to Green]

17 "Joseph of Arimathea Among the Rocks of Albion" [K] [£25 to Colnaghi]

1963 May 20

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1963)

17 "Joseph of Arimathea Among the Rocks of Albion" <Essick 2K> [ ₤ 25 to Colnaghi]

1963 July 16

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1963)

38 "M rs Q" <Essick 42 > [£4 to Marchmont]

1963 August 1

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1963)

48 "Mourning Women" < Butlin #153 , "The Mourners" > [ £5.5.0 to Hugh Geddes]

1963 November 13

Sotheby , Catalogue of Old Master Paintings and Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Drawings and Paintings (London, 1963) < Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

172 A parcel of landscape and figure studies in various media with examples by or attributed to Cipriani, Blake ... [ £ 65 to Sabin]

1963 November 25

Sotheby , Catalogue of miscellaneous prints (London, 1963)

19 "Venus dissuades Adonis", Cosway-Blake, coloured, 10 x 13.4 cm, damp-stained [ £ 2 to Mrs Wagner (acting for the owner)]

1963

John Howell -- Books , Catalogue 34 English Literature (San Francisco, 1963) <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

98 Songs of Innocence [J] , E & P watermark on 3 leaves, 6 7/16 x 4 ¾ ", "neatly rebacked, spine lettered in gilt, marbled boards", "in a nineteenth-century embroidered folder", $7,500

1964 June 10

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1964)

Property of J.S. Linnell

9 Sketch for “The Circle of the Gluttons with Cerberus”, for Dante < Butlin #818, in “a large parcel of studies of physiognomical heads and landscapes by John Varley” > [ £20 to Hugo S chwab]

1964 July 29

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1964)

214 A Young Woman Reclining on a Couch, Writing in a Book" < Butlin #147 > with another not by Blake [ £15 to David Bindman]

1964 November 4

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1964)

13 Study for “The Flight of Moloch” < Butlin #541 > , with another[ £ 160 to Sabin]

1964 November 9-10

Sotheby , C atalogue (London, 1964)

First Day

112 Songs of Innocence [X] , 14 plates on 7 leaves :  Pl. (35/36), (18/25), (16/17), (13/14), (24/37), (19/54), (23/53), printed in green ink, watercoloured, some letters strengthened in blue, others in black, on thick unwatermarked paper, dust soiled, loose, formerly s titched [ £220 to Alan G. Thomas]

113 Songs pl. 22, 28, 30, 40, 44-46, 48 a-b , pl. 22, 30, 48 b printed ` in grey, pl. 28, 40, 44-46, 48 a printed in brown ; various sizes: 24.5 x 20.0 cm (pl. 22), 20.2 x 15.7 cm (pl. 28), 18.8 x 13.7 cm (pl. 30), 20.3 x 15.8 cm (pl. 40), 20.5 x 16.4 cm (pl. 44), 20.0 x 16.4 cm (pl. 45), 20.2 x 16.4 cm (pl. 46), 19.8 x 16.0 cm (48 a ), 24.5 x 19.7 cm (pl. 48 b ) ; WHATMAN watermark on pl. 45-46, 48 b ; very thick paper for pl. 22, 46, 48 b ; p latemaker's stamp of "... London ..." visible on pl. 28 [£32 to Blackwells]

1964

§Francis Edwards , Books Both Old & Modern:  History, Arts and Crafts, William Blake, Literature, Illustrated Books, Works of Reference, European Travel and History (London, 1964) <Grolier Club>

1965 March 8

Sotheby , Catalogue of engravings and etchings (London, 1965)

84 Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims <Essick 134 >, Binyon's "first state with margins, four vertical folds, time stained" [£150 to Craddock & Barnard]

1965 March 10

Sotheby , Catalogue of Fine Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Drawings and Paintings (London, 1965) <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

44 "Queen Constance and her Son" < Butlin # 151 > , pen and ink and grey wash, oval, 8 ¼ x 9 ¾ ", unframed; on the reverse is a study of a foot [ £90 bought in by Duncan]

1965 March 23

Sotheby , Catalogue of engravings (London, 1965)

168 Job , J.A. Fuller Maitland copy

1965 May 11

Parke-Bernet , Catalogue (N.Y., 1965)

115 Boadicea < Butlin #717 > [to Zeitlin & Ver Brugge]

1965 May 31

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1965)

57 Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims <Essick 135 >, Binyon's "first state (with added verse in pen and ink), with margins, broken along the right plate mark" [£120 to F. Salamon]

1965 July 7

Sotheby , Catalogue of Fine Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Drawings and Paintings (London, 1965)

15 Figure study < Butlin #591, “A Standing Figure and Two Drawings of a Face” > [£45 to Sabin (for David Bindman)]

1965 November

Craddock & Barnard , Catalogue (London, 1965)

248 Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims <Essick 134 >, Keynes's "second state", £250

249 Canterbury Pilgrims <Essick 1 36>, Keynes's "fourth state" on "Japan paper", £120

1965

Charles J. Sawyer, Ltd . , Illustrated Catalogue of Fine Books, No. 270 (London, 1965) <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

145 "Queen Constance and her son" [as in Sotheby 10 March 1965], Butlin "considers it, without any doubt, to be a genuine example" by Blake, £ 210

301 Gay, Fables (1793), original boards, £ 24

1965

Bernard Quaritch , No. 861 A Catalogue of Books of English Literature and History (including translations) Printed Before 1700 (London, 1965) <Huntington Library >

22 Virgil, Pastorals contemporary , ed. R.J. Thornton (1821), " pink sheep, leather labels ... With an inscription in the first volume:  'Presented to Mrs. Goldsworthy as a mark of his esteem to her eldest Daughter Rt. John Thornton M.D.'" £225, $630

51 Blair, The Grave original boards with printed (1808), " label, neatly rebacked; entirely uncut; enclosed in a buckram box with leather labels ", "the words 'Subscribers' Copy' at foot of engraved title" £85, $238

53 Hayley, Ballads calf, gilt-panelled back by (1805), " Bayntun ", £42, $117.60

54 The Wit's Magazine contemporary ( 1784-85), "2 vols. in 1 ... half calf, worn, rebacked ... The corner of one page is torn away affecting the text and the title and end leaves are somewhat grubby and stained", £12, $33.60

1966 March 17

Sotheby , C atalogue (London, 1966)

92 For the Sexes :  The Gates of Paradise [M], "mostly second or third states ... printed on various types of paper, all within the margins", 6.5 x 7.5 cm [ £180 to (Christopher) Mendez]

1966 May 2

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1966) <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

"The Property of a Gentleman"

[J.L. Toole’s relation B.L. Simpson ]

237 Letter of 16 July 1804, 3 pp, 4to, extensively paraphrased and quoted [424]

1966 September

Goodspeed's , The Flying Quill at Goodspeed's (Boston, 1966) <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

Letter of 16 July 1804, 3 4 o pages and address page , extensively quoted , $2,000

1966 November 15

Parke-Bernet , Catalogue (N.Y., 1966)

16 "M rs Q" <Essick 2N > [$70]

1966 November 22

§Samuel T. Freeman & Co. , Rare and Valuable Books ... from the Estate of the Late Stoughton R. Vogel and from Other Accounts (Philadelphia, 1966) <Grolier Club>

They include "William Blake material".

1966 November 23

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1966)

82 "The Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes" < Butlin # 416 > , reproduced, tempera on metal, 12⅞ x 19½" [£1,000 to A.J. Mathers (for Kerrison Preston ) ]

1966

Bernard Quaritch , No. 871 A Catalogue of Books of English History and Literature (including translations) Printed After 1700 (London, 1966) <Huntington Library >

75 Blair, The Grave half calf (1808), " ... The imprint below the portrait has been cut into", £35.0.0, $98.00

79 Virgil, The contemporary calf, rebacked Pastorals, ed. R.J. Thornton, 2 vols., " ", £200.0.0, $560.00

1967 March 14

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1967) <Art Gallery of Ontario>

85 First Book of Urizen pl. 8, colourprint < Butlin #279 > worked over in pen and brown ink and watercolour ; 5¾ x 4⅛" excluding border; collections:  James Leathart, grandfather of the present owner Mrs M.C. Mele [£700 to Agnew]

1967 March 15

Sotheby, Catalogue (London, 1967) <Art Gallery of Ontario>

31 Head of a medieval king, perhaps Richard Coeur de Lion < Butlin # 723 > , pencil, 9⅜ x 7⅛"; collections:  John Varley, Albert Varley, Aspland, G. Arkwright, Graham Robertson, Edward Lucie Smith [£220 to Agnew (for Gwen, Lady Melchett) ]

1967 July 12

Sotheby , Catalogue of Fine Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Paintings (London, 1967)

11 "St Luke" < Butlin # 398 > , tempera , reproduced [£1,600 to A. D ' Offay]

268 "Fate" < #210 > [£180 to Folio Fine Art Society]

1967 October 19

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1967)

Property of S. Eckman jun

50 A Squatted Devil with Young Horns < Butlin #596 > [ £120 to John Baskett]

1968 January

Folio Fine Art Society , Catalogue 51 (London, 1968)

22 For Children:  The Gates of Paradise , pl. 18 , reproduced, "second or third state ... with 1" margins" , £38

78 "Fate" < Butlin #210 > , £240

1968 November 13

Parke-Bernet Galleries , American and European Autographs & Manuscripts ... and a William Blake Drawing ... (N.Y., 1968) <Grolier Club>

Property of J. Schwartz

16 "Los Walking on the Mountains of Albion" < Butlin #784 > , reproduced [$2,100 to Dr Maury A. Bromsen ]

1969 June

Craddock & Barnard , Catalogue (London, 1969)

92 Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims <Essick 134 >, £250

1969 November 6

Sotheby , C atalogue (London, 1969)

Property of F.L. Wilder

16 "The Dead Bad Doers" with 11 other items in an extra- illustrated copy of Bryan's Dictionary of Painters [£140 to Colnaghi (for David Bindman) ]

1970 January 8

Sotheby , Catalogue of English Prints, 1700-1850 (London, 1970)

Property of Miss May Kathleen Reilly

20 Job [ £ 1,100 to the Western Australian Gallery of Art]

1970 January 13

Sotheby Parke-Bernet. , Fine Books; with Drawings by William Blake, George Cruikshank and Others (N.Y., 1970) <Bodley , Grolier Club>

Property of t he widow of T.E. Hanley

124 Fine Visionary Head (?of an English king), bearded, in a mailed collar < Butlin # 736, "Edward III(?) ” > , reproduced, 8 ½ x 9 ½ ", watermark "J Green 1819"; "Until recently the drawings were bound in a volume of Gilchrist's which belonged to Adam White, the naturalist and friend of John Linnell" [$900 to Duschnes]

125 "Boadicea" < #718 > , reproduced, 5 ½ x 7 ⅞ " [$300 to Duschnes]

126 "Lais of Corinth" < #712 > , reproduced, 7 ⅝ x 8 15/16", watermark M & J LAY 1816 [$1,300 to Hoffman & Freeman]

1970 June 16

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1970)

102 "Saint Paul Shaking Off the Viper" < Butlin # 509 > , reproduced [ £6,300 to Leger Galleries]

1970 November 17

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1970) <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

Property of A.C.J. Wall

29 "A Young Man Confronted by Elders (?Saul and David) ” < Butlin # 119, "Saul and David" > , pen and grey wash, reproduced, 7 ½ x 9 ¾ " [ £ 5 77.10.0 to Agnew (for Dr Besterman) ]

30 Visionary Head of Queen Eleanor < # 727 > [ £ 4 7.5.0 to Grinke (for David Bindman) ]

34 Stothard, "Satan" (inscribed "W. Blake"), plus Flaxman and another, ex. R.J. Shaw [ £ 8 to Horoniecki]

138 "David and Goliath by Henry Fuseli, R.A., bears Blake's initials and dated 1779, pencil, pen and grey ink, grey wash, on Whatman paper dated 1794, 10 ¾ in. by 6 ½ in." [ £ 300 to Lord]

140 Six designs including Harlow, "Portrait of a Man, said to be William Blake", [425] black chalk heightened with white or light brown [ £ 6 to Shelton]

1970 November 18-December 31

The Leger Galleries , English Watercolours November 18th-December 31st 1970 (London, 1970) <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

"Prices on application"

20 "St. Paul shaking off the viper" < Butlin # 509 > , from the Graham Robertson collection

1970 December 10

Messrs. Sotheby & Co., Catalogue of Printed Books:  Comprising Architecture:  Campbell's Vitruvius Britannicus, Vol. 1-3, 1715-23; Art : Books by and Relating to William Blake, including The Book of Job New York, 1935 , (London, 1970)

Lots 2-13, 17, 19-22, 24-25, 27-28, 30-33, 53, 60-61 are by or relate to Blake .

1970 December 17

Sotheby , C atalogue (London, 1970)

14 "Chapter Heading to the First Book of Urizen" [ Urizen pl. 3 ], heightened with bodycolour [£80 to C. Frye]

1970

House of El Dieff [Lew David Feldman], Seventy.  The World of Books Arts and Letters circa 1455-1968 (1970)

Collection of T. Edward Hanley

16 "Vision of the Last Judgment" < Butlin # 644 > , pencil drawing, $10,000

17 Job and Virgil, $3,000

1971 February

The Beacon Book Company , [426] No. 24 (1971)

2 " An Original Water colour Night Thoughts --coloured Surface 9" x 9 ½ "--in a wide Mount--framed and glazed--Typical Blake allegorical study--3 maidens floating in the clouds--with another at the foot of a male figure (seated) signed with the W.B. Monogram--label on the back states--From the E.J. Shaw collection Wallsall.  Original drawing by William Blake--his design for page 31 for his engraving, 'Tis Greatly Wise to Talk with our Past Hours':  Young's : some restoration in the top left hand corner scarcely noticeable --a very good item-- £ 150"

1971 March 29

Sotheby & Co. , Catalogue of Valuable Printed Books and a Few Manuscripts from the Renowned Library Formerly at Britwell Court, Burnham, Bucks, The Property of the Trustees of the late S.R. Christie-Miller, Esq (London, 1971) <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

34 Poetical Sketches [X] , "with the final blank, olive straight- grained morocco gilt, t.e.g., uncut, BY FRANCIS BEDFORD ... A FINE COPY " [ £ 3,800 to Fleming]

35 First Book of Urizen [C] < Butlin #277 > , 27 plates 30.3 x 24.0 cm, "unwatermarked", printed with "thick opaque pigments and finished in places with watercolour washes, the text printed in sepia (first 2 plates) and green, brown morocco gilt, g.e., by Francis Bedford, the Gaisford copy"; "bound in after the title-page is another impression of plate 2 (Preludium), with the words 'Preludium to the first book of' painted out, and with a painted border surrounding the figures added by Blake, who has also delicately heightened the figures with pen and brush; this plate is on different paper and is inlaid to size" [ £ 24,000 to Wynne Jeudwine ( for a group headed by John Baskett ) ]

1971 April 29

Sotheby , 17th-19th Century English Drawings and Watercolours of L.G. Duke, Part VII (London, 1971)

Property of L.G. Duke

12 "The Angel of the Last Trump" < Butlin # 611, "An Angel with a Trumpet, for Blair > , stud y for the title page of Bl air's Grave , reproduced upside down , 6 ⅞ x 3 ½ ", "From the Collection of Thomas Butts" [ £ 2, 0 00 to J. Baskett ( for Paul Mellon ) ]

1971 April

Paul Breman , Catalogue 14:  English Architecture 1598-1838 (1971) <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

12 Emlyn, A Proposition for a New Order in Architecture (1781); "On stylistic grounds I would suggest that plate 5, although unsigned like all the other plates in the book, is also engraved by Blake", $828

1971 May 21-June 4

Folio Fine Art , [427] An Exhibition of English Prints Blake to Sutherland (London, 1971)

2 17 Virgil prints at £460

3 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), £390

4 Job “1825”, “Very fine proof impressions on French paper”, £6,000

1971 June 15

Christie , C atalogue of Important English Drawings and Watercolours (London, 1971) <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

52 "Lute Player" < Butlin #760 > [£45 to I. Schwartz]

53 "A Man" < #718, “Profile Head, Possibly Boadicea” > [£12 to I. Schwartz]

Detached leaves of the [Smaller] Blake-Varley sketchbook

141 "A Druidical Building With Figures" < #692 93 > with, on the verso, "The Ghost of a Flea, Full-Length" < #692 94 > , reproduced [ £2,100 to Martin Breslauer]

142 "An Archer with a Large Sword" < #692 90 > , reproduced [ £1,260 to Zeitlin & Ver Brugge]

143 "Sketches of the Devil (?) and a Man in Armour" < #692 99 > with, on the verso, Varley, "A Girl Standing in a Garden" < #692 100 > [ £178.10.0 to Pierre Jeannerat]

144 "Harold Killed at the Battle of Hastings" < #692 76 > , reproduced [ £1,260 to Zeitlin & Ver Brugge]

145 "Milton's First Wife" < #692 96 > , reproduced [ £472.10.0, bought in by Spurling]

146 "A Girl in Profile, Perhaps Corinna" < #692 80 > , reproduced [ £441 , bought in by Spurling]

147 "A Bearded Middle-Aged Man in Armour, ?Herod" < #692 78 > , reproduced [ £336 , bought in by Spurling]

148 "A Girl Full-face with Bare Breasts" < #692 82 > [ £147 to (Alfred) Essex]

149 "Head of a young Man in Profile, Perhaps Antin u ous" < #692 86 > , reproduced [ £336 to Agnew (for Professor Halsband)]

150 Varley, "An Unfinished, Smudged Landscape" < #692 109 > , with, on the verso, "A Fleshy Female Head, Perhaps Lais of Corinth" < #692 110 > , reproduced [ £294 to Agnew]

151 Varley, "Examples of Counting for Geomancy" < #6 9 2 107 > with, on the verso, "A Richly Attired Prince, Perhaps Edward VI" < #692 108 > , reproduced [ £504 to Maddox]

152 Varley and Blake, "Detailed Drawings for 'The Man Who Built the Pyramids'" < #692 103 > , with, on the verso, "A Royal Couple" < #692 104 > , reproduced [ £367.10.0, bought in by Spurling]

153 "Profile of a Man, Perhaps Voltaire" < #692 106 > , reproduced [ £231 to Miller]

154 "Head of a King in Profile, Perhaps King John" < #692 88 > , reproduced [ £420, bought in by Richardson]

155 "Job(?)" < #692 92 > , reproduced [ £1,050 to Agnew (for Professor Halsband)]

156 "Prince Arthur" < #692 66 > , reproduced [ £840 to Liverpool University]

157 "Two Visionary Figures, Mountains Behind" and, on the verso, "scribbled lines" < #692 53-54 > [ £157.10 to "Hearson" (Pearson) (for Anchard Fine Arts Ltd)]

158 "A Seated Monarch with an Agonized Expression" < #692 64 > , reproduced [ £252 to (Alfred) Essex]

159 "A Standing King Holding a Sceptre, a Fortified Town Behind" < #692 74 > , reproduced [ £210 to Marks]

160 Varley, "Tree-Trunks and Roots"; Blake, "Eight Profiles and two Further Beginnings" < #692 11-12 > [ £168 to Martin Breslauer]

161 "Detailed Drawings for Page 23" < #692 22 > and "A Figure in a Gothic Apse" with "Detailed Drawings for Page 23" < #692 23-24 > [ £840 to Agnew (for the Tate Gallery)]

162 "The Empress Maud" < #692 27 > [ £68.5.0 to Marshall]

163 "The Empress Maud in Bed" < #692 25 > , reproduced [ £441 to Colnaghi]

164 "Falconberg Taking Leave of King John and Queen Eleanor" < #692 37 > , reproduced [ £194 to Colnaghi]

165 Varley, "Hampstead Heath with St. Paul's in the Distance" and, on the verso, "Two Profiles of Falconberg and, by Varley, Studies of Mountains, Trees, and Roots" < #692 37- 38 > [ £94.10.0 to Marshall]

166 "Figures, One Crowned, beneath Trees, a Boat on a River Behind" < #692 84 > , reproduced [ £840 to Eitner (for Stanford University)]

167 Varley, "A Girl Painting" and Blake, " A Woman Reading or Singing" [428] < #692 19-20 > [ £52.10.0 to Lubbock]

168 Varley, "Two Views of a Bridge Over a Small River", with, on the verso, Varley, "View of a Town with Spires"; also, perhaps by Blake "A Head in Profile with Pronounced Nose and Chin " < #692 71-72 > , and Varley, "A Bridge Over a Small River" < #692 123 > [ £57.15.0 to Morris]

169 "Figure Studies" < #692 6 > , a ttributed to John Varley [ £21 to Morris]

170 Varley, "A Wide Landscape, Possibly Hampstead Heath" < #692 44-45 > [ £47.5.0 to Varley (sic)]

171 Varley, "Zodiacal Figures and Counting for Geomancy, with a Head Looking Down" < #692 121 > with "Varley, "Counting for Geomancy" and Varley, "A Swan-Like Dragon, Figures Talking, a Landscape and Branches" < #692 131-132 > [ £39.18.0 to Sanders of Oxford]

172 Front and back covers; Varley, Small Drawings of a Building < #692 7 > ; Varley, "Small Drawings of a Building" < #692 7 > ; Varley, "ASingle-Storeyed Building Built Over an Archway" < 692 9 > ; Varley, "A Landscape, and Figure Studies" < #692 17 > ; Varley, "Landscape with a Clump of Trees" < #692 29 > ; Varley, "A Field with Trees, Seen Across a Gate" < #692 33 > ; Varley, "A Group of Buildings" and "A Gothic Tower and Walls" < #692 39-40 > ; Varley, "Landscape with a Large House" < #692 59 > ; Varley, "Tentative Sketch of a Tree" and "Three Sketches of a Landscape, Another Landscape Above" <# 692 67-68 > ; Varley, "A Bridge Over a Small River" < #692 23 > ; and Varley, "A Boat with Figures, the Shore behind" and "A Sailing Boat and Branches of a Tree" < #692 125-126 > [ £95.15.0 to Eitner (for Stanford University)]

1971 June 24

Christie , Catalogue of Drawings (London, 1971)

Property of Mrs. B. Clarke

108 "Joseph Ordering Simeon to Be Bound" < Butlin # 158 > , reproduced, "A study for the watercolour in the Fitzwilliam Museum", 33.5 x 48.5 cm, "From the Collection of Mrs. Arthur Moberly and by descent to the present owner" [ £ 2,800 to Mrs Mazzolini ]

1971 October 18-20

Sotheby , Catalogue of Printed Books from the Senhouse Collection (London, 1971) [Quaritch]

A note says that Lytton Strachey's pre-1840 books were willed in 1931 to Senhouse, all bearing Strachey's bookplate.

68 Mary Wollstonecraft, Original Stories (1791)

222 Fuseli, Lectures on Poetry (1801, 1820)

261 Hayley, Ballads (1805)

262 Hayley, Cowper ( 1803-4) and 7 others

303 Olivier, Fencing (1780)

512 Stedman, Surinam (1806)

1971 October 19

Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc , Sale 3246:  Fine Books:  Modern Illustrated Books:  Oriental Miniatures:  Illustrated Manuscript Leaves:  Illustrated and Fine Books from the Fifteenth to the Nineteenth Centuries Including a Copy of William Blake's Book of Thel:  Sporting Books (N.Y., 1971)

343 The Book of Thel [A], 8 plates on 8 leaves, "printed in golden brown, and painted with light watercolor washes, chiefly blue and dull yellow", "Removed from a volume belonging to George Cumberland, inner edges with marks of the binding" [$21,000 to Warren Howell (for John Dupont) ]

344 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), 42 x 32 cm, "without the 2- page explanation of the engravings", "Morocco (scraped, spine lacking)"

1971 October 26

Phillips, Son & Neale , Books:  Art History, Literature, Topography including a collection relating to William Blake and Maps and Manuscripts The Property of F.E. Carpenter, Esq., G.L. Miller, Esq., and Others to be Sold by Auction (London, 1971) <Grolier Club, Victoria & Albert Museum>

Collection of G.L. Miller

84-114 The Blakes are of 1863 ff., except for Blair's Grave (1808)

1971 October 29

Sotheby's (Belgravia), Catalogue (London, 1971)

128 Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims <Essick 137 >, Keynes' "fourth state" [£110 to C hristianson]

1971 November 9

Christie , Catalogue of Fine English Drawings and Watercolours (London, 1971) <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

The Property of Gwen Lady Melchett

71 "St Matthew & the Angel" < Butlin # 396 > , tempera on canvas , reproduced [ £5,250 to Piccadilly Gallery ]

72 "Tiriel Supporting the Swooning Myratana, and Addressing his Sons" < # 198 1 > [£6,300 to Baskett and Day (for Paul Mellon) ]

73 "Blind Tiriel Departing from Har and Hela" < #198 6 > , reproduced [£4,100 to Baskett and Day (for Robert Essick)]

74 "Prone on the Lowly Grave she drops" < #633, "The Widow Embracing Her Husband's Grave" > , reproduced [£4,200 to Baskett and Day (for Mr and Mrs Paul Mellon)]

75 "St Augustine Converting King Ethelbert of Kent" < # 57 > , reproduced [£1, 050 , bought in by Armitage ]

76 "The Sacrifice of Manoah" < # 116, "Manoah's Sacrifice" > , reproduced [£472.50 to Charlesworth]

7 7 "Adam and Eve" for Paradise Lost < # 107 > , pencil and grey ink , reproduced [£472.50 , bought in by Charlesworth]

78 "Luci f er and the Gods" for Paradise Lost < #102, "Satan Approaching the Court of Chaos" > , reproduced [£1,155 to
Baskett and Day (for Paul Mellon) ]

79 "The Deluge" < #79, "The Resurrection of the Dead" > [£178.50 to Major McDonald]

1971 Fall-1972 Winter

Zeitlin & Ver Brugge, Catalogue 228 of Eighteenth & Nineteenth Century English Master Drawings and Prints (Los Angeles, 1971) <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

5 "Standing Archer" < Butlin # 692 89, "An Archer with a Large Sword" > , from the [Small] Blake-Varley sketchbook, $4,550

1971

Bernard Quaritch , Catalogue 910 (London, 1971)

70 "M rs Q" <Essick 2K-2L > , two, one being a "late reprint", £ 50

1971

Bernard Quaritch , No. 910 English Literature and History (including translations) with some Eighteenth Century Literature (London, 1971) <Biblioteca La Solana>

70 "Mrs. Q ... together with a late reprint of the same ... in a morocco-backed portfolio . 1850", £50.0, $120.00

1972 May 16

Sotheby Parke-Bernet, Fine Books ... including ... a drawing by William Blake (N.Y., 1972) <Grolier Club>

10 pencil and ink drawing, "apparently an illustration for Dante's Inferno ", reproduced, [429] W.A. White collection [withdrawn]

72 Drawing for Dante's Inferno [probably by John Flaxman], watermark Vittori, exhibited at the Grolier Club (1905), l ot 123 [$550 to John Fleming]

1972 May 22-23

Sotheby & Co. , Catalogue of English Illustrated Books of the 19th and 20th Century (London, 1972) <Grolier Club>

"including books illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley, William Blake, Edward Calvert ...".

268 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper , twelfth edition (1803) [£60 to G. Raffy]

1972 [May]

Martin Breslauer, List XLI:  A Miscellany of Books & MSS (London, 1971) <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

148 Demonic Heads < Butlin # 692 11, "Eight Profiles and Two Further Beginnings" > from the [Small] Blake-Varley sketchbook, reproduced , £ 285

1972 June 6

Christie, Catalogue (London, 1972)

Property of George Goyder

12 Robert Blake, “An Invocation” [ Butlin # R10 ] [ £ 336 to Christopher Gibbs]

1972 June

Martin Breslauer , List XLI (London, 1972)

148 8 caricature heads <Butlin #692 12> from the [Smaller] Blake-Varley Sketchbook, reproduced, £285

1972 June

Martin Breslauer , Catalogue 102 (London, 1972)

95 "Ghost of a Flea" <Butlin #692 94> from the [Smaller] Blake-Varley Sketchbook, reproduced, £3,800

1972 November 2-December 1

P. & D. Colnaghi & Co. Ltd, Original Printmaking in Britain 1600-1900 An [ E xhibition ] (London, 1972) <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

43 "The Mourners" [Butlin #153], ink and grey wash, reproduced

108 Job pl. ix, State 3, £ 140

111 "The Fly" [ Songs pl. 40], reproduced, printed in "buff- coloured ink on wove paper without watermark, touched in blue, green and turquoise watercolour", leaf-size 18.0 x 11.3 cm, £1,200

112 "Enoch" lithograph, reproduced, £5,000

1 27 "Canterbury Pilgrims" <Essick 138 >, Keynes' State 4 (1880- 1941) "while the plate was in the possession of Colnaghi's" , "on laid India paper, three long printer's creases at the left", £120

235 17 Virgil proofs "on china paper" inscribed on p. 1 "William Linnell 1832, 31 [ or 38] Porchester Terrace, Bayswater", £850

1972 November 6

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1972)

174 Dramatic Works of Shakespeare (1802)

1972 November 13

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1972)

484 Salzmann, Gymnastics for Youth [£48 to Maggs]

1972 Fall

P. & D. Colnaghi , Original Printmaking in Britain:  1600-1800 (London, 1972)

111 Songs of Innocence and of Experience pl. 40 ("The Fly"), reproduced, colour-printed and heightened with watercolours, £1,200

112 "Enoch" <Essick 1D> lithograph on brown paper, reproduced, £5,000

1972

Bernard Quaritch, A Catalogue of Private Press Books, with Some Other Limited Editions and a Section of Books by or about William Blake (London, 1972) <Grolier Club>

1973 February 5-6

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1973)

357 Letter by William Etty, 25 March 1830, with an anecdote concerning Sir Thomas Lawrence and Blake [430] [£170 to Maggs (now Essick)]

1973 April 4

Sotheby Belgravia , Catalogue (London, 1973)

302 "Tornado" for Darwin, Botanic Garden (1795), proof before title and before a good deal of detail [£110 to Maggs (now Essick)]

1973 April 30-May 1

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1973)

92 Darwin, Botanic Garden , Part I (1791)

356 Darwin, Botanic Garden , Part I, second edition (1791), in poor condition [£50 to Maggs]

1973 May 10

Sotheby Parke-Bernet, Catalog ue (N.Y., 1973)

16 Dante pl. 3, "Two of the Malebranche Quarrelling" , with a "particularly rich burr" [ £ 1,600 to Robert Light Inc]

1973 June 5

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1973)

42 "Mary Magdalen at the Sepulchre" < Butlin #504, "The Magdalene at the Sepulchre > , c. 1805, black ink and water- colour, reproduced [ £ 23,100 to Agnew]

113 "The Mourners" <#153>, ink and grey wash, reproduced [£2,520]

1973 June 14

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1973)

190 The Dramatic Works of Shakespeare (1802), "large paper", in poor condition

1973 June 18-19

Sotheby & Co. , Catalogue of English Illustrated Books of the 19th and 20th Centuries (London, 1973) <Grolier Club>

With "an extensive collection of books illustrated or engraved by William Blake, including publications of the Trianon Press".

24A Hayley, Triumphs of Temper , twelfth edition (1803) with 5 of the 6 prints [£14 to M. Ayers]

263 Ritson, ed., A Select Collection of English Songs (1783) [£90 to W.J. Chapman]

264 Lavater, Aphorisms (1788) [£45 to Maggs]

265 Salzmann, Elements of Morality (1791) [£80 to Maggs]

266 Gay, Fables (1793), large paper [£130 to Blackwell]

267 Darwin, Botanic Garden , Part I, third edition (1795) [£190 to F. Edwards]

269 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), some prints discoloured, with Explanation leaf  [£480 to A. Solomon]

270 Josephus, Works , Maynard's edition (Bentley & Nurmi Third issue, 1800) [£70 to Maggs]

271 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper , twelfth edition (1803) [£85 to A.G. Thomas]

272 Hayley, Ballads (1805), prints in first state [£110 to Maggs]

273 Malkin, A Father's Memoirs (1806), lacking the half title [£28 to A.K. Henderson]

274 Hayley, Life of Romney (1809) [£38 to E. Morris]

275 Gay, Fables (1793) [£24 to E. Morris]

1973 Spring

Covent Garden Bookshop , Catalogue (London, 1973)

76 Blake items, mostly post-1863

180 Darwin, Botanic Garden , Part I, third ed. (1795), £125

185 Gay, Fables (1793), £110

1973 Spring

Bertram Rota, Catalogue of Books from the Library of W.M. Rossetti (London, 1973)

142 Remember Me! , lacking some plates but with "The Hiding of Moses", £20

145 Songs of Innocence and of Experience (1839), D.G. Rossetti's copy, with his signature, £350

1973 July 12

Sotheby, Catalogue (London, 1973)

the property of the Trustees of the Robinson Trust

110 A folio volume called " Engravings after T. Phillips, Esq. R.A." from the Dawson Turner collection with o ver one hundred items, including a proof "The Right Honourable Earl Spencer " (T. Phillips-Blake) <Essick 1B > , inscribed in pencil "never published" , Phillips portrait of Blake engraved by Schiavonetti for Blair's Grave [£1,100 to Andrew Edmunds (who sold the Blake print for ₤450 to Essick) ]

1973 October 15-16

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1973)

258 Hayley, Ballads (1805)

413 Ritson, ed., A Select Collection of English Songs (1783)

470 Salzmann, Elements of Morality ( 1792-91)

586 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), some prints soiled, title repaired, lacking the Explanation leaf [£420]

1973 October

Christopher Mendez , Catalogue 26:  Old Master Prints (1973)

7 Job (1826), pl. "1", proof state "c" (reproduced), the third of three working proof states, from the collections of Linnell and Palmer, £875

1973 October

William Weston Gallery, Catalogue 10:  The English Vision (London, 1973)

11-22 Job pl. 1,4-8, 10, 12-13, 17,19, 21, india proofs at £250 each

1973 November 12-13

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1973)

499 Salzmann, Elements of Morality , inscription dated 1815 [£60 to Maggs]

1973 December 6

Christie, Catalogue (London, 1973)

9 Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims <Essick 139 >, fifth state, "damaged at the edge of the subject at both ends, margins on two sides, damp - stains in the title margins" [ £136.10.0 to Morris Ayres]

1973 December 11

Sotheby, Catalogue (London, 1973) <Huntington Library >

19 Job (1826), proof set on india paper, title page probably a later impression, with printed label, from the collection of Sir Thomas Phillips ( 1792-1873) and the Robinson Trust [£3,200 to D. Tunick]

20 Job (1826) pl. numbered "3" and "11" , on india paper [£310 to Bradley]

21 Job (1826), pl. numbered "5", "11", "13", "15" on white wove paper, apparently late impressions [£700 to M. Ayers]

22 Hayley, Designs to a Series of Ballads (1802) frontispiece ("Adam Naming the Beasts" ) , the Ruthven Todd collection [£80 to W. Weston]

23 Fuseli, "Fertilization of Egypt" from Darwin, Botanic Garden [£45 to Lakeside Studio]

24 Fuseli, "Tornado" from Darwin, Botanic Garden [£55 to Lakeside Studio]

25 "The Man Sweeping the Interpreter's Parlour" <Essick 2N >, State 2, from the collections of Greville Macdonald and Ruthven Todd reproduced ( ESTIMATE : £500 ) [£2,100 to T. Tunick]

26 The Book of Thel , "The Title-plate" [pl. 2], not coloured , "relief etching, with wide margins, time-stained.  156 mm. by 107 mm." [withdrawn because of a disagreement between the owner and the auction house as to the reserve price] [431]

27 The Book of Thel , "Thel and the Worm" [pl. 6], not coloured "relief etching, with margins, backed at the edges.  155 mm. by 110 mm." [withdrawn as in lot 26]

28 "The Industrious Cottager" <Essick E1> and "The Idle Laundress" <Essick E1>, printed in brown, imprints and titles cut off [£80 to Baskett & Day (for Essick) ]

1973 December 11

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1973)

19 Job (1826), proof set on india paper, title print probably a later impression, from the collection of Sir Thomas Phillips and the Robinson Trust [£3,200 to D. Tunick]

1973 Fall

Zeitlin & Ver Brugge , Catalogue (Los Angeles, 1973)

3 Sketch of a standing archer <Butlin #692 90, "An Archer with a Large Sword"> from the [Smaller] Blake-Varley Sketchbook, reproduced, $3,044

1973

Christopher Mendez, Old Master Prints (London, 1973)

7 "Thus did Job continually", reproduced, "A very fine impression in perfect condition, with large margins.  From the collections of John Linnell, Samuel Palmer and A.H. Palmer.  197 x 168 mm ... working PROOF ... before any publication line and before overall revision, notably darkening of the trees and sky at the left, definition of the sun's rays and of the group of figures", £875

1974 January 10

Sotheby, Catalogue (London, 1974) <Huntington Library >

52 Two "Studies for 'Jerusalem'" , 14 x 28 cm and 14 x 18 cm, one on grey paper , copies not by Blake [£12 to Mrs K. Abbott]

245 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), with the Explanation leaf [ £ 240 to M. Wilson]

246 Blair, The Grave (1813), second quarto edition, original boards [£48 to A.G. Thomas]

1974 February 12

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1974)

414 Darwin, Botanic Garden Part I (1791) [£50 to F. Swann]

1974 February 18-19

Sotheby, English Illustrated Books of the 18th and 19th Centuries (London, 1974) <Toronto>

68 Job (1826), published proofs [£2,800 to G. Walker]

78 Darwin, Botanic Garden, Part 1 (1795) [£120 to Blackwell]

79 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), twelfth edition [ £ 55 to F. Edwards]

108 Blair, The Grave (1808), first quarto edition [£130 to Dawson]

246 Blair, The Grave (1813)

245 Young, Night Thoughts (1797)

1974 February 25

Christie, Catalogue (London, 1974)

150 Copy of Notebook Emblem 43, and a Self-Portrait in Profile, copy perhaps by William Bell Scott < Butlin #201 67 >

1974 February 27

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1974)

68 Gay, Fables (1793) [$230 to Robinson]

293 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy ( 1789-98) [ $ 196 to Joseph]

326 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy (1810) [$97 to Sanders]

351 Stedman, Surinam Works (1796), prints hand-coloured, with Virgil, (1654) [$368 to Foyles]

1974 February 28

Sotheby Belgravia , Catalogue (N.Y., 1974)

429 Young, Night Thoughts (1797),with the Explanation leaf [$1,400]

1974 March 5

Christie, Catalogue (London, 1974)

Circle of William Blake

77 " PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST , pencil and grey wash heightened with white on paper watermarked G. Pine 1802-- oval in 9⅝ x 8 ", reproduced

1974 March 20

Sotheby, Catalogue of Fine Seventeenth, Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century English Paintings including the Property of... the late Kerrison Preston (London, 1974)

28 "Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes" < Butlin # 416 > , reproduced [ £ 2,000 to Herner Wengraf Ltd]

1974 March 21

Sotheby, Catalogue of Important Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century English Drawings and Watercolours, including "Every Man also Gave Him a Piece of Money", a study for the 19th Job Illustration also a Vision of the Poet and Four other works by William Blake (London, 1974) <Biblioteca La Solana>

16 "Every Man Also Gave Him a Piece of Money" <Butlin #553>, pencil, pen, blue and gray washes, reproduced, from the Robertson and Preston collections [£9,500 to Colnaghi [432] ]

17 "A Vision" <#756, "A Vision:  The Inspiration of the Poet">, pencil and grey wash, reproduced [£2,800 to A. Chambers ( for the executors ) ]

18 Jerusalem Europe pl. 25 , design only, coloured (recto) ; a portion of pl. 1 (verso) [£7,000 to W.R. Cumming (for the National Gallery of Art, Canberra, Australia) ]

19 Jerusalem Europe pl. 32 < #273 > , design only , coloured (recto) , trial proof of pl. 2 with the figures drawn in on the verso, reproduced (verso) , Preston collection [£12,000 to W.R. Cummings (for the National Gallery of Art, Canberra, Australia) ]

20 Jerusalem Europe pl. 41, design only, coloured (recto); a portion of pl. 1, coloured ( verso ) Preston collection, reproduced [£13,000 to W.R. Cumming (for the National Gallery of Art, Canberra, Australia) ]

21 Jerusalem Europe pl. 47, pl. 2 [£11,000 to H. Moss]

1974 March 28

Sotheby Belgravia , Catalogue (London, 1974)

67 "Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims" <Essick 3W> , second state, reproduced [£ 2 , 1 00 to J. Stray]

1974 April 30

Sotheby Belgravia , Catalogue (London, 1974)

260 Hogarth, Works (n.d.), ed. Heath [£190 to McDonald Prints]

1974 April

R. & J. Balding Ltd , Catalogue 14 (1974)

12 Darwin, Botanic Garden , Part I (1791), £160

1974 April

Export Book Co. , Catalogue 726 (1974)

24 Hunter, Historical Journal (1793), quarto edition, £ 285

1974 June 4

Christie, Catalogue (London, 1974)

Property of the Hon. Jean Bruce

134 "The Third Hour of the King of the Jews" <Butlin #496, "Christ Nailed to the Cross:  The Third Hour">, watercolour, Weston, Robertson, Bruce collections , reproduced [$35,280 to L.D. Feldman]

1974 Spring

Blackwell's , Catalogue 992 (Oxford, 1974)

186 Gay, Fables (1793), large paper, uncut, £250

1974 July 2

Sotheby Belgravia , Catalogue (London, 1974)

179 Blair, The Grave (1813), second quarto edition, original boards [£85 to Ganymede Graphics]

183 "The Beggar's Opera", fourth state [£35 to Lakeside Studio]

1974 July 11

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1974)

17A Dante prints (1892), on laid india paper in portfolio with original cover label [£3,700 to Edmunds]

1974 July 16

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1974)

174 "Mrs Q" <Essick 2F > and "Windsor Castle" [$176 to Sanders of Oxford (for C.A. Lennox-Boyd) ]

205 Job (1826), final states on laid india paper, probably Linnell restrikes [£4,536 to Knowdler]

1974 July 25

Sotheby in Hodgson's Rooms , Catalogue of Printed Books (London, 1974)

291 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), with the Explanation leaf, uncut [ £ 650 to P. Beres]

1974 July

Argosy , Catalogue 627 (1974)

60 Burger, Leonora (1796), $200

1974 July

Sterling Books , Catalogue 29 (1974)

248 Hayley, Life of George Romney (1809), £ 34

1974 Summer

Blackwells , Catalogue 1004 (Oxford, 1974)

140 Darwin, Botanic Garden Part I (1 79 5), £185

1974 Summer

Grinke , Catalogue 9 (1974)

240 Lavater, Aphorisms (1789), £ 45

266 Malkin, A Father's Memoirs (1806), original boards, uncut, £ 60

1974 Summer

Quaritch , Catalogue 936 (London, 1974)

302 Darwin, Botanic Garden Part I (1 79 5), £280

303 Gay, Fables (1793), £250

306 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), twelfth edition, large paper [ £200]

1974 Summer

Thorp , Catalogue 694 (1974)

625 Gay, Fables (1793), £75

1974 Summer

Walford , Catalogue A/223 (1974)

80 Boydell's Graphic Illustrations of the Dramatic Works of Shakspeare (c. 1803), lacking frontispiece, £66

1974 September 25

Christie's Australia , Catalogue (1974)

Hunter, Historical Journal (1793), quarto ($260 Australian)

1974 October 31

Sotheby in Hodgson's Rooms , Catalogue (London, 1974)

691 Gay, Fables (1793) [£80 to F. Edwards]

786 Ritson, ed., Select Collection of English Songs (1783) [ £ 45 to Pickering & Chatto]

1974 October

Lamesa Booksellers , Catalogue 27 (1974)

105 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), twelfth edition, $125

1974 October

Lawson & Co. , Catalogue 185 (1974)

40 John Scott, Poetical Works (1786), £ 48

1974 October

Maggs Brothers , Catalogue 191 (London, 1974)]

371 Blair, The Grave (1808), "folio" [i.e., first quarto edition], £175

415 Hayley, Life ... of William Cowper ( 1803-4), second edition, £ 38

1974 October

Minkoff , Catalogue (1974]

31 Blair, The Grave (1808), first quarto edition, $650

1974 November 4

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1974)

203 Darwin, Botanic Garden Part I (1795) [£14 to Korn]

1974 November 5

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1974)

312 Hayley, Life of George Romney (1809), worn [£38 to Sanders]

418 Hogarth, Works (1822), ed. Heath [ £ 300 to G. Walford]

419 Hogarth, Works (n.d.), ed. Heath [ £ 220 to Foyle]

420 Hogarth, Works (n.d.), ed. Heath [ £ 320 to Foyle]

421 Hogarth, Works (n.d.), ed. Heath [ £ 220 to F. Nolan]

422 Hogarth, Works (n.d.), ed. Heath [ £ 240 to T.F. Schuster]

1974 November 28

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1974)

136 "Lamech and His Two Wives" <Butlin #298>, colour print, from the Pease Collection reproduced [bought in ( [ £ 3,500 to Colin Franklin and by him to Robert Essick)]

137 "Pity" <#312>, colour print, from the Pease collection , reproduced [bought in (sold privately to Colin Franklin)]

1974 November

Duschnes , Catalogue 208 (1974)

10 Darwin, Botanic Garden Part I (1 79 5), $675

11 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), with Explanation leaf, $3,250

12 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), twelfth edition, $200

14 Blair, The Grave (1808), first quarto edition, $550

1974 November

H. Fellner , Catalogue 86 (1974)

Hoare, An Inquiry into ... the Arts of Design (1806), £10

1974 November

Walford , Catalogue A/226 (1974)

57 Boydell's illustrations of the Dramatic Works of Shakspeare (c. 1803), lacking frontispiece, £66

1974 Fall

Howes , Catalogue 1987 (1974)

242 Josephus, Whole Genuine and Complete Works (c. 1800), Bentley & Nurmi third issue, £ 30

1974 Autumn

Quaritch , Catalogue (London, 1974)

17 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), twelfth edition, £110

1974 December

Blackwell's , Catalogue 1012 (Oxford, 1974)

108 Hayley, Life ... of William Cowper ( 1803-4), lacking pl. 6, £ 50

179 Gay, F ables (1793), £75

1974 Fall

Francis Edwards , Catalogue 988 (London, 1974)

316 Hunter, Historical Journal (1793), quarto edition, £ 350

1974 Fall

Alan Thomas, Catalogue 32 (London, 1974)

86 Blair, The Grave (1813), second quarto edition, original boards, £80

1974

Falkner Grierson , Supplementary Catalogue (1974)

143 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), twelfth edition, £48

292 Stuart & Revett, Antiquities of Athens ( 1762-1816), 4 vols., £400

1975 January 21

Sotheby Belgravia , Catalogue (N.Y., 1975)

321 Ritson, ed., Select Collection of English Songs Robin Hood (1783), with Ritson's (1795) [$200]

1975 January 31

Sotheby in Hodgson's Rooms , Catalogue (London, 1975)

422 Gay, Fables (1793),worn [£45 to D. Heald]

1975 January-February

Agnew & Sons , 102nd Annual Exhibition of Watercolours and Drawings (London, 1975)

22 "The Battle of Hastings" <Butlin #692 76, "Harold Killed at the Battle of Hastings">, pencil and wash, signed, £1,200

1975 February 4

Sotheby in Hodgson's Rooms , Catalogue (London, 1975)

324 Hogarth, Works (1822), ed. Heath [ £ 90 to Traylen]

325 Hogarth, Works (1822), ed. Heath [ £ 250 to Walford]

326 Hogarth, Works (n.d.), ed. Heath [ £ 180 to Traylen]

1975 February 5

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1975)

114 Darwin, Botanic Garden Plays of Three Acts , Part I (1791), second edition, badly worn, with Hayley, (1784) [£12 to Morris]

1975 February

Richard Booth Ltd. , Catalogue 111 (1975)

111 Rees, Cyclopaedia ( 1819-20), 45 vols., £ 225

112 Rees, Cyclopaedia ( 1819-20), 45 vols., made up from 2 sets, £ 150

1975 March 5

Sotheby Parke-Bernet , Catalogue (N.Y., 1975)

153 Gay, Fables (1793) with 3 other titles [$275]

1975 March 10

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1975)

2 Lavater, Aphorisms (1788), Sir William Stirling Maxwell copy [withdrawn]

1975 March 11

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1975)

318 Darwin, Botanic Garden , Part I (1795), worn [£55 to E.M. Lawson]

319 Blair, The Grave (1808), first quarto edition [£40 to Louise King]

1975 March 13

Sotheby in Hodgson's Rooms , Catalogue (London, 1975)

26 Darwin, Botanic Garden , Part 1 (1791) [£50 to B. Walton]

1975 March 17

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1975)

5 Darwin, Botanic Garden , Part 1 (1791), second edition [£36 to S. Heddon]

1975 March

Export Books Co. , Catalogue 737 (1975)

44 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy ( 1789-98), £ 60

1975 April 10

Sotheby in Hodgson's Rooms , Catalogue (London, 1975)

157 Hayley, Life ... of William Cowper ( 1803-4), lacking half titles [£82 to Maggs]

1975 April 15

Sotheby (Belgravia), Catalogue (London, 1975)

16 Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims, reproduced, Keynes' fourth state, "on thick wove ... worn in the lettering"[ £ 280]

1975 April 15

Sotheby Belgravia , Catalogue (London, 1975)

16 "Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims" <Essick 140 >, fourth state on heavy wove paper, slightly foxed, reproduced [£280]

1975 April 30

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1975)

104 Flaxman, Iliad Odyssey (1805), original boards, with his (1805) [£28]

106 Flaxman, Hesiod (1817), foxed, original boards [£55]

163 Blair, The Grave (1808), first quarto edition, uncut, in boards with cover label [£140]

164 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), original boards, uncut, lacking the Explanation leaf, broken  worn [ £ 900]

1975 April

R. & J. Balding , Catalogue 14 (1975)

13 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), twelfth edition [ £50]

1975 April

E.M. Lawson , Catalogue 187 (1975)

512 Hunter, Historical Journal (1793), quarto edition, £ 210

1975 April

Anthony Laywood , Catalogue 35 (1975)

18 Ritson, ed., Select Collection of English Songs (1783), lacking half titles, £ 80

1975 April

Sterling Books , Catalogue S.7 (1975)

200 Darwin, Botanic Garden Part I (1975), £125

221 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy (1810), £ 150

1975 April

Walford , Catalogue A/231 (1975)

291 Gay, Fables (1793), £81

1975 April

Walford , Catalogue A/232 (1975)

54 Hogarth, Works (1822), ed. Heath, £ 420

1975 May 1

Sotheby in Hodgson's Rooms , Catalogue (London, 1975)

195 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), twelfth edition [ £25 to B. Slater]

1975 May 6

Sotheby's , Catalogue (London, 1975)

326 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy ( 1789-98) [ £ 130]

341 Hogarth, Works (1790), Boydell edition [ £ 280]

1975 May 19

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1975)

181 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), twelfth edition, inscribed "Mrs. [Mary] Tighe's gift to Harriet Sher June 1804" [ £120 to A.G. Thomas]

1975 May 20

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1975)

210 Flaxman, Hesiod Aeschylus (1817) with Flaxman, , and Piranesi, Antichita Romane [£16]

1975 May

Richard Booth , Catalogue (1975)

E Hayley, Life ... of William Cowper (1803-4), with supplementary volume, £ 75

1975 May

Export Book Company , Catalogue 738 (1975)

239 Hayley, Life of George Romney (1809), £ 40

1975 June 4

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1975)

131 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), twelfth edition, original boards, uncut [ £100]

1975 June 5

Hauswedell & Nolte , Catalogue 206 (1975)

181 Job (1826), published proofs, $5,460

1975 June 5

Sotheby in Hodgson's Rooms , Catalogue (1975)

206 Hogarth, Works (n.d.), ed. Heath [ £ 230 to Hyde Park Books]

167 Gay, Fables (1793), lacking the list of subscribers [£48 to I. Sanger]

195 Hayley, Life ... of William Cowper ( 1803-4), with supplementary pages bound into Vol. III, lacking half titles, worn [£18 to Fellner]

488 Hayley, Life ... of William Cowper Cowper ( 1803-4), with Illustrated by a Series of Views (1803) [ £ 44 to C.W. Cox]

1975 June 17

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1975)

87 "War Unchained by an Angel, Fire, Pestilence, and Famine Following" <Butlin #186>, pen, ink, and grey wash, from the Donald Davidson collection , reproduced [£1,575, bought in]

1975 June 18

Samuel T. Freeman & Co., From the Libraries of the late Harold H. Kynett, Francis L. Randolph, Lewis Heizmann (of Reading, Pa.) and Other Estates and Accounts:  First Editions, Rebecca Gratz, Lord Byron and William Blake Material (Philadelphia, 1975) [433] <Grolier Club>

1975 June 29

Sotheby Parke-Bernet , Catalogue (Los Angeles, 1975)

82 "Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims" <Essick 5TT> , fourth state [$2,200 to Jeremy Norman & Co ]

1975 June

Blackwells , Catalogue 1027 (Oxford, 1975)

271 Ariosto, Orlando Furioso (1783), £50

1975 June

Walford , Catalogue A/234 (1975)

166 Gay, Fables (1793), £81

1975 Spring

Quaritch , Catalogue 946 (London, 1975)

946 Job (1826), final state with original cover label, £2,500

1975 July 2

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1975)

10 Job (1826), final states, on Whatman Turkey Mill 1825 paper [£2,310]

1975 July 4

Sotheby in Hodgson's Rooms , Catalogue (London, 1975)

163 Darwin, Botanic Garden , Part I (1795), lacking 3 prints

174 Darwin, Botanic Garden , Part I (1791), worn [bought in]

339 Darwin, Botanic Garden , Part I (1791), 2 prints hand- coloured, lacking 4 prints

408 Rees, Cyclopaedia ( 1819-20), 45 vols., worn [ £ 170]

1975 July 11

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1975)

55 Blair, The Grave (1808), first quarto edition [£70]

1975 July 28

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1975)

255 Hogarth, Works (n.d.), ed. Heath [ £ 220]

256 Hogarth, Works (n.d.), ed. Heath [ £ 220]

1975 July 29

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1975)

407 Darwin, Botanic Garden , Part I (1795) [£45]

Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy (1789-98) [ £7 5]

1975 July 30

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1975)

289 Hogarth, Works (1822), ed. Heath [ £ 158]

1975 July

Marlborough Rare Books , Catalogue 76 (London, 1975)

15 Darwin, Botanic Garden Part I (1975), £150

254 Flaxman, Hesiod Aeschylus (1817), with his (1831), £135

255 Flaxman, Iliad Odyssey (1805) with his (1805), £70

311 Hoare, An Inquiry into ... the Arts of Design (1806), £48

1975 July

Marlborough Rare Books , Catalogue 76 (1975)

8 Malkin, A Father's Memoirs (1806), £ 75

352 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy ( 1789-98), £ 150

522 Vetusta Monumenta ( 1747-1868), 6 vols., lacking a few prints, £ 250

1975 July

Rota , Catalogue 16 (London, 1975)

39 Gay, Fables ("1793"), second edition, £100

1975 July

Walford , Catalogue A/235 (1975)

24 Hogarth, Works (1822), ed. Heath, £ 415

25 Hogarth, Works (n.d.), ed. Heath, £ 380

1975 August 6

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1975)

70 Flaxman, Hesiod Iliad (1817), with his (1805), Odyssey Aeschylus (1805), and (1831) [£152]

225 Hayley, Life ... of William Cowper ( 1803-4), lacking half titles [ £ 58]

325 Hogarth, Works (1822), ed. Heath [ £ 200]

429 Darwin, Poetical Works (1806), £37

1975 August

Grinke , Catalogue 12 (1975)

260 Hayley, Life ... of William Cowper ( 1803-4), second edition, with supplementary volume, £ 90

1975 October 8

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1975)

188 Shakespeare, Dramatic Works (Boydell, 1802), 9 vols. [ £ 20]

1975 October 14

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1975)

94 Hogarth, Works (1822), ed. Heath [withdrawn]

258 "Christ with a Bow Trampling Upon Urizen" <Essick 1H > [£189 to Edmunds]

1975 October 16

Sotheby in Hodgson's Rooms , Catalogue (London, 1975)

1146 Hayley, Ballads (1805), first states of the plates [£144 to J. Schiller]

1975 October 27

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1975)

200 Malkin, A Father's Memoirs (1806), William Beckford's copy, with an inserted page of notes by him [434] [A.G. Thomas]

1975 October

Bow Windows Book Shop , Catalogue 71 (1975)

211 Hogarth, Works (n.d.), ed. Heath, £ 350

1975 October

Sterling Books , Catalogue S.8 (1975)

37 Hartley, Observations on Man (1791), £65

1975 October

William Wreden , Catalogue 52 (1975)

446 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), twelfth edition, original boards, uncut, $250

1975 November 20

Sotheby in Hodgson's rooms , Catalogue (London, 1975)

95 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), original boards, uncut

96 Blair, The Grave (1808), first quarto edition

97 Blair, The Grave (1808), first quarto edition (described as a folio)

1975 November 26

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1975)

238 Gay, Fables (1793) [£58 to Traylen]

1975 November 26-38

Hauswedell & Nolte , Catalogue 208 (1975)

606 Job (1826), published proofs, 9,500 West German marks

607 Blair, The Grave (1808), first quarto edition, 1,500 West German marks

608 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), 3,000 West German marks

1975 November 27

Sotheby, Catalogue (London, 1975)

Property of David J. Black

7 "Theotormon Woven" < Butlin # 574 , "Theotormon " > , pencil, 20 x 16.5 cm , reproduced, [ £520 to (Jonathan) Wordsworth]

1975 November

Blackwell's , Catalogue 1035 (Oxford, 1975)

71 Darwin, Botanic Garden Part I (1975), £185

397 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), lacking Explanation leaf, £425

1975 November

Duschnes , Catalogue 212 (1975)

13 Flaxman, Iliad Odyssey (1805), with his (1805), $200

14A Young, Night Thoughts (1797), with Explanation leaf, $2,500

1975 November

E.M. Lawson , Catalogue 188 (1975)

133 Darwin, Botanic Garden , Part 1 (1791), £70

134 Darwin, Botanic Garden Part I (1975), £95

138 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), twelfth edition, lacking half title, £85

1975 November

Sterling Books , Catalogue S.9 (1975)

146 Catullus, Poems (1795), £28

1975 December 17

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1975)

652 Hunter, Historical Journal (1793), quarto edition

1975 December

Seven Gables Bookshop , Blake List (1975)

1 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, binding damaged, $300

3 Darwin, Botanic Garden (1791), Part 1 second edition, $200

4 Flaxman, Hesiod Dante (1817), bound with his (1807), $250

5 Fuseli, Lectures (1801), $175

6 Gay, Fables ([1811]), second edition, 2 vols., $65

7 Hayley, Ballads (1805), $450

10 Hayley, Life of George Romney (1809), covers detached, $125

11 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper The vernal Walk (1803), twelfth edition, bound with Elliott, , $75

12 Malkin, A Father's Memoirs (1806), cover detached, $150

13 Ritson, ed., Select Collection of English Songs (1783),3 vols., $350

14 Salzmann, Gymnastics for Youth (1800), $200

15 John Scott, Poetical Works (1786), cover detached $85

16 Wollstonecraft, Original Stories (1791), first state of the prints with a duplicate of pl. 1, $350

17 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), with "Explanation" leaf , tear in lower margin of the title page to Night II, $2,750

132 Blair, The Grave (1813), quarto, $225

133 Darwin, Botanic Garden (1791), Part 1 first edition, $175

135 Gay, Fables (1793), 2 vols., $150

136 Gay, Fables ([1811]), second edition, 2 vols., $75

138 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), twelfth edition, original boards, uncut, $225

139 Ariosto, Orlando Furioso (1791), 2 vols. in 1, $60

140 John Scott, Poetical Works (1786), $150

141 Stedman, Surinam (1796), 2 vols., $500

173 Stedman, Surinam (1796), 2 vols., $500

1975 Fall

Duschnes , Catalogue 211 (1974)

20 Salzmann, Elements of Morality ($350)

21 Malkin, A Father's Memoirs (1806), $200

22 Blair, The Grave (1808), first edition, folio "proof" issue, $1,250

23 Blair, The Grave (1808), first quarto edition, uncut, in original boards, $850

24 Hayley, Life of George Romney (1809), $75

25 Flaxman, Hesiod Iliad, Odyssey (1817), with his , and Aeschylus , $275

1975 Fall

Lamesa Booksellers , Catalogue 30 (1975)

75 Enfield, The Speaker (1780) $125

1975 Fall

Alan Thomas , Catalogue 32 (1975)

85 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), twelfth edition, £130

1975 Fall

Weston Gallery , Catalogue 10

4 Virgil, Pastorals (1821), Vol. I only [with all the Blake prints], $2,078.35

1975

House of El Dief (Lew David Feldman), 1975 Fortieth Anniversary C atalogue containing Forty Selections from Stock, Including The Canterbury Tales on Vellum Illuminated Manuscript Chatsworth Copy 1455 ... William Blake Original Watercolour circa 1800 ... (N.Y., 1975) <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

11 "The King of the Jews" < Butlin # 496, "Christ Nailed to the Cross:  The Third Hour" > , watercolour, reproduced in colour , $50,000

13 Job (1826), published proofs in original wrappers, uncut, $12,350

1975

Peter Murray Hill , Catalogue 128 (1975)

282 John Scott, Poetical Works (1782), £ 75

1976 January

Walford , Catalogue A/239 (1976)

32 Hogarth, Works (Baldwin & Cradock, 1822), pl. "restored" by Heath, £ 415

1976 January

Walford , Catalogue A/240 (1976)

206 Gay, Fables (1793), 2 vols., £77

1976 February 3

Sotheby (Belgravia) ,Catalogue (London, 1976) <Westminster Public Library>

1 "Zephyrus and Flora" <Essick 2C>, printed in black, imprint faint [ £75 to Andrew Edmunds (for Essick) ]

2 "Venus Dissuades Adonis" <Essick E>, colour print with hand tinting, title and imprint cropped [ £135 to Andrew Edmunds (for Essick) ]

3 "Hiding of Moses" from the Wit's Magazine [ £130]

4 Mary Wollstonecraft, Original Stories , only the 6 plates [ £110]

5 "Wilson Lowry" <Essick 5P> , Geoffrey Keynes copy [ £12 to Andrew Edmunds (for Robert N. Essick) ]

6 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), only the 6 plates [ £30]

7 Stedman, Surinam , only 4 plates [ £33]

8 Hayley, Romney Botanic Garden , 1 pl., and Darwin, , 1 pl. [ £10]

9 Malkin, Memoirs Elements of Medicine (1806), frontispiece only, and Brown, , frontispiece only [ £5]

10 Hayley, Cowper , only 6 plates [ bought in]

11 Novelist's Magazine , only 2 plates [bought in]

12 Burger, Leonora , only 1 plate [ £28]

1976 February

Lamesa Booksellers , Catalogue 32 (1976)

8 Ariosto, Orlando Furioso (1785), 5 vols., $195

1976 February

Walford , Catalogue  A/241(1976)

152 Hogarth, Works (Baldwin & Cradock, 1822), pl. "restored" by Heath, £ 405

1976 March 2

Christie, Catalogue (London, 1976)

97 "Pestilence" < Butlin #185 > , watercolour, 7 ½ x 10¾" , reproduced [ £2,400, bought in]

1976 April 28

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1976)

321 Darwin, Botanic Garden (1795), Part 1 third edition [ £ 100]

1976 April 29-30

Hotel Drouout , Biblioth è que de Sir A.; livres anciens, é ditions aldines; architecture, antiquit é es, d é coration, histoire naturelle, ouvrages de William Blake, livres illustr é s modernes, Deuxi è me partie (Paris:  Hotel Drouout, 1976) <Grolier Club>

1976 April

Bow Windows Book Shop , Catalogue 72 (1976)

31 Darwin, Botanic Garden (1799), fourth edition, £ 100

1976 April

Walford , Catalogue A/242 (1976)

132 Hogarth, Works (Baldwin & Cradock, 1822), pl. "restored" by Heath, £ 75

1976 April

Walford , Catalogue A/243 (1976)

296 Gay, Fables (1793), 2 vols., £75

1976 May 7

Sotheby , Catalogue (N.Y., 197 6 )

460 Job (1826) pl. "4", regular issue on 1828 Whatman paper

1976 May 17

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1976)

51 Gay, Fables (1793), 2 vols. [£110 to Crichton]

1976 May 18

Christie, Catalogue (London, 1976)

28 "Mrs Q" <Essick 43 > , foxed , with "Windsor Castle" [ not sold ]

1976 May 18

Sotheby , Catalogue (N.Y., 1976)

56A Stuart & Revett, Antiquities of Athens ( 1762-1830), 5 vols. [ ESTIMATE :  $600-$750, not sold]

1976 May 25

Sotheby (Belgravia), Catalogue (London, 1976)

21 Dante, all seven plates on laid india paper, issue of 1892, slight foxing , some water staining in outer margins [withdrawn]

1976 May

Argosy Book Store , Catalogue 651 (1976)

95 Blair, The Grave (1813), quarto, damp-stained, $75

1976 May

George's , Catalogue 625 (1976)

1,280 Darwin, Collected Works (1806),3 vols., with only 17 prints, £ 60

1976 June 2

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1976)

23 Salzmann, Elements of Morality (1791), 3 vols. [ £ 150]

1976 June 23

Sotheby, Catalogue (N.Y., 1976)

318 Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims <Essick 141 >, final state, Colnaghi printing, slight staining , sold by Lowell Kerr of New York [$175]

1976 June

Blackwells , Catalogue A1061 (Oxford, 1976)

440 Fuseli, Lectures (1801), £ 60

1976 June

George's , Catalogue 626 (1976)

1,111 Darwin, Botanic Garden (1791), Part 1 first edition, £ 75

1976 June

Traylen, Catalogue 84 (Guildford, 1976)

292 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, £ 140

1976 July 6

Sotheby Belgravia , Catalogue (London, 1976)

54 "Mrs Q" with "Windsor Castle" [not sold]

72 Hogarth, Works (Boydell, n.d) [ £ 150]

73 Hogarth, Works (Baldwin & Cradock, n.d.), pl. "restored" by Heath [ £ 160]

1976 July 27

Sotheby, Catalogue (London, 1976)

6 "Christ Trampling upon Urizen" <Essick 5 > on greenish laid paper [ ₤ 100 ]

40 "Evening Amusement" in sanguine, slightly foxed [ £240 to Andrew Edmunds (for R.N. Essick) ]

236 "Christ with a Bow, Trampling Upon Urizen", print [£100] [435]

1976 July

Heald , Catalogue 1 (N.Y., 1976)

15 Allen, Roman History (1798), in original boards, uncut, the 4 prints on a single sheet folded and bound at the front, £150 [436]

20 Gay, Fables (1793), 2 vols., original boards, uncut, extra- illustrated with 9 prints from the 1738 edition which Blake copied in Vol. I, £260

22 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), twelfth edition, large paper [i.e., untrimmed], £125

23 Hayley, Ballads (1805), first states of the prints, £200

25 Hayley, Life of George Romney (1809), inscribed "from the Author to the Rev'd Edward Marsh", £75

26 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy ( 1789-98), 3 vols. in 5, £175

27 Malkin, A Father's Memoirs (1806), original boards, uncut, £110

28 Josephus, Works ([?1800]), £50

30A Young, Night Thoughts (1797), original boards, uncut, lacking the "Explanation" leaf, £1,200

1976 July

Sterling Books , Catalogue 32 (1976)

312 Darwin, Botanic Garden (1795), Part 1 third edition, £ 125

1976 July

Walford , Catalogue A/246 (1976)

26 Gay, Fables (1793), 2 vols., £73

1976 August 3

Christie, Catalogue (London, 1976)

17 "Warring Angels" < Butlin #104A > , with 31 other drawings and watercolours by various artists [ £ 620 to Agnew]

  1. Sum mer

Donald Heal, Catalogue One:  William Blake, The Pre-Raphaelites and their Associates, Art and Illustration, Press Books, Modern First Editions, Photography:  A collection of Rare Books (London, 1976) <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

1 Ariosto, Orlando Furioso Roman History , proof on a large sheet 20.3 x 27.6 cm, "A Pre-publication proof as published" 15 Allen, (1798), £ 150

20 Gay, Fables (1793) " IN ORIGINALBOARDS and ENTIRELY UNCUT ", £ 260

22 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), large paper copy, 22.5 x 14.0 cm, £ 125

23 Hayley, Ballads (1805), £ 220

25 Hayley, Romney (1809), inscribed "from the Author to the Rev'd Edward Marsh", £ 75

27 Malkin, Memoirs sic (1806), inscribed "M & L Ellis from A.T. Malkin", with "an additional frontispiece ...which exhibits certain minor variations in printing" [ ]

30 21 Virgil plates, loose (1821), £ 850

30a Young, Night Thoughts (1797), "original boards, entirely uncut", 42.3 x 33.0 cm, £ 1,200

1976 September 21

Sotheby Belgravia , Catalogue (London, 1976)

11 Job (1826), proof issue on wove paper, some spotting [£900]

21 Dante prints (1892) [£3,200]

1976 September 21-October 21

P & D Colnaghi & Co Ltd, Exhibition of English Drawings, Watercolours, and Paintings (London, 1976) [437] <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

83 Job pencil drawing &c "Every Man also gave Him a Piece of Money" < Butlin # 553 > , last owner Kerrison Preston, "Price on application" [438]

1976 September

Black Sun Books, Catalogue 10 (1976)

3 Hayley, Life of George Romney (1809), binding sound, clean, $165

1976 September

Colnaghi , drawings Catalogue (London, 19760)

83 "Every Man also Gave Him a Piece of Money" <Butlin #553>, pencil and grey wash, reproduced, formerly Robertson Collection [ £15,000] [439]

84 Study for Jerusalem pl. 51 <#569, "Sketch for 'Jerusalem', Plate 51:  Hand, Skofeld, Hyle and Vala">, black chalk, illustrated [not priced]

1976 September

Bridge Conachar , Catalogue 76/2 (1976)

648 Shakespeare, Plays (1805), ed. Chalmers, 9 vols., £45

1976 September

Howes, Catalogue 194 (1976)

1,396 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy (1810 ) vols. in 5, £225

1976 September

Walford , Catalogue A/247  (1976)

265 Darwin, Botanic Garden (1791), Part 1 first edition, £ 145

1976 October 5

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1976)

459 Fuseli, Lectures (1801), bound with second series (1820) [ £ 55 to Baldur Books]

1976 October 13

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1976)

65 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy ( 1789-98), 3 vols. in 5 [£120]

158 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, contemporary boards, binding broken, with label, prints foxed [ £ 180]

1976 October 18

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1976)

136 Shakespeare, Dramatic Works (Boydell, 1802), 9 vols., soiled [ £ 80 to Davidson]

1976 October 26

Christie , C atalogue (London, 1976)

236 Songs of Innocence and of Experience watercoloured (possibly by the artist), with [T], "The Clod and the Pebble" [ pl. 32 ], " added borderline and the plate number with margins, 32, stained, laid, the edges damaged and ; COLINET , from Thornton's Virgil ... from the reduced block, with small margins, foxed " [ £ 1,000 to Robert N. Essick]

237 "Christ with a Bow, Trampling upon Urizen" <Essick 6 > , " on Whatman paper, with margins, some surface dirt at the edges, the inscription on the reverse showing through well ( below the image )", 31.4 x 16.5 cm , inscribed on the reverse "Christ trampling down Satan" [probably by Edward J. Shaw, Walsall, to whom it belonged] [ £ 110]

1976 November 9

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1976)

77 "St Augustine Converting King Ethelbert of Kent" < Butlin # 57 > , watercolour, 5" x 7" , reproduced [ £ 1,300 to Colnaghi ]

78 "Adam and Eve" < # 107 > , pencil and grey ink, 8 ⅝ x 9 ⅞ " , reproduced, [ £ 700 to Colin Hunter ]

279 "Canute" < # 723, "Canute, Counterproof" , Visionary Head > , pencil drawing, counterproof, 9 ½ x 7 ¼ " [ £ 150 to Jonathan Wordsworth ]

1976 November 10

Sotheby , Catalogue (N.Y., 1976)

6 "Christ with a Bow, Trampling Upon Urizen" <Essick 7> , printed on blue -green tinted laid paper in sepia, foxed [$120 to David Tunick ]

1976 November 11-12

Sotheby (Hodgson's Rooms), C atalogue of Illustrated Books (London, 1976) < Huntington Library >

382 Gay, Fables nineteenth (1793), 2 vols., list of subscribers, " century red half morocco, spines gilt, rubbed , t.e.g. " [£80 to Quaritch]

383 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper lacking half-title, offsetting onto text, contemporary tree , (1803), twelfth edition, " calf, rebacked, rubbed " [£85]

384 Blair, The Grave title marked (1808 [i.e., 1870] ), quarto, " ' subscribers' copy ' ,... lacking half-title, original boards, lacking backstrip, slightly soiled and rubbed " with "Joseph of Arimathea Among the Rocks of Albion" [ I ] <Essick 2D>, [ £ 1,000 to Donald Heald (for Essick)]

385 Job proof impressions, spotted, title and laid india paper, " first two plates damp-stained at outer margin, original linen- backed wrappers , worn, printed label on upper cover " , from the Pierpont Morgan Library, the copy that contained Blake's watercolours when it was sold at the Crewe sale (1903) ( ESTIMATE : £ 1,000- £ 1,500) [ £ 3,300 to Lott]

38 6 Blair , The Grave ("[?c. 1870] ” ), " spotted, unbound without text as issued, original port-folio, soiled, lacking ties, an extra engraved plate of Joseph of Arimathea loosely inserted [ Among the Rocks of Albion (I)] " , second state [ ESTIMATE : £20 ] [£1,000 to Donald Heald ( for Robert N. Essick ) ]

446 Flaxman, Iliad Seven Lamps of (1805), bound with Ruskin, Architecture (1889) [£45 to Quaritch]

1976 November 18

Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co , Catalogue of Fine Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century English Drawings and Watercolours including The Farmer Giving his Fields in Famine by William Blake ... (London, 1976) <British Library>

Property of the late Dorothy S. Holmes of New Jersey

163 "The Good Farmer" < Butlin # 122 > , pencil, black ink, and grey wash recto and verso reproduced [ £ 1,600, bought in]

191 "Studies for a Last Judgment", " pencil. pen and brown and grey inks, inscribed 'Enoch', and 'W. Blake' " , 7 x 10" [really by Flaxman] [ £ 30]

1976 November 24

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1976)

44 Hunter, Historical Journal (1793), quarto [£410]

1976 December 3

Sotheby (Hodgson's Rooms ) , Catalogue (London, 1976)

119 A collection of prospec t uses and advertisements [including the Night Thoughts Job prospectus and the and Dante cover labels, none mentioned in the catalogue] [to Bodley]

1976 December 15

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1976)

147 Gay, Fables (1793), 2 vols., some prints spotted [£75]

1976 December

George's , Catalogue 628 (1976)

282 Ariosto, Orlando Furioso (1791), 2 vols., £7.50

1976 December

Quaritch , Catalogue 967 (London, 1976)

27 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), twelfth edition, original boards, uncut, $525

1976 December

Sanders of Oxford , Catalogue 86 (Oxford, 1976)

114 Gay, Fables (1793), 2 vols., £150

115 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), twelfth edition, £85

1976 December

Walford , Catalogue A/250 (1976)

22 Darwin, Botanic Garden (1791), Part 1 first edition, £ 145

1977 January 14

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1977)

219 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy (1810 ) vols. in 5 [£100 to B.A. Cross]

1977 January 21

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1977)

511 Hogarth, Works (Boydell, n.d.), soiled, minor tears [ £ 450 to P. Collins]

1977 January 25

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1977)

309 Hartley, Observations on Man (1791), with 5 other volumes [£80 to Whitby]

340 Stuart & Revett, Antiquities of Athens ( 1762-1816), 4 vols., soiled and damaged [£260 to Finopoulos]

1977 January 26

Sotheby , Catalogue (N.Y., 1977)

182 Job (1826), regular issue on Whatman paper [$4,000]

1977 January 31

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1977)

202 Hogarth, Works (Baldwin, Cradock, & Joy, 1822), damaged [ £ 420 to Collins]

1977 January

Agnew & Sons , Catalogue (London, 1977) [440]

"Warring Angels; Michael Con tending with Satan" <Butlin #104A> , ink and wash, 9⅜ x 13" , reproduced [ £ 1,800]

1977 January

Bridge Conacher , Catalogue 1 (1977)

320 Lavater, Aphorisms on Man (1788), £12.50

1977 January

David Tunick, Catalogue 9 (1977)

18 "The Man Sweeping the Interpreter's Parlour" <Essick 2N >, illustration, $7,500

19 Job (1826), late issue on laid india paper , slight foxing, $8,250

1977 February 2

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1977)

120 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), lacking the "Explanation" leaf, some leaves trimmed [£900]

1977 February 2

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1977)

37 Hayley, Life of George Romney (1809) [£60]

1977 February 3

Sotheby Belgravia , Catalogue (London, 1977)

17 Flaxman, Hesiod Iliad, Odyssey (1817), bound with his , and Aeschylus [£30]

1977 February 15

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1977)

307 "Christ with a Bow, Trampling Upon Urizen", print [£65]

1977 February 15

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1977)

306 Boydell's Graphic Illustrations of the Works of Shakspeare (n.d.) [£170 to C.E. King]

1977 February 15

Christie, Catalogue (London, 1977)

349 "Christ Trampling upon Urizen" <Essick 8 > , printed in sepia [ £80]

1977 February 21

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1977)

282 Stedman, Surinam (1813), 2 vols., soiled, lacking 1 print [£65 to Brockhaus]

1977 February 23

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1977)

15 Stedman, Surinam (1813), 2 vols., prints hand coloured [£260 to Hammond]

1977 February

Epps , Catalogue 1 (1977)

3 Flaxman, Iliad (1805), $110

1977 March 1

Christie, Catalogue (London, 1977)

Property of David J. Black

142 " Theotormon " < Butlin #574 > , pencil, 8 x 6½" [£320 , bought in ]

1977 March 14

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1977)

210 Stedman, Surinam (1813), 2 vols., lacking 1 print, damaged [£40 to Caplan]

1977 March 30-April 29

P. & D. Colnaghi  & Co Ltd , 19th and 20th Century Prints (London, 1977)

1 Jerusalem Europe pl. 47 with pl. 2 on the verso, reproduced, $30,000

2-7 Single plates of Job at $650 each

8 Dante plates, $12,000

1977 March

Blackwell's , Catalogue A1077 (Oxford, 1977)

236 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy (1810), 3 vols. in 5, £150

1977 March

Colnaghi , print Catalogue (London, 1977)

1 Jerusalem Europe pl. 47, recto, design only, hand-coloured, with pl. 1 on the verso, both illustrated [$30,000]

8 Dante prints (1892), £12,000

1977 March

Heritage Book Shop , Catalogue 1 (Los Angeles, 1977)

2 Ariosto, Orlando Furioso (1799), 5 vols., $250

19 Ritson, ed., Select Collection of English Songs (1783),3 vols., $500

1977 April 2

Sotheby in Hodgson's Rooms , Catalogue (London, 1977)

2,269 Salzmann, Elements of Morality (1791), 3 vols. [£260]

1977 April 5

Sotheby (Belgravia), Victorian Paintings, Drawings and Watercolours ... and Good English Prints 1800-1950 ( London, 1977) <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

203 Job "final state, stain in centre of , "Then Went Satan Forth", plate, small hole near top " [ ESTIMATE :  £50-£80]

The Property of John Linnell, Esq.

205 Thornton's Virgil, 10 plates only, Binyon 138-45, 148-49, second (final State), foxed, "printed by members of the Linnell family in the 1890s" [ ESTIMATE :  £250-£350]

206 Thornton's Virgil, 6 plates, Binyon 144-45, 148, "printed by members of the Linnell family in the 1890s" [ ESTIMATE : £150-£250]

The Property of a Lady

207 "Spring ” < Butlin #262C, Songs partly printed in colours and pl. 22 a , second plate> "a fragment only of the plate, showing the child holding out its hand to a flock o f sheep ... touched with black in k and watercolour 28 by 75 mm" , ragged borders , reproduced [ ESTIMATE :  £50-£80] [£280 to a dealer]

208 "Night" [ Songs relief etching, with black ink and watercolour pl. 21 ], "the tail-piece only of the plate showing three angels coming from the left being met by two other angels with a fragment of printed text and foliage on the verso, 31 by 65 mm" reproduced [ ESTIMATE :  £50-£80] [£420]

209 "Spring" < #262B, Songs relief etching, pl. 22 b > , reproduced, "the headpiece only, after the removal of the poem below, printed in colours and touched with black ink and watercolour ... on white wove paper 42 by 69 mm" [ ESTIMATE :  £50 0 -£80 0 ] [£2,000 to Somerville & Simpson]

210 "The Shepherd" <Butlin #262A, Songs relief etching, printed in pl. 5>, reproduced in colour , "the tailpiece only, after the removal of the poem above, colours, and touched with black ink and watercolour ... on white wove paper 71 by 65 mm" , reproduced [ ESTIMATE :  £ 1,000 ] [£2, 500 t o Somerville & Simpson ]

1977 April

Deighton Bell , Catalogue 206 (1977)

680 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, £ 235

681 Blair, The Grave (1813), quarto. uncut, £ 195

713 Boydell's Graphic Illustrations of the Works of Shakspeare (n.d.), 76 prints out of 100, £90

1977 April

Dawson Rare Books , Catalogue 265 (1977)

52 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, original boards, rebacked, with cover label, uncut, some foxing, £ 400

1977 May 9

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1977)

19 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy (1810 3 vols. in 5 [£90 to Sanders of Oxford]

140 Flaxman, Iliad Odyssey (1805), in 3 vols. with his (1805), Hesiod Aeschylus (1817), (1817), and Dante [£65  to Ayres]

1977 May 16

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1977)

226 John Scott, Poetical Works (1782), in a fancy vellum binding with a fore-edge painting [£320 to Maggs]

285 Fuseli, Lectures (1801), original boards, uncut and partly unopened [ £ 45 to Ayres]

286 Fuseli, Lectures (1801), original boards, damaged [ £ 35 to Ayres]

1977 May 17

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1977)

56 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy (1810), 3 vols. in 5 [£140 to Hammond]

1977 May 24

Sotheby Parke - Bernet, Fine Natural History Books Early Printed Books & Illuminated Manuscripts ... The Property of The Pierpont Morgan Library , The Philip and A.S.W. Rosenbach Foundation, the Arents Collection of the New York Public Library and Other Owners (N.Y., 19 77 ) <Biblioteca La Solana>

153 There is No Natural Religion [G 1 ] , 6 plates [pl. a 3-4, a6, a9, b3, b12] "Printed in color, and touched with watercolor or black ink", with a reproduction of pl. a4 , Pierpont Morgan Library copy ( ESTIMATE :  $5,000-$7,000 ) [$5,000 to Argosy]

154 Job "(india paper proofs).  Old red morocco gilt ", margins cut round, Whatman 1825 watermark on pl. 1-2, 5, 8, some spotting, Pierpont Morgan Library copy , bound with the Book of Job from a 19th cent ury Bible ( ESTIMATE :  $4,500- $6,000 ) [$5,500]

1977 May 25

Christie, C atalogue (London, 1977)

307 "Christ Trampling upon Urizen" <Essick 1N > [ £ 65 to Lakeside Studio ]

1977 May 26

Christie , Catalogue (N.Y., 1977)

20 Job (1826) [$4,620]

1977 May 30

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1977)

296 Hoare, Inquiry into ... the Arts of Design (1806), with 2 other vols. [£45 to Quevedo]

1977 May

Argosy Book Stores , Catalogue 663 (1977)

603 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), twelfth edition, $125

1977 June 22

Sotheby , Catalogue (N.Y., 1977)

43A Dante prints (1968) on Koji paper [$400]

1977 June 29

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1977)

141 "Christ with a Bow, Trampling Upon Urizen" <Essick 9 > , print, on thick wove paper [£90]

1977 June 29

Sotheby in Hodgson's Rooms, Catalogue (London, 1977)

21 Job (1826) [£950 to Davidson]

119 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), lacking the "Explanation" leaf, some spotting, early state of the title page to Night II [£720 to Heald]

120 Blair, The Grave (1813), quarto, contemporary boards, frayed, leaves loose [ £ 100 to Dailey]

122 Varley, Zodiacal Physiognomy (1828), tear in final print nicely repaired [ £ 195 to Heald]

1977 June

Quaritch , Catalogue 971 (London, 1977)

28 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), twelfth edition, tall copy, $315

1977 June

Walford , Catalogue A/255 (1977)

39 Darwin, Botanic Garden (1795), Part 1 third edition, £ 110

46 Gay, Fables (1793), 2 vols., some foxing, £67

1977 June 22

Sotheby, Catalogue (N.Y., 1977)

43A Dante plates (1968 printing) on Koji paper [$400]

1977 June 29

Christie, Catalogue (London, 1977)

141 "Christ Trampling upon Urizen" [ £ 90]

1977 July 7

Sotheby, Catalogue (London, 1977)

41 "Saul Confronted by the Vision of Abraham Summoned by the Witch of Endor" < Butlin # 74 r , "The Witch of Endor: Saul and the Ghost of Samuel" > , reproduced (recto) ; "Saul in Anguish as Abraham Appears" < #74 v , "The Same Subject? > , pencil, 6 ¼ x 9 ½ " (verso) [ £920 to Colnaghi ]

1977 July 19

Sotheby (Belgravia) , Catalogue (London, 1977)

136 "Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims" <Essick 5JJ> , final state, Colnaghi printing on laid india paper, some staining, small tear , reproduced [£150 to Heald ]

1977 July 26

Christie, Catalogue (London, 1977)

238 "Christ Trampling upon Urizen" <Essick 10 > on thick wove paper [£45]

1977 July

George's , Catalogue 632 (1977)

433 Hayley, Life of George Romney (1809), £70

1977 August

Sanders of Oxford , Catalogue 88 (Oxford, 1977)

259 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy (1810 3 vols. in 5. £180

1977 Summer

F. Hammond , Catalogue 208 (1977)

540 Hunter, Historical Journal (1793), quarto, £850

1977 September

Lamesa Booksellers , Catalogue 37 (1977)

51 Darwin, Botanic Garden (1799), fourth edition, Vol. I only, $40

1977 October 3

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1977)

101 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, title shaved, some spotting, binding rubbed [ £ 160]

1977 October 13

Sotheby in Hodgson's Rooms , Catalogue (London, 1977)

2 , 690 Wollstonecraft, Original Stories (1791), second states of pl. 1-2, first state of pl. 3-6, pl. spotted, binding damaged [£185 to I. Sanger]

1977 October 17

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1977)

118 Rees, Cyclopaedia ( 1819-20), 45 vols. plus 6 vols. of prints [ £ 530 to Dawson]

1977 October 26

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1977)

187 Darwin, Botanic Garden (1791), Part 1 first edition [ £ 90]

1977 October 26

Sotheby in Hodgson's Rooms , Catalogue (London, 1977)

62 Job (1826), proof issue on laid india paper, old boards with printed label bound in [£2,300 to Mulder]

162 Gay, Fables (1793), 2 vols. [£75 to Blackwell]

163 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), lacking the "Explanation" leaf, some pages trimmed, binding damaged [£560 to Sanger]

1977 October 26-28

Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co. , Catalogue of Illustrated Books of the 19th and 20th Centuries (N.Y., 1977) <Grolier Club>

Includes "Young's Night Thoughts, 1797, illustrated by William Blake, and his Illustrations to the Book of Job, and those for Thornton's Pastorals of Virgil".

1977 October 27

Sotheby in Hodgson's Rooms , Catalogue (London, 1977)

385 Hogarth, Works (1822), plates restored by Heath [ £150 to Ayres]

1977 October 31

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1977)

281 Rees, Cyclopaedia ( 1819-20), 45 vols. plus 6 vols. of prints [ £ 380 to C.W. Traylen]

1977 October

Howes Bookshop , Catalogue 198 (1977)

198 Ariosto, Orlando Furioso (1799), 5 vols., £45

1977 November 18

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1977)

110 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), hand coloured [M], from the collections of Marsden J. Perry and W.A. White [£18,150 to Witten]

1977 November 18

Christie , Printed Books including The Leipzig Collection of Fine Bindings and Audubon's Birds of America ... (N.Y., 1977)

The Property of A Gentleman

110 Young, Night Thoughts old (1797), " WITH CONTEMPORARY COLORING " [U] , "Night the Third Narcissa" reproduced in colour, with the Explanation leaf, 42.5 x 32.8 cm, " quarter morocco, purple cloth-covered boards, lettered in gilt on spine, UNCUT , minor browning at extreme edges only "; Provenance:  "Marsden J. Perry and W.A. White. White's pencilled signature is on upper free endpaper dated 28 March 1908. A pencilled note in his hand appears on the lower free endpaper 'of M.J. Perry with other books ’ " ( ESTIMATE : $6,500-$7,500 ) [$18,150 to the bookseller Laurence Witten]

1977 November 22

Christie, Catalogue (London, 1977)

155 Study of the Head of Lais of Corinth < Butlin #712 > , in pencil, 7 ⅜ x 6", on paper watermarked M & J LAY formerly in the T.E. Hanley Collection [ £550 to Alister Mathews ]

156 "Study of a Classic Head of a Young Man" < # 715 , "Classic Head of a Young Faun" > , pencil, on paper watermarked M & J LAY1816 [ £ 650 to Alister Mathews]

1977 November 23

Sotheby in Hodgson's Rooms , Catalogue (London, 1977)

27 Gay, Fables (1793), 2 vols., some spotting [£65 to Cole]

1977 November

E.M. Lawson , Catalogue 192 (1977)

225 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy ( 1789-98), 3 vols. in 5, £55

1977 November

Alan Thomas , Catalogue 36 (1977)

127 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), lacking the "Explanation" leaf, original boards, uncut, £1,200

128 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, £ 115

129 Malkin, A Father's Memoirs (1806), uncut, Beckford's copy with his annotations, £550

1977 December 2

Sotheby Belgravia , Catalogue (London, 1977)

1 Hogarth, Beggar's Opera , fourth state of the print, 2 copies [£10]

1977 December 6

Sotheby , Catalogue (N.Y.,1977)

40 Job (1826), proof issue on wove paper, trimmed on 2 sides and bound in a Bible (1835)

1977 December 13

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1977)

309 Letter to I. D'Israeli asking for a copy of "Blake's Young" and complaining about 2 portfolios "which he had of him" [£65 to J.F. Fleming]

1977 December 19

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1977

209 Flaxman, Iliad Hesiod (1805), bound with his (1817), Odyssey Aeschylus (1817), and (1831) [£95 to Professor J.D. Swales]

1977 December

Quaritch , Catalogue 979 (London, 1977)

47 Hayley, Life of George Romney (1809), $300

48 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), twelfth edition , $375

50 John Scott, Poetical Works (1782), $200

1977 December

Sanders of Oxford , Catalogue 89 (Oxford, 1977)

Gay, Fables (1793), 2 vols., £150

1977

Pierre Berès , 350 Livre s illustr é s, illustratifs ou illustres du dix-septi è me si è cle (Paris, 1977) <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

Young, Night Thoughts (1797), handsomely bound, 8,000 F

1977

Colin and Charlotte Franklin , A Catalogue of Early Colour Printing from Chiaroscuro to Aquatint ( Culham, Oxford, 1977) [441] <Bodley>

"William Blake and the Lambeth Prints" (pp. 71-73) includes "Pity" < Butlin # 312 > , colour print, $30,000 [to Mellon]

1977

Antiquariat Jürgen Holstein , Catalogue 62 (Königstein, West Germany, 1977)

824 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, DM 2,500

1977 [442]

Bernard Quaritch , No. 979 English Literature Printed After 1700 and Associated Items (London, 1977) <Huntington Library >

47 Hayley, Life of George Romney (1809), "contemporary straight-grained green morocco, gilt, all edges gilt, back faded and a little rubbed", $300

48 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), "contemporary calf, rebacked; with a neat inscription on front en[d]paper", $375.00

50 John Scott, Poetical Works (1782), "contemporary calf, gilt panelled back, the joints repaired skilfully at an early date There are two editions bearing the date 1782 with identical title pages.  In the first the verso of A 4 is occupied by 15 lines of Errata.  In the second edition this leaf is blank and the errata, with one exception, are corrected in the text.  The copy offered here is of the first edition." $200.00

1977

Ravenstree , Catalogue 36 (1977)

145 Ariosto, Orlando Furioso (1783), 5 vols., $185

146 Flaxman, Hesiod Aeschylus (1817), bound with his (1831), $155

147 Flaxman, Iliad Odyssey (1805), bound with his (1805), $185

148 Fuseli, Lectures (1801), $194

149 Hayley, Life of George Romney (1809), $300

150 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), twelfth edition, $375

[1977?]

Alan Thomas , Catalogue ([1977? ] )

127 Young, Night Thoughts original boards, somewhat worn, (1797), lacks the Explanation leaf, " UNCUT AND UNPRESSED ... spine repaired " , £ 1,200

128 Blair, The Grave contemporary qr. red morocco, (1808), " cloth sides, the sides stained ", "a little light foxing", £ 115

129 Malkin, Memoirs contemporary half dark blue (1806), in " straight grain morocco, gilt, the cross patté and cinquefoil in the compartments of the spine, t.e.g., others uncut ", " FROM THE LIBRARY OF WILLIAM BECKFORD, with ONE PAGE OF NOTES IN HIS HAND ", £ 550

1977-78 Winter

Edwin C. Epps, Jr ., “Specializing in William Blake, the 18th century, the Pre-Raphaelites”, List 5:  William Blake (Columbia, South Carolina, Winter 1977-78) 2 pp. of hand-lettered text

Offers commercial book-illustrations.

1978 January 30

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1978)

176 Lavater, Aphorisms on Man (1788) [£100 to Woodman]

268 Hogarth, Works (1822), pl. restored by Heath [£950 to Belmont]

1978 January

Sevin Seydi , Catalogue "acorn" (1978)

162 Hartley, Observations on Man , $300

1978 February 15

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1978)

147 America , pl. 7, printed in sepia, posthumous impression [but probably contemporary], signature on the verso of John Defett Francis, 18/34, illustration [£1,200 to A.G. Thomas]

Blair, The Grave (1808) [£220 to Thorp]

148 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), uncut, lacking Explanation leaf, 6 plates trimmed [£1,050 to A.G. Thomas]

179 Gay, Fables (1793) [£45 to Taylor]

1978 April 18

Christie, Catalogue of Old Master Prints (London, 1978) <Ashmolean Museum>

128 "Chaucer's Canterbury Pilgrims", State 2, wove paper, 95.4 x 35.5 cm, reproduced, plus Stothard's print of the sam e subject, from the collection of Col. Wm Stirling removed from Keir House, Dunblane, Scotland ( ESTIMATE : £1,600- £2,500 ) [ £ 2,800 to Rossell]

129 Blake's Canterbury Pilgrims <Essick 142 >, Keynes' State 4, reproduced , on wove paper ( ESTIMATE : £300-£400 ) [£480 [443] ]

130 "Christ Trampling upon Urizen" <Essick 11 > ( ESTIMATE : £60-£100 ) [₤50]

1978 April 24

Sotheby, Catalogue (London, 1978) <Bodley>

50 Poetical Sketches [P],"lacks sigs. I. K (last leaf blank, the preceding 7 leaves supplied in good facsimile, green morocco, t.e.g., others uncut, by Riviere" ( ESTIMATE :   £300- £500 )

1978 April 25

Sotheby , C atalogue (London, 1978)

Property of Lt-Col William Stirling

50 Poetical Sketches [P] , “ BOUND BY RIVIERE & SON ” in green morocco, gilt , t.e.g., other edges untrimmed, the Advertisement and pp. 57-70 in facsimile [ £ 2,200 to Sir Geoffrey Keynes]

1978 May 4

Sotheby, Catalogue (London, 1978)

59 "Visionary Head of Queen Eleanor" < Butlin # 727 > , pencil, counterproof by Linnell, from the Linnell and E.J. Shaw collections [ £ 45 to Arts Anciens (Bevaix, Switzerland)]

1978 May 5

Christie , Catalogue (N.Y., 1978)

181 "Christ Trampling upon Urizen" <Essick 12 > , on thick wove paper [$154]

1978 May 10-30

P & D Colnaghi & Co Ltd, British Printmakers 1820-1940 (London, 1978) <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

10-15 Job pl. "1", "10", "15", "19-21" ; pl. "1, 10, 15, 20, 21" are "proof", pl. "1, 19" reproduced, each $650

16 Virgil woodcuts on 5 sheets, $3,200

17 Dante pl. 4, $1,800

1978 Spring

Alister Mathews, Catalogue 90 (Bournemouth, 1978)

2 "Classic Head of a Young Faun" < Butlin #715 > , £ 900

1978 June 23

Christie, Catalogue (London, 1978)

Rafael Valls Gallery

145 "The Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes" < Butlin #416 > , reproduced [ £ 2,800, bought in]

1978 July 13

Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co , Catalogue of English Illustrated Books of the 19th & 20 th Centuries ( London, 1978) < Huntington Library >

The Property of a Gentleman

147 America pl. 7 , reproduced, "printed in sepia, margins soiled, framed and glazed 304 mm. by 245 mm ... a proof impression ....The irregular border to the leaf has been wiped clean except at the top left-hand corner and halfway down the right side, and therefore appears mostly in blind.  On the verso is the signature of John Deffett Francis, 1824" ( ESTIMATE : £ 500- £ 700 ) [£1,200 to Alan G. Thomas]

148 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), p. 49 reproduced, without the Explanation leaf, spine discoloured, t.e.g. ( ESTIMATE : £ 500- £ 750 ) [ £ 1,040 to A.G. Thomas]

Other Properties

149 Blair, The Grave (1808) [ £ 270 to Gelbert]

  1. August 1

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1978)

Chaucer, Poetical Works The (1782), among Bell's edition of Poets of Great Britain , 106 (of 109) volumes [£150 to J. Booth]

119 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy ( 1789-98), worn, covers detached [£95 to W.F. Hammond]

120 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy Physio ( 1789-98), lacking 2 plates, worn, with g nomical Sketches [£70 to Blundell]

1978 September 21

Swann , Catalogue (N.Y., 1978)

63 Ritson, Select Collection of English Songs , foxed, binding shabby, $130

1978 September 29

Sotheby Belgravia , Catalogue (London, 1978)

94 Hogarth, Works (1822) [£320]

96 Hogarth, Works (Boydell, 1790) [£600]

1978 September

Duschnes , Catalogue 222 (1978)

35 Flaxman, Iliad (1805), some foxing, $225

1978 September

George's , Catalogue 637 (1978)

386 Darwin, The Botanic Garden , fourth edition, Vol. II ends at p. 280, £25

1978 September

Trebizond Books , Catalogue 9 (1978)

57 Hayley, Life of Cowper , 3 vols., first edition, lacking half- titles, $325

1978 September

Walford , Catalogue HM/100 (1978)

136 Flaxman, Iliad Odyssey (1805), with his (1805), both in original  boards, prints spotted, £80

145 Flaxman, Hesiod (1817), £110

282 Gough, Sepulchral Monuments , in 5 vols., £190

1978 September

Zeitlin & Ver Brugge , Catalogue 246 (Los Angeles, 1978)

6 Flaxman, Hesiod (1817), in half morocco slip case, $1,175

7 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), lacking Explanation leaf, disbound, each leaf mounted in a paper frame, leather portfolio, $2,400

1978 October 3

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1978)

45 Flaxman, Hesiod Iliad (1817), with Flaxman's and Odyssey , the first two in original boards [£120 to Felix Pryor]

452 Hogarth, Works (Baldwin & Cradock), damaged [£400 to Collector's Treasures]

453 Hogarth, Works (1822) [£350 to Collector's Treasures]

1978 October 6

Swann , Catalogue (N.Y., 1978)

707 Stedman, Narrative , third edition [$325]

1978 October 11

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1978)

176 Hunter, Historical Journal (1793), quarto, lacking 1 plate (not by Blake) [£300 to Hudson]

1978 October 19

Swann , Catalogue (N.Y., 1978)

30 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), with Explanation leaf, some foxing, some plates cropped [$1,900]

109 Hunter, Historical Journal (1793), quarto [$1,100]

1978 October 25

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1978)

291 Gay, Fables (1793) [£70 to Chelsea Books]

300 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy ( 1789-98), covers detached [£75 to Sulty]

383 Flaxman, Iliad Odyssey (1805), with Flaxman's (1805), both in original boards [£30 to Lowe]

1978 October

Beeleigh Abbey Books , Catalogue 29 (1978)

312 Stedman, Narrative , first edition, £550

1978 October

Randall & Windle , Catalogue 6 (1978)

99 Darwin, Botanic Garden, first edition plates browned, $350

153 Hogarth, Works (1822), $2,000

175 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy Physio ( 1789-98), with g nomical Sketches (c. 1802), bindings worn, $850

1978 November 15

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1978)

266 Stuart & Revett, Antiquities of Athens ( 1762-1816), 4 vols., with supplementary volume of 1830 [£2,800 to Gibbons]

1978 November 16

Christie , Catalogue (N.Y., 1978)

40A Dante prints (1892), small margins, vertical fold, foxed [apparently not sold]

1978 November 28

Sotheby, Catalogue (N.Y., 1978)

198 Blair, The Grave (1808), original boards, rebacked, with cover label [ ESTIMATE :  $400-$600]

1978 November 30

Sotheby , Catalogue (1978)

72 "Non Angli Sed Angeli--St. Gregory and the British Captives" <Butlin #56>, pencil, reproduction [ £ 2,200]

1978 November 30

Sotheby, Catalogue (London, 1978)

72 "Non Angli Sed Angeli--St. Gregory and the B ritish Captives" < Butlin #56 > , pencil preliminary drawing for the watercolour , reproduced ; verso lower part of a large nude demon and five visionary heads including Thomas More, Bluff King Hal, and Hotspu r [ £2,200 to Ian Hustwick ( for Robert H. Taylor ) ]

1978 November 30

Swann , Catalogue (N.Y., 1978)

55 Shakespeare, Dramatic Works (Boydell, 1802) [$350]

1978 November

Argosy , List (1978)

6 Gay, Fables (1793), $300

1978 November

Deighton Bell , Catalogue 213 (1978)

801 Blair, The Grave (1808), folio, with pl. 8-9 in the second (quarto) state, £480

1978 November

David Bickersteth , Catalogue 54 (1978)

100 Scott, Poetical Works (1782), £78

1978 November

Lawson , Catalogue 194 (1978)

158 Hayley, Ballads (1805), £165

159 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), twelfth edition, £125

1978 November

Quaritch , Catalogue 992 (London, 1978)

58 Malkin, A Father's Memoirs (1806), $400

1978 November

W. Thomas Taylor , Catalogue 2 (1978)

149 Blair, The Grave (1808), some foxing, $475

1978 November

Alan G. Thomas , Catalogue 38 (1978)

33 America , pl. 7, £2,000

34 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), lacking Explanation leaf, a few plates trimmed, £1,750

1978 December 6

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1978)

158 "Christ Trampling on Urizen" <Essick 13> on wove paper [₤45]

1978 December 11

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1978)

5 Ariosto, Orlando Furioso Collection (1799), with Dodsley, of Old Plays , 13 vols. [£95 to G. Jeffery]

63 Ritson, Select Collection of English Songs , with 25 other Ritson works [£380 to Blackwell]

111 Ritson, Select Collection of English Songs , lacking 3 signatures, with 2 other volumes [£20 to R.V. Elliott]

237 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy ( 1789-98) [£170 to Dawson]

1978 December 13

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1978)

63 Job , on Whatman wove paper [£2,900 to Reed]

1978 December 15

Sotheby Belgravia , Catalogue (London, 1978)

61 "M rs Q" <Essick 2D > , with another stipple print in colours [£ 90 t o Morris Ayres]

77 Hogarth, Works (1822) [£410]

1978 December 19

Sotheby, Catalogue (London, 1978)

449 Stuart & Revett, Antiquities of Athens, Vol. I-III, worn and stained [£90 to Finopoulos]

1978 December

Appelfield Gallery , catalogue 27 (1978)

127 Gay, Fables (1793). fine leather binding, $275

1978 Fall

W. & V. Dailey , Catalogue 10 (Los Angeles, 1978)

163 Flaxman, Hesiod Iliad (1817), bound with Flaxman's (1805) and Odyssey (1805), minor foxing, $300

1978 Fall

Heritage Books , Catalogue 6 (Los Angeles, 1978)

17 Blair, The Grave (1813), quarto, $375

145 Hayley, Life of Romney (1809), $145

1978 Autumn

Maggs , Catalogue 196 (London, 1978)

986 Olivier, Fencing Familiarised , £100

1978 Autumn

Alan G. Thomas , Catalogue Thirty-Eight 1978 (1978) <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

33 America pl. 7 [described as in Sotheby Catalogue 13 July 1978], 30.4 x 24.5 cm , £2,000

34 Y oung, Night Thoughts (1797), £ 1,750

1978 Autumn

Zeitlin & Ver Brugge, Our First Half Century:  1928-1978 (Los Angeles, 1978) <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

6 Flaxman, Hesiod (1817), half red morocco with a slip case, $1,175

7 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), lacks Explanation leaf, straight-grained morocco over boards, rebacked, original backstrip laid down [formerly R.N. Essick's], $2,400

1978-79 Winter

Blackwell's , Catalogue A1117 (Oxford, 1978)

263 Hayley, Life of Cowper , 4 vols., first edition, some foxing, £75

1978

War r en Howell, John Howell Books (San Francisco, 1978)

"Saint Paul Shaking off the Viper" <Butlin #509>, watercolour, $60,000

1978

Jeremy Norman & Co , Catalogue 4 (1978)

277 Darwin, The Botanic Garden , first edition, $450

1978 [444]

Bernard Quaritch , No. 985 English Literature from 1700 Including Some Autograph Letters (London, 1978) <Huntington Library >

27 Cumberland, Thoughts on Outline (1796), "original boards, rebacked", $250.00

28 Flaxman, The Iliad (1805), "new half calf on the original boards with paper label", $125.00

30 Gay, Fables (1793), "contemporary mottled calf, rebacked, the original gilt panelling neatly laid down", $400.00

32 Hayley, The Triumphs of Temper (1803), "contemporary calf, rebacked; with a neat inscription on front end-paper", $475.00

1978

Bernard Quaritch , No. 992 English Literature from 1800 Including Some Autograph Letters (London, 1978) <Biblioteca La Solana>

58 Malkin, A Father's Memoirs (1806), "early half calf, joints cracking", $400.00

59 J.T. Smith, Nollekens and His Times , Second Edition (1829), "boards, calf backs", $300.00

1979 January 30

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1979)

234 Hunter, Historical Journal (1793), quarto, some foxing, binding damaged [£260 to Harris]

1979 January 30

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1979)

261 Hogarth, Works (1822) [£650 to Mellen]

262 Hogarth, Works (1822), foxed, binding damaged [£150 to Lester]

1979 January

Brentano's , Catalogue (N.Y., 1979)

7 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), gray boards, rebacked, uncut, apparently with expla na tion leaf, $3,500

8 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), twelfth edition, lacking half-title, some foxing, $300

1979 February 6

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1979)

15 "Christ Trampling on Urizen" <Essick 1I > , on wove paper [£15 to Morris Ayres ]

1979 February 7

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1979)

61 Stedman, Narrative , second edition [£250 to Maggs]

121 Hunter, Historical Journal (1793), quarto [£440 to Lawson]

1979 February 8

Swann , Catalogue (N.Y.,1979)

Darwin, Botanic Garden, third edition, damp-stained [$210]

1979 February 6

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1979)

4 "Chaucer's Canterbury Pilgrims" <Essick 3J> , second state , the Property of a Lady [£2,100 to Christie (for Edwin Delph)]

1979 February 19

6 Sotheby, Catalogue (London, 1979)

50 Josephus, Works , probably the fourth issue, with 7 other volumes [£75 to Sutton Courtney]

54 Gay, Fables (1793), very worn [£70 to Ant. S. Gelbert]

1979 February 26

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1979)

13 "Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims"

1979 February 26

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1979)

13 "Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims", second state, some foxing, stained and torn lower left, illustration [£2,100]

1979 March 21

Sotheby in Hodgson's Rooms , Catalogue (London, 1979)

224 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), with Explanation leaf, some borders trimmed, all but one imprint present, binding damaged, tears and stains [not sold]

225 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), torn, repaired with tissue overlays stained, trimmed [£75 to Ayres]

1979 March 26

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1979)

133 Hogarth, Works (Baldwin & Cradock), spotted [£ 320 to C.W Traylen]

162 Stedman, Narrative , first edition, worn and spotted [£90 to Elliott]

1979 March

Beeleigh Abbey Books , Catalogue BA30 (1979)

Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy (1792), £160

Salzmann, Elements of Morality (1791), £280

1979 March

Octodecimo Books , Catalogue 27 (1979)]

Hayley, Life of Cowper , 2 vols., first edition, £65

1979 March

Sanders , Catalogue 93 (Oxford, 1979)

231 Josephus, Works , probably the fourth issue, £80

1979 March 7

Phillips auction , Catalogue (N.Y., 1979)

Flaxman, Hesiod Aeschylus (1817), with Flaxman's (1831) [$160]

Flaxman, Iliad Odyssey (1805), with his , boards, foxed [$110]

1979 March 8

Sotheby , Catalogue (Edinburgh, 1979)

201 Rees, Cyclopaedia, 45 vols. [£260 to B. Weinreb]

1979 March 12

Sotheby, Catalogue (London, 1979)

222 Stuart & Revett, Antiquities of Athens, Vol. I-III, worn [£600 to Finopoulos]

1979 March 14

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1979)

116 Darwin, Botanic Garden, first edition [£50 to Baillie]

1979 March 22

Sotheby in Hodgson's Rooms , Catalogue (London, 1979)

341 Flaxman, Hesiod Iliad (1817), lacking half-title, bound with Flaxman's , both bindings damaged [£35 to Ayres]

1979 March

Bow Windows Bookshop , Catalogue 79 (1979)

238 Darwin, Botanic Garden, second edition, £220

1979 March

Sanders , Catalogue 93 (Oxford, 1979)

50 Gay, Fables (1793), £150

386 Shakespeare, Plays , ed. Chalmers (1805), 10 vols., £120

1979 March

Thomas Thorp , Catalogue 423 (1979)

432 Blair, The Grave (1808), £350

1979 April 20

Christie , Catalogue (N.Y., 1979)

11 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), with Explanation leaf, binding damaged, some tears and soiling [not sold]

12 Job , proofs, on laid india paper, unbound, with label [$7,000]

102 Stedman, Narrative , second edition [$320]

1979 April

Deval & Muir, Catalogue 51 (1979)

Blair, The Grave (1813 [i.e., 1870]), $315

1979 April

Gerda Bassenge auction , Catalogue 33 (1979)

Blair, The Grave (1808); ESTIMATE :  DM2,800

1979 May 23

Sotheby , Catalogue (N.Y., 1979)

1 Receipt, 9 September 1806, illustration , consigned by an antique dealer ( ESTIMATE :  $1,000-$1,500 ) [$2,500]

32 Gay, Fables Fables (1793), with Aesop, (1793) [£700]

33 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), twelfth edition [£225]

34 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), with Explanation leaf tipped in (from another copy?), some foxing, with bookplate of C.W. Dyson Perrins [$1,600 to Duschnes]

1979 May 24

Sotheby in Hodgson's Rooms , Catalogue (London, 1979)

191 Hayley, Life of Cowper Poems , 3 vols., first edition, with Cowper, (1798) [£20 to Rose]

1979 May 25

Sotheby (Hodgson's R ooms), Catalogue (London, 1976)

506 George Cumberland's card <Essick E9> , in a collection of 3,670 bookplates [ £ 1,650 to Thomas Thorp]

1979 May 30

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1979)

198 Hogarth, Works (1822), damaged [£250 to Elliott]

1979 May

Blackwell's , Catalogue A1128 (Oxford, 1979)

Gay, Fables (1793), £145

1979 May

Duschnes , Catalogue 225 (1979)

15 Blair, The Grave (1808), uncut, original boards, cover label, $850

1979 May

Lawson , Catalogue 195 (1979)

234 Ariosto, Orlando Furioso (1785), £20

1979 May

Marlborough Books , Catalogue 84 (London, 1979)

21 Flaxman, Hesiod (1817), £150

22 Flaxman, Iliad Odyssey (1805), with his , £95

37 Hogarth, Works (1822), £500

449 Vetusta Monumenta ( 1747-1868), 6 vols. bound in 5, £300

1979 June 6

Sotheby in Hodgson's Rooms , Catalogue (London, 1979)

17 Darwin, Botanic Garden , fourth edition [ £ 62 to Thorp]

1979 June 7

Sotheby in Hodgson's Rooms , Catalogue (London, 1979)

484 Gay, Fables (1793), damaged, stained [not sold]

485 Blair, The Grave (1808), some spotting [£170 to Swales]

486 Blair, The Grave (1813), quarto, some spotting, cover loose [£100 to B.L. Davidson]

1979 June 7

Swann , Catalogue (N.Y., 1979)

103 Olivier, Fencing Familiarised [$140]

1979 June 25

Drout Hotel Rive Gauche auction , Catalogue (Paris, 1979)

Young, Night Thoughts (1797), with Explanation leaf [ ESTIMATE :  FFr25,000]

1979 June 13-14

Christie, Manson & Woods Ltd , Books and Manuscripts from the Library of Arthur A. Houghton, Jnr . Part I:  A-L (London, 1979)

First Day

44 Songs of Innocence and of Experience [D] ( ESTIMATE : £ 35,000- £ 45,000 ) [ £70,000 to John Fleming (for Haven O'More ) ]

1979 June 21

Swann , Catalogue (N.Y. 1979)

49 Blair, The Grave (1813 [i.e., 1870]), plates only, in original portfolio [$275]

Hayley, Essay on Sculpture (1800) [$130]

1979 June 27

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1979)

83 Job , late printing, on laid india paper [£3,200]

1979 June

R. & J. Balding , Catalogue 62 (1970)

Ariosto, Orlando Furioso (1799), £100

1979 June

Black Sun Books , Catalogue 54 (N.Y., 1979)

10 The Wit's Magazine ( 1784-85), 17 issues in 1 vol., $1,000

1979 June

Jenkins Co , Catalogue 119 (1979)

596 Stedman, Narrative , second edition, $300

1979 June

M. & S. Books , Catalogue 23 (1979)

812 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy ( 1789-98), $750

1979 June

Maggs , Catalogue 994 (London, 1979)

3 , 489 Wollstonecraft, Original Stories (1791), frontispiece and pl. 1 in third state, pl. 2-5 in second state, £250

1979 June

Peter Murray Hill , Catalogue 149 (1979)

112 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), twelfth edition, £105

1979 June

Maggs , Catalogue 994 (London, 1979)

2,774 Scott, Poetical Works (1782), uncut, original boards, £350

1979 June

McDowell & Stern , Catalogue 17 (1979)

845 Burger, Leonora , £360

1979 June

Eric & Joan Stevens , List 6/79 (1979)

Hayley, Life of Cowper , 3 vols., second edition, £65

1979 June

Rootenberg , Catalogue 2 (1979)

64 Darwin, Botanic Garden, second edition, $300

1979 Spring

Zeitlin & Ver Brugge, Portfolio 4 (Los Angeles, 1979)

Songs of Innocence and of Experience Experience , pl. 7  ("The Ecchoing Green", second print), pl. 10 ("The Little Black Boy", second p rint), pl. 33 ("Holy Thursday" from ), printed on chine appliqué, each illustrated, $15,000

1979 July 3

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1979)

63 Songs of Innocence and of Experience (London:  Pickering, 1839 ), second issue lacking "The Little Vagabond", with "a number of manuscript additions and corrections in the margins.  A note on the front free endpaper reads:  'I have always understood that the pencil corrections in this book were made by D.G.; Rossetti.  James Gilchrist'." [ £270 to A.K. Henderson]

1979 July 4

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1979)

173 "The Man Sweeping the Interpreter's Parlour" <Essick 2N >, second state, from the collections of Greville Macdonald, Ruthven Todd, and David Tunick [£3,200 to Baskett & Day (for Paul Mellon)]

1979 July 18-19

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1979)

Property of the Vaughan Johnson Trust

58 "Winter" <Butlin # 808 > , tempera, reproduced in colour [£30,000 to Thomas Agnew (for the Tate Gallery) ]

59 "Evening" < # 809 > , temper, reproduced in colour [£21,000 to Agnew ]

62 "Every Man also Gave him a Piece of Money" < #553 > , pencil, pen, blue and gray washes , reproduced in colour, from Tatham, Weston, Robertson, Preston ( ESTIMATE :  £10,000- £15,000) [not sold]

1979 July 25

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1979)

68 Hogarth, Works (1822) [£270 to Ayres]

125 Hogarth, Works (Baldwin & Cradock) [£280 to Nagel]

138 Olivier, Fencing Familiarised , worn [£85 to Davidson]

1979 July 27

Sotheby Belgravia , Catalogue (London, 1979)

314 Hogarth, Works (Boydell, n.d.), damaged [£120]

1979 July 30

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1979)

62 Gough, Sepulchral Monuments , in 5 vols., covers detached [£190 to Quaritch]

1979 July

Swann, Catalogue (N.Y., 1979)

Blair, The Grave (1813), quarto, cover detached, title backed and perhaps supplied from another copy [$140]

1979 July

David O'Neal , Catalogue 27 (1979)

Blair, The Grave (1808), folio, $550

1979 July

Henry Sotheran , Catalogue 967 (1979)

Ariosto, Orlando Furioso (1799), £68

1979 August

Duschnes , Catalogue 226 (1979)

14 Gay, Fables Fables (1793), with Aesop, (1793), $875

16 Hayley, Life of Cowper , first edition, $400

17 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), with Explanation leaf tipped in (from another copy?), some foxing, with bookplate of C.W. Dyson Perrins, $2,500

1979 September 22

Sotheby , Catalogue (Edinburgh, 1979)

178 Hayley, Life of Cowper Narrative of the , first edition, with

Life of Cowper [£28 to D. Balfour]

1979 October 22

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1979)

203 Scott, Poetical Works (1782), some damp-stains, disbound [£50 to Quaritch]

1979 October

Bromer Booksellers , Catalogue 17 (1979)

8 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), Explanation leaf  laid in, $2,000

147 Flaxman, Iliad (1805), $200

1979 October

Eric & Joan Stevens , Catalogue 91 (1979)

67 Scott, Poetical Works (1782), lacking one plate (not by Blake), £38

1979 October

Frank Hammond , Catalogue 214 (1979)

86 Stedman, Narrative , first edition, plates hand coloured skillfully, £1,200

1979 October

Trebizond Books , Catalogue 12 (1979)

18 Blair, The Grave (1813 [i.e., 1870]), large folio, $375

1979 October

Woodspurge Books , Catalogue 1 (1979)

6 Gay, Fables (1793), $500

8 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), twelfth edition, binding damaged, some water - staining, $175

1979 October 10

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1979)

415 Blair, The Grave (1813), quarto, minor stains [£50]

1979 October 26

Sotheby in Hodgson's Rooms , Catalogue (London, 1979)

430 Blair, The Grave (1813), quarto, most plates dated 1808, covers detached [£100 to Carnegie]

1979 October

Ravenstree Books , Catalogue 53 (1979)

Ariosto, Orlando Furioso (1783), $450

1979 October

Woodspurge Books , Catalogue 1 (1979)

Blair, The Grave (1808), uncut, original boards detached, cover label, $1,150

1979 October 3-November 3

Associated American Artists , British Master Prints (N.Y., 1979)

10 "The Discomfitted Duellists", from The Wit's Magazine (1784) , $90

11 "May-Day in London" [ibid], $90

12 Job pl. "1", $900

13 Job pl. "4", $900

14 Job pl. "13", reproduced, $750

15 Job pl. "14", reproduced, $750

16 Job pl. "18", $750

1979 November 15-December 20

P. & D. Colnaghi , Exhibition of English Drawings and Watercolours (London, 1979)

74 "The Witch of Endor" < Butlin #74 >

1979 November 1

Swann , Catalogue (N.Y., 1979)

691 Earle, Practical Observations on the Operation for the Stone (1793) [$90 to Bennett & Marshall (for UCLA Biomedical Library)]

1979 November 8-10

Gerda Massenge auction , Catalogue 34 (1979)

Flaxman, Hesiod (1817), original boards [ ESTIMATE : DM800]

1979 November 26

Christie , Catalogue (N.Y., 1979)

319 Hogarth, Works (1822) [$500]

1979 November 28

Sotheby , Catalogue (N.Y., 1979)

176 Gay, Fables Fables (1793), with Aesop, (1793) [£650]

1979 November

R. & J. Balding , Catalogue 66 (1979)

Ariosto, Orlando Furioso (1799), £100

Darwin, The Botanic Garden , third edition, £325

1979 November

Colnaghi , Catalogue (London, 1979)

27 "Witch of Endor:  Saul and the Ghost of Samuel(?)" <Butlin #74>, pencil, illustration, £2,250

1979 November

Epps , Special List 79-2 (1979)

1 Scott, Poetical Works (1782), cover detached, $250

2 Scott, Poetical Works (1782), uncut, missing 1 plate (not by Blake), $210

1979 November

John Howell Books , Catalogue ( San Francisco, 1979)

Dante prints, on laid india paper mounted on thick cream wove paper, Adeline Butterworth's signature dated 1913, $12,000

1979 November

Lawson , Catalogue 197 (1979)

295 Hunter, Historical Journal (1793), quarto, some foxing, binding damaged, £750

1979 November

Sanders , Catalogue 95 (Oxford, 1979)

71 Blair, The Grave (1813 [i.e., 1870]), original cloth, £95

1979 November

Woodspurge Books [Edwin C. Epps, Jr . Special List 79-2: ] William Blake – A Supplement to Catalogue One (1979) 3 pages

1979 November

Ximines Books , Catalogue 52 (1979)

112 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), twelfth edition, tall copy, 3 portraits of Hayley added, Robert Hoe copy, $1,250

1979 December 3

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1979)

95 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy ( 1789-98), uncut, original boards [£400 to Robinson]

420 Vetusta Monumenta , 4 vols., worn and foxed [not sold]

1979 December 5

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1979)

120 Dante prints (1892), foxed, vertical fold [£3,200]

1979 December 13

Sotheby in Hodgson's Rooms , Catalogue (London, 1979)

162 Stuart & Revett, Antiquities of Athens, Vol. I-III, worn, some plates inserted from a later edition [£120 to A. Nicola]

1979 December

Deighton Bell , Catalogue 215 (1978)

91 Blair, The Grave (1808), folio, with pl. 8-9 in the second (quarto) state, £480

1979 December

Marlborough Rare Books , Catalogue 85 (London, 1979)

341 Stuart & Revett, Antiquities of Athens ( 1762-1816), 4 vols., £3,000

1979 December

McDowell & Stern . Catalogue 19 (1979)

Remember Me! , £40

1979 December

Peter Murray Hill , Catalogue 151 (1979)

85 Enfield, The Speaker (1781), sixth edition, £20

1979 December

Serendipity Books , Catalogue 39 (1979)

P128 Dante prints, on white wove paper with "N" watermark fragment, with label, $13,000

1979 Winter

R. & J. Balding , Catalogue 65 (1979)

224 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), fancy binding, £175

1979 Winter

Ravenstree Co , Catalogue 53 (1979)

34 Ariosto, Orlando Furioso (1783), 5 vols., $185

1979

Gernard Rosenthal , Bulletin 22 (1979)

Gay, Fables (1793), morocco binding, $485

1979

Stanley Gibbons , Catalogue 1 (1979)

Stuart & Revett, Antiquities of Athens (1762-1816), 4 vols., with supplementary volume of 1830, £4,650

1979-80 Winter

Ravenstree Books , Catalogue 85 (1980)

878 Flaxman, Iliad (1805), $225

1980 January

Blackwell's , Catalogue A1141 (Oxford, 1980)

347 Hayley, Life of Romney (1809), £85

1980 January

Duschnes , Catalogue 227 (1980)

32 Hayley, Essay on Sculpture (1800), $250

33 Blair, The Grave (1808), $650

1980 January

Sterling Books , Catalogue 42 (1980)

Josephus, Works , probably the fifth issue, £40

1980 February 7

Swann , Catalogue (N.Y.,1980)

161 Flaxman, Iliad Odyssey (1805), with his (1805), foxed [$100]

1980 February 14

Swann , Catalogue (N.Y., 1980)

333   Stedman, Narrative (1806), foxed, covers detached [$275]

1980 February 18

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1980)

81 Nicholson, Introduction to Natural Philosophy (1782), worn, covers detached, one missing, with 4 other volumes [£50 to Weiner]

128 Shakespeare, Plays (1805), 9 vols., some foxing, uncut [£80 to Duran]

1980 February 25

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1980)

215 Lavater, Aphorisms on Man (1788), some tears [£30 to Traylen]

1980 February

William Duck , Catalogue 29 (1980)

148 Flaxman, Hesiod Iliad (1817), with his (1805), Odyssey Aeschylus (1805), and (1831), £350

1980 February

Lawson , Catalogue 198 (1980)

95 Gay, Fables (1793), £135

96 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), twelfth edition, £125

1980 February

Woodspurge Books , List 80-3 (1980)

33 Ariosto, Orlando Furioso (1799), $280

1980 March 26

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1980)

17 Gay, Fables (1793), off-setting [£80, Bennet]

1980 March

Bow Windows Book Shop , Catalogue 84(1980)

8 Darwin, Botanic Garden (1791), second edition, foxed, £220]

1980 March

Murdoch Mactagart Books , Catalogue 26 (1980)

22 Blair, The Grave (1813), large paper folio "proof" edition, lacking frontispiece, uncut, some foxing, original cover label, new binding, pl. 8-9 in 1808 quarto state, rest in 1808 folio state, £200

1980 March

Woodspurge Books , Special List (1980)

Ariosto, Orlando Furioso (1799), $280

Blair, The Grave (1808), uncut, original boards detached, cover label, $925

Gay, Fables (1793), $395

Hayley, Life of Cowper , second edition, $400

Scott, Poetical Works (1782), cover detached, $185

Scott, Poetical Works (1782), uncut, missing 1 plate (not by Blake), $265

1980 April 14

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1980)

242 Hunter, Historical Journal (1793), quarto, some leaves loose, soiled, covers detached [£330 to Traylen]

248 Hunter, Historical Journal (1793), octavo, frontispiece and title page damaged, binding worn, with another volume [not sold]

1980 April 9

Sotheby , Catalogue (N.Y.,1980)

75 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy (1810), foxed [£400]

109 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), with Explanation leaf, soiled, last leaf repaired, binding worn [$2,200]

110 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), marginal stains, upper cover detached [$350]

111 Blair, The Grave (1813), folio [$600]

1980 April 18

Christie , South Kensington Rooms, Catalogue (London, 1980)

36 Hunter, Historical Journal (1793), quarto, soiled, worn [£300]

1980 April 18

Sotheby in Hodgson's Rooms , Catalogue (London, 1980)

383 Stuart & Revett, Antiquities of Athens ( 1762-1816), Vol. II- III only [£260 to Finopoulos]

1980 April 23

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1980)

Rees, Cyclopaedia (1820), hinges cracked [£180 to Weinreb]

1980 April

Lawson , Catalogue 200 (1980)

74 Hunter, Historical Journal (1793), quarto, slight foxing, £800

1980 April

Sanders , Catalogue 96 (Oxford, 1980)

29 Ariosto, Orlando Furioso (1785), 5 vols., worn, title page to Vol. I torn, £45

1980 May 1-2

Sotheby Parke Bernet ( Hodgson's Rooms) , C atalogue (London, 1980)

The Property of a Lady

100 Songs of Innocence and of Experience lightly printed [BB ], 55 pl., including "A Divine Image" [pl. b] , " in black, paginated by hand, one page coloured by hand, two others partly coloured, thinly inked areas of some other pages painted over in black, offset, two small stains in margins, early nineteenth-century calf gilt, spine elaborately decorated and titled 'Blake's Phantasies', joints slightly rubbed, traces of blue paper wrapper at inner margin of title ";the title page to Innocence has "a pencil note 'Bought of Blake May 1816' .. . John Wild ... wrote his initials over the small partly erased library stamp in the lower margin of the general title, and ... inserted his book-plate.  Wild's library passed to his cousin, and the book has since remained in the possession of his cousin's family" [ £16,000 to Edmund Andrews ( for Colin Franklin ) ]

101 Darwin, Botanic Garden (1791 , 1789 ), first edition s , lacking 2 plates (not by Blake), rubbed  [ £ 55 to Ayres]

102 Darwin, Botanic Garden (1795, 1794) , third edition [ £ 220 to Garton]

103 Gay, Fables (1793), rubbed [ £ 85 to Fine Art Society]

104 Gay, Fables (F. & C. Rivington, 1793), 8vo; "The plates are based on three by Blake and others in the Stockdale edition of the same year"

105 Fuseli, Lectures on Painting (1801) ), spotted, rubbed [ £ 55 to Fine Art Society]

106 Hayley, Cowper lacking the leaf to be inserted ( 1803-1804) " between Ggg 3 and Ggg 4 , which includes a text illustration by Blake "

107 Malkin, A Father's Memoirs (1806), spotted, rubbed [ £ 85 to Henderson]

108 Stedman, Narrative (1813), rebacked [ £ 320 to Joseph]

177 Gay, Fables (1793), badly stained, worn [ £ 20 to Salinas]

177A Young, Night Thoughts (1797), stained, tears, lacks Explanation leaf [ £ 900 to Salber]

179 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, stains, loose with original boards, lacking spine [ £ 200 to Fine Art Society]

250 Flaxman, Iliad Odyssey (1805), with his (1805), spotted [ £ 75 to Fine Art Society]

251 Flaxman, Hesiod Aeschylus (1817) with his (1831), spotted, rubbed [ £ 82 to Duran]

1980 May 2

Christie , Catalogue (N.Y., 1980)

29 Job , on 1824 Whatman paper, margins stained, pl. 14 with thin spot in middle, individually matted, from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts [$9,000]

1980 May 15

Swann , Catalogue (N.Y., 1980)

266 Gay, Fables (1793) [$375]

1980 May 27

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1980)

72 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), some leaves trimmed, very worn, one cover loose [ ESTIMATE : £ 100- £ 200] [not sold]

376 Vetusta Monumenta ( 1747-1815), Vol. I-IV, worn, one cover detached [ £ 170 to Weinreb]

1980 May 29

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1980)

296 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), with Explanation leaf, minor foxing and rubbing [ £ 1,000]

1980 May

Duschnes , Catalogue 228 (1980)

18 Gay, Fables (1793), $450

19 Flaxman, Iliad Odyssey (1805) with is (1805), rubbed, $225

1980 May

Alan Thomas , Catalogue 40 (1980)

46 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), 5 plates trimmed, worn, lacking Explanation leaf, £ 1,750

1980 June 5

Sotheby in Hodgson's Rooms , Catalogue (London, 1980)

56 Salzmann, Elements of Morality (1791), 49 plates, some coloured, covers loose, worn [ £ 35 to Sekuler]

1980 June 5

Swann , Catalogue (N.Y., 1980)

117 Euler, Elements of Algebra (1797) [$150 to Essick]

200 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy ( 1789-98), with the Luffman supplement (1802), plates stained brown [$500]

1980 June 16

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1980)

57    Stedman, Narrative (1796) [not sold]

1980 June

Ravenstree , Catalogue 62 (1980)

99 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), large paper, worn, slight foxing, $355

1980 Spring

Baldwin Books , Catalogue 69 (1980)

27 Shakespeare, Dramatic Works (1832), £ 130

1980 Spring

M & S Books , Catalogue 24 (1980)

592 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy ( 1789-98), $750

1980 July 1

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1980)

515 Flaxman, Iliad Aeschylus (1805), with his (n.d.), foxed, covers detached [ £ 15 to Elliott]

1980 July 10

Sotheby in Hodgson's Rooms , Catalogue (London, 1980)

98 Gay, Fables Fables (1793), with Aesop, (1793), rubbed [ £ 75 to Russell]

1980 July 10

Swann, Catalogue (N.Y., 1980)

27 Shakespeare, Dramatic Works (1802), foxed, worn [$700]

1980 July 11

Christie , South Kensington Rooms, Catalogue (London, 1980)

119 Hayley, Life of Cowper (1803), original boards, worn and partly disbound [ £ 40]

1980 July 15

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1980)

461 Ritson, Select Collection of English Songs (1783), rubbed [ £ 120 to H. Landry]

1980 July 22

Sotheby Parke Bernet, Beresford Adams Rooms (Chester, 1980)

101 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy ( 1789-98), lacking half-title in Vol. I and title and index in Vol. III [ £ 110 to D. Salinas]

102 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy ( 1789-98), bound in 20 parts, worn, Vol. III disbound [ £ 160 to Shapero]

1980 July 28

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1980)

161 Salzmann, Elements of Morality (1791), 51 plates, some offsetting [ £ 500 to Hofmann]

162 Hayley, Romney (1809), imprints trimmed, soiled [not sold]

163 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), lacking half title [ £ 160 to Maggs]

1980 July 29

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1980)

286 Wollstonecraft, Original Stories (1791), very worn, covers detached, spotted [ £ 300 to Maggs]

1980 July 30

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1980)

598    Stedman, Narrative (1813), 80 plates only, coloured, lacking 2 leaves [ £ 220 to Robinson]

1980 July

Balding Books, Catalogue 73 (1980)

181 Ritson, Select Collection of English Songs (1783), rubbed, £ 165

1980 July

Dawson Pall Mall , Catalogue 279 (London, 1980)

115 Gay, Fables (1793), tears in margins of 5 plates fancy binding, £ 220

1980 July

Quaritch , Catalogue 1009 (London, 1980)

115 Flaxman, Hesiod Iliad (1817), with his (1805), Odyssey Aeschylus (1805), and (1831), $1,400

149 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), $550

150 Malkin, A Father's Memoirs (1806), $400

1980 July

Eric & Joan Stevens , Catalogue 97 (1980)

126 Hoare, Inquiry into ... the Arts of Design (1806), uncut, recased in original boards, £ 85

1980 July

Traylen , Catalogue 90 ( Guildford, 1980)

560 Stedman, Narrative (1796), £ 585

1980 July

William Weston Gallery , One Hundred Prints at Prices Under ₤ 200 ( London , 1980)

109 "Christ Trampling on Satan" <Essick 14> , on heavy cream wove paper " , £ 200

1980 August 22

Christie, South Kensington Rooms , Catalogue (London, 1980)

2 Josephus, Works , tr. Maynard (n.d.), joints cracked [ £ 18]

64 Hayley, Life of Cowper (1803), Vol. I-II only, soiled, rubbed [ £ 4]

1980 September 29

Sotheby, Catalogue (London, 1980)

190 Stuart & Revett, Antiquities of Athens ( 1762-1816), Vol. I- IV, lacking plate 29 in Vol. II, covers detached, worn, some spotting [ £ 900 to Elmassian]

220 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy (1810), rubbed, hinges split, some browning [ £ 120 to Heald]

1980 September

Balding Books , Catalogue 75 (1980)]

231 Darwin, Botanic Garden (1799), fourth edition, rubbed [ £ 135]

1980 September

Thorp , Catalogue 429 (London, 1980)

150 Gay, Fables (1793), £ 150

151 Gay, Fables (1793), spotted, lacking list of subscribers, £ 95

1980 Summer

Claude Cox , Catalogue 19 (1980)

62 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy (1810), rebacked and repaired, "many of the plates are on India paper mounted", £ 225

1980 Summer

Maggs , Catalogue 199 (London, 1980)

38 Gay, Fables (1793), £ 250

1980 October 9

Swann , Catalogue (N.Y., 1980)

34 Blair, The Grave (1808), "folio", foxed [$400]

35 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), light browning, Explanation leaf trimmed close and inlaid [$1,600]

1980 October 21-22

Sotheby Parke Bernet, Beresford Adams Rooms , Catalogue (Chester, 1980) <Grolier Club>

193 Blair, The Grave (1870), small paper folio, stained and worn [ £ 30 to D. Salinas]

195 Cumberland, Thoughts on Outline Outlines (1796), with his from the Antients (1829), stained and rubbed [ £ 60 to M. Koike]

196 Darwin, Botanic Garden (1799), fourth edition, with 4 other vols. [ £ 48 to M. Koike]

197 Gay, Fables (1793), lacking 1 leaf in Vol. I, rubbed [ £ 35 to M. Koike]

202 Scott, Poetical Works Life of Cowper (1782), lacking 1 text gathering, with Hayley, , 2 of 3 vols., worn [ £ 70 to M. Koike]

1980 October

Beeleigh Abbey Books , Catalogue 32 (1980)

47 Darwin, Botanic Garden (1791), first edition, £ 160

48 Darwin, Botanic Garden (1795), third edition, £ 190

492 Flaxman, Classical Compositions Hesiod [including ], some foxing, fancy binding, £ 145

1980 October

Family Album Bookshop , Catalogue (1 9 80)

4 William Mason, The English Garden (London, 1803), inscribed "Louisa Cormeck, The Gift of W m Blake, April 23, 1803", $100 [445]

1980 October

Figgis Rare Books , Catalogue 33 (1980)

78 Darwin, Works (1806), 10 plates hand coloured, £ 95

1980 October

The Rendles , Autograph Letters Manuscripts Documents Rare Books:  Catalogue 152 (Newton, Massachusetts, 1980) <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

Receipt of 9 September 1806, reproduced, $25,000

1980 October

Sterling Books , Catalogue 45 (1980)

53 Josephus, Works , tr. Maynard (n.d.) [ £ 75]

1980 November 4

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1980)

622 Hunter, Historical Journal (1793), quarto, foxed [ £ 400 to Maggs]

1980 November 13

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1980)

106 "Ugolino:  'Does thy God, O Priest, Take Such Vengeance as This?'" <Butlin #208>, illustration [ £3,800 to the Kunsthalle, Hamburg]

107 "The Good Farmer" <#120A>, both sides illustrated [ ESTIMATE : £2,000-£3,000] [not sold]

108 "Searching Among the Dead on a Battlefield" <#197A>, illustration [ ESTIMATE :  £2,000-£3,000] [not sold]

1980 November 14

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1980)

289 Flaxman, Hesiod (1817), re-issue, foxed, binding partly broken [ £ 60]

295 Dante (1838), on laid india paper, some staining, from the collections of John Linnell, J.T. Linnell, the latter's daughter (Mrs Bates), and her son D.R. Bollard [ £ 5,100]

353 Flaxman, Iliad Odyssey (1805), with his (1805), re-issues, foxed [ £ 70]

1980 November 20

Swann , Catalogue (N.Y., 1980)

411    Stedman, Narrative (1796), disbound, foxed, stained, lacking 15 plates [$100]

1980 November 24

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1980)

30 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), some leaves trimmed, some spotting, rubbed, with Explanation leaf [ £ 900 to Robinson]

31 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, subscriber's copy [ £ 350 to Traylen]

155 Hayley, Romney (1809), with 2 other volumes [ £ 45 to Fogg]

187 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy ( 1789-98), foxed, covers loose [not sold]

269 Stuart & Revett, Antiquities of Athens ( 1762-1816), 5 vols., fancy binding [ £ 2,800 to McCable]

546 Stuart & Revett, Antiquities of Athens ( 1762-1816), 4 vols. including supplement, some leaves misbound, some damage [ £ 280 to Karakos]

1980 November 24

Swann , Catalogue (N.Y., 1980)

162 Hogarth, Beggar's Opera , no margins, foxed, with a large collection of Folio Hogarths [not sold]

1980 November

Bow Windows Book Shop , Catalogue 85 (1980)

266 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, title page imprint cropped, £ 300

1980 November

Dawson Pall Mall , Catalogue 282 (London, 1980)

167 Ritson, Select Collection of English Songs (1783), worn, some spotting, £ 160

1980 November

Marlborough Rare Books , Catalogue 87 (London, 1980)

673 Flaxman, Hesiod (1817), original boards, rebacked, cover label, £ 173

1980 November 13

Sotheby Parke - B e rnet & Co., Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century British Watercolours and Drawings: ... by William Blake ... John Constable ... Joseph Mallord William Turner (N.Y., 1980)

106 "Ugolino" < Butlin #208 > , reproduced [ £ 3,800 to Sommerville and Simpson [for the Hamburger Kunsthalle ]

107 a study for "The Good Farmer" < #120A > , recto and verso reproduced [ bought in]

108 "Searching Among the Dead on a Battlefield" < #197A > , reproduced [bought in]

1980 December 3

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1980)

161 "The Man Sweeping the Interpreter's Parlour" <Essick 2E >, lightly printed in black on unwatermarked wove paper, pencil sketch by Blake on verso, some surface dirt and staining on verso, illustration [ £ 2,000 to Andrew Edmunds (for Essick)]

1980 December 4

Swann , Catalogue (N.Y., 1980)

332 Stuart & Revett, Antiquities of Athens ( 1762-1816), Vol. I- IV, Vol. 2 disbound, ex-library copy with some pates stamped [$1,300]

1980 December 9

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1980)

462 Vetusta Monumenta ( 1747-1815), Vol. I-IV [ £ 190 to Weinreb]

491 Vetusta Monumenta ( 1747-1815), Vol. I-IV [ £ 260 to Weinreb]

1980 December 12

Christie South Kensington Rooms , Catalogue (London, 1980)

118 Hoare, Inquiry into ... the Arts of Design (1806), worn, damp- stained, partly disbound [ £ 18]

1980 December 16

Sotheby Parke Bernet , Beresford Adams Rooms, Catalogue (Chester, 1980)

95 Stuart & Revett, Antiquities of Athens ( 1762-1816), Vol. I-III second issue, 230 of 232 plates, one cover detached [ £ 600 to Santa]

240 Salzmann, Elements of Morality (1792), 1 plate torn and repaired, with 9 other volumes [ £ 38 to A.W. Laywood]

1980 December 18

Swann , Catalogue (N.Y., 1980)

423 Wollstonecraft, Original Stories (1791), second state of the first 2 plates [$325 to Dailey]

1980 December

Sanders , Catalogue 98 (Oxford, 1980)

374 Shakespeare, Plays (1805), 10 vols., worn, joints cracked, £ 90

1980 December

Shaunagh Fitzgerald Ltd , Catalogue (1980)

51 "The Witch of Endor:  Saul and the Ghost of Samuel" <Butlin #74>, £1,950

1980 Fall

Family Album Books , Catalogue (1980)

82 Blair, The Grave (1813), $500

83 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), with Explanation leaf, damp- stained, $2,000

1980

William Weston Gallery , From Blake to Miró:  Fine Prints by 19th & 20th Century European and British Masters Weston Catalogue No. 3 (London, 1980) 44 pp.

The catalogue includes prices.

1981 January 27

Sotheby, Catalogue (London, 1981)

456 Boydell's Graphic Illustrations of the Works of Shakspeare (c. 1803), lacking frontispiece, spotted, covers loose [ £ 220 to Mistrali]

1981 January 28

California Book Auction Galleries , Catalogue (Los Angeles, 1981)

77 Job (1874), on laid india paper, loose [ ESTIMATE :  $8,000- $12,000] [not sold; highest bid $6,500]

257 Gay, Fables (1793) [no price record]

1981 January

John Howell Books , List (1981)

Job (1826), boards, $10,000

1981 January

Quaritch , Catalogue 1012 (London, 1981)

  1. Stuart & Revett, Antiquities of Athens (1762-1816), Vol. I- IV, lacking 2 plates in Vol. I, $3,600

1981 January

Woodspurge Books , Catalogue 80-5 (1981)

Ariosto, Orlando Furioso (1799), $280

Gay, Fables (1793), $500

Scott, Poetical Works (1782), front cover detached, $250

Scott, Poetical Works (1782), lacking 1 plate (not by Blake, $210

1981 February 4

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1981)

216 Hayley, Romney (1809), with 2 other volumes [ £ 90 to Morris]

1981 February 5

Swann , Catalogue (N.Y., 1981)

109 Darwin, Botanic Garden , Part 1(1791),second edition, foxed, covers detached [not sold]

289 Ritson, Select Collection of English Songs (1783),worn, some covers detached [$130]

1981 February 6

Christie, South Kensington Rooms , Catalogue (London, 1981)

127 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy (1810), some damp- staining, worn [ £ 90]

1981 February 9

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1981)

124 Euler, Elements of Algebra (1797) [ £ 60 to Bicker]

1981 February 23

Sotheby, Catalogue (London, 1981)

34 Darwin, Botanic Garden (1795), third edition, soiled [ £ 40 to Harwell]

1981 February 25

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1981)

59 Vetusta Monumenta ( 1747-1835), Vol. I-V, worn [ £ 70 to Thornton]

104 Hunter, Historical Journal (1793), octavo, worn [ £ 80 to Maggs]

138   Stedman, Narrative (1813), some plates loose, defective boards [ £ 180 to Davidson]

139    Stedman, Narrative (1813), some plates shaved, fancy binding [ £ 180 to Maggs]

206 Stuart & Revett, Antiquities of Athens ( 1762-1816), Vol. I- IV, rubbed [ £ 850 to Demarcaraco]

1981 February

Deighton Bell , Extra Catalogue Series 10 (1981)

39 Boydell's Graphic Illustrations of the Works of Shakspeare (c. 1803), rebacked, some water-staining, £ 185

1981 February

Deighton Bell , Catalogue 220 (1981)

247 Hayley , Life of Cowper (1803), some spotting, £ 180

1981 February

John Howell Books , List (1981)

Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, $800 ££

Dante (1838), bound, $12,000

Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy (1789-98), fancy binding, $2,250

1981 February

Woodspurge Books , Catalogue 81-2 (1981), $150

Ariosto, Orlando Furioso (1799), $280

Gay, Fables (1793), $300

Scott, Poetical Works (1782), front cover detached, $125

Scott, Poetical Works (1782), lacking 1 plate (not by Blake, $100

1981 March 4

Sotheby Parke Bernet, Beresford Adams Rooms , Catalogue (Chester, 1981)

87 Flaxman, Hesiod Iliad (1817), with his (1805), Odyssey Aeschylus (1805), and (1831), rubbed, damp-stained [ £ 32], Catalogue (London, 1981)

58 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), 1 plate shaved, binding worn [ £ 60]

1981 March 9

Sotheby in Hodgson's Rooms , Catalogue (London, 1981)

284 Salzmann, Elements of Morality (1791), one cover lacking, others loose [ £ 260 to Schiller]

1981 March 16

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1981)

188 Gay, Fables (1793), one cover detached [ £ 55 to Quaritch]

1981 March 17

Sotheby, Catalogue (London, 1981)

351 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy ( 1789-98), foxed, covers loose [ £ 170 to Traylen]

1981 March 18

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1981)

110    Stedman, Narrative (1806), plates coloured, rebacked [ £ 750 to Maggs]

1981 March 19

Swann , Catalogue (N.Y., 1981)

23 Hayley, Life of Cowper (1803), second edition, rebacked [$130]

1981 March 26

Sotheby in Hodgson's Rooms , Catalogue (London, 1981)

86 Gay, Fables (1793), rubbed [ £ 95 to Bayley]

87 Flaxman, Iliad (1805), spotted, badly worn, disbound [ £ 25 to Ayres]

1981 March

Stuart Bennett Books , Catalogue 2 (1981)

8 Blair, The Grave (1813), folio, "proof", plates in folio state, £ 375

1981 March

Dawson Pall Mall , Catalogue 203 (London, 1981)

66 Darwin, Botanic Garden (1795), third edition, £ 220

478 Darwin, Botanic Garden (1791), first edition, some spotting, £ 80

1981 March

Heritage Bookshop , Catalogue 508 (Los Angeles, 1981)

148 Gay, Fables (1793), $750

1981 April 9

Sotheby in Hodgson's Rooms , Catalogue (London, 1981)

53 Cumberland, Outlines from the Antients Egyptian ...Costume (1829), with T. Baxter, (1810) [ £ 20 to Crete]

1981 April 15

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1981)

62 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, damp-stained [ £ 250 to F.A.S. (?Fine Art Society)]

100 Gay, Fables (1793), some minor spotting, cover detached, worn [ £ 50 to Frum]

1981 April

David Bickersteth , Catalogue 66 (1981)

17 Allen, History of England (1798), £ 85

66 Euler, Elements of Algebra (1797), £ 150

1981 April

Black Sun Books , Catalogue 60 (1981)

22 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, "sold"

1981 April

Blackwell's , Catalogue A17 (Oxford, 1981)

185 Ritson, Select Collection of English Songs (1783), £ 300

1981 April

J. Stephen Lawrence , Catalogue 53 (1981)

75 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, uncut, in original boards rebacked, cover label, £ 2,000

76 Job , proofs on laid india paper, leaves loose, $15,000

1981 April

Lawson , Catalogue 204 (1981)

96 Gay, Fables (1793), slight damp-staining, £ 135

97 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), £ 125

1981 April

Sanders , Catalogue 99 (Oxford, 1981)

151 Blair, The Grave (1870), portfolio of plates only, as issued in original folder, £ 95

152 Gay, Fables (1793), some foxing [ £ 150]

1981 May 1

Sotheby in Hodgson's Rooms , Catalogue (London, 1980)

100 Songs of Innocence and of Experience (BB), including pl.  b ("A Divine Image") [ £ 16,000 to Andrew Edmunds]

106 Hayley, Life of Cowper (1803), 1 plate missing, damp- stained, rubbed [not sold]

1981 May 8

Christie South Kensington Rooms , Catalogue (London, 1981)

61 Chaucer, Poetical Works Bell's Edition of the Poets of Great Britain (1782), among the 109 vols. of , fine bindings [ £ 1,000]

1981 May 14

Swann , Catalogue (N.Y., 1981)

128 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy ( 1789-98),binding broken [$425]

183 Ritson, Select Collection of English Songs (1783) [$400]

1981 May 20

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1981)

177 Stedman, Narrative (1813), plates coloured, some foxing [ £ 380 to Taylor]

1981 May 21

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1981)

58 Hogarth, Works (Boydell), worn, soiled [ £ 350 to Sephton]

1981 May 22

Christie, Manson & Woods International Inc , Printed Books and Manuscripts including a collection of The Doves Press on Vellum, Fine Bindings, The Property of The Pierpont Morgan Library sold by order of the Trustees ... (N.Y., 1981)

35 Job sic , "Proof", on French paper, buff boards "with the original label", "engraved title and 22 [ ] plates on wove paper", some foxing, slip on cover inscribed "Copy of proofs, presented to G. Wythes Esqr. by John Linnell Decr. 1863" [$9,500]

36 Songs of Innocence and of Experience 57 sheets [h] , "9 sheets" with "watermarks 1831 and 1832", "Whatman paper", " cut to 4to size, 280 by 1 90 mm. and some slightly smaller, mounted in an album, maroon morocco, spine gilt-lettered, uncut, by Riviere, some slight marginal dust-soiling to a few sheets, margins of sheets 17 and 37 ink stained ", includes "A Divine Image" [pl. b], reproduced, with duplicates of "general title", "To Tirzah" and "The School Boy" [pl. 1, 52- 53] "in 2 forms (black and light brown)" , "comprising:  30 sheets printed in black, 23 in light brown, 1 ('A Divine Image') in reddish brown, 2 in light brown with hand color ('The Fly' and 'The Little Vagabond' [pl. 40, 45]), 1 in black with hand color and gold ('Nurse's Song' [pl. 24 or 38]), "neatly foliated in pencil" [$15,000 to Robert N. Essick]

1981 May 27

Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co , Beresford Adams Rooms, Catalogue (Chester, 1981)

48 Gay, Fables (1793), worn [ £ 62 to Barker]

1981 May

P. & J. Balding, Catalogue 5 (1981)

84 Darwin, Botanic Garden (1799), fourth edition, £ 135

1981 May

Paul Grinke , Catalogue 6 (1981)

140 Hoare, Inquiry into ... the Arts of Design (1806), £ 45

1981 May

M & S Books , Catalogue 28 (1981)

493 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy (1810), lacking 1 cover, $350

1981 May

Thomas Thorp , Catalogue 432 (1981)

169 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), plates shaved, lacking Explanation leaf, £ 1,000

1981 June 9

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1981)

56 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy ( 1789-98), worn, repaired [ £ 170 to Duran]

1981 June 19

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1981)

T he Property of a Lady

364 Job , published proofs on laid india paper, boards with label [ £ 6,300]

406 "James Upton" <Essick 2C > , "on laid India, with margins, the support sheet with a Dupuy Auvergne watermark" [£200 to Keynes]

410 "Wilson Lowry" <Essick 11> , "on laid India, with margins , some foxing and water-staining ", fourth state (with "proof" lower right), reproduced [not sold]

1981 June 22

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1981)

148 Stuart & Revett, Antiquities of Athens ( 1762-1816), Vol. I- III, rubbed [ £ 850 to Dimakrakos]

1981 June 26

Christie, South Kensington Rooms , Catalogue (London, 1981)

149 Gay, Fables (1793), second edition, shaved [no price record] , catalogue (London, 1981)

215 Dante (1892), label [ £ 4,000]

1981 June

McDowell & Stern , Catalogue 22 (1981)

462 Hayley, Romney (1809), rebacked, £ 140

1981 Spring

Stanhope Shelton , Catalogue (1981)

T.8242 "Classic Head of a Young Fawn" <Butlin #715>, £ 200

1981 Spring

Maggs Bros , Provincial Bookbinding in Great Britain Sixteenth to the Twentieth Century:  Catalogue 1014 (London, 1981) <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

36 The Royal Universal Family B ible (1781), contemporary binding signed by Samuel Hazard of Bath, £2,000

37 John Scott, Poetical Works (1782), "Fine contemporary Edwards of Halifax binding of vellum ... Oval painting under the vellum of a female figure in flowing robes carried out in terra-cotta on a black background ...  Fine contemporary fore- edge painting of Wilton House and the Paladian bridge", £1,350

1981 July 14

Sotheby Parke Bernet , Beresford Adams Rooms, Catalogue (Chester, 1981)

137 Fuseli, Lectures (1801), original boards, rebacked, worn, with another volume [not sold]

1981 July 15

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1981)

102 Stuart & Revett, Antiquities of Athens ( 1762-1816), Vol. I- IV, lacking 3 plates, original b oards, cloth spines [no price record]

1981 July 23

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1981)

5 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, spotted, worn, upper cover detached [not sold]

1981 July 9

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1981)

160 Ariosto, Orlando Furioso (1783), 5 vols., rubbed [ £ 40 to Duran]

1981 July

Sterling Books , Catalogue 48 (1981)

310 Hayley, Life of Cowper (1803), second edition, with the supplementary volume, foxed, £ 150

1981 August 21

Christie, South Kensington , Catalogue (London, 1981)

29 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy (1810), damp-stained, worn [ £ 90]

1981 August

Bertram Rota , Blake list (London, 1981)

1 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, £ 400

11 Hayley, Ballads (1805), foxed, £ 200

1981 September 10

Swann , Catalogue (N.Y., 1981)

318 Whitaker, The Seraph (1824), first issue of the first 3 numbers of Vol. II [not sold]

1981 September 18

Christie , South Kensington Rooms, Catalogue (London, 1981)

6 Hayley, Life of Cowper (1803), one plate detached, spotted, worn [ £ 22]

1981 September 25

Christie in South Kensington , Catalogue (London, 1981)

6 Scott, Poetical Works (1782), spotted, fancy binding, rubbed [ £ 90]

1981 September

Estate Book Sales , William Blake (Sept 1981) 5 pp.

Secondary materials.

1981 September

Swann , Catalogue (N.Y., 1981)

58 Blair, The Grave (1813) [ $275]

1981 October 5

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1981)

58 Darwin, Botanic Garden (1795), third edition [ £ 93 to Robinson]

1981 October 6

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1981)

410 Olivier, Fencing Familiarised (1780) [ £ 77 to Harris]

1981 October 21

Sotheby Parke Bernet , Beresford Adams Rooms, Catalogue (Chester, 1981)

40A Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), some staining [not sold]

1981 October 30

Christie , South Kensington Rooms, Catalogue (London, 1981)

49 Hayley, Life of Cowper (1803), one plate detached, spotted, worn [ £ 22]

1981 October

Marlborough Rare Books , Catalogue 87 (London, 1980)

36 Flaxman, Hesiod (1817), original boards, rebacked, cover label, £ 150

1981 October

Marlborough Rare Books , Catalogue 89 (London, 1981)

32 Darwin, Botanic Garden (1795), third edition, £ 220

1981 October

Marlborough Rare Books , Catalogue 92 (London, 1981)

181 Hoare, Inquiry into ... the Arts of Design (1806), £ 75

1981 November 3

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1981)

36 "Christ Trampling on Satan", wove paper watermarked J. Whatman 1886, inscribed "Proof no. 12", slightly foxed [ £ 70]

1981 November 10

Christie , Catalogue (N.Y., 1981)

63 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), worn, foxed, lacking Explanation leaf, morocco gilt [$1,200]

1981 November 10

Sotheby Parke Bernet Co ., Catalogue of Illustrated and Private Press Books and Related Drawings :  including ... Young’s The Complaint and the Consolation, 1797, with Engravings by William Blake (N.Y.,1981) <Grolier Club>

1981 November 17

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1981)

66 "Saul and David" <Butlin #119> [ £1,210 to Stanhope Shelton]

67 "A Male Nude With an Urn" <#179A> [ £880 to Sanders of Oxford]

1981 November 18

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1981)

86 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, rubbed, foxed, cut close [£187 to Thomas]

87 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), lacking the title to Night III, soiled, "an exceptionally large copy", no mention of Explanation leaf [£495 to Pickering]

229 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, engraved title shaved at foot, water - stained [not sold]

1981 November 19

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1981)

178 "James Upton", second state, trimmed, creased, soiled [withdrawn]

1981 November 20

Christie , Catalogue (N.Y., 1981)

64 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, some foxing, original label preserved at end, bookplate of F.W. Boureilleon, 1892 [$400]

65 Job (1825) , on Whatman paper [$7,500]

1981 November 25

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1981)

153 Hunter, Historical Journal (1793), quarto, minor spotting [ £ 1,430 to Quaritch]

1981 November

Dawson Pall Mall , Catalogue 287 (London, 1981)

194 Nicholson, Introduction to Natural Philosophy (1782), "fine copy", £ 345

1981 November

Lawson , Catalogue 208 (1981)

19 Gay, Fables (1793), £ 135

20 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), £ 125

1981 December 3

Swann , Catalogue (N.Y., 1981)

28 Gay, Fables (1793), rebacked, foxed [$400]

145 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy , first edition with Blake plates, uncut, spines broken, foxed [$400]

1981 December 14

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1981)

167 Stuart & Revett, Antiquities of Athens ( 1762-1816), 5 vols., with supplement (1830), lacking 2 plates, rebacked, worn [ £ 770 to Dimak]

1981 December

Dailey , Catalogue 24 (Los Angeles, 1981)

214 Wollstonecraft, Original Stories (1791), rebound in boards, $1,000

1981 December

Hamburger Antiquariat , Catalogue 130 (Hamburg, 1981)

61 Ariosto, Orlando Furioso (1783), 5 vols., DM300

1981 December

Quaritch , Catalogue 1022 (London, 1981)

9 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), large paper, lacking half-title, slight water - staining, $650

1981 December

Justin Schiller , Catalogue 39 (1981)

151 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, uncut, in original boards rebacked, cover label, $4,500

152 Job , laid india proof issue, $15,000

155 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), large paper, lacking half title, $1,750

1982 January 20

Sotheby (Madison Avenue Galleries), Old Master Drawings and a Group of 18th Century Watercolors by Franz Anton Von Scheidel (N.Y., 1982) <Biblioteca La Solana>

114 "A Girl Holding a Goblet" < Butlin # 97 > , reproduced, "Graphite, pen and gray ink, blue and gray wash on cream laid paper", "Inscribed in graphite: the grounds of the Female figures Purple ; and inscribed in pen and brown ink: Sketch by William Blake.  Supposed for Flaxman--or for Encyclop e dia--F. Tatham.  Blake's handwriting "

1982 January 20

Sotheby , Catalogue (N.Y., 1982)

114 "A Girl Holding a Goblet" <Butlin #97>, pencil, pen, and wash, illustrated [$4,300 to Anon.]

1982 January 21

Swann , Catalogue (N.Y., 1982)

266 Gay, Fables , second edition, rebacked [$80]

1982 January 31

California Book Auction Gallery , auction catalogue (Los Angeles, 1982)

49 "Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims", final state, on laid india paper, probably a Colnaghi impression, illustrated [$1,600 to W. & V. Dailey]

1982 January

D. Bickersteth , Catalogue 67 (1982)

71A Blair, The Grave , portfolio (?1870) of plates only, £85

1982 January

Lucien Goldschmidt , Catalogue 53 (1982)

5 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), "uncut, rebacked", Explanation leaf at end, $3,500

1982 January

Traylen , Catalogue 93 ( Guildford, 1982)

23 Blair, The Grave (1808), "large paper" folio, fancy binding, £385

36 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy , first edition "large paper", £325

1982 February 8-9

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1982) <British Library>

503 Labels for Job (72) and Dante (132) watermarked 1837 ( ESTIMATE : £40-£60 ) [£143 to Pickering & Chatto]

1982 February 12

Christie , Catalogue (N.Y., 1982)

160 Salzmann, Elements of Morality (1791), with half-titles, fancy binding [$880]

1982 February

Eric & Joan Stevens , Catalogue 106 (1982)

297 Hayley, Life ... of Cowper ( 1803-4), bindings worn, £ 95

1982 February

J. Stephen Lawrence , Catalogue 59 (1982)

60 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), all edges gilt, $5,400

1982 February

Weston Gallery , Catalogue 1 (1982)

110 Virgil, Pastorals (1821), Vol. I only, with all 17 wood engravings by Blake, $4,875

1982 March 3

Tepper Galleries , Catalogue (N.Y., 1982)

112 "watercolour of Visions of Albion" <not in Butlin > , 23.5 x 17.8 cm, inscribed [hopefully but erroneously]"Blake" ( ESTIMATE :  $1,500-$2,000 )

1982 March 8

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1982)

201 Hunter, Historical Journal (1793), quarto, first word of title cropped, some off-setting, rubbed [ £ 880 to Arnold]

1982 March 11

Phillips , Catalogue (London, 1982)

213 Hayley, Life ... of Cowper ( 1803-4), lacking Vol. III title page [ £ 25]

1982 March 16

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1982)

35 "The Witch of Endor:  Saul and the Ghost of Samuel" <Butlin #74>, pencil, recto and verso, recto illustrated [ £1,728]

1982 March 19

Christie , Catalogue (Amsterdam, 1982)

42 Flaxman, Classical Compositions (1870), rubbed [Df1,100]

1982 March 24

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1982)

122 Stedman, Narrative (1796), hand coloured, some plates heightened with gold [£1,836 to Lawson]

1982 March 25

Phillips , auction catalogue (London, 1982)

29A Darwin, Botanic Garden , Part I, third edition [£130]

1982 March 25

Swann , Catalogue (N.Y., 1982)

37 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), large paper, disbound [$150]

1982 March 27

Swann , Catalogue (N.Y., 1982)

39 Salzmann, Elements of Morality (1792) ]$350]

1982 March

McDowell & Stern , Catalogue 23 (1982)

1,114 Hayley, Romney (1809), original boards, rebacked, £ 140

1,284 Darwin, Botanic Garden (1799), fourth edition, 2 vols., few plates marked, £90

2,293 Cumberland, Thoughts on Outline (1796), original boards repaired, £120

1982 March

Stanhope Shelton , Catalogue 17 (1982)

T.9118 "Saul and David" <Butlin #119>, pen and wash, £1,650

1982 April 6

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1982)

150 Hunter, Historical Journal (1793), quarto, lacking 1 plate, light foxing [ £ 638 to McCormick]

1982 April 8

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1982)

83 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), stained, rubbed [ £ 27 to Ayres]

1982 April 27

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1982)

454 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, worn [£220 to Subunso]

1982 April

David O'Neal , Catalogue 44 (1982)

50 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), with Explanation leaf "and an additional unpublished design, with leaf of explanation, issued by Bain in 1874", $3,000

1982 May 17

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1982)

72 Salzmann, Elements of Morality (1792), fine binding [ £ 253 to Quaritch]

73 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803) [ £ 242 to George's]

146 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, uncut, spotted, worn, covers detached [£165 to Primrose]

147 Job (1826), late impressions on laid india paper, a few spotted [ £ 3,500 to D. Heald]

1982 May 19

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1982)

150 Blair, The Grave (1808), folio, "Proof" issue, engraved title spotted [£280 to Traylen]

1982 May 20

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1982)

112 Blair, The Grave (1847), with 2 other works [to Sims]

348 Rees, Cyclopaedia (1820), 45 vols., very worn, covers detached [£143 to Mace]

1982 May 20

Swann , Catalogue (N.Y., 1982)

168 Flaxman, Hesiod Aeschylus (1817), with (n.d.) [$170]

402 Stuart & Revett, Antiquities of Athens ( 1762-1816), 5 vols., lacking 2 plates, disbound [$1,600]

1982 May 25

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1982)

79 Hogarth, Original and Genuine Works (Boydell, n.d.), covers loose, some defects [£486]

1982 May 25

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1983)

260 Novelist's Magazine ( 1780-92), 23 vols., Vol. 21 lacking engraved title, covers loose [£30 to Fletcher]

1982 May 27

Swann , Catalogue (N.Y., 1982)

452 Shakespeare, Dramatic Works (Boydell, 1802), 9 vols., foxed, stained, covers detached [not sold]

1982 May

Blackwell's , Catalogue A 33 (Oxford, 1982)

6 Allen, New and Improved History of England (1798), £ 145

164 Ritson, Select Collection of English Songs (1783), £ 240

1982 May

E.M. Lawson , Catalogue 210 (1982)

142 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy , first edition, worn, £110

1982 May

Pickering & Chatto , Catalogue 650 (London, 1982)

50 Hayley, Life ... of Cowper ( 1803-4), $250

1982 May

Alan Thomas , Catalogue 44 (1982)

37 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), lacking Explanation leaf, £ 1,750

1982 June 2

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1982)

237 Salzmann, Gymnastics for Youth (1800), 1 plate spotted [£209 to Cotsen]

261 Wollstonecraft, Original Stories (1791), some staining, last gathering loose, rubbed, rebacked [£385 to Schiller]

1982 June 11

Christie , Catalogue (N.Y., 1982)

122 Flaxman, Hesiod Aeschylus (1817), with his and Stothard, Shakespeare's Seven Ages of Man , colour printed, 7 plates [not sold]

1982 June 15

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1982)

86 "The Mourners" <Butlin #153>, pen and india ink over pencil [ ESTIMATE : £ 4,000- £5,000] [not sold]

1982 June 17

Swann , Catalogue (N.Y., 1982)

39 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), all edges gilt, worn, "age browned throughout, heavily in places", with Explanation leaf [$850]

1982 June 25

Swann , Catalogue (N.Y., 1982)

197 Lavater, Aphorisms on Man (1788), lacking half-title [$110]

1982 June

John Howell Books , Catalogue (1982)

18 Job (1826), proof issue on laid india paper, slight foxing, $13,500

19 Dante prints, "first impressions", on laid india paper, $12,000

1982 Spring

Claude Cox , Catalogue 29 (1982)

67 Hayley, Life ... of Cowper ( 1803-4), £ 100

1982 Spring

Zeitlin & Ver Brugge , Catalogue 257 (Los Angeles, 1982)

159 Blair, The Grave (1813), quarto, $650

1982 July 1

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1982)

137 Hayley, Ballads (1805), a few leaves spotted, cover detached [£187 to Robinson]

147 Gay, Fables (1793), some leaves spotted [ £ 66 to Barker]

1982 July 8

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1982)

79 "Christ Nailed to the Cross:  The Third Hour" <Butlin #496>, watercolour, signed with monogram, sold from the property of Professor Yura Kimiyoshi, illustrated [ £ 28,600]

102 "Pestilence, Probably the Great Plague of London" <#184>, pen and watercolour, illustrated [ ESTIMATE : £3,000-£5,000] [£1,800, bought in]

1982 July 14

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1982)

217 Stedman, Narrative (1806), light foxing, upper cover of Vol. I detached [£183 to Nordmann]

1982 July 15

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1982)

81 Vetusta Monumenta ( 1747-89), Vols. I-II, worn [ £ 220]

174 Songs of Innocence and of Experience [o?] pl. 32 ("The Clod & the Pebble"), posthumous impression, printed in red, wove paper, slight foxing and staining in margins, illustrated [ £ 275]

211 Stuart & Revett, Antiquities of Athens ( 1762-94), 3 vols., lacking subscription list, spotted leaves, modern cloth [not sold]

1982 July 20

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1982)

19 Gay, Fables (1793), bookplate of Eugene Field plus 2 letters to him, covers detached, slipcase worn [ £ 88 to Hackofer]

1982 July 26

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1982)

170 Hunter, Historical Journal (1793), quarto, one gathering misbound, two maps trimmed, few leaves stained, foxed [ £ 550 to Quaritch]

1982 July

Maggs , Catalogue 1027 (London, 1982)

3,784 Hunter, Historical Journal (1793), quarto, £ 1,750

3,785 Hunter, Historical Journal (1793), octavo, £ 400

1982 July

McDowell & Stern , Bulletin 3 (1982)

329 Darwin, Botanic Garden (1799), fourth edition, £130

641 Euler, Elements of Algebra , worn, hinged cracked, £110

1982 September 9

Phillips , auction catalogue (London, 1982)

23 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, spotted [£190]

269 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy , first edition, plates spotted [£80]

1982 September 9

Swann , Catalogue (N.Y., 1982)

103 Darwin, Botanic Garden , first edition, disbound, foxed [$110]

231 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy (1810), disbound, very foxed and stained [$300]

1982 September 22

Sotheby , Catalogue (N.Y., 1982)

314 Blair, The Grave (1808), "folio", soiled [$137]

1982 Summer

Richard Hatchwell , Catalogue 30 (1982)

154 Malkin, A Father's Memoirs (1806), £ 95

1982 Summer

Bertram Rota , Catalogue 26 (London, 1982)

45 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, some foxing, £400

46 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), Large Paper, £ 120

47 Malkin, A Father's Memoirs (1806), signature of Edward Fitzgerald, 1843, £ 130

1982 Summer

Maggs , Catalogue 202 (London, 1982)

51 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy , first edition, slightly rubbed, £350

1982 Summer

Ravenstree , Catalogue 82 (1982)

177 Flaxman, Iliad (1805), hinges broken, slight foxing, $225

1982 October 7

Swann Galleries, Art & Architecture:  American Art, Oriental Art, Ceramics, Jewel le ry, William Blake, Furniture, Antiquities, Topography, etc. (N.Y., 1982) <Grolier Club>

1982 October 21

Swann , Catalogue (N.Y., 1982)

27 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), large paper, some foxing, $400

1982 October 26

Christie , Catalogue (Amsterdam, 1982)

145 Stedman, Narrative (1806), plates hand coloured, rebacked and repaired [$1,035]

1982 October 26

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1982)

Shakespeare, Dramatic Works (Boydell, 1802), 9 vols., covers worn, with another copy in 7 vols., lacking plates [£154 to Ghani]

1982 October 27

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1982)

90 Hunter, Historical Journal (1793), quarto [ £ 810 to Sawyer]

1982 October

Beeleigh Abbey Books , Catalogue BA/35 (1982)

157 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), worn, £ 160

1982 October

Blackwell's , Catalogue A38 (Oxford, 1982)

167 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy , first edition, rebacked, £475

271 Stuart & Revett, Antiquities of Athens ( 1762-1816), 4 vols., lacking pl. 1 of Chapter 1 of Vol. 2, rebacked, £ 2,400

1982 October

Blackwell's , Catalogue A39 (Oxford, 1982)

34 Hayley, Life ... of Cowper ( 1803-4), £ 125

1982 October

Heritage Bookshop , Catalogue 145 (Los Angeles, 1982)

98-101 Gay, Fables (1793), all handsomely bound, $450-675

102 Cumberland, Thoughts on Outline (1796), pasted slip on title ("anche io son pittore"), some foxing, $400

103 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), lacking Explanation leaf, paper brittle, some darkening, with a "check signed by Edward Young" tipped in, $3,500

104 Ariosto, Orlando Furioso (1799), 5 vols., 350

387 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy , first edition, $1,250

1982 October

Ravenstree Co , Catalogue 91 (1982)

7 Ariosto, Orlando Furioso (1783), 5 vols., hinges breaking, $185

1982 October

Sterling Books , Catalogue 52 (1982)

276 Hayley, Life ... of Cowper ( 1803-4), second edition, worn, £ 70

1982 October

Weston Gallery , Catalogue 6 (1982)

2 Job (1826), on 1825 Whatman paper, $14,450

1982 November 2

Christie , English and Continental Glass (London, 1982) < British Library >

68 "A STIPPLE-ENGRAVED RUMMER with a pointed [ sic in the manner of William Blake ] bowl decorated with a nude angel, his wings outstretched, the reverse inscribed THOU HOLDER OF IMMORTAL [446] DRINK | I GIVE THEE PURPOSE NOW I THINK supported on a collar inscribed BLAKE IN ANGUISH FELPHAM AUG. 1803 above a pla i n stem, on a replacement plated foot, early 19th Century", 14 cm high. ( ESTIMATE : £ 50-100 ) [£55 to Roger Gaskell of Pickering & Chatto]

1982 November 2

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1982)

35 "Morning Amusement" and "Evening Amusement" <Essick 2F and 2F> [ £ 918 to D. Heald (for Essick)]

1982 November 11

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1982)

80 "The Awards of Athena" <Butlin #96>, pen and ink, blue and gray wash, illustrated [ £ 2,320 to "Astel"]

1982 November 15

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1982)

33 Flaxman, Hesiod (1817), slightly spotted, with another volume (unidentified) [£90 to Marlborough]

1982 November 19

Christie , Catalogue (N.Y., 1982)

20 Blair, The Grave (1813), quarto, engraved title cropped at top, some foxing, off-setting [$600]

1982 November 25

Phillips , auction catalogue (London, 1982)

71 Gay, Fables (1793) [ £ 50]

160 Chaucer, Works Bell's Edition of the Poets of Great , in Britain ( 1982-83), 109 vols. [£580]

1982 November

Bow Windows Book Shop , Catalogue 91 (1982)

227 Darwin, Botanic Garden , second edition, £195

1982 November

E.M. Lawson , Catalogue 214 (1982)

14 Gay, Fables (1793), slightly damp-stained, £ 135

15 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), lacking half-title, £ 125

1982 November

Marlborough Rare Books , Catalogue 98 (London, 1982)

192 Hoare, Inquiry into .. the Arts of Design (1806), £175

529 Cumberland, Thoughts on Outline (1796), some staining, £ 150

1982 November

David O'Neal , Catalogue 50 (1982)

7 Flaxman, Hesiod (1817), with half-title, "very fine" condition, $650

1982 November

Ravenstree Books , Catalogue 93 (1982)

186 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), large paper, minor foxing, $395

1982 November

Sims, Reed & Fogg , Catalogue 48 (1982)

34 Hayley, Essay on Sculpture (1800), £68

1982 December

John Howell , Catalogue 54 (1982)

83 Hayley, Life ... of Cowper ( 1803-4), lacking half-titles, light foxing, $600

1982 December

Charles Wood , Catalogue 53 (1982)

319A Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy Physiognomical Sketches , first edition, with Luffman, (c. 1802), light wear, $750

1982 Fall

W. Reese , Catalogue 16 (1982)

190 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, $600

1982 Winter

Heritage Bookshop , Catalogue 9 (Los Angeles, 1982)

17 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), lacking Explanation leaf, paper brittle, some darkening, with a "check signed by Edward Young" tipped in, $3,500

1982 Winter-Spring

Estate Books , "Blake" catalogue (1982)

Blair, The Grave (1870), folio, $300

1982

John Howell-Books , Anniversary Catalogue:  One Hundred and Twenty Five Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art Selected to Commemorate the 70th Anniversary of John Howell-Books and of the 50th Anniversary of Warren H. Howell's Association with it from 1982 (San Francisco:  John Howell-Books, 1982)  <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

Prices are on a separate list.

18 Job First Edition (1825), "Proof", " " [$13,500]

19 Dante, "First Impressions" [$12,000]

20 Songs of Innocence (Blake Trust, 1955) [$7,500]

The catalogue offers " en bloc " over 80 works by Blake .

1982-83 Winter

Ravenstree , Catalogue 94 (1982)

99 Flaxman, Iliad (1805), hinges broken, slight foxing, $225

1983 January 27

Swann , Catalogue (N.Y., 1983)

61 Flaxman, Hesiod Aeschylus (1817), with his , foxed [$140]

62 Gay, Fables Fables (1793), with Aesop, (1793) [$225]

1983 January

Kew Books , Catalogue 7 (1983)

80 Darwin, Poetical Works (1806), 12 of 28 plates hand coloured, $400

1983 January

Stirling Books , Catalogue 53 (1983)

224 Josephus, Whole Genuine and Complete Works (1800?), £65

1983 February 10

Swann , Catalogue (N.Y.,1983)

242 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy (1810), foxed, bindings broken [$325]

1983 February

James Cummins , Catalogue 10 (1983)

66 Darwin, Botanic Garden (1799), Part I second edition, Part II third edition, plates water - stained, $110

1983 March 1

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1983)

43 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy , first edition, stained, fancy binding [ £ 242 to Schneider]

1983 March 2

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1983)

268 Job (1826), published proofs, on laid india paper, original boards with label [ £ 4,644 to Marks]

296 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), "large copy [ £ 1,296 to Sims, Reed & Fogg]

1983 March 2

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1982)

561 Stedman, Narrative (1796), some spotting [£440 to Hammond]

1983 March 21

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1983)

The whole catalogue is devoted to Blake Varley Sketchbook , all the Blake designs reproduced, sold en bloc to an anonymous collection.

1983 March 28

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1983)

192 Stuart & Revett, Antiquities of Athens ( 1762-1816), 3 vols., tears, browning [ £ 935 to Dimak]

1983 March

W & V. Dailey , Catalogue 30 (Los Angeles, 1983)

74 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), $400

147 Ritson, Select Collection of English Songs (1783), $325

154 Salzmann, Elements of Morality (1791), $750

165 Stedman, Narrative (1796), $750

1983 March

Pickering & Chatto , Catalogue 651 (London, 1983)

The Felpham Rummer, the inscriptions engraved and the figure etched, by William Blake, illustrated, $45,000 [447]

1983 March

Pickering & Chatto , catalogue 651 (London, 1983)

97 Hayley, Life ... of Cowper ( 1803-4), $250

1983 April 20

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1983)

118 Stedman, Narrative (1806), foxed, worn [£216 to Scott]

348 Stedman, Narrative (1796), tears, some stains [£151 to Maggs]

1983 April 21

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1983)

142 Hayley, Little Tom the Sailor (1800), unrecorded copy, printed in sepia on paper watermarked HAYES 17[97?], hand coloured in rust and yellow, perhaps by Blake or Mrs Blake, 19.4 x 53.1 cm, illustration [ £ 14,040 to Andrew Edmunds ( for Justin Schiller ) ]

255 Stedman, Narrative (1806), slight spotting [£352 to Armstrong]

1983 April 21

Swann , Catalogue (N.Y., 1983)

125 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, worn, foxed

1983 April 21-22

Christie , Important Old Maser Prints British, Modern and Contemporary Prints (London, 1983) <Biblioteca La Solana>

142 "Little Tom the Sailor", reproduced, "extensively hand- coloured, wove paper watermarked HAYES 17; the colouring is subdued, muted browns (some reddish) and green (brownish), feature scarcely touched, from Mrs Steele, Kemp Town, Brighton [448] [£14,040 to Andrew Edmunds (for Justin Schiller)]

412 Hogarth, "Beggar's Opera, Act III], fourth state, from the C.J. Rosenbloom collection [not sold]

1983 April 27-28

Helmut Tenner , auction catalogue 143 (1983)

702 Blair, The Grave (1813), quarto [DM1,300]

1983 April 28

Swann , Catalogue (N.Y., 1983)

Gay, Fables (1793), hinges broken [$120]

1983 April

Blackwell's , Catalogue A47 (Oxford, 1983)

313 Stuart & Revett, Antiquities of Athens ( 1762-1816), 4 vols., lacking pl. 1 of Chapter 1 of Vol. 2, rebacked, £ 2,400

1983 April

Justin Schiller , Catalogue 41 (1983)

84 Songs of Innocence and of Experience Experience pl. 7, 10, 33 ("The Ecchoing Green" [the second plate], "The Little Black Boy" [the second plate], and "Holy Thursday" [from ]), printed by Blake in reddish-brown ink on laid india paper and partly hand colored (colouring perhaps not by Blake), from the collection of Bent Juel-Jensen, $28,500

102 Songs of Innocence and of Experience , manuscript facsimile (Beta) in pen and ink and water colours, some leaves watermarked "Edmeads & Pine" and "Ruse & Turners", the paper mounts of the binding watermarked "J Whatman 1821", $175,000

1983 April

McDowell & Stern , Catalogue 25 (1983)

23 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy (1810), £ 180

1983 April

Weston Gallery , Catalogue (1982)

43 Job (1826), on 1825 Whatman paper, $15,000

1983 May 3

Christie , Catalogue (N.Y., 1983)

405 "Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims", final state, on laid india paper, probably a Colnaghi impression, marginal staining, from the collection of "Henry [i.e., George?] Richmond R.A., according to a pencilled note in the hand of M.A. McDonald" [$1,430]

406 Job (1826), published proofs, on laid india paper [not sold]

1983 May 20

Christie , Catalogue (N.Y., 1983)

5 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), some plates trimmed, lacking Explanation leaf but with both published states of the title page to Night II [$2,750 to Justin Schiller (for Essick)]

1983 May 23

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1983)

102 Salzmann, Elements of Morality (1793), 2 vols., 50 plates as in the recorded editions (1791 and 1792) with Blake's plates [ £ 396 to Robinson (for D. Heald for Essick)]

1983 May 24

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1983)

580 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), with Explanation leaf [ £ 1,265 to Rota]

581 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), lacking half-title, rubbed [ £ 143 to Agassi]

582 Job Grave (1874), laid india paper, unbound with label, plus 5 plates from Blair's [ £ 3,300 to Garton]

1983 May

Blackwell's , Catalogue A47 (Oxford, 1983)

406 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy, first edition, some spotting, £ 475

1983 May

Marlborough Rare Books , Catalogue 101 (London, 1983)

308 Darwin, Botanic Garden , third edition, £220

1983 May

Quaritch , Bulletin 11 (London, 1983)

10 Varley, Zodiacal Physiognomy (1828), lightly foxed, uncut, $2,500

11 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), uncut, in original boards, $475

1983 May

Justin Schiller , Catalogue 41:  Realms of Childhood (1983) < Victoria University in the University of Toronto >

84 Songs of Innocence and of Experience , pl. 7, 10, 33, formerly Juel-Jensen's, $28,500

102 Songs of Innocence and of Experience Innocence , contemporary MS facsimile [Beta], title page reproduced in black- and-white, "The Fly" in colour on the cover, $175,000

1983 May

Sims, Read & Fogg , Catalogue 52 (1983)

9 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), with Explanation leaf, slight foxing

1983 June 4

Jochen Granier , auction catalogue (1983)

1,113 Hoare, Inquiry into .. the Arts of Design Critical Essay (1806), with Swinburne, (1868) [DM50]

1983 June 17

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1983)

981 "The Idle Laundress" (1803) and the "Industrious Cottager" (1803), colour printed, rubbed in lower margins [ £ 198 to D. Heald (for Essick)]

1983 June

Howard Mott , Catalogue 209 (1983)

32 Blair, The Grave (1813 [i.e., 1870?]), "original cloth", "uncut ... Second Edition", $300

1983 June

Sims, Reed & Fogg , List H (1983)

197 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), with Explanation leaf, slight foxing, £ 1,900

1983 Spring

Claude Cox , Catalogue 35 (1983)

74 Gay, Fables (1793), worn, £ 90

1983 Spring

George Houle , Catalogue 22 (1983)

110 Hayley, Life ... of Cowper ( 1803-4), second edition, uncut, $495

1983 Spring

Words Etcetera , Spring 1983 List (1983)

35 Blair, The Grave (1870), portfolio of plates, original cloth, £85

1983 July 20

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1983)

205 Hunter, Historical Journal (1793), octavo, rubbed [ £ 118 to Maggs]

1983 July 27

Sotheby, Catalogue (London, 1983)

355 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), some leaves cropped, soiled, cover loose, with Explanation leaf [ £ 715 to Finch]

356 Blair, The Grave (1870), worn [£77 to Marks]

1983 July

Ars Libri , Catalogue 36 (1983)

424 Blair, The Grave (1813), quarto, $375

1983 July

Pickering & Chatto , Catalogue 23 (London, 1983)

56 Ritson, Select Collection of English Songs (1783), Thomas Park's copy, $1,000

1983 September

John Howell , Bookman No. 1 (1983)

3 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), with Explanation leaf, $3,500

4 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, $800

1983 September

McDowell & Stern , Catalogue 26 (1983)

535 Cumberland, Thoughts on Outline (1796), original boards repaired, £85

1983 September

Ravenstree Co , Catalogue 101 (1983)

11 Ariosto, Orlando Furioso (1783), 5 vols., hinges breaking, $185

1983 October 11

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1983)

450 Gay, Fables (1793), titles cropped, binding rubbed [ £ 88 to Vine]

1983 October 20

Phillips , Catalogue (London, 1983)

239 Lavater, Aphorisms on Man (1788), rubbed [no price available]

1983 October

Howes , Catalogue 221 (1983)

343 Hayley, Romney (1809), fancy binding, £ 110

1983 October

Trebizond Books , Catalogue 20 (1983)

20 Blair, The Grave (1870), folio, original cloth, worn, $125

24 Hayley, Life ... of Cowper ( 1803-4), lacking half-titles, some foxing, $225

45 Darwin, Botanic Garden , third edition, $1,000

1983 November-1984 January 14

Schiller-Wapner Galleries in collaboration with Barbara Leibowits Graphics Ltd , British Arts and the Literary Tradition:  An Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings, Illustrations, Books 1800-1900 (N.Y., 1983) <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

14 "St. Paul Shaking Off the Viper" < Butlin # 509 > , watercolour, reproduced, $105,000

15 Songs of Innocence and of Experience , pl. 7, 10, 33, from Juel-Jensen collection, $28,500

17 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), $7,500

18 Blair, The Grave (1808), in original boards, $4,500

1983 November 3

Swann , Catalogue (N.Y., 1983)

118 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy , first edition, some foxing, binding defective [$400]

1983 November 15

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1983)

132 "The Canterbury Pilgrims" <Butlin #654>, pencil drawing, illustrated [ £ 12,960 to Somerville & Simpson (for the British Museum)]

1983 November 22

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1983)

312 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), lacking Explanation leaf, covers detached, title page to Night II in the rare first published state [ ESTIMATE : £ 800- £ 1,200] [unsold at £ 650]

324 Flaxman, Hesiod Iliad (1817), with is (1805), Odyssey Aeschylus (1805), (1831), and Dante (1807), all rubbed and spotted [£350]

392 Salzmann, Gymnastics for Youth (1800), frontispiece torn, cover detached [£432 to Agassi]

1983 November

Edward Nudelman , Catalogue 5 (1983)

224 Gay, Fables (1793), some foxing, $450

1983 November

Ravenstree Books , Catalogue 105 (1983)]

156 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), large paper, minor foxing, $395

1983 November

Sims, Reed & Fogg , Catalogue 54 (1983)

36 Young, Night Thoughts (1797),  with Explanation leaf, slight foxing, £ 1,900

37 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, rebacked, £325

38 Blair, The Grave (1813), quarto, chipped spine, £275

39 Blair, The Grave (1847), original cloth, worn, £75

54 Hayley, Essay on Sculpture (1800), £48

204 Hayley, Romney (1809), £ 150

1983 December 7

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1983)

390 "Christ Trampling on Satan", laid paper, slightly soiled [ £ 242]

1983 December 8

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1983)

637 "Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims", third state <Essick #31>, illustrated [ £ 4,104 to D. Heald (for Essick)]

1983 December 13

Sotheby , Catalogue (N.Y., 1983)

781 Blair, The Grave (1813 [i.e., 1870?]), quarto, spotted, water - stained, "original" brown cloth [$165]

1983 Autumn

Garton & Cooke , Catalogue  27 (1983)

32 Job Grave (1874), laid india paper, unbound with label, plus 5 plates from Blair's , £ 6,500

1983 Fall

Ravenstree , Catalogue 104 (1983)

119 Flaxman, Iliad (1805), hinges broken, slight foxing, $225

1983 Fall

Walford , catalogue A/303 (183)

214 Flaxman, Iliad Odyssey (1805), with his (1805), and Aeschylus (1795), lacking 3 plates, £63

216 Gay, Fables (1793), bound in 1 volume, light foxing, £ 125

239 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy (1810), "very tall (?large paper) copy", rebacked, £ 343

1983

Ben Abraham Books , Catalogue Three:  William Blake [Toronto, 1983] <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

One hundred thirteen Blake books for sale, including some with his commercial engravings.

1983

Pickering & Chatto (Incorporating Dawson's of Pall Mall) , A Miscellany of Rare and Interesting Books and Manuscripts from the Stock of Pickering and Chatto Catalogue 651 (London, 1983) <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

  1. "A large rummer (c. 1800) engraved by the artist [ William Blake The lettering ].  Dimensions:  14 centimetres (height) by 10.5 centimetres (diameter of bowl).  With faint engraving of angel, arms outstretched, facing forward, one wing fully feathered.  Also engraved 'THOU HOLDER OF IMMORALDRINK | I GIVE THEE PURPOSE NOW I THINK ' on opposite exterior of bowl.  Signed ' BLAKE IN ANGUISH FELPHAM AUGUST 1803' on rib of stem.  Foot replaced by copper base, once silvered, paper shagreen underlining, probably late 19th century".  " . .. appears to have been cut with a diamond point.  The drawing of an angel may have been done by etching ....  If he used an acid only of the strength appropriate to metal engraving, this would account for the faintness of the image.  It is also possible that the engraving was intended to be seen from the inside of the glass when drinking, and it is indeed best viewed from that angle ", reproduced on the cover

1983

Bernard Quaritch, New Series: Bulletin 11 A New Miscellany of English Books 1700-1900 (London, 1983) <Biblioteca La Solana>

10 Varley, Zodiacal Physiognomy Ghost of a Flea (1828), "text lightly foxed, but a sound uncut copy in full new calf antique"], on the back cover is a reproduction of , $2,500.00

11 Hayley, The Triumphs of Temper (1803), "uncut copy in original blue-grey boards, tan paper spine, the hinges cracked but cords quite sound", $475.00

1984 January 19

Bloomsbury Book Auctions , Catalogue (London, 1984)

206 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper , twelfth edition, small paper copy [ £ 176 to A. Thomas]

1984 January

Ben Abraham Books , Catalogue 3 (Toronto, 1984)

7 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, subscriber's copy, $1,750

16 Flaxman, Iliad (1805), foxed, $365

33 Malkin, A Father's Memoirs (1806), foxed, $500

1984 January

Blackwell's , Catalogue A59 (Oxford, 1984)

197 Lavater, Aphorisms (1789), pencil annotations, £ 165

1984 January

Lawson , Catalogue 218 (1984)

54 Job , first issue, without "Proof", bookplate of Barron Field, £ 4,000

57 Blair, The Grave (1813), quarto, title page imprint cut off, £ 140

58 Darwin, Botanic Garden , first edition of Part I, third edition of Part II, £ 120

59 Gay, Fables (1793), "one of the large copies", £ 85

60 Hayley, Ballads (1805), lacking 4 leaves of text, £ 100

61 Hayley, Life ... of Cowper , first edition with supplem en tary volume, £ 120

62 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper , twelfth edition, small paper copy, £ 125

63 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper , twelfth edition, large paper copy, £ 300

65 Malkin, A Father's Memoirs (1806), frontispiece slightly foxed, £ 185

66 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), fore-edge uncut, £ 1,250

1984 January

Walford , Catalogue A/306 (1984)

94 Darwin, Poetical Works , rebacked, age-yellowed, £ 135

1984 February 9

Swann , Catalogue (N.Y., 1984)

30 Royal Universal Family Bible , disbound [not sold]

264 Josephus, Whole Genuine and Complete Works [1785?], stained, covers detached [$175]

1984 February 16

Phillips Auction , Catalogue (1984)

191 Virgil, Pastorals (1821), some spotting, modern green morocco [ £ 1,561]

1984 February 16

Swann , Catalogue (N.Y., 1984)

7 Ariosto, Orlando Furioso [$130]

1984 February

John Andrew , Catalogue 2 (1984)

85 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy ( 1789-98), Vol. III in original parts, uncut, £ 1,250

1984 February

Howard Mott , Catalogue 209 (1984)

32 Blair, The Grave (1813), quarto, foxed, "folio, original cloth", rebacked, $300

1984 February

Pickering & Chatto , Catalogue 652 (1984)

246 Ritson, Select Collection of English Songs , Thomas Park's copy with his annotations for the 1813 edition, $1,250

247 Ritson, Select Collection of English Songs , rubbed, $450

1984 February

Sims, Reed & Fogg , Catalogue 56 (1984)

17 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, £ 325

90 Hayley, Life of Romney , £ 150

1984 February

Sims, Reed & Fogg , Catalogue 57 (1984)

88 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), with Explanation leaf, rebacked, £ 1,900

89 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, £ 325

1984 March 22

Christie's Scotland , Catalogue (1984)

186 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy ( 1789-98) [ £ 389]

1984 March 22

Swann , Catalogue (N.Y., 1984)

192 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy ( 1789-98), foxed, lacking half-titles [$500]

1984 March

Blackwell's , Catalogue A60 (Oxford, 1984)

88 Cumberland, Thoughts on Outline , title page motto corrected by hand, margins soiled, £ 350

1984 March

Paul Grinke , Catalogue 10 (1984)

95 Cumberland, Thoughts on Outline , margins slightly foxed and damp-stained, £ 110

129 Fuseli, Lectures on Painting , uncut, £ 95

1984 March

Traylen , Catalogue 96 ( Guildford, 1984)

25 Darwin, Botanic Garden , first edition, rebacked, £ 220

1984 April 3

Christie's Australia , Catalogue (1984)

59 Hunter, Historical Journal , first edition, quarto, foxed, worn [Australian $1,000]

1984 April 10

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1984)

541 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy (1810), off-sets from plates, rubbed [ £ 165 to Jones]

1984 April 26

Swann, Catalogue (N.Y., 1984)

125 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy ( 1789-98), minor foxing [$500]

1984 April

Sanders, Catalogue 107 (Oxford, 1984)]

102 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper , twelfth edition, £ 160

1984 April

Wilsey Books , Catalogue 12 (1984)

32 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, uncut, "original blue boards", front cover detached [no mention of cover label], $650

1984 May 16

Sotheby , Catalogue (N.Y., 1984)

465 Gay, Fables (1793), lacking 1 [unidentified] plate, spotted, worn [ £ 30 to Elliott]

1984 May 22

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1984)

480 Hunter, Historical Journal , first edition, quarto, imprint shaved, inner margin soiled [ £ 1,650 to Hammond]

1984 May 30

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1984)

318 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), "contemporary panelled calf gilt in the style of Edwards of Halifax" [ £ 4,860 to Maggs]

1984 May

Beeleigh Abbey Books , Catalogue 37 (1984)

97 Darwin, Botanic Garden , first edition of Part I, second edition of Part II, foxed, £ 160

210 Hayley, Life ... of Cowper , first edition, lacking half-titles, £ 120

429 Darwin, Botanic Garden , third edition of Part I, fourth edition of Part II, slight foxing, £ 190

1984 May

Ben Abraham Books , List of William Blake (Toronto, 1984) 8 pp. <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

5 Blair, The Grave (1808) watermarked J. Whatman | 1807 and 1808, "bound in green morocco ... Bookplate of Paul Hyde Bonner ” , U.S. $1,750

1984 May

Blackwell's , Catalogue A65 (Oxford, 1984)

213 Ritson, Select Collection of English Songs , £ 220

1984 May

Joseph Falcone , Catalogue 27 (1984)

19 Cumberland, Outlines from the Antients , "large paper copy", $175

51 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy ( 1789-98), covers detached, some foxing, $250

1984 May

McDowell & Stern , Catalogue 28 (1984)

303 Shakespeare, Plays (1805),10 vols., extra-illustrated with 160 plates [apparently none by Blake], fancy binding, £ 450

363 Blair, The Grave (1813), quarto, "little marking", £ 180

1984 June 6

Christie's Rome , Catalogue (1984)

201 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy ( 1789-98) [750 lira]

1984 June 9

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1984)

940 Rees, Cyclopaedia , 39 text volumes and 5 plate volumes, 2 vols. lacking leaves, all title pages lacking, covers loose [ £ 55 to Jeffrey]

1984 June 14

Sotheby , C atalogue (London, 1984) <Biblioteca La Solana>

19 5 Hogarth, "Beggar's Opera", fourth state , some staining ( ESTIMATE : £ 100- £ 150 ) [ £ 143]

195A Blake and Linnell, "Wilson Lowry", fourth state, two copies, 1 on laid india paper, torn,  plus a print of "Carfax Conduit, Oxford" signed "Blake sc." ( ESTIMATE : £ 100- £ 150) [ £ 88 to D.Heald (for R.N. Essick)]

196 ["Venus Dissuades Adonis from Hunting", printed in black, imprint cropped, not named in the catalogue] with "May-Day in London" from the Wit's Magazine Life of Romney , "The Shipwreck" from Hayley, (1809), "Orlando Uprooting a Pine" from Ariosto, Orlando Furioso Poems , 6 prints from Scott, , Blake's print from Enfield, The Speaker [lost before delivery], and 1 print not by Blake [ £ 154 to D. Heald (for R.N. Essick)]

197 "James Upton" after Linnell, "rare working proof before the engraving was completed, with part of the cross-hatching around the head apparently stopped out", 35.8 x 27.0 cm , third (final) state, previously unrecorded ( ESTIMATE : £ 200 - £ 300 ) [ £ 275 to D. Heald (for R.N. Essick ) ]

198 " "Rev. John Caspar Lavater" (May 1800), separate plate, third Essick state , stained, illustrated ( ESTIMATE : £ 300- £ 400 ) [ £ 250, bought in]

199 Small Canterbury Pilgrims ( ESTIMATE : £ 300- £ 400 ) [ £ 880 to Essick]

200 Songs of Experience frontispiece [ pl. 28 ], reproduced, "printed in brown and hand-coloured probably by the artist with a few touches of graphite from another hand, with the page number 2 in pen just outside the image at top right, on wove (Whatman?) paper ... some foxing ... stitch holes in edges of left margin and small losses from corners of upper margin 110 by 70 mm" , reproduced ( ESTIMATE : £ 3,000- £ 4,000 ) [£10,450 to Donald Heald ( for Robert N. Essick ) ]

1984 June

Rainsford , Catalogue A39 (1984)

976 Hayley, Life of Romney , £ 175

1984 June

Sims, Reed & Fogg , Catalogue 63 (1984)

1197 Hayley, Life of Romney , £ 150

1984 June

Charles Wood , Catalogue 54 (1984)

77 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy ( 1789-98), fancy binding, weak hinges, $750

1984 Spring

Claude Cox , Catalogue 42 (1984)

25 Blair, The Grave (1813), quarto, "later blue grained cloth ... presumably an issue binding used by Ackermann for copies stored in sheets for many years", £ 120

1984 Spring

Howes , Catalogue 225 (1984)

789 Gay, Fables (1793), "entirely uncut", fancy binding, £ 285

1984 July 10

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1984)

85 "Queen Constance and Her Son" <Butlin #151>, pencil and pen, wash, sketch of a foot and 2 figures on verso, illustrated [ £ 3,780 to Spink & Son]

1984 July 27

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1984)

353 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), some margins cropped, lacking Explanation leaf, covers detached [ £ 792 to Percival]

354 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, spotted, lacking spine [ £ 165 to Demetzy]

511 Mary Wollstonecraft, Original Stories (1791),soiled [ £ 715 to Schiller]

512 Mary Wollstonecraft, Original Stories (1796), light off-sets [ £440 to Schiller]

1984 July

Deighton Bell , Catalogue 228 (1984)

624 Darwin, Botanic Garden , third edition of Part I, fourth edition of Part II, worn, £ 300

1984 July

Black Sun Books , Catalogue 64 (1984)

49 Job , "Proof" issue, on laid india paper, original blue paper boards, with label, chipped, $17,000

1984 July

Claude Cox , Catalogue 43 (1984)

10 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, some spotting, £ 350

1984 July

W. & V. Dailey , Catalogue 33 (Los Angeles, 1984)

22 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper , twelfth edition, small paper copy, rebacked, $400

241 Stedman, Narrative (1806), 1 plate torn, rebacked, $650

1984 July

Pickering & Chatto , Catalogue 39 (London, 1984)

55 Scott, Poems (1782), some water-staining, £ 250

1984 July

Traylen , Catalogue 97 ( Guildford, 1984)

82 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, some plates foxed, £ 330

108 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto [no mention of the state of the plates], £ 490

1984 August

Ben Abraham Books , List of William Blake (Toronto, 1984) 3 pp. <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

1984 August

Sims, Reed & Fogg , Catalogue 66 (1984)

28 Hayley, Life of Romney , £ 150

1984 August

Traylen , Catalogue 97 ( Guildford, 1984)

416 Gay, Fables [1793], "large paper copy", 2 vols. in 1, £ 135

575 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy (1792), £ 480

752 Rees, Cyclopaedia , 39 text volumes and 5 plate volumes, few bindings repaired, "fine set", £ 1,100

990 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), top edge gilt, "others uncut", lacking Explanation leaf, £ 1,800

1984 September

Blackwell's , Catalogue A69 (Oxford, 1984)

Malkin, A Father's Memoirs (1806), frontispiece slightly water stained, £ 110

1984 September

Ximenes , Catalogue 69 (1984)

249 Hayley, Life ... of Cowper , second edition with supplementary volume, $400

361 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper , twelfth edition, "large paper copy ... 8 ⅝ x 5 ⅝ ", with half-title, $1,000

1984 Summer-Fall

W. & V. Dailey , Catalogue (Los Angeles, 1984)

Virgil (1821), complete set of Linnell reprintings mounted in a red leather album, $4,500 [acquired October by an anonymous institution]

1984 October 23

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1984)

356 Gough, Sepulchral Monuments Monumenta Anglicana (1786, 1796), 2 vols., worn, covers detached, with Le Neve, ( 1717-19) and 7 others [ £ 110 to Robertshaw]

1984 October

Robert Clark , Catalogue 1 (1984)

29 Shakespeare, Plays (1805), 10 volumes, £220

1984 October

Marlborough , Catalogue 108 (London, 1984)

270 Shakespeare, Plays (1805), 9 volumes, £250

1984 October

Pickering  & Chatto , Catalogue 42 (London, 1984)

  1. Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, $1,250

1984 November 8

Sotheby , Catalogue (N.Y.,1984)

3 Job , 1874 printing, some foxing [not sold]

1984 November 16

Christie , Catalogue (N.Y., 1984)

137 Gay, Fables (1793), fancy binding [$385]

1984 November 20

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1984)

103 "Job and His Daughters" <Butlin #556>, pencil, gray ink, watercolour, illustrated [ £ 56,160 to Ian Woodner(?)]

104 "Head of a Young Man, possible Antinous" <#692.86> from the [Smaller] Blake-Varley Sketchbook [not sold]

1984 November 29

Bloomsbury Book Auctions , Catalogue (London, 1984)

232 Darwin, Botanic Garden , third edition [ £ 308 to Finch]

246 Gay, Fables (1793), Viscount Weymouth/Britwell copy, fancy binding [ £ 605]

1984 November

Quaritch , Catalogue 1044 (London, 1984)

16 Hunter, Historical Journal , first edition, quarto, some spotting, $3,800

1984 December 6

Sotheby, Catalogue (London, 1984)

87 Series of "over fifty" autograph letters from Edward Garrrard Marsh to William Hayley ( 1801-14), with references to Blake [ ESTIMATE : £ 4,000- £ 5,000] [not sold]

1984 December 12

Sotheby , Catalogue (N.Y., 1984)

367A Blair, The Grave (1808), "folio", shabby condition [$220]

1984 December 17

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1984)

318 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), all plates hand-coloured [X],with Explanation leaf, "red straight-grained morocco gilt, uncut ... probably acquired by Charles John, Fifth Baron Dimsdale" [ £ 13,750 to Sam Fogg]

1984 December 20

Swann , Catalogue (N.Y., 1984)

267 Flaxman, Hesiod Iliad (1817), with his (1805), Odyssey Aeschylus (1805), and (1831), foxed [$250]

1984 December

Blackwell's , Catalogue A72 (Oxford, 1984)

108 Flaxman, Hesiod Iliad (1817), with his (1805), Odyssey Aeschylus (1805), and (1831), in 4 vols., with the bookplate of Charles Dickens in the Iliad and his library label in each ("sold")

1984 December

W. Thomas Taylor , Catalogue 37 (1984)

23 Catullus, Poems , 2 vols. in 1, with half title and errata, $800

1984 Autumn

Beeleigh Abbey Books , Catalogue 38 (1984)

132 Stedman, Narrative (1813), £ 500

1984 Fall

James Fenning , Catalogue 71 (1984)

163 Flaxman, Hesiod (1870), £ 30

164 Flaxman, Iliad (1870), £ 25

1984 Fall

G. Stuart , Catalogue 1 (1984)

95 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper , twelfth edition, large paper, $395

1984 Winter

Ben Abraham Books , Catalogue 4 (Toronto, 1984)

4 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, subscriber's copy, $1,750

1984-85 Winter

Lawson , Catalogue 221 (1984)

138 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy (1810), fancy binding, £ 450

1984 Winter

David Tunick , Catalogue 12 (1984)

132 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), sold as a collection of prints [no mention of the Explanation leaf], minor foxing, $6,750

133 Job , "Proof" issue, laid india paper, some foxing, from the collection of Beverly Chew, half-leather binding, "price on request" [apparently meaning over $18,000]

1984 December 6-7

Sotheby , English Literature and English History (London, 1984) <Bodley , Grolier Club>

87 Over 50 letters 1801-1814 from Edward Garrard Marsh to William Hayley ... ( ESTIMATE : £ 4,000- £ 5,000 ) [Not sold]

1984 December 17-18

Sotheby , C atalogue (London, 1984) <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

318 Young, Night Thoughts coloured by hand, slightly (1797), coloured [X] , with a reproduction of p. 4 in black-and-white and of the frontispiece to Night III in colour, " soiled, three borders offset, a few short tears in margin of explanation leaf and one slightly affecting one border repaired, red straight-grained morocco, gilt, uncut ... probably ac quired by Charles John, fifth Baron Dimsdale ... lighter more transparent colours in the present copy" than in the Butts copy ( ESTIMATE : £ 10,000- £ 15,000 ) [ £ 13,750 to Sims Reed & Fogg]

1984

Ben Abraham Books , Catalogue Four, William Blake (Toronto, 1984) <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

1985 January 10

§Swann Galleries , Modern Illustrated Books, Art & Architecture and Related Subjects, Ceramics, William Blake, Plates from Diderot (N.Y., 1985) <Grolier Club>

1985 January 17

Bloomsbury Book Auctions , Catalogue (London, 1985)

33 Darwin, Botanic Garden , first edition, some browning, covers detached [ £ 110 to Wells]

1985 January

Bow Windows Bookshop , Catalogue 100 (1985)

10 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, some foxing, original boards, with cover label, £ 1,200

11 Blair, The Grave (1870), folio, rebacked, £ 175

49 Gay, Fables (1793), some browning, £ 145

1985 January

Sims Reed & Fogg , 18th & 19th Century Art Books with a Collection of Sales Catalogues Catalogue 70 (London, 1985) <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

20 Darwin, Botanic Garden , third edition of Part I, £ 285

245 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), coloured [X], with the Explanation leaf, "coloured by William Blake", "Death" on pl. 1 coloured gray as in the Houghton copy "Handsome turn of the century red straight-grained morocco with gilt floral patterns, stamped W.H.S. [449] ... on verso of the title page is inscribed 'Baron Dimsdale' ...  This copy was bought by the fifth Baron Dimsdale ... These are either coloured by Blake or under his supervision using his patterns ... It is notable also for the fine skin tones and unusual eyes and hair" [ £ 20,000 to a private collector ]

1985 January

Weston Gallery , Catalogue 1 (1985)

68 Job (1874), £ 9,600

1985 February 28

Bloomsbury Book Auctions , Catalogue (London, 1985)

144 Stedman, Narrative (1796), plates stained, some leaves torn and misbound, binding repaired [ £ 275 to Ayres]

1985 February

Ben Abraham Books , Blake List (Toronto, 1984) 4 pp. <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

1985 February

Quaritch , Catalogue 25 (London, 1985)

65 Gay, Fables (1793), $675

1985 March 7

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1985)

200 Dante plates, printed on india paper on laid Whatman paper, probably the 1838 printing, 2 plates slightly discoloured, minor foxing [ £ 23,100]

202 "Christ Trampling on Satan", inscribed "To Mr. B.G. Martin with regards from E.J. S[haw]", [450] heavy wove paper, water stained [ £ 220]

1985 March 19

Christie , Fine English Drawings and Watercolours (London, 1985) <Biblioteca La Solana>

104 "The Death of Hector" <Butlin #451>, in the foreground are Priam and his lamenting family, in the background Achilles dragging Hector (recto) ; a sketch inscribed "Jep[ h ]thah sat by his Daughter" < #451, "Jephthah Met by His Daughter" [451] > , 16 ¼ x 21 ¾ ", from John Flaxman , Maria Denman, "Miss Denham" (verso) , both reproduced ( ESTIMATE : £ 7,000- £10,000 ) [ £ 7,560 to D. Heald (for R.N. Essick)]

1985 March 27

Christie ’s, Catalogue (London, 1985)

146A Receipt of 9 September 1806 "of Mr. Butts six pounds six shillings for Drawings, Songs of Innocence [and of Experience (E?)]" [ £ 5,184 to Rendell]

370 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy ( 1789-98) [ £ 432 to Joseph]

1985 March

John Andrew , Catalogue 6 (1985)

40 Hayley, Life ... of Cowper , second edition, £ 275

78 Scott, Poetical Works (1786), lacking 1 Blake plate, binding worn, £ 35

1985 March

Beeleigh Abbey Books , Catalogue 39 (1985)

134 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), £ 160

1985 March

William Duck , Catalogue 45 (1985)

Darwin, Botanic Garden (1799), first octavo edition, £ 165

1985 March

Howes , Catalogue 227 (1985)

198 Hayley, Life ... of Cowper , first edition, with the supplementary volume, £ 220

227 Gay, Fables (1793), fancy binding, uncut, £ 325

1985 March

Edward Nudelman , Catalogue 8 (1985)

279 Whitaker, Seraph (1828), Vol. II only, $150

1985 March

Jeffrey Stern , Catalogue 1 (1985)

189 Shakespeare, Plays (1805), 10 volumes, fancy binding, 7 leaves in Vol. IX from another edition, £ 100

531 Gay, Fables (1793),"large paper", 2 volumes bound in 1, £ 285

532 Blair, The Grave (1813), "large quarto, original blind decorated gilt lettered cloth" [i.e., the 1870 folio?], little spotting, £ 425

533 Blair, The Grave (1813), quarto, slight wear, £ 140

1985 March

Philadelphia Rare Books and Manuscripts , Catalogue 853 (Philadelphia, 1985)

11 Flaxman, Iliad Odyssey (1805), with his (1805), minor water stains, $300

1985 April 25

Bloomsbury Book Auctions , Catalogue (London, 1985)

262 Darwin, Botanic Garden , Part I only, third edition, stained and worn [not sold]

1985 April 25

Swann , Catalogue (N.Y., 1985)

134 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, title imprint partly trimmed [$325]

365 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy ( 1789-98) [$850]

1985 April

Blackwell's , Catalogue A78 (Oxford, 1985)

262 Darwin, Botanic Garden , Part I second edition, a few tears, £ 225

1985 April

Book Block , Catalogue 12 (1985)

Gay, Fables (1793), original boards, uncut, $1,650

1985 April

Pickering & Chatto , Catalogue 657 (London, 1985)

144 Nicholson, Introduction to Natural Philosophy (1782), $650

1985 April

Philip Pirages , Catalogue 9 (1985)

133 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), lacking the Explanation leaf, top edge gilt, others uncut, 41 x 32.5 cm, $3,500

1985 April

G. Stuart , Catalogue 39 (1985)

112 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), "large copy", minor foxing, $395

1985 April

N.G. Stogdon , Catalogue 1 (1985)

52 Job (1826) with "Proof" removed, Whatman paper, original wrappers with label, bookplate of A.E. Newton, not priced

1985 May 3

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1985)

554 Hunter, Historical Journal (1793), quarto, title page imprint shaved, binding repaired [ £ 1,870 to Bonham]

1985 May?

Dreweatt, Waston & Barton , auction catalogue (1985)

Job (1826), "Proof" set [ £ 9,000] [452]

1985 May

Marlborough Rare Books , Catalogue 111 (1985)

157 Wollstonecraft, Original Stories (1791), sold

1985 May

C.J.  Sawyer , Catalogue 317 (1985)

Flaxman, Hesiod Iliad (1817), with his (1805), Odyssey Aeschylus (1805), and (1831), in 4 volumes, with the bookplate of Charles Dickens in the Iliad and his library label in each, £ 1,575

1985 May

W. Thomas Taylor , Catalogue 38 (1985)

34 Gerard Manley Hopkins, autograph letter signed to R.W. Dixon, 22 December 1887:  "I have Blake's poems by me ... The best are of an exquisite freshness and lyrical inspiration, but there is mingled with the good work a great deal of rubbish, want of sense, and some touches of ribaldry and wickedness. ...", $4,250

1985 June 21

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1985)

538 Wollstonecraft, Original Stories (1791) [ £ 770 to Taylor]

1985 June 27

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1985)

160B "Rev. John Caspar Lavater", third (final) state, paper scraped, soiled, sold with a Blake plate from Lavater, Physiognomy Cowper , 3 from Hayley, , and 2 from Blair's Grave [ ESTIMATE : £ 300- £ 400] [not sold]

162 "Revd. Robert Hawker", illustrated [ £ 748 to D. Heald (for R.N. Essick)]

1985 June 28

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1985)

364 Stedman, Narrative (1796) [ £ 550 to Laggett]

1985 June

Ben Abraham Books , Blake List (Toronto, 1985) 7 pp. <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

1985 June

Apollo (June 1985)

p. 20 Shaunagh Fitzgerald Ltd advertisement for Songs of Innocence (X), hand coloured [pl. (35-36) (18, 25), (16-17), (13-14), (24, 27), (19, 54), (23, 53), the last not recorded in BB ] [no price]

1985 June

Shanauch Fitzgerald , Apollo , CXXI (June 1985), 120

Songs of Innocence [X] pl. 13-14, 16-19, 24-25, 35-36, 54 [ no price ]

1985 June

Grinke & Burmester , Catalogue 2 (1985)

170 Lavater, Aphorisms (1788), uncut, £ 60

1985 June

Lawson , Catalogue 223 (1985)

88 Cumberland, An Attempt to Describe Hafod , small paper, uncut, in original boards, £ 250

1985 June

Jeffrey Stern , Catalogue 2 (1985)

1260 Scott, Poetical Works (1782), fancy binding, £ 390

1261 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy ( 1789-98), £ 450

1262 Darwin, Botanic Garden (1795), third edition of both parts, fancy binding, £ 425

1985 June

Ximenes , Catalogue 71 (1985)

27 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), large paper, lacking half-title, contemporary binding, signed Edmund Lloyd, $750

1985 July 9

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1984)

110 "Head of Jonathan" <not in Butlin>, spotted and with surface damage [ ESTIMATE : £ 300- £ 400] [ £ 4,428 to Colnaghi] [453]

1985 July 16

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1985)

12 Boydell's Graphic Illustrations of the Works of Shakspeare, spotted, worn [ £ 528 to Knill]

1985 July 22-23

Sotheby , English Literature and History comprising Printed Books, Autograph Letters and Manuscripts ... (London, 1985) <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

74 "Series of over fifty autograph letters signed by Edward Garrard Marsh to William Hayley, many written while Blake was resident with Hayley at Felpham and containing references to him ... bookplate of Edmund Sydney Williams 1801-1814 ... " ( ESTIMATE : £4,000-£5,000 ) [Not sold] [454]

550 "P RINTED 'P ROSPECTUSOF A NEW AND ELEGANT EDITION OF B LAIR'S G RAVE ', to be illustrated by Blake, containing Fuseli's remarks upon the designs and a list of fifteen 'subjects proposed to be engraved' [reproduced] , on two conjoint 4to sheets, 3 pages of text, the last page with an address panel directed to 'Mr Tomkinson / Dean Street Soho ... folded (for delivery as a letter), wafer seal, one or two slight marks, but otherwise in very good condition, printed by T. Bensley, London, November 1805 " . [455] Inscribed "'With Mr Cromek's respects' and he has added 'and to be engraved by L. Schiavonetti', scoring through the line of text stating that Blake is to be the engraver. ["With M. r Cromek's respect." and alteration of the printed text to "INVENTED AND TO BE ENGRAVED | BY | WILLIAM BLAKE; | and to be engraved by L. Schiavonetti"] He has also added the statement that the price to non-subscribers is three guineas .... the Prospectus lists fifteen plates (not including the portrait)" ( ESTIMATE :  £3,000-£5,000 ) [ £ 5,500 to Majestic]

560 Charles Townley Archives, comprising his correspondence, amounting to several thousand letters and the papers relating to his celebrated collection of classical antiquities including letters to Richard Cosway, the book binder Thomas Edwards, John Flaxman, William Hayley Thomas Hope, and C.H. Tatham [ £ 187,000 to Newman] [456]

1985 July 28

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1985)

207 Hunter, Historical Journal (1793), quarto, imprint shaved [ £ 2,200 to Traylen]

1985 July 30

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1985)

809 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy ( 1789-98), worn [ £ 165 to Shapero]

1985 July

Quaritch , Catalogue 31 (London, 1985)

9 Varley, Zodiacal Physiognomy (1829), plates stained, 2 plates shaved with slight loss of inscriptions, $3,000

42a Gay, Fables (1793), first edition, original boards, $3,000

1985 July

Traylen , Catalogue 97 ( Guildford, 1985)

82 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, slightly foxed, £ 330

1985 September 12

Plandome Book Auctions , Catalogue (1985)

320 Scott, Poetical Works (1795), lacking 1 Blake plate [$44]

1985 September

Heritage Bookshop , Catalogue 150 (Los Angeles, 1985)

148 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), lacking the Explanation leaf, "all the imprints, paper browned and brittle with a few tears", $3,500

149 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, lacking "Last Judgment" plate, title shaved at foot, worn, $600

239 Hayley, Life ... of Romney (1809), $400

1985 September

Lawson , Catalogue 224 (1985)

170 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), lacking half-title, £ 165

1985 Summer

Bernard Quaritch , New Series:  Bulletin 31 Miscellany Seven, English Literature (London, 1985) <Biblioteca La Solana>

9 Varley, Zodiacal Physiognomy (1828), "six plates (all bound at end) ... slight browning throughout, two plates shaved, slightly affecting one signature and one plate number ... in full new calf antique ... A copy in our own Bulletin 11 (1983) has passed to an institution overseas", $3,000.00

42a Gay, Fables (1793), "entirely untrimmed in the original blue-grey boards, very skilfully rebacked retaining the original labels and endleaves, preserved in a fold-over cloth case within cloth chemises ...on superfine wove paper", $3,000.00

1985 October 10

Bloomsbury Book Auctions , Catalogue (London, 1985)

209 Darwin, Botanic Garden , first edition, Part I only, rubbed and spotted [ £ 66 to Kunkler]

1985 October

Sims, Reed & Fogg , Catalogue 70 (London, 1985)

20 Darwin, Botanic Garden , third edition of Part I, £ 285

21 Stedman, Narrative (1813), £ 750

1985 November 7

Swann , Catalogue (N.Y., 1985)

80 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy ( 1789-98) [$275]

1985 November 13

Bloomsbury Book Auctions , Catalogue (London, 1985)

472 Hunter, Historical Journal (1793), quarto, some spotting, rubbed [ £ 1,210 to Demetzy]

1985 November 21

Plandome Book Auctions , Catalogue (1985)

106 Flaxman, Iliad Odyssey (1805), with his (1805), in 1 volume, worn, some foxing [ ESTIMATE :  $125-$175]

1985 November 21

Sotheby , Catalogue (N.Y., 1985)

91 Stedman, Narrative (1813), hand coloured, few tears and browning [not sold]

1985 November 27

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1985)

85 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy (1810), 3 vols. in 5, original boards, uncut, some covers loose [ £ 108 to Hetherington]

1985 November

Weston Gallery , Catalogue 11 (1985)

1 Virgil, Eclogues , ed. Thornton, Vol. I only, presentation inscription from Harrison (one of the publishers) to Mary Stovell Falkener, 1828, $4,760

2 Job (1874), $11,000

1985 November

James Burmester , Catalogue 4 (1985)

416 Ritson, Select Collection of English Songs , fancy binding, £ 450

1985 December 9

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1985)

230 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), lacking Explanation leaf, soiled, worn, upper cover loose [ £ 880 to Seibu]

231 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, spotted, uncut [ £ 165 to Seibu]

1985 December 11

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1985)

299 "Enoch" lithograph, on light brown paper, illustrated, from the collection of Raymond Lister [ £ 28,600]

1985 December 12

Bloomsbury Book Auctions , Catalogue (London, 1985)

138 Josephus, Works (c. 1800), only 58 plates [ £ 82 to Jeffrey]

1985 December

Traylen , Catalogue 99 ( Guildford, 1985)

200 Stedman, Narrative (1796), rebacked, £ 750

201 Stedman, Narrative (1796), rebacked, £ 695

345 Hunter, Historical Journal (1793), quarto, imprint shaved, £ 3,300

1985 Fall

Ben Abraham Books , Fall List: William Blake and His Circle (Toronto, 1985) 12 pp. <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

1985

Ben Abraham Books , Catalogue Six:  William Blake (Toronto, 1985) <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

N.B.  Ben Abraham Catalogue Five was not about Blake

1986 January

Claude Cox , Catalogue 52 (1986)

18 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, some spotting, uncut, £ 350

1986 January

Lawson , Catalogue 225 (1986)

19 Darwin, Botanic Garden (1799), octavo, 2 vols., £ 95

1986 January

Phillip Pirages , Catalogue 10 (1986)

64 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, "untrimmed", $1,750

1986 January

Jeffrey Stern , Catalogue 3 (1986)

457 Darwin, Botanic Garden , third edition, "fine contemporary" binding, £ 425

458 Blair, The Grave Physiognomy (1813), quarto, "original blind decorated gilt lettered cloth" [as in 1870], with 4 plates by Blake for Lavater's , and "nine" for Wollstonecraft, Original Stories (1796) [457] "inserted", £ 425

1986 February 14

Sotheby , Catalogue (N.Y., 1986)

201 Job , "Proof" issue, on French paper, some foxing [$8,525]

365 Job [1826?], some marginal soiling [$6,325]

366 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, some leaves loose, some soiling, binding worn [$440]

367 B ü rger, Leonora , some minor spotting and soiling, rubbed, but a good copy [$935 to Quaritch (for Arthur Versbow)]

370 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), Explanation leaf torn and repaired, covers loose [$1,320]

1986 February

G.W. Stuart , Catalogue 6 (1986)

93 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), $395

1986 February

Wilsey Rare Books , Catalogue 18 (1986)

49 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, "original blue boards", uncut, $650

1986 March 6

Bloomsbury Book Auctions , Catalogue (London, 1986)

152 Shakespeare, Plays (1805), 9 vols., spotted, some leaves loose [not sold]

1986 March 11

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1986)

594 Vetusta Monumenta ( 1747-1825), 5 vols. in 3, some tears, worn [ £ 165 to Downie]

1986 March 20

Phillips , Catalogue (London, 1986)

233 Hayley, Life ... of Cowper ( 1803-4), spotted [ ESTIMATE : £ 40- £ 50]

1986 March

W.  V. Dailey , Catalogue 41 (Los Angeles, 1986)

161 Stedman, Narrative (1806), $600

1986 April 17

Swann , Catalogue (N.Y., 1986)

151 Chaucer, Poetical Works Bell's Edition of the Poets of , in Great Britain ( 1777-83), 109 volumes, fancy bindings, in 2 contemporary traveling boxes [$7,500]

1986 April 15

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1986)

796 Hunter, Historical Journal (1793), quarto, soiled, worn [not sold]

1986 April 16

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1986)

193 Stuart & Revett, Antiquities of Athens ( 1762-94), 3 vols . , lacking pl. 29 in Vol. 2, some staining [ £ 2,160 to Weinreb]

1986 April 25

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1986)

134 "Christ Trampling on Urizen", heavy wove paper, scuff marks in sky, water stained, creased, signed by E.J. Shaw [not sold]

1986 April

Claude Cox , Catalogue 53 (1986)

30 Blair, The Grave (1813), quarto, publisher's blue cloth, "blocked in blind and lettered in gold" [as in 1870], rebacked, £ 120

1986 May 8

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1986)

50 Hunter, Historical Journal (1793), quarto, "tall copy" [ £ 2,640  to Blackwell]

174 Stuart & Revett, Antiquities of Athens ( 1762-1816), 4 vols., original boards, uncut [ £ 2,860 to Sotiriadis]

304 Stuart & Revett, Antiquities of Athens ( 1762-1816), 4 vols., rubbed and stained [ £ 2,750 to Weinreb]

1986 May 13

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1986)

53 "Rev. Robert Hawker", small margins, illustrated [ ESTIMATE : £ 700- £ 900] [not sold]

1986 May 16

Christie , Catalogue (N.Y., 1986)

137 Cumberland, Thoughts on Outline , advertisement leaf at end, rubbed, title page misprint uncorrected [$385]

1986 May 22

Swann , Catalogue (N.Y.,1986)

40 Blair, The Grave (1870), quarto, rebound [ ESTIMATE :  $80- $120] [$300]

1986 May 30

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1986)

113 Hogarth, Works (1822) [ £ 918 to Burgess]

1986 May

Argonaut Book Shop , Catalogue 97 (1986)

99 Gay, Fables , first edition, "large and thick paper ... uncropped", tissue guards over plates, slight foxing, $500

1986 May

Cavendish Books , Catalogue 22 (1986)

38 Cumberland, An Attempt to Describe Hafod , with half-title, "large paper ... seemingly a presentation copy", £ 185

1986 May

O'Flynn Books , Catalogue 26 (1986)

53 Darwin, Poetical Works , £ 180

1986 May

Jeffrey Stern , Catalogue 4 (1986)

394 Wollstonecraft, Original Stories (1791), lacking pl. 2, £ 245

1986 May

Alan Thomas, Catalogue 48 (1986)

41 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, fancy binding, £ 350

1986 June 10

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1986)

1,269 Gay, Fables Paradise Lost , first edition, with Milton, (1799) [ £ 264 to Siebu]

1986 June 19

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1986)

123 Job , "proof impressions on india paper", cover label loosely inserted [ £ 9,860 to Hirschl]

154 Hogarth, Works (Baldwin & Cradock, c. 1835-37 ) [ £ 275 to Marks]

1986 June 27

Sotheby , Old Master, English and Decorative Prints (London, 1986) < Biblioteca La Solana>

746 Songs of Innocence ( X ) pl. [ 13-14, 16-19, 2 3 -25, 35-36, 54 ], pl. 13-14, 17, 19, 25, 27, 36, 54 reproduced, 14 plates printed in green ink on 7 leaves of wove paper, watercoloured "in cool restrained tints ... some failed areas strengthened in parts by the artist in blue or green was", a few tears , "handling marks and discoloration, other minor defects"; when sold at Sotheby's, 9 Nov 1964, the leaves were "loose and soiled, subsequently cleaned, but with restraint, and bound in cream morocco" ), 8 of 14 plates reproduced ( ESTIMATE : £80,000- £100,000) [£40,000, bought in]

747 Dante plates (1892), slight foxing, more pronounced on pl. 6 [ £ 24,200]

1986 June

Lott & Gerrish Ltd , [458] untitled c atalogue (1986) <Biblioteca La Solana>

27 Songs of Innocence and of Experience , pl. 20 (fragment) and pl. 21 (design only) , reproduced, printed in sepia on one leaf 3.1 x 6.4 cm, watercoloured , £1,250

1986 June

Howes , Catalogue 231 (1986)

787 Gough, Sepulchral Monuments ( 1786-96), 2 volumes in 5, fancy binding, £ 500

1986 June

Lott & Gerrish , Catalogue (1986)

27 Songs of Innocence , pl. 21 ("Night"), lower design only, with 9 lines of text and the lower design of the first plate on the verso, printed in light brown with black ink and water colours added by hand, 3.1 x 6.4 cm, both sides illustrated, £ 1,250 [459]

1986 June

Edward Nudelman , Catalogue 10 (1986)

60 Gay, Fables , first edition, "12 woodcut [sic] engravings by Blake", $350

1986 Spring

Ben Abraham Books , William Blake and His Circle (Toronto, 1986) <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

59 items

1986 July 31

Bloomsbury Book Auctions , Catalogue (London, 1986)

425 Stedman, Narrative (1796), some spotting [ £ 242 to Elliott]

1986 July

Baughman Rare Books , Catalogue (1986)

288 Josephus, Works (c. 1785-86), $565

1986 July

David Bickersteth , Catalogue 93 (1986)

25 Gough, Sepulchral Monuments ( 1786-96), 2 volumes in 3, £ 440

1986 July

Black Sun Books , Catalogue 70 (1986)

13 Job [1874?], "proof impressions on India paper, mounted on heavy sheets of paper", "original light blue boards and printed paper label on spine", $17,000

1986 July

George's , Catalogue 690 (1986)

Darwin, Botanic Garden , first edition of Part I, second edition of Part II, £ 200

1986 July

Phillip Pirages , Catalogue (1986)

181 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), lacking the Explanation leaf, "excellent impressions", $3,500

1986 August 28

Bloomsbury Book Auctions , C atalogue (London, 1986)

205 Michael Seigneur de Montaigne, The Essays , The Eighth Edition (London, 1776) [ £ 33 to Peter Grant of Saunders of Oxford]

1986 August

Beeleigh Abbey Books , Catalogue 41 (1986)

255 Hogarth, Works (Baldwin & Cradock, c. 1835-37), £ 1,600

1986 August

Quaritch , Catalogue 39 (London, 1986)

116 Gay, Fables , first edition, $675

1986 September 24

Sotheby , Catalogue (N.Y., 1986)

117 Wollstonecraft, Original Stories (1791), with a duplicate set of plates bound in, Stopford A. Brooke's copy [ £ 1,430 to Justin Schiller (for R.N. Essick)]

168 Hunter, Historical Journal (1793), quarto, title page shaved, some wear and tears [$1,320]

214 Stedman, Narrative (1796), plates hand coloured, rebacked [ £ 1,760]

1986 September

Ben Abraham Books , Catalogue 6. William Blake (Toronto, 1986)

222 items

11 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, some foxing, $1,500

1986 September

W. Thomas Taylor , Catalogue 42 (1986)

16 Malkin, A Father's Memoirs of His Child , modern binding, slight damp staining, $400

1986 Summer

Sims, Reed & Fogg, Catalogue 86 (London, 1986)

2,018 Stedman, Narrative (1813), £ 750

1986 October 23

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1986)

520 Hunter, Historical Journal (1793), quarto [ £1 ,540 to Bonham]

1986 October 6

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1986)

767 Darwin, Botanic Garden , first edition of Part I, third edition of Part II, 2 vols., spotted, rubbed [ £ 66 to Bookroom]

768 Flaxman, Hesiod (1817), spotted, damp-stained [ £ 71 to Bickersteth]

770 Hayley, Ballads Death (1805), spotted, bound with Gessner, of Abel The Grave (1803), and sold with Blair, (1808), "folio" [i.e., quarto], spotted [ £ 165 to Stern]

801 Flaxman, Hesiod Aeschylus (1817), with his , Iliad Odyssey , and (n.d.), all shabby [ £ 132 to Roberts]

1986 October 30

Bloomsbury Book Auctions , Catalogue (London, 1986)

140 Rees, Cyclopaedia , lacking Vol. 21, worn [ £ 176 to Jeffrey]

1986 October

Marlborough Rare Books , Catalogue 117 (London, 1986)

37 Virgil, Pastorals , Vol. I only, worn contemporary sheep, some browning, £ 3,800

1986 October

Spelman's Bookshop , Catalogue 9 (York, 1986)

607 Darwin, Botanic Garden (1799), octavo, 2 vols., fine contemporary calf, £ 280

1986 November 10

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1986)

217 Hogarth, Works (Baldwin & Craddock, c. 1835-37), spotted, soiled [ £ 264 to Barker]

1986 November 17

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1986)

635 Flaxman, Iliad Odyssey (1805), with his (1805), both spotted [ £ 49 to Philadelphia]

1986 November 18

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1986)

1,251 Hunter, Historical Journal (1793), quarto, soiled and worn [ £ 484 to Maggs]

1986 November

George's , Catalogue 687 (1986)

89 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), large paper, fancy Bedford binding, £ 450

1986 November

D. & E. Lake , Catalogue 81 (Toronto, 1986)

78 Stuart & Revett, Antiquities of Athens ( 1762-1830), 5 vols., some foxing, $8,000

1986 November

Lawson , Catalogue 228 (1986)

47 Darwin, Botanic Garden , first edition of Part I, fourth edition of Part II, £ 165

48 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), £ 165

49 Malkin, A Father's Memoirs of His Child , half calf, £ 165

1986 November

Zeitlin & Ver Brugge , Catalogue 292 (Los Angeles, 1986)

41 Flaxman, Iliad Odyssey (1805), bound with his (1805), foxed, $200

1986 December 1-2

Sotheby , Old Master, Decorative, Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Prints (London, 1986) <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

First Day

171 "Robert Hawker" (I. Ponsford, May 1820), open letter proof, published by A.A. Paris, May 1820, plus "Wilson Lowry", "Lavater", "and another" ( ESTIMATE : £ 400- £ 500 ) [not sold]

172 "The Ecchoing Green" [ Songs of Innocence and of Experience paper pl. 6 ], reproduced in black and white, "printed in blue, delicately coloured with watercolour, extensive pen and black ink additions ... on wove [ ], trimmed just within image below (with loss of [ all sic ] text), otherwise trimmed along or just outside borderline ... remains of glue and prevoius [ ] support sheet at edges verso ... 59 by 69 mm" ( ESTIMATE : £ 2,000- £ 3,000 ) [£5,800 to Libby Howie (for a private collector) ]

173 "Mrs Q", reproduced, "printed in colours, and delicately finished by hand ... a working proof between Essick's first and second state, with the imprint, but before title (part of title faintly inscribed in pencil) " reproduced ( ESTIMATE : £ 800- £ 1,200 ) [ £ 1,100 to D. Heald (for R.N. Essick)]

174 Six plates from Hayley's Cowper plus "three volumes" in "embossed calf, qaurto [ sic ]", "4" items ( ESTIMATE : £ 300- £ 400 ) [not sold]

1986 December 4

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1986)

106 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), with Explanation leaf, plates trimmed, worn [ £ 1,100 to Shobo]

164 Virgil, Pastorals (1821), Vol. I only, "original sheep" [ £ 2,420 to Wales]

165 Job (1826), proofs on laid india, bound in half morocco [ £ 6,930 to Davidson]

167 Blair, The Grave (1813), "folio", original boards, spotted [ £ 200 to Davidson]

168 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), spotted [ £ 198 to Thomas]

169 Blair, The Grave Dante Illustrations (1808), quarto, cloth-backed boards, trimmed, with Blake's (1922) and Night Thoughts watercolors (1927) [ £ 330 to Hirsch]

1986 December 12

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1986)

60 Darwin, Botanic Garden Phytologia , first edition of Part I, second edition of Part II, with Darwin, (1800) [ £ 1,210 to Baskett & Day]

260 Stedman, Narrative of a Five Years' Expedition (1813), rebacked; ESTIMATE : £200-£300

1986 December

Blackwell's , Catalogue A85 (Oxford, 1986)

496 Darwin, Botanic Garden , first edition of Part I, third edition of Part II, frontispiece stained, other plates brown, £ 200

1986 December

James Cummins , Catalogue 18 (1986)

46 Gay, Fables , first edition, lacking last 12 pp., $425

371 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), $350

377 Lavater, Aphorisms on Man (1794), disbound, foxed, $100

1986 December

Heritage Bookshop , Catalogue 160 (Los Angeles, 1986)

65 Gay, Fables , first edition, $450

1986 Winter

Peter Murray Hill , Catalogue 173 (1986)

53 Enfield, Speaker (1797), £ 40

1986 Winter

Bernard Quaritch , English Literature Catalogue 1066 (London, 1986) <Biblioteca La Solana>

7 Varley, Zodiacal Physiognomy (1828), "uncut throughout, washed and with discreet restoration to some margins to tear on final leaf; the sewing is modern; preserved in a folding cloth box with morocco label ... Copies from our own Bulletins 11 (1983) and 31 (1985) have now passed to overseas institutions", $3,000.00

8 Hayley, The Triumphs of Temper Large Paper ... (1803), " Full russet niger morocco, gilt, by Bedford", "[SOLD]"

9 Ritson, ed., A Select Collection of English Songs (1783), "title pages to volumes I and I guarded, the two prefatory essays in  volume I transposed and without the fly-title to Part One in the same volume ... full green Regency style morocco, gilt, by Lewis", $1,250.00

There is a separate reproduction of "Blake:  Items 7, 8l and 9"

1986

Ben Abraham Books , Catalogue Seven : William Blake (Toronto, 198 6 ) <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

207 items

1987 January

Ben Abraham Books , Catalogue 7 (Toronto, 1987)

13 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, some foxing, $1,500

1987 January

Howes , Catalogue 233 (19 8 7)

95 Shakespeare, Plays (1805), 10 vols., extra-illustrated with 175 plates from other editions, £ 1,250

163 Hayley, Life ... of Cowper ( 1803-4), with Supplement (1806) bound in Vol. III, £ 220

1987 January

Anthony Laywood , Catalogue 52 (1987)

23 Bonnycastle, Introduction to Mensuration (1794), £ 48

1987 January

Frew Mackenzie , Catalogue 3 (1987)

55 Gay, Fables (1793), second edition, 2 vols., fine contemporary binding, £ 240

147 Shakespeare, Dramatic Works (Boydell, 1802), 9 vols., "handsome set", £ 1,100

1987 January

Sims, Reed & Fogg , Catalogue 88 (1987)

45 Stedman, Narrative of a Five Years' Expedition (1813), £ 650

1987 January

Jeffrey Stern , Catalogue 5 (1987)

456 Darwin, Botanic Garden , third edition of both Parts, bound in 1 vol., fancy binding, £ 425

457 Hayley, Ballads Death (1805), spotted, bound with Gessner, of Abel (1803), £ 550

458 Blair, The Grave Physiognomy (1808), quarto, in "original blind decorated gilt lettered cloth" [i.e., 1870?], some spotting, with Blake's 4 plates for Lavater's inserted loose, £ 425

460 Malkin, A Father's Memoirs of His Child (1806), rebacked, £ 420

1987 January

Charles Traylen , Catalogue 101 (1987)

361 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy ( 1789-98), £ 595

946 Rees, Cyclopaedia (1820), 45 vols., £ 1,600

1987 February 2

Christie , Catalogue of the Estelle Doheny Library in St John's Seminar y , Camarillo, California, on behalf of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles (N.Y., 1987)

715 Letter of 2 July 1826 [$22,000]

1987 February 23

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1987)

34 Rees, Cyclopaedia (1820), 45 vols., worn [ £ 902 to Grant]

1987 February 12

Swann , Catalogue (N.Y., 1987)

26 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), few stains in text [$275]

200 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy (1810) [$375]

1987 February

Lawson , Catalogue 230 (1987)

142 Hunter, Historical Journal (1793), quarto, little foxing, rebacked, £ 1,800

1987 February

Quaritch , Catalogue 1066 (London, 1987)

7 Varley, Treatise on Zodiacal Physiognomy (1828), uncut, washed, unbound in a folding box, $3,000

8 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), large paper, fancy binding, "sold"

  1. Ritson, Select Collection of English Songs (1783), fancy binding, $1,250

1987 February

Andrew Stewart , Catalogue 21 (1987)

130 Hayley, Life ... of Cowper ( 1803-4), £ 175

1987 February

Ximines , Catalogue 77 (1987)

269 Hayley, Life ... of Cowper ( 1803-4), second edition, with the Supplement (1806) bound in Vol. III, $400

1987 March

Blackwell's , Catalogue A86 (Oxford, 1987)

453 Hunter, Historical Journal (1793), quarto, "tall copy", £ 4,200

1987 March

Hobbyhorse Books , Catalogue 9 (1987)

135 Gay, Fables (1793), light browning on some pages, fine binding, $350

1987 April 8

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1987)

99 Hunter, Historical Journal (1793), octavo, tears, wear [ £ 132 to Colleary]

1987 April 9

Bloomsbury Book Auctions , Catalogue (London, 1987)

114 Rees, Cyclopaedia (1820), 4 vols. [no indication of which volume is missing] [ £ 325 to Fisher]

1987 April 14

Christi e , Catalogue (London, 1987)

13A "Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims", fifth state, Sessler restrike, some staining, tears [ £ 440]

1987 April 23

Bloomsbury Book Auctions , Catalogue (London, 1987)

195 Gay, Fables (1793), foxed, worn [ £ 66 to Martin]

356 Stuart & Revett, Antiquities of Athens ( 1762-1830), 5 vols., lacking 5 plates, worn, covers loose [ £ 1,100 to Rainer]

1987 April 30

Phillips Auction , Catalogue (London, 1987)

80 Flaxman, Hesiod (1817), spotted, some leaves loose [ £ 35]

127 Hogarth, Works (1802[?]) [ £ 480]

1987 April

James Burmester , Catalogue 6 (1987)

A Eleanor Coade, A Descriptive Catalogue of Coade's Artificial Stone Manufacture (London, c. 1778-79), plate representing a "River God", perhaps engraved by Blake, [460] as S.B. Hamilton claims in Architectural Review , CXVI, No. 695, £ 3,500

1987 April

Walford , Catalogue H/147 (1987)

282 Darwin, Botanic Garden , third edition of Part I, fourth edition of Part II, £ 300

1987 May 14

Bloomsbury Book Auctions , Catalogue (London, 1987)

68 Shakespeare, Plays (1805), 9 vols., browned, spotted, worn [ £ 77 to R. Clark]

1987 May 19

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1987)

40 "Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims", fifth state, Colnaghi restrike, water stains, discoloured, framed; ESTIMATE : £400- £600 [not sold]

1987 May 28

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1987)

752 Nicholson, Introduction to Natural Philosophy (1787), 2 vols., slight soiling [ £ 176 to Maggs]

1987 May 29

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1987)

1,148 Malkin, A Father's Memoirs of His Child (1806), rubbed, with 15 other miscellaneous volumes [ £ 550 to Henderson]

1987 May

C.R. Johnson , Catalogue 20 (1987)

64 Lavater, Aphorisms (1789), rebacked, £160

1987 May

Sevin Seydi , Catalogue (1987)

332 Flaxman, Iliad Odyssey (1805), with his (1805), foxed, rubbed, £ 50

1987 May

Bernard Shapiro , Catalogue 1 (1987)

122 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy (1792), £ 400

190 Stedman, Narrative of a Five Years' Expedition (1813), rebacked, £ 600

1987 June 4

Swann , Catalogue (N.Y., 1987)

41 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, foxed, worn, $250

1987 June 17

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1987)

208 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), with Explanation leaf (repaired), leaves soiled, some gatherings misbound [ £ 1,870 to Subunso]

248 Hogarth, Works (1822), worn, suppressed plates inserted [ £ 605 to McKenzie]

1987 June 18

Sotheby , Catalogue (N.Y., 1987)

85 Hogarth, Works (c. 1835-37), some tears, spotting [$990]

1987 June 29

Sotheby , Catalogue of Old Master, Decorative Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Prints (London, 1987) < National Library of Australia >

[Property of Raymond and Pamela Lister ]

3 1 4 America verso pl. 7 , not coloured, borders wiped clean, posthumous impression "printed in brick red ... on wove paper, laid down at edges to support sheet, with margins, some discoloration and surface dirt, mainly in the margin ... mounted and bound in modern mar b led boards, morocco spine", 24 x 17 cm "Ex coll. J. Deffett Francis, signed on and dated 1834" , not listed in Bentley, Blake Books , reproduced ( ESTIMATE :  £8,000-£10,000 ) [£5,000, bought in]

1987 June

Applefield Gallery , C atalogue 44 (1987)

44 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, slight foxing, rebacked, $650

1987 June

Robert Clark , Catalogue 9 (1987)

189 Shakespeare, Plays (1805), 9 vols., browned, spotted, worn [ £ 77 to R. Clark]

1987 June

Charles Cox , Catalogue 34 (1987)

28 Enfield, Speaker (1797), rebacked, lightly foxed, £ 85

30 Hamilton, English School (Vol. I-II, 1833, Vol. III-IV, 1832), £ 120

1987 June

George Houlse , Catalogue 41 (1987)

402 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, uncut, original cover label affixed to front pastedown, three-quarter morocco over marbled boards, $1,500

1987 June

19th Century Shop , Catalogue 176, "plates are quite special", $330

1987 June

Sims, Reed & Fogg , Catalogue 89 (1987)

37 Darwin, Botanic Garden , first edition of Part I, third edition of Part II, slight water stains, £ 260

178 Stuart & Revett, Antiquities of Athens ( 1762-1830), 5 vols., rebound, £ 5,750

1987 June

A.G. Thomas , Catalogue 49 (1987)

38 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), spotted, £ 300

1987 Spring

Claude Coxe , Catalogue 60 (1987)

63 Hayley, Life ... of Cowper ( 1803-4), lacking half-titles, £ 150

1987 July 16

Bloomsbury Book Auctions , Catalogue (London, 1987)

390 Flaxman, Iliad Dante (1805), foxed, with his ("1793" [i.e., 1807?], disbound, spotted [ £ 55 to D. & G. Dawson]

1987 July 22

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1987)

98 Hogarth, Works (c. 1830) [ £ 715 to Schwing]

205 Stuart & Revett, Antiquities of Athens ( 1762-1816), 4 vols., minor tears, worn [ £ 2,420 to Maggs]

1987 July 30

California Book Auction , Catalogue (Los Angeles, 1987)

23 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, 3 plates heavily foxed, binding broken; ESTIMATE :  $200-$250

119 Lavater, Aphorisms (1788), worn, cover detached; ESTIMATE : $80-$120 [not sold]

1987 July

Ben Abraham Books , Catalogue (Toronto, 1987)

12 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, untrimmed, some foxing, bookplate of Paul Hyde Bonner, $1,500

127 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), $650

1987 August 20

Bloomsbury Book Auctions , Catalogue (1987)

436 Darwin, Botanic Garden , first edition of Part I, third edition of Part II, worn, covers detached [ £ 165 to Thorp]

1987 August

C.R. Johnson , Catalogue 21 (1987)

9 Allen, New and Improved History of England (1798), with the engraved chart [not by Blake] usually absent, contemporary sheep, worn, £325

1987 August

Jeffrey Stern , Catalogue 6 (1987)

214 Ariosto, Orlando Furioso (1783), 5 vols., "sumptuous contemporary red morocco" binding, £350

283 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy (1792), "fine contemporary russia", £ 725

1987 September 3

Bloomsbury Book Auctions , Catalogue (London, 1987)

20 Fuseli, Lectures on Painting (1801), browned, rubbed [£93 to Fort]

1987 September 3

California Book Auction , Catalogue (Los Angeles, 1987)

89 Flaxman, Hesiod (1817), worn, foxed [not sold]

1987 September

Beeleigh Abbey Books , Catalogue 42 (1987)

68 Hayley, Life ... of Cowper ( 1803-4), lacking half-titles, worn, £ 120

1987 October 21

Sotheby , Catalogue (Mount Juliet, Ireland, 1987)

284 Gay, Fables (1793), plates spotted [IR £ 260]

1987 October

Blackwell's , Catalogue A89 (Oxford, 1987)

120 Cumberland, Thoughts on Outline (1796), slight foxing, modern quarter leather, £ 300

1987 October

W. & V. Dailey , Catalogue 47 (Los Angeles, 1987)

113 Gay, Fables (1793), some stains, 1 Blake plate repaired, $200

138A Hayley, Life ... of Cowper ( 1803-4), "old boards rebacked", $250

1987 October

Lloyd Books , Catalogue 3 (1987)

63 Stedman, Narrative of a Five Years' Expedition (1813), uncut, in original boards, rebacked, $1,000

1987 October

F. Mulder Prints , Catalogue 10 (1987)

32 Job (1826), published proofs on laid india, original(?) green boards, "old label on spine", foxed, $24,000

1987 November 9

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1988), original boards, worn [ £ 99 to Korn]

86 Lavater, Aphorisms (1789

1987 November 13

Christie , Printed Books and Manuscripts The Properties of... Margaret M. Sullivan and from various other sources (N.Y., 1987) < Victoria University in the University of Toronto >

46 America [R] , with colour reproductions of pl. 1-2, 10, lea f size 36.4 x 25.5 cm , 18 plates on 10 leaves, printed in blue (pl. 1-8, 12, 15-17 ), bluish-gray (pl. 9-10), light blue (pl. 11), greenish-blue (pl. 13-14), and green (pl. 18), "Impressions slightly weak at bottom ... Lightly strengthened in pen and ink by Blake in a number of places" which are identified; [461] pl. 5 [ recte pl. 4 ] :  "Lines 38-41 have been masked by Blake in printing"; pl. 13 "The serpent at bottom has a single tail, as in most copies", "paper watermarked 'E & P' ... a number of the plates lightly touched by Blake in pen and ink ... but this copy otherwise uncolored", modern binding elaborately described, minute descriptions of foxing, discoloration, punctures, "all leaves apparently washed sometime after 1911" , detailed provenance given [$160,000 to Libby Howie ]

1987 November

Heritage Book Shop , Catalogue 167 (Los Angeles, 1987)

110 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy ( 1789-98), light foxing, $1,500

1987 November

George Minkoff , Catalogue 87F (1987)

8 Stedman, Narrative of a Five Years' Expedition (Vol. I, 1806, Vol. II, 1813), "large paper", plates handcoloured, contemporary calf, repaired, $1,250

1987 November

W. Thomas Taylor , Catalogue 46 (1987)

3 Malkin, A Father's Memoirs of His Child (1806), a few leaves damp-stained, $400

1987 November

Tokyo International Antiquarian Book Fair , Catalogue 127 (Tokyo, 1987)

733 Virgil, Pastorals (1821), Vol. I only, contemporary sheep, in fitted case, offered by Marlborough Rare Books, £ 4,000

734 Wit's Magazine (1784), offered by Maggs, £ 1,000

1987 December 1

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1987)]

201 Job (1826), published proofs on laid india, few foxmarks in margins , "sparkling impressions" , later blue cloth boards, scuffed; ESTIMATE : £8,000- £12,000 [£30,800]

1987 December

Argonaut Book Shop , Catalogue 100 (1987)

16 Gay, Fables (1793)., some light foxing, $425

1987 December

Spelman's Bookshop, Catalogue 12 (York, 1987)

189 Shakespeare, Plays (1812), 9 vols., spines cracked, £ 450

1987

Ben Abraham Books , Catalogue Eight:  William Blake (Toronto, 1987) <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

1987

Ben Abraham Books , William Blake:  Books in Print (Toronto, 1987) <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

1987

William & Victoria Dailey , William Blake Poet Printer Prophet (Los Angeles, 1987)

30 items

1988 January 13

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1988)

97 Hunter, Historical Journal (1793), quarto, few stains and repairs [ £ 1,485 to Marshall]

1988 January 14

Bloomsbury Book Auctions , Catalogue (London, 1988)

108 Gay, Fables (1793), 2 vols. in 1, some spotting, rebacked [£77 to Abbey Antiquarian Books]

191 Blair, The Grave Works of Blake (1813), "folio" [i.e., the 1870 folio?], "original cloth", worn, with (1876) [ £ 209 to R. Clark]

1988 January 15

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1988)

700 Novelist's Magazine ( 1780-88), 19 vols., worn, some damp- staining [ £ 286]

1988 January

Stuart Bennett , Catalogue (1988)

18 Whitaker, The Seraph (c. 1825-28), 2 vols. in 1, "first edition", "printed for Jones & Co" [i.e., third edition], rubbed, £ 375

1988 January

T. Hannas , Catalogue 80 (1988)

70 Malkin, A Father's Memoirs (1806), uncut, contemporary cloth, lacking half-title, £ 250

1988 January

Larkhill Books , Catalogue 1 (1988)

15 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), small paper, £ 160

1988 January

Marlborough Rare Books , Catalogue 37 (London, 1988)

72 Nicholson, Introduction to Natural Philosophy (1782), 2 vols., rebacked, £ 350

1988 January

G.W. Stuart , Catalogue 15 (1988)

74 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), "large copy", worn, rebacked, $395

1988 February 2

Christie , Catalogue of the Doheny collection (Camarillo, California, 1988)

727 Hogarth, Works (Boydell), remainder impressions [$1,980 to Gunter Collman]

883 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy ( 1789-1810), 3 vols. in 5, Vol. I lacking 1 leaf, spotted, worn [ £ 55 to Elliott]

1988 February

Ben Abraham Books , William Blake Catalogue Nine (Toronto, 1988) <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

1988 February

Blackwell's , Catalogue A88 (Oxford, 1988)

1196 Hunter, Historical Journal (1793), quarto, title page "imprint slightly shaved", but "an exceptional copy", £ 3,900

1988 February

Frew Mackenz ie , Catalogue 10 (1988)

41 Darwin, Botanic Garden , Part I (171), Part II (1789), contemporary calf, £ 385

Stedman, Narrative (1813), 2 vols., uncut, in recent calf- backed marbled boards, few marginal tears, £ 600

1988 February

Bernard Shapero , Catalogue 1 (1988)

68 Hayley, Life ... of William Cowper ( 1803-4), slightly spotted, £ 185

1988 February

Sims, Reed & Fogg , Catalogue 90 (London, 1988)

249 Stuart & Revett, Antiquities of Athens ( 1762-1830), 5 vols., new bindings, £ 5,750

1988 February

Sterling Books , Catalogue 65 (1988)

347 Josephus, Works BB , final issue listed in , £75

1988 February

Walford , Catalogue A/326 (1989)

198 Shakespeare, Dramatic Works (1802), 9 vols., with Blake's plate, £500

1988 March

Blackwell's , Catalogue A90 (Oxford, 1988)

Shakespeare, Dramatic Works (1802), 9 vols., £2,700

1988 March

Quaritch , Catalogue 1084 (London, 1988)

92 Stuart & Revett, Antiquities of Athens ( 1762-1816), second issue, 4 vols., $8,500

1988 March

Sims Reed , Catalogue 91 (London, 198 8 )

221 Darwin, Botanic Garden (1791), £ 260

1988 April 13

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1988)

116 Stedman, Narrative (1813), 2 vols., 80 plates hand-coloured, modern half calf [ £ 385 to Walford]

1988 April

Robert Clark , Catalogue 12 (1988)

189 Blair, The Grave (1813), quarto sheet reissued in a Victorian blue cloth binding, probably by J.C. Hotten c. 1870, some foxing, £ 280

1988 April

Sims Reed , Catalogue 92 (1988)

9 Job , "Proof" impression son French paper, recased in original boards, boxed [title page and pl. 13 showing considerable foxing], £ 20,000

1988 May 12

Bloomsbury Book Auctions , Catalogue (London, 1988)

267 G. Hamilton, Gallery of British Artists (1839), 4 vols., some foxing [ £ 88 to Maggs (for R.N. Essick)]

1988 May 25

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1988)

174 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), with Explanation leaf, "a few margins shaved, a few imprints cropped", half-calf, rubbed [ £ 3,850 to Rothman]

1988 May 25

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1988)

897 Stedman, Narrative (1796), spotted, rebacked, rubbed [ £ 418 to Lovejoy]

1988 May

James Burmester , Catalogue 7 (1988)

85 Enfield, The Speaker (1795), contemporary sheep rebacked, rubbed, £ 40

261 Ritson, Select Collection of English Songs (1783), 3 vols. bound in 2, rebacked, £ 300

1988 May

Simon Finch , Catalogue 3 (London, 1988)

16 Enfield, The Speaker (1785), contemporary calf, rebacked, few stains, £ 85

1988 May

Garton & Co. , Catalogue (1988)

1 Songs of Innocence (X),14 plates on 7 leaves, sheet size approximately 18.6 x 13.5 cm, "price on application"

3 Job , on Whatman paper, binding "about 1830", "price on application"

1988 May

Marlborough Rare Books , Catalogue 127 (London, 1988)

94 Virgil, Pastorals (1821), Vol. I only, original sheep, worn, in a fitted case, "Blake wood-engravings clean and fine impressions, except the last", £ 3,800

1988 May

Phillip Pirages , Catalogue (1988)

423 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), modern morocco, $750

1988 May

Pickering & Chatto , Catalogue 668 (London, 1988)

188 "Felpham Rummer", inscriptions and design attributed to Blake, illustrations, $45,000

1988 May

Quaritch , Catalogue 1087:  The English Romantics (London, 1988)

The Blake parts are mostly from the collection of Lord Clark of Saltwood .

23 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, slight foxing, $850

24 Cumberland, Thoughts on Outline (1796), uncut, $900

25 Cumberland, Outlines from the Antients (1829),some foxing and water staining, $450

26 Flaxman, Hesiod (1817), lacking engraved half-title, some foxing, $250

27 Fuseli, Lectures on Painting (1801),$375

30 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy ( 1789-98), $1,250

32 Salzmann, elements of Morality (1792), $1,200

33 Varley, Treatise on Zodiacal Physiognomy (1828), uncut, washed, marginal repairs, modern sewing of gatherings, unbound in a box, $3,750

34 Virgil, Pastorals (1821), 2 vols., modern morocco, $10,000

35 Wollstonecraft, Original Stories from Real Life (1791), contemporary calf, $1,500

1988 May

Walford , Catalogue H/152 (1988)

321 Stedman, Narrative (1813), hand-coloured, £975

1988 May 3-5

Zisska Auction , Catalogue (1988)

1,189 Hogarth, Works ("ca. 1835") [DM1,500]

1988 May 3-25

Garton & Co , Visions of Landscape:  Romanticism and the British Landscape from William Blake to Paul Nash ( London, 198 8 ) <Biblioteca La Solana>

1 Songs of Innocence [X] pl. [ 13-14, 16-19, 24-25, 35-36, 54 ] , "price on application"

2 17 Virgil prints "from already broken copies", plus 13 duplicates, £ 200- £ 500 each

3 Job , bound in red crushed morocco "probably ... from about 1830", blanks watermarked "Abbey Mills / Greenfield" over a crown, plate-paper watermarked WHATMAN 1825 and TURKEY MILL 1825, "price on application"

1988 May

Pickering and Chatto , Pickering and Chatto General Catalogue , No. 668 (London, 1988)

188 The Felpham Rummer, reproduced, flourishes the "inescapable conclusion that this remarkable object is Blake's own work", $45,000

1988 May

Bernard Quaritch , Catalogue 1087 The English Romantics , (London, 1988) <Biblioteca La Solana>

23 Blair, The Grave Canterbury Pilgrims (1808), "Occasional light foxing, mostly to the title and in blank margins ... with the prospectus for Stothard's ; later leather-backed dark red cloth, rubbed and worn.  From the library of Lord Clark", £900.0.0

24 Cumberland, Thoughts on Outline (1796), "uncut, in later half-leather (rubbed).  The legend 'Anche io sono pittore' is present as a slender cancel pasted onto the title ... From the library of Lord Clark .... There is a neat stylistic revision in ink on p. 40, which an early annotator ('R.T.S.') claims as evidence that 'this copy was also the one possessed by G. Cumberland Esq., hence his writing or underlining any letters", £900.0.0

25 Cumberland, Outlines from the Antients (1829), "some foxing and minor marginal water-staining.  Contemporary green half morocco rubbed and slightly worn ... From the ` library of Lord Clark", $450.00

26 Flaxman, Hesiod (1817), "lacks the engraved half-title. Some occasional light foxing, mostly marginal.  Old half calf, worn, spine chipped.  From the library of Lord Clark", $250.00

27 Fuseli, Lectures (1801), "small stains in blank margins of the first and last leaves; modern half black morocco.  From the library of Lord Clark", $375.00

30 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy (1789, 1792, 1798) "contemporary full blue straight-grain morocco, gilt, g.e., red morocco lettering-pieces, three covers scraped ... with minimal foxing.  From the library of Lord Clark", with a reproduction, $1,250.00

31 Malkin, A Father's Memoirs (1806), "later half leather, rubbed and worn ....  From the library of Lord Clark", $375.00

32 Salzmann, Elements of Morality (1792), "plate 2 with lateral tear repaired ... contemporary half calf over marbled boards, fore-edges of boards attractively lined with vellum", $1,250.00

Varley, Zodiacal Physiognomy

35 Wollstonecraft, Original Stories (1791), "contemporary plain calf.  From the library of Lord Clark", $1,500.00

Thornton, ed., Virgil, 2 vols., later morocco, with a reproduction

1988 June 9

Swann Galleries , Catalogue (N.Y., 1988)

24 Job engravings, "probably the 1874 edition [462] issued by the printer Herbert Linnell", fancy calf binding [$1,100]

1988 June 27

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1988)

168 Dante engravings, on laid india paper, one support sheet with part of a J. Whatman Turkey Mill watermark, some foxing [£24,000]

1988 June 30

Bloomsbury Book Auctions , Catalogue (London, 1988)

517 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), lacking Explanation leaf, trimmed, slight soiling, "original cloth", worn [£2,090 to Sims & Reed]

1988 June

Hobbyhorse Books , Catalogue 11 (1988)

111 Gay, Fables (1793), 2 vols., some browning, fancy binding. $350

1988 Spring

Francis Edwards , Catalogue 1110 (1988)

230 Kimpton, History of the Bible BB (c. 1781) with a title page that differs considerably from the one transcribed in , No. 478, £75 [463]

1988 July 14

Bloomsbury Book Auctions , Catalogue (London, 1988)

6 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy (1810), lacking some plates, spotted, worn [£33 to Elliott]

1988 July

W. & V. Dailey , Blake List (Los Angeles, 1988)

28 The Wit's Magazine ( 1784-85), with the first version of the last plate, contemporary mottled calf, $1,500

1988 July

Maggs Bros , Catalogue 1089 (London, 1988)

12 The Wit's Magazine (Jan 1784-May 1785), 2 vols., with the second version of the first plate, early twentieth-century binding, £625

1988 August

Marlborough Rare Books , Catalogue 129 (London, 1988)

111 Nicholson, Introduction to Natural Philosophy (1782), 2 vols., rebacked, £350

1988 August

Walford , Catalogue A/328 (1988)

83 Stedman, Narrative (1813), hand-coloured, £975

1988 September 8

Bloomsbury Book Auctions , Catalogue (London, 1988)

230 Emlyn, Proposition for a New Order in Architecture (1797), spotted worn, covers almost detached [£220 to Pagan]

1988 September 15

Swann , Catalogue (N.Y., 1988)

121 Flaxman, Hesiod (1817), foxed, worn [$165]

1988 September 22

Bloomsbury Book Auctions , Catalogue (London, 1988)

281 Ariosto, Orlando Furioso (1791), 2 vols., rubbed [£27 to Axe]

1988 September 29

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1988)

383 Stuart & Revett, Antiquities of Athens ( 1762-1830), 5 vols., some spotting, 1 plate lacking in  supplement volume [£2,860 to Smidof]

384 Stuart & Revett, Antiquities of Athens ( 1762-1816), 4 vols., torn, browned [£2,420 to Arc]

1988 September

Frew Mackenzie , Catalogue 13 (1988)

70 Hayley, Life ... of William Cowper ( 1803-4), £195

1988 September

The Nineteenth Century Shop , Catalogue (1988)

41 Job Book of Job engravings, "This striking facsimile [1902] of Blake's is indistinguishable from the first edition except for the watermark 'T H SAU'", $1,800

1988 September

Walford , Catalogue H/153 (1988)

225 Darwin, Botanic Garden ( 1794-95), £300

1988 October 26

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1988)

40 Stuart & Revett, Antiquities of Athens ( 1762-94), 3 vols., lightly soiled, rubbed [£1,980 to Rainer]

100 Hunter, Historical Journal (1793), quarto, rebacked [£2,090 to McCormick]

265 Stuart & Revett, Antiquities of Athens ( 1762-1816), 4 vols., soiled, worn [£3,080 to Wattis]

1988 October 27

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1988)

19 "Rev. Robert Hawker" (1820), with "Rev. John Caspar Lavater", third state, and Blake's 6 plates from Hayley, Life ... of Cowper [not sold]

209 Hogarth, Works (Baldwin & Cradock, c. 1840), some foxing [£638]

1988 October

Campbell Fine Art , Catalogue (1988)

6 Malkin, A Father's Memoirs (1806), frontispiece, proof before all letters on laid sheet 272 x 20;1 cm (larger than the leaves in uncut copies of the book), illustration, £175

7 Darwin, Botanic Garden , Part I (191), Part II (1794) with "Tornado" after Fuseli [1795], $500

1988 October

Howes , Catalogue 240 (1988)

142 Shakespeare, Plays (1805), 10 vols., large paper, extra- illustrated with c. 175 additional plates, slight foxing, £1,250

229 Hayley, Life ... of William Cowper ( 1803-4), 4 vols. in 3, £250

403 Ritson, Select Collection of English Songs (1783), 3 vols., some staining and foxing, £150

539 Hayley, Life of Romney (1809), rebacked, £150

1988 October

D. & E. Lake , Catalogue (1988)

24 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, half morocco, $1,150

97 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy ( 1789-98), $950

1988 October

Wm. Reese Co ., Catalogue 69 (1988)

60 Gay, Fables (1793), 2 vols., worn, soiled, rebacked, $100

1988 October

M & S Rare Books , Catalogue 47 (1988)

31 Blair, The Grave (N.Y., 1847), foxed, original cloth, $250

1988 October

Charles Wood , Catalogue 65 (1988)

407 Stuart & Revett, Antiquities of Athens ( 1762-1830), 5 vols., $7,500

1988 November 1

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1988)

812 Varley, Treatise on Zodiacal Physiognomy (1828), slight staining, linen-backed boards [£220]

813 Hayley, Life ... of William Cowper ( 1803-4), rubbed [not sold]

1988 November 1-2

Christie , Modern and Contemporary Prints and Illustrated Books (N.Y., 1988) <Biblioteca La Solana>

211 Songs of Innocence and of Experience [BB] , 55 plates on 55 leaves, "Property of Randolph Schle ge l, Ltd." , sold by a descendant of John Wilde, whose bookplate it contains , reproductions of 4 prints ( ESTIMATE : $200,000-$250,000) [$170,000, bought in]

1988 November 8

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1988)

15 Hogarth, Works (Baldwin & Cradock, c. 1828-40), minor defects [not sold]

1988 November 16

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1988)

35 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy (1792) [£528 to Titles of Oxford]

1988 November 21

Swann , Catalogue (N.Y., 1988)

28 Blair, The Grave (1808), "folio" [i.e., quarto?], spotted, with 3 other volumes related to Blake [$190]

130 Gay, Fables (1793), fancy binding [$385]

1988 November 29

Christie, Catalogue (London, 1988)

74 There is No Natural Religion pl. a 9 (Proposition VI), printed in brown and hand colored , reproduced [sold to a buyer (who returned it on the ground that it was a 19th Century facsimile)]

75 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), "explanation detached", some foxing, with W.B. Scott's etching (1881) of Blake's portrait laid in [£1,540]

1988 November

Robert Clark , Catalogue 14 (1989)

140 Ariosto, Orlando Furioso (1791), £75

1988 November

James O'Neil , Catalogue 880 (1988)

7 Blair, The Grave (1813), quarto, rebound, margins foxed, $400

1988 November

Phillip Pirages, Catalogue 14 (1988)

162 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), modern morocco, $750

1988 November

G.W. Stuart , Catalogue 19 (1988)

61 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), "large copy", worn, rebacked, $395

1988 December 1

Bloomsbury Book Auctions , Catalogue (London, 1988)

247 Josephus, Works , lacking some plates, with 16 other [unidentified] volumes [ £ 66 to Aoike]

1988 December 1-2

Sotheby , Old Master, English Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Prints (London, 1988) <National Gallery of Australia>

177 Songs of Innocence and of Experience colour- [G], "A Poison Tree" [pl. 49]reproduced, "[ ]printed in blue, pink, dark green and brick red, with some additional hand-touching, on wove paper, FGF, BOOKSELLER, 4, EXCHANGE ST. NORWICH ...stitch-marks at the left, some discoloration ... 4¼ x 2¾ in " ( ESTIMATE : £5,000-£6,000) [£30,800 to Libby Howie (for an anonymous collection)]

1988 December 3

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1988)

34 Virgil, Pastorals (1821), Vol. I only, original sheep, worn, covers loose [ ESTIMATE :  £1,750-£2,250] [not sold]

1988 December 7

Christie , C atalogue (London, 1988) <Toronto>

Lucy, Helen, and William Pease

120 Young, Night Thoughts final leaf of (1797) with the " explanation watermarked 1833 "; the other watermarks are 1794 [£3,080 to Traylen]

121 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto [not sold]

122 Job , on Whatman paper, original wrappers bound in, bookplate of Thomas Gaisford [£15,400 to Finch]

1988 December 14

Sotheby , C atalogue (N.Y., 1988) <Toronto>

Property of Roger W. Barrett

58 Letter of 18 January 1808 [A] to Ozias Humphry , reproduced, plus Ozias Humphry's letter of 15 June 1808 to "William" [not the poet] ( ESTIMATE : $10,000-$15,000 ) [$2 6,5 00 to John Wilson for stock ]

1988 December

Rainsford , Catalogue A47/Pt. 2 (1988)

874 Hayley, Life of Romney (1809), £175

1989 January

Heritage Book Shop , Catalogue 173 (Los Angeles, 1989)

16 Blair, The Grave (1813), quarto, contemporary morocco, rebacked, plates "lightly foxed", $750

1989 January

Marlborough , Catalogue 39 (London, 1989)

22 Darwin, Botanic Garden , Part I first edition, Part II second edition, "with one extra plate", worn, foxed, £350

1989 January

Edward Nudelman , Catalogue 13 (1989)

84 Gay, Fables (1793), worn, $350

1989 January

Pickering & Chatto , Catalogue (London, 1989)

44 Ritson, Select Collection of English Songs (1783), 3 vols., lacking Vol. II fly-title, $750

1989 January

Jeff Weber Books , Catalogue 2 (Los Angeles, 1989)

150 Ariosto, Orlando Furioso (1799), 5 vols., some foxing, $250

1989 February 2

Bloomsbury Book Auctions , Catalogue (London, 1989)

389 Evans catalogue (13 February 1821 and 12 following days) of the library of William Hayley, the only copy known with prices and buyers; ESTIMATE :  £50-£75 [£374 to Burmester]

1989 February 6

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1989)

616 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy ( 1789-98), 3 vols. in 5, worn, spotted [£715 to Hannas]

617 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy (1810), 3 vols. in 5, worn [£132 to Russell]

1989 February 21-22

Christie, Manson & Woods International Inc , The Estelle Doheny Collection from The Edward Laurence Doheny Memorial Library St . John's Seminary, Camarillo, California Sold on B ehalf of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles :  Part V:  Printed Books and Manuscripts including Americana, Literature and Fine Bindings (N.Y., 1989) < National Library of Australia >

1,706 Songs of Innocence [ N ] , colour reproductions of pl. 3 and 8; 27 plates on leaves 19.8 x 12.8 cm, "printed in dark brown ink, ALL THE PLATES DELICATELY HAND-COLORED WITH WATERCOLOR WASHES, PRESUMABLY BY BLAKE , some plates with details, lettering or outlin e s carefully strengthened in black ink (probably by Blake), plates numbered 1-27 at top right-hand corner in a small nineteenth-century hand, bound in dark green crushed levant morocco gilt, covers gilt- panelled, gilt spine, g.e., inner dentelles gilt, by F. B edford, endleaves a bit spotted, the gutter margins of Frontispiece a bit browned, minor finger soiling to some margins, a few spots to margins of plates 5,7-12, 15-19, 21, 23 & 27, but generally in fresh condition, the coloring clear, bright and unfaded" ; order:  2, 4, 3, 5-8, 19, 24, 16-17, 15, 9-10, 26, 12- 14, 27, 11, 20-21, 53, 22-23, 25, 18 ; "B.M. Pickering" stamped on front fly-leaf, gives provenance ( ESTIMATE : $80,000-$120,000 ) [$330,000 to Libby Ho w ie ( for an anonymous collection ) ]

1,707 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), "printed title on different paper stock", lacks the Explanation leaf, few stains, bound in panelled green morocco gilt, t.e.g., others uncut, by Ramage; bookplate of Herschel V. Jones ( ESTIMATE :  $1,000-$2,000 )

1,708 Hayley, Ballads (1805), second states of plates 1-3, red morocco gilt, spine gilt and gilt-lettered, t.e.g., others uncut, by Francis W. Bedford; "This copy with the variant comma after 'Blake' on title-page as with only one other copy (at Princeton)" ( ESTIMATE :  $300-$500 ) [$1,210]

1,709 Blair, The Grave (1808),large 4to, brown morocco gilt, rebound but with the t.e.g., others uncut, original printed paper cover label preserved, by Bayntun, "Second Printing, Subscribers' copy" ( ESTIMATE : $700-$900 ) [$1,320]

1,710 The Pastorals of Virgil , "10 wood engravings, 1821, on India paper, very good impressions , probably printed by John Linnell, each c. 38 x 75 mm, tipped at upper margins to large sheets and bound in a modern album, oblong 8vo, green gilt - lettered cloth, e.g., from 'John Linnell,' according to a modern pencil inscription on the upper paste-down" ( ESTIMATE :  $2,500-$3,500)

1,711 Job "1825 [i.e. John Linnell 1874]" "on India paper over heavy unwatermarked paper, without the word 'Proof'" ( ESTIMATE :  $10,000-$15,000 )

1,712 Dante, 7 plates, "1827 [possibly printed in 1892 ...]", "on thickish laid paper, very fine, black impressions the full sheets c. 276 x 352 mm", some foxing ( ESTIMATE :  $15,000- $25,000 )

1,713 Dante engravings, printed on laid paper, foxed [$55,000 + 10% to D. Heald]

1,715 Letter postmarked 2 July 1826, reproduced actual size and, except for the salutation and conclusion, entirely transcribed ( ESTIMATE :  $10,000-$15,000 ) [$2 0 ,000]

1,716 "The Infant Jesus saying His Prayers" <Butlin #473>, watercolour signed "WB inv" in a monogram, 31.6 x 34.0 cm ( ESTIMATE :  $50,000-$100,000) [$352,000 to Libby Howie (for the buyer of Songs of Innocence (N) ]

Job (1874), on india laid paper on heavy wove paper [$16,500]

1989 February

Robert Clark , Catalogue 15 (1989)

110 Salzmann, Elements of Morality (1792), lacking a few text pages at the end but with all the plates, £85

193 Blair, The Grave (1813), quarto, later reissue, in blue blind- stamped cloth, ownership inscription dated January 1864, foxed, £280

1989 February-March

Agnew's , Catalogue of Watercolours (London, 1989)

22 "Three Children round a Fire", [464] ink and gray wash over pencil, 14.4 x 19.1 cm, from the collection of Maria Denman (Flaxman's sister-in-law)

1989 March 2

Swann , Catalogue (N.Y., 1989)

131 Hogarth, Works (Baldwin & Cradock, "c. 1835-37") [$1,430]

1989 March 21

Christie, Manson & Woods Ltd , The Larger Blake-Varley Sketchbook (London, 1989) < National Library of Australia, Victoria University in the University of Toronto >

L[aura] M.C. K[een], "The Larger Blake-Varley Sketchbook:  Introduction" (pp. 9-12).

The only work in the catalogue is the larger Blake-Varley Sketchbook ( ESTIMATE :  £450,000) [bought in , n ot a single bid in the room]. [465]

1989 March

Blackwell's , Catalogue A95 (Oxford, 1989)

120 Darwin, Botanic Garden , first editions of Parts I and II, fine copy, £5,000

1989 March

Thoemmes Books , Catalogue 35 (1989)

55 Hartley, Observations on Man (1791), modern binding, £475

1989 March

Walford , Catalogue A331 (1989)

161 Hogarth, Works , "plates dated 1795-1803), £1,200

1989 March

Charles Wood , Catalogue 67 (1989)]

133 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy Physiognomical Sketches ( 1789-98), 3 vols. in 5, with Luffman, (c. 1802), $750

1989 April 13

Bloomsbury Book Auctions , Catalogue (London, 1989)

439 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy ( 1789-98), 3 vols. in 5, spotted, covers detached [£280 to Axe]

1989 April 14

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1989)

521 Hunter, Historical Journal (1793), quarto, slight staining, reba c ked [£770 to Shapero]

1989 April 27

Hartung & Karl Auction , Catalogue (1989)

2,276 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy (1810), 3 vols. in 5; ESTIMATE :  DM1,000

1989 April

Brick Row Book Shop, Catalogue 17 (1989)

  1. Scott, Poetical Works (1782), hinges cracked, $250

1989 April

James Burmester , Catalogue 9 (1989)

214 Ariosto, Orlando Furioso (1791), £60

386 Ritson, Select Collection of English Songs (1783), 3 vols. bound in 2, £250

1989 April

Jeffrey Stern , Catalogue 7 (1989)

169 Ariosto, Orlando Furioso (1783), 5 vols., fancy binding, £300

185 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy (1792), 3 vols. in 5, fancy binding, rebacked, £675

1989 April

Traylen , Catalogue 104 ( Guildford, 1989)

358 Hunter, Historical Journal (1793), quarto, £3,300

525 Darwin, Botanic Garden , Part I first edition, Part 3 third edition, fancy binding, £420

591 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), with the Explanation leaf, edges trimmed and gilt, fancy binding, £4,500

1989 May 11

Sotheby , Catalogue (N.Y., 1989)

7 Job (1874), foxed [$13,750]

1989 May 14

Leslie Hindman Auction , Catalogue (Chicago, 1989)

302 "Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims", reproduction [$5,500 to a California dealer/collector (who gave it to the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo)]

1989 May 17

Christie , Catalogue (N.Y., 1989)

20 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), top edge gilt, others uncut, some foxing, p. 55 with repaired tear, with the Explanation leaf; ESTIMATE :  $1,500-$2,000 [$5,280]

1989 May 24

Christie, Manson & Woods Ltd, Printed Books including English, Continental and Russian Literature, Science and Modern Illustrated Books The Property of Lucy, Helen and William Pease and from other sources (London, 1989)

The Property of Lucy, Helen and William Pease

163 George Chapman, translator, Iliads Odysses [ ] of Homer Prince of Poets , " 2 parts in one vol., engraved title ... Memorial to Henry Prince of Wales from a subsequent edition inserted (without title and final blank to Odysses; title to Iliads tipped in on a stub, slight worming and staining), eighteenth century calf rebacked ... folio for Nathaniel Butter 1611-1613 [ ] Probably issued before the title to Odysses was printed; this copy has two original blank leaves before A3, without the unsigned sheet containing sonnets to Cranbourne and Rochester inscribed in pencil "Given to John Linnell Jun r | September 1840 | by me John Linnell", probably the copy of Chapman's Homer which Linnell bought in 1829 from Mrs Blake , [466] September 1840, with original wash portrait by Linnell of Chapman after a later edition pasted inside upper cover" ( ESTIMATE :  £500-£800) [£1,430 to Maggs (for Robert N. Essick)]

1989 May

Ben Abraham Books , Catalogue Ten:  William Blake (Toronto, 1989) <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

1989 May

Argonaut Book Shop , Catalogue 104 (1989)

420 Gay, Fables (1793), "large and thick paper copy" with "all tissue guards", good impressions, some foxing, contemporary calf, $425

1989 May

Robert Clark , Catalogue 16 (1989)

121 Gay, Fables (1793), 2 vols. bound in 1, some foxing, £100

1989 May

Jeremy Norman & Co , Catalogue 19 (1989)

7 "George Cumberland's Card", printed in black on laid paper, from the collection of K. Garth Huston, illustration, $300

[1989 May] [467]

Bernard Quaritch, Catalogue 1104 English Books, A New Selection (London, 1989) <Biblioteca La Solana>

  1. Varley, Zodiacal Physiognomy (1828), "six plates (all bound at end), ... stitched, uncut throughout, washed and with discreet restoration to some margins and to tear on final leaf; the sewing is modern; preserved in a folding cloth box with morocco label ... Copies from our own Bulletins 11 (1983) and 31 (1985) have now passed to institutions overseas", $4,500.00

1989 May

Quaritch , Catalogue 1105 (London, 1989)

40 Fuseli, Lectures on Painting (1801), rebacked, $350

1989 May

Wm. Reese , Catalogue 77 (1989)

82 Gay, Fables (1793), "first printing", some foxing, contemporary calf, $275

1989 May

Bertram Rota , Catalogue 250 (London, 1989)

25 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, lacking advertisement for Stothard's "Canterbury Pilgrims", signature of the sculptor Francis Chantrey ( 1781-1842), £400

1989 June 1-2

Sotheby , Illustrated and Private Press Books Children's Books and Juvenilia The Performing Arts Related Drawings (London, 1989) < Biblioteca La Solana >

201 Young, Night Thoughts coloured by hand (1797), " " [Y] , "undoubtedly contemporary", "Night the Third Narcissa" (p. 43) in colour adapted for the half title, "The Christian Triumph" (p. 65) lacks the Explanation leaf, short tears at foot of 8 leaves, " the Schiavonetti engra v ed portrait of Blake from Blair's 'The Grave' bound in as frontispiece, contemporary marbled calf, gilt borders worn, rebacked, covers loose, uncut" , "inscribed in the nineteenth century by Benjamin ?Hines to William a Beckett who was appointed solicitor general of New South Wales in 1841 ...It contains pencil notes suggesting that it may have been acquired from the Felton collection in 1904 [468] and the bookplate of Robert Carl and Marion Oak Sticht dated 1909" , reproduced in monochrome ( ESTIMATE : £ 15,000- £ 20,000) [to the National Gallery of Australia]

1989 June 8

Bloomsbury Book Auctions , Catalogue (London, 1989)

91 Blair, The Grave (1870), plates loose in a cloth portfolio, with a Rowlandson volume [£99 to S. Heneage]

1989 June 27

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1989)

226 Dante engravings, on laid india, 1 support sheet with a "J. Whatman Turkey Mill watermark", pl. 2 foxed, "otherwise in excellent fresh and unhandled condition", the "Property of a Member of the Linnell Family" [£38,500]

227 Job (1874), on laid india paper, some foxing; ESTIMATE : £15,000-£20,000 [not sold]

1989 June 29

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1989)

11 "John Caspar Lavater", third state, with "Wilson Lowry", fourth state, and "Romeo and Juliet" from Boydell's Shakespeare [not sold]

1989 June

Ben Abraham Books , Catalogue 10 (Toronto, 1989)

20 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, some foxing, $1,500

1989 June

Kenneth Karmiole , Catalogue (1989)

20 Gay, Fables (1793), $600

1989 June

Kraus , Catalogue 181 (1989)

13 Chaucer, Poetical Works Bell's British Poets , in ( 1777-82), 109 vols., in 2 fine leather boxes, $15,000

1989 June

Phillip Pirages , Catalogue (1989)

20 Gay, Fables (1793), first edition, $600

1989 June

Charles Wood , Catalogue 68 (1989)

407 Stuart & Revett, Antiquities of Athens ( 1762-1830), 5 vols., "light blind-stamp in blank margin of each plate", $7,500

1989 July 13

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1989)

1097 Enfield, The Speaker ("1793" [i.e., 1797]), with 8 unrelated works [£88 to Maggs]

1989 July 27

Bloomsbury Book Auctions , Catalogue (London, 1989)

265 Darwin, Botanic Garden , third edition, worn [£198 to Ginman]

1989 July

Bromer Booksellers , Catalogue 55 (1989)

8 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), top edge gilt, others uncut, some foxing, p. 55 with repaired tear, with the Explanation leaf, $8,500

1989 July

Maggs , Catalogue 1097 (London, 1989)

411 Hunter, Historical Journal (1793), quarto, new binding in old full leather, £2,200

1989 August

In Our Time , Catalogue 238 (1989)

40 Gay, Fables (1793), $750

1989 August

Kuballe , Catalogue 173 (1989)

2,274 Flaxman, Iliad (1870), lacking 3 plates [DM120]

1989 August

Ursus Books , Catalogue 134 (1989)

89 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, fancy binding, $2,500

90 Hayley, Ballads (1805), with comma after Blake on title page, second states of plates 1-3, fancy binding, rebacked [$2,250]

1989 August

Ximenes , Catalogue 85 (1989)

  1. Ariosto, Orlando Furioso (1791), $250

1989 September 23

Simonson auction , Catalogue (1989)

76 Flaxman, Hesiod (1817) [$216]

174 Gay, Fables (1793), lacking 3 plates including 1 by Blake, $176

1989 September 28

Bloomsbury Book Auctions , Catalogue (London, 1989)

370 Darwin, Botanic Garden , Part I first edition, Part II second edition, foxed, trimmed, shabby [£104 to Kunkler]

372 Gay, Fables (1793), foxed, some tears, trimmed [£104 to Baker

1989 Summer

Ben Abraham Books, William Blake Catalogue Eleven (Thornhill, Ontario, 1989) <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

1989 September

Ben Abraham Books , William Blake and His Circle:  Recent Acquisitions (Toronto, 1989) <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

1989 September

Hobbyhorse Books , Catalogue 14 (1989)

88 Gay, Fables (1793), some browning, $350

1989 September

Marlborough , Catalogue 135 (London, 1989)

33 Stuart & Revett, Antiquities of Athens ( 1762-1816), 4 vols., internally very clean

1989 September

Edward Nudelman , Catalogue 14 (1989)

208 Gay, Fables (1793), "12 woodcut engravings" by Blake, worn, $350

1989 September

Traylen , Catalogue 105 ( Guildford, 1989)

762 Blair, The Grave (1813), quarto, £475

806 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy (1792), 3 vols. in 5, £350

1989 Summer

Blackwell's , Catalogue "Edgar" (Oxford, 1989)

10 Hayley, Life ... of Cowper ( 1803-4), second edition, £175

1989 Summer

Sotheran , Catalogue 1003 (1989)

112 Rees, Cyclopaedia (1820), "46" [i.e., 45?] vols., rebacked, some joints split, £2,400

1989 October 19

Swann , Catalogue (N.Y., 1989)

119 Hogarth, Works (Baldwin & Cradock, "c. 1835") [$2,860]

1989 October 22

Bloomsbury Book Auctions , Catalogue (London, 1989)

134 Josephus, Whole Genuine and Complete Works (c. 1787-8?), worn [£134 to Heath]

1989 October 26

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1989)

151 Hogarth, "Beggar's Opera, Act III", [state not recorded], with five unrelated prints; ESTIMATE :  £450-£650 [not sold]

334 Hayley, Ballads (1805), some damp-staining, rubbed, spine repaired [£550]

1989 October 30

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1989)]

335 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, original boards with cover label, leaves browned and some with damp-staining [£370]

1989 October 31

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1989)

763 Ritson, Select Collection of English Songs (1783), 3 vols., with an unrelated work [£240]

1989 October

Blackwell's , Catalogue, proof list "Troll" (Oxford, 1989)

21 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), £300

1989 October

Hartfield , Catalogue 37 (1989)

A-1 Ariosto, Orlando Furioso (1799), "very tall", $795

1989 October

Wm. Reese Co ., Catalogue 79 (1989)

171 Blair, The Grave (1813), quarto, original boards, rebacked, cover label, uncut, some foxing, $1,400

1989 November 9-10

Sotheby , The Collection of The Garden Ltd.  Magnificent Books and Manuscripts Conceived and Formed by Haven O'More , Funded by Michael Davis (N.Y., 1989)

First Day

165 Songs of Innocence and of Experience (D), 54 plates, including "A Divine Image" [pl. b] , [469] on 30 leaves "printed by him in two shades of brown ink with occasional color- printing ... with pen-and-ink outlining on some plates", "two of the flyleaves watermarked 1794", bound in contemporary morocco with 2 fly-leaves watermarked 1796 , ], "ONE OF ONLY THREE COPIES KNOWN" , [470] with colour reproductions of pl. 1-2, 42 ; ESTIMATE :  $300,000-$400,000 [$1,200,000 + 10%]

166 Book of Thel (A), 8 plates on 8 leaves, printed in golden- brown, 6 plates delicately hand-coloured, unbound, matted, in a modern morocco folding case; ESTIMATE :  $70,000- $100,000 [471] [$145,000 + 10%]

167 Europe [c] pl. 4 a , 5 a (both reproduced in colour), pl. 4 "with a pin-hole in an uninked area top center, and with slight stains and small flecks of black ink.  Each plate inlaid in old wove paper, ruled on the mounting-sheet, with traces of binding and later mounting; loose", both reproduced; ( ESTIMATE : $5,000-$8,000) [$17,600 to Heald ( for Robert N. Essick ) ]

168 Dante plates "[London, 1838? ca. 1892"], printed on laid india paper, traces of illegible watermark on 2 plates, with letterpress label, morocco folding case formerly Moncure Biddle's collection ( ESTIMATE :  $30,000-$40,000) [$34,000 to Heald]

1989 November 14

Christie, C atalogue (London, 1989)

151 "A Richly Attired Prince, Perhaps Edward VI" <Butlin #692. 108>, from the Smaller Blake-Varley Sketchbook, illustrated [£11,000 to an anonymous telephone bidder]

152 "Detailed Drawings for The Man Who Built the Pyramids" <#692.104> (recto) and "A Royal Couple" <#692.103> (verso) from the Smaller Blake-Varley Sketchbook, pencil, 8 x 6⅛" [£6,050 to Christopher Powney]

153 "Milton's First Wife" <#692.96> from the Smaller Blake- Varley Sketchbook, reproduced [£1,650 to Christopher Powney]

154 "Head of a King in Profile" <#692.88> from the Smaller Blake-Varley Sketchbook, pencil, 8 x 6½", illustrated [£1,210 to Christopher Powney]

1989 November 23

Bloomsbury Book Auctions , Catalogue (1989)

277 Gay, Fables (1793), cropped, rubbed [£132 to Tamura- Shoten]

1989 November 29

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1989)

96 Job (1826), "Proof" impressions on laid india paper, mounting sheets spotted [£17,600 to Finch]

178 Wollstonecraft, Original Stories from Real Life (1791), plates "all in the first state", [472] top edges of some leaves damp- s t ained, contemporary sheep [£1.1-- to Ricagni]

179 Wollstonecraft, Original Stories from Real Life (1791), plates 1-2 in "second state, ... others ... all in the first state", [473] outer margins of some leaves damp-stained, contemporary sheep [£880 to Pirages]

1989 November

Simon Finch , Catalogue 7 (London, 1989)

115 Job (1826), Whatman paper, original wrappers bound in, the Thomas Gaisford/S.H. Pease copy, £25,000

1989 November

Heritage Books , Catalogue 176 (Los Angeles, 1989)

113 Hayley, Life ... of Cowper ( 1803-4), $450

1989 November

Walford , Catalogue A/334 (1989)

140 Hogarth, Works (c. "182-"), £1,500

1989 December 7

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1989)

284 Stedman, Narrative (1796), 2 vols., spotted, rubbed [£660 to Segal]

1989 December

Argosy Book Store , Catalogue 774 (1989)

23 Ariosto, Orlando Furioso (1785), 5 vols., $350

515 Shakespeare, Dramatic Works (Boydell, 1802), 9 vols., contemporary calf, some covers loose, $1,500

1989 December

David Bickersteth , Catalogue 107 (1989)

Lavater, Aphorisms on Man (1788), tree calf, £380

1989 December

James Cummins , Catalogue 25 (1989)

20 Flaxman, Iliad Odyssey (1805), with his (1805), $225

1989 December

Lawson , Catalogue 243 (1989)

26 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), small paper issue, £210

1989-1990 Winter

Pickering & Chatto , "Winter Newsletter" (London, 1989)

111 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, black morocco, rebacked, $2,500

1989

Shapero, Catalogue 3 (1989)

77 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), large paper, £600

1990 January

Stuart Bennett , Catalogue 16 (1990)

129 Richardson, Sir Charles Grandison Novelist's Magazine (1818), 2 vols. in 1, plates from the (1783), contemporary half calf, repaired, $150

1990 January

Bromer Booksellers , Catalogue 55 (1990)

8 Young, Night Thoughts (1797), with the Explanation leaf, fly-title to Night the Second in the second state, uncut, top edge gilt, a "good, clean copy", $8 , 500

1990 January

George Minkoff , Catalogue 90-A (1990)

18 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy ( 1789-98), 3 vols. in 5, some foxing and damp-staining, with an additional plate after Stubbs inserted, $1,850

1990 January

Jeffrey Stern , Catalogue 8 (1990)

340 Dante engravings (between 1838 and 1892 [probably 1892]), india laid paper on unwatermarked backing sheets of wove paper, 0.34 mm thick, fine condition, from the collection of Edwin Wolf 2nd, £34,000

1990 February 20

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1990)

861 Shakespeare, Plays (1805), 9 vols., fancy binding, rubbed [£600 to Seibu]

986 Varley, Treatise on Zodiacal Physiognomy (1828), lacking the plate of the Ghost of a Flea, rubbed, torn [£121 to Kunkler]

1990 February 22

Swann , Catalogue ( N.Y. 1990)

107 Hogarth, Works ("Baldwin and Cradock, circa 1835"), light foxing, worn [$1,430]

1990 February

In Our Time , Catalogue 244 (1990)

41 Gay, Fables (1793), "large paper copy", $750

1990 February

Jarndyce , Catalogue 68 ( London, 1990)

636 Wollstonecraft, Original Stories from Real Life (1791), contemporary tree calf, £1,500

1990 February

C.R. Johnson , Catalogue 29 (1990)

95 Lavater, Aphorisms on Man (1794), £220

1990 March 20

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1990)

150 "A King Standing and Holding a Sceptre" <Butlin #692.74>, pencil, 8 1/16 x 6⅛", Smaller Blake-Varley Sketchbook, illustrated; ESTIMATE :  £1,500-£2,000 [not sold]

151 "Aged Man in Armour" <#692.78>, pencil, 6⅛ x 7¾", from the Smaller Blake-Varley Sketchbook, illustrated; ESTIMATE : £1,500-£2,500 [not sold]

152 "Head of a Girl in Profile, perhaps Corinna" <#692.80>, 6 x 8", from the Smaller Blake-Varley sketchbook, illustrated; ESTIMATE :  £1,500-£2,000 [not sold]

1990 March 22

Swann , Catalogue (1990)

81 Hogarth, Works ("Baldwin and Cradock, circa 1835"), plates "very good" [$1,980]

1990 March

Campbell Fine Art , Catalogue 2 (1990)

6 Wit's Magazine (Jan 1784-May 1785), 2 vols. in 1, £250

1990 March

E.M. Lawson , Catalogue 244 (1990)

28 Hayley, Ballads (1805), with a presentation inscription from Geoffrey Keynes to his wife's cousin and the granddaughter of Charles Darwin, Nora Darwin (Lady Barlow), modern calf, £550

1990 March

Waterfields , Catalogue 107 (1990)

126 Hartley, Observations on Man (1791), contemporary calf, worn, £215

1990 April 6

Bloomsbury Book Auctions , Catalogue (London, 1990)

64 Walpole, Original and Genuine Works ("c. 1795"), lacking "The Rake's Progress and others", damp-stained, disbound; ESTIMATE :  £250-£350 [£1,265]

1990 April 30

Sotheby , Catalogue (N.Y., 1990)

2,628 Poetical Sketches (E), presentation inscription from John Flaxman to William Long, from the collection of F. Bradley Martin; ESTIMATE :  $35,000-$50,000 [$121,000 to Pickering & Chatto]

2,629 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, later half morocco, from the collection of H. Bradley Martin [$1,540]

2,630 Job (1826), "Proof" issue on laid india paper, in "original terra-cotta boards", printed label inscribed "J L Subscriber's Copy [£]5.5.-", worn, rebacked, from the collections of Anne Gilchrist and H. Bradley Martin; ESTIMATE :  £8,000- £12,000 [£55,000]

1990 April

Deighton Bell , Catalogue 253 (1990)

253 Ariosto, Orlando Furioso (1783), 5 vols., contemporary tree calf, 2 joints cracked, £175

1990 April

In Our Time , Catalogue 247 (1990)

16 Gay, Fables (1793), "large paper copy", $750

1990 April

Jarndyce , Catalogue 69 ( London, 1990)

356 Lavater, Aphorisms on Man (1794), upper corner of plate torn, contemporary calf, worn, £85

532 Hayley, Life of Cowper ( 1803-4), a little spotting in the text, contemporary half calf, £480

1990 April

Marlborough Rare Books , Catalogue 137 (London, 1990)

18 Cumberland, Outlines from the Antients (1829), folio issue, plates on india lade on wove paper with an 1825 watermark, portrait of Cumberland bound as frontispiece, with Cumberland's admission ticket as a student in the Royal Academy, dated 30 Nov. 1771 pasted to verso of "Appendix" leaf, contemporary calf, rebacked, £600 [to R.N. Essick]

1990 April

Frew Mackenzie , Catalogue 19 (1990)

18 Walpole, Works (Baldwin and Cradock ... c. 1838-40", £2,100

1990 April

Charles Traylen , Catalogue 106 (Guildford, 1990)

142 Gay, Fables , "large paper copy", rebacked

428 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, rebacked, £475

641 Darwin, Botanic Garden , first edition of Part I, third edition of Part II, 2 vols. in 1, £420

642 Darwin, Botanic Garden , second edition of Part I, third edition of Part II, 2 vols., £375

1990 April

Walford , "Trade List" (1990)

67 Hogarth, Works ("c. 182-"), £2,500

68 Hogarth, Works (1822), "good dark impressions", £2,200

1990 April

John Wilson (Autographs) Ltd , Catalogue Sixty-Seven ( Eynsham, Oxfordshire, 1990) < Biblioteca La Solana>

Letter of 18 January 1808 [A] to Ozias Humphry , the second of Blake's description of his design of "The Last Judgment", with a reproduction of p. 4, watermark IVY MILL 1806 , with detailed arguments about the order in which the three versions were composed, last page reproduced , £ 25,000

1990 May 1

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1990)

876 Royal Universal Family Bible (1781), worn, with 6 other volumes [£440 to Russell]

1990 April 30-May 1

Sotheby , The Library of Bradley Martin :  Highly Important English Literature (N.Y., 1990) <Toronto>

2,628 Poetical Sketches [E] , title page reproduced, "With the final blank leaf K4", with " MANUSCRIPT CORRECTIONS PROBABLY WRITTEN BY BLAKE HIMSELF " on pp. 4 ("in" deleted) and 15 ("beds" emended to "birds") , inscribed by Flaxman to Mr Long, "Green levant gilt, turn-ins gilt, all edges gilt, by Macdonald" , provenance given [$121,000]

2,629 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, subscriber's copy

2,670 Job , india paper, in original boards, inscribed by Mrs Alexander Gilchrist on the upper cover

1990 May 2

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1990)

819 Wollstonecraft, Original Stories from Real Life (1796), soiled, worn [£880 to Simon Finch]

1990 May 16

Hartung & Hartung auction , C atalogue (Munich, 1990)

Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto; ESTIMATE :  DM2,000

1990 May

The 19th Century Shop , Catalogue 17 (1990)

14 Job (1826), "Proof" issue on laid india paper, in "original terra-cotta boards", printed label inscribed "J L Subscriber's Copy [£]5.5.-", worn, rebacked, from the collections of Anne Gilchrist and H. Bradley Martin, $95,000

1990 May

Phillip Pirages , Catalogue 17 (1990)

205 Gay, Fables (1793), modern half morocco, some foxing, $650

320 Wollstonecraft, Original Stories from Real Life (1791) [as in Sotheby (London, 19 November 1989), lot 179, £880], $2,200

362 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), contemporary calf

1990 May

Walford , Catalogue H/162 (1990)

82 Walpole, Works , £ 2,500

1990 June 7

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1990)

226 Virgil, Pastorals (1977), re-strikes from the original blocks [ £ 440 to Davidson]

1990 June 8

Christie , Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana (N.Y., 1990) < Biblioteca La Solana >

The Property of Joseph Scott McKell

253 Songs of Innocence [ A] , reproductions of pl. 2-3, 8, 25; 31 pl. on "17 leaves of unwatermarked wove paper, printed in light brown ink, THE PLATES COLORED BY BLAKE WITH DELICATE WATERCOLOR WASHES , some strengthening to details in black ink by Blake, bound in citron levant morocco, covers with a broad border of red morocco inlaid with citron, black and green flowers and gilt-tooled foliage sprays, spine in six compartments, each with a red morocco panel, red morocco doublures with onlays of flowers in citron, green and black with gilt spray, 'Dutch ' gilt endpapers, edges gilt bu t untrimmed, stamp-signed on upper doublure:  'Club Bindery 1900 ... Leon Maillard Finisher,' slight wear to spine ... with the usual spotting overa ll and with slight offsetting, the first and last pages soiled "; plate-order:  pl. 2-5, 25, 16-17, 15, 9- 10, 54, 6-7,24, 19, 27, 22-23, 53, 26, 34-36, 11,8, 13-14, 20- 21, 12, 18; 18.9 x 13.2 cm ( ESTIMATE : $300,000-$400,000) [$550,000 to an American collector ]

1990 June 14

Sotheby , Catalogue (N.Y., 1990)

Darwin, Botanic Garden , first edition of both Parts, some spotting and minor tears [$770]

1990 June 28

Christie , Important Old Master Prints and British Colour Linocuts:  the Properties of the Trustees of the Hirschorn Museum and Sculpture Gardens, the Trustees of the Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, the Viscount Scarsdale and the Kedelston Trustees and from Various Sources ... (London, 1990) <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

7 Songs of Innocence and of Experience, sic "The Little Black Boy" [ pl. 10 ] , reproduced, "printed in cadium [ ] orange ink, with hand colouring in green, pink and brick-red, circa 1800, on Chine appliqu é ... a blue pen and ink border on the support sheet", 11.2 x 6.7 cm ( ESTIMATE : £8,000-£12,000, [ reduced to £2,000-£3,000 when they announced that the prints are probably posthumous ]) [£1,500, bought in] [474]

8 Dante, 7 prints "on India applied to wove  ... from either the edition of 120 published by J. Linnell, Sen., 1838 or that of 50 published by J. Linnell, Jun., 1892", 44.0 x 60.3 cm ( ESTIMATE : £ 15,000- £ 20,000)

1990 June

Ben Abraham Books , William Blake: Catalogue Eleven ( Thornhill, Ontario , 1989) <Victoria University in the University of Toronto>

Three h undred seventy-three l ots , almost all of them modern.

25 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, paper watermarked 1807 and 1808, some foxing, green morocco, $1,500

1990 June

James Cummins , Catalogue 26 (1990)

195 Hunter, Historical Journal (1793), quarto, contemporary calf rebacked, $4,000

1990 June

Heritage Book Shop , Catalogue 177 (1990)

136 Hayley, Life of Cowper ( 1803-4), contemporary calf rubbed, some foxing, $450

168 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy ( 1789-98), 3 vols. in 5, some foxing, rebound, $1,850

1990 June

In Our Time , Catalogue 248 (1990)

26 Gay, Fables (1793), "large paper copy", $750

1990 June

George Minkoff , Catalogue 90-C (1990)

28 Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy ( 1789-98), 3 vols. in 5, some foxing and damp-staining, with an additional plate after Stubbs inserted, $1,850

1990 June

Sotheran , Catalogue 25 (1990)

181 Stedman, Narrative (1806), 2 vols., contemporary calf, marbled boards, £950

1990 July 5

Bloomsbury Book Auctions , Catalogue (London, 1990)

141 Shakespeare, Dramatic Works (Boydell, 1802), 9 vols., contemporary calf, worn, some covers detached [not sold]

232 Boydell's Graphic Illustrations of the Works of Shakspeare (c. 1803), "98 plates, ... all but 11 ... with an additional unfinished proof, some plates cut out and mounted, some foxing and water-staining, worn; ESTIMATE : £300-£400 [£770 to Kitazawa]

237 Flaxman, Iliad Odyssey (1805), with his (1805), light spotting, worn [£93 to Sillerman]

[1990?] July 8-31

The Antique & Book Collector , Katharine House , William Blake, Samuel Palmer & Edward Calvert:  Original Prints ([?1990])

56 items

1990 July

William Arader , Catalogue 92 (1990)

143 Blair, The Grave (1808), "folio" [i.e., quarto], full brown morocco, from the Doheny Library, $4,500

1990 July

James Fenning , Catalogue 104 (1990)

209 Hunter, Historical Journal (1793), octavo, recent quarter calf, £850

1990 July

Howes , Catalogue 247 (1990)

172 Hayley, Life of Cowper ( 1803-4), with the supplementary volume (1806), 4 vols. in 3, new binding, £250

438 Malkin, A Father's Memoirs (1806), £375

439 Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1807), uncut, original boards, spine cracked, inscribed in an unidentified hand "given me by Mr. Hayley 1813", £275

1990 July

John Price , Catalogue (1990)

12 Ariosto, Orlando Furioso (1791), 2 vols., worn, £100

1990 August

Pickering & Chatto , Catalogue 121 (London, 1989)

14 Blair, The Grave (1808), quarto, black morocco, rebacked, $2,500

1990 September 27

Sotheby , Catalogue (London, 1990)

412 Stuart & Revett, Antiquities of Athens ( 1762-1826), 4 vols., some foxing and water-staining, half calf, worn [£5,280 to Bouas]

437 Stuart & Revett, Antiquities of Athens ( 1762-1830), 5 vols. bound in 6, half vellum, some spotting [£3,850 to Frew Mackenzie]

438 Stuart & Revett, Antiquities of Athens ( 1762-1816), 4 vols., fancy binding [£2,750 to Frew Mackenzie]

1990 September

Beeleigh Abbey Books , Catalogue BA/45 (1990)

101 Walpole, Works (Baldwin & Cradock, c. 1835-37), with G. Woodfall named as the printer on p. 42 of the letterpress text, half morocco, worn, "Sold"

1990 September

Grant & Shaw , Catalogue 3 (1990)

49 Hayley, Life of Cowper ( 1803-4), 4 vols. (including the supplement, 1806), contemporary half russia, £225

1990 September

In Our Time , Catalogue 251 (1990)

14 Gay, Fables (1793), "large paper copy", $750

1990 September

E.M. Lawson , Catalogue 246 (1990)

Hayley, Ballads (1805), with a presentation inscription from Geoffrey Keynes to his wife's cousin and the granddaughter of Charles Darwin, Nora Darwin (Lady Barlow), modern calf, £550

24 Hunter, Historical Journal (1793), quarto, contemporary calf, rebacked, imprint on title shaved, £2,200

1990 September

John Price , Catalogue (1990)

11 Ariosto, Orlando Furioso (1791), 2 vols., worn, £90

1990 October 4

Swann , Catalogue (N.Y., 1990)

249 "Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims" [state not given], framed; ESTIMATE :  £500-£750 [£6,875]

315 Walpole, Works ("Baldwin and Cradock, circa 1835"), marginal damp-staining, binding very worn [$1,320]

1990 October 24

Christie , Catalogue (London, 1990)

58 Hunter, Historical Journal (1793), quarto, some spotting, some plates torn, later half morocco, rubbed [not sold]

124 Stedman, Narrative (1796), 2 vols., all plates "finely coloured by hand, some heightened with gold", contemporary diced russia, rebacked [£2,200 to Okudaira]

1990 October

David Bickersteth , Catalogue 112 (1990)

14 Lavater, Aphorisms on Man (1788), tree calf, £380

1990 October

Simon Finch , William Blake: A collection of 187 items arranged Blake Books [as in ] ... (1990) < Bibliotec a La Solana >

A collection of mostly twentieth-century works, except for Blake's commercial engravings, apparently to be sold en bloc for £ 32,000. Among the more notable works were Blair, The G rave Botanic Garden (1808), quarto proof copy ; Darwin, (1791); Gay, Fables Cowper (1793); Hayley, (1803-1806) ; and Young, Night Thoughts (1797) with bookplates of Mrs Edward Copeland (Chelmsford), John Alliston, and Harry Buxton Forman.

1990 October

Hartfield Books , Catalogue 39 (1990)

L-42 Gay, Fables , three-quarter morocco and marbled boards, slight wear, $1,295

1990 October

Marlborough Rare Books , Catalogue 139 (London, 1990)