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The grave : a poem

Author: Robert BlairWilliam BlakeLuigi SchiavonettiThomas PhillipsHenry FuseliAll authors
Publisher: London : Printed by T. Bensley, Bolt Court, for the proprietor, R.H. Cromek, No. 64, Newman Street, and sold by Cadell and Davies, J. Johnson, T. Payne, J. White, Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, W. Miller, J. Murray, and Constable and Co., Edinburgh, 1808.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Bookplates (Provenance)
Poems
Illustrated works
Watermarks (Paper)
Marbled papers (Paper)
Subscription lists (Publishing)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Blair; William Blake; Luigi Schiavonetti; Thomas Phillips; Henry Fuseli; Thomas Bensley; R H Cromek; Cadell & Davies,
OCLC Number: 4819429
Notes: First edition with Blake's illustrations, quarto issue.
Added title page, engraved and illustrated, reads: The grave, a poem. Illustrated by twelve etchings executed by Louis Schiavonetti, from the original inventions of William Blake. 1808. The engraved title is counted as one of the "twelve etchings".
At foot of added title page: Subscriber's copy.
Frontispiece portrait of Blake engraved by Schiavonetti after a painting by Thomas Phillips.
Signatures: [a]² b⁴ c1 B-F⁴.
All plates are signed "Drawn by W. Blake Etched by L. Schiavonetti" and "London: Published May 1, 1808, by Cadell & Davies, Strand." Davies is misspelled "Davis" on pl. 9 and pl. 11.
The plates are not arranged in the order indicated by "Of the designs", and their placement may vary slightly from copy to copy.
Description: xiv, 36 pages, 4 unnumbered pages, 12 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations, portrait ; 37 cm (4to)
Contents: To the Queen [dedicatory poem by Blake] --
List of subscribers --
Advertisement [signed R.H. Cromek, dated July 1808] --
[Preface by Henry Fuseli] --
The grave --
Of the designs --
"Prospectus" for an engraving of 'The procession of Chaucer's pilgrims to Canterbury'.
Responsibility: by Robert Blair ; illustrated by twelve etchings executed from original designs.

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