EXTENSIVE COLLECTION OF WILLIAM BLAKE & BOOK BINDINGS - 1937 CATALOGUE OF THE VERY WELL KNOWN AND VALUABLE LIBRARY, THE PROPERTY OF LT. COL. W.G. MOSS
CATALOGUE OF THE VERY WELL-KNOWN AND VALUABLE LIBRARY, THE PROPERTY OF LT.
COL. W.G. MOSS of the Manor House, Sonning-on-Thames, Berks., who is changing his residence.
Sotheby & Co. catalog for the auction that took place in London on March 2-9, 1937.
From the Catalog's title page:
******A MOST IMPORTANT AND EXTENSIVE COLLECTION OF THE WORKS OF WILLIAM BLAKE and of Books and MSS Relating to Him, including fine early copies of Songs of Innocence and Songs of Innocence and Experience; the West Tomkinson coloured copy of America; the Beckford MacGeorge copy of The Gates of Paradise; a superb coloured copy of Night Thoughts; a very fine ALS to his brother discussing his work; the only surviving example of his relief etched plates; and much else of great interest and rarity. And THE WELL KNOWN COLLECTION OF RARE AND DECORATIVE BOOK BINDINGS...including examples of many rare binders.******
Rebound in library hardcovers with the complete original catalog including its covers bound within, gilt titling to the spine, 7.5x9.5 inches, 206 pages with 38 additional leaves of plates, two in color and four fold open. The plates are printed on one side only. 1478 lots are offered.
Condition: Mildly ex Occidental College Library with Occidental College printed in gilt at the bottom of the spine, stamped on the top and bottom page edges (page edges of the closed book), and with an Occidental College Library bookplate on the front pastedown that states "Released OC" at its bottom edge. Ex-lib aside, the brown cloth covered hardcovers are in Fine condition and the spine gilt is bright, the bound in catalog is in GOOD PLUS condition, there is a crease to the upper corner that affects that corner of all the pages, otherwise it is tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked, with all plates present. The hardcover rebinding is keeping this important catalog in safe, usable, presentable condition.
Rare Blake and Rare Book Bindings. Ah, Book Heaven.
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