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    Sale 5316

    Children's & Illustrated Books & Original Illustrations

    18 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 49

    WOLLSTONECRAFT, Mary (1759-97). Original Stories from Real Life; with Conversations, calculated to regulate the affections, and form the mind to truth and goodness. London: J. Johnson, 1791. 12° (174 x 100mm). Engraved frontispiece and 5 plates by William Blake, one-page of publisher's advertisements at the end (a few short tears or nicks without loss, some spotting to D2v and D3r, some very light spotting and staining). Contemporary calf (rebacked, rubbed and scuffed).

    Price Realised  

    WOLLSTONECRAFT, Mary (1759-97). Original Stories from Real Life; with Conversations, calculated to regulate the affections, and form the mind to truth and goodness. London: J. Johnson, 1791. 12° (174 x 100mm). Engraved frontispiece and 5 plates by William Blake, one-page of publisher's advertisements at the end (a few short tears or nicks without loss, some spotting to D2v and D3r, some very light spotting and staining). Contemporary calf (rebacked, rubbed and scuffed).

    FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION. Bentley p.635; Gumuchian 5854; Keynes 69; Lowndes VII, 2977; Osborne I, 255: "Although first published in 1788, this is the first edition with copperplates designed and engraved by William Blake"; Rothschild 2597.


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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the estimate on this lot has been increased and now stands at GBP800-1,200