London, South Kensington
18 December 2008
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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