BLAKE, William -- Benjamin Heath MALKIN. A Father's Memoirs of his child. London: T.Bensley for Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, 1806. Large 8° (247 x 155mm). Half-title. Engraved frontispiece by Cromek after Blake, 3 plates, one folding. (Light soiling to outer margins of some uncut leaves.) Original cloth-backed boards (somewhat soiled, bumped and scuffed), later red morocco slipcase gilt. Provenance: George Goyder (armorial bookplate). LARGE UNCUT COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. Bentley 482.
Prince HOARE (1755-1834). An Inquiry into the requisite cultivation and present state of the Art of Design in England. London: B. McMillan for Richard Phillips, 1806. 12° (200 x 122mm). 2pp. publishers' advertisements at end. Engraved frontispiece by Blake after Sir Joshua Reynolds. (Light spottting to frontispiece.) Original boards, paper label (some soiling, surface damage and bumping, joints split). Provenance: Edward Hoare (signature, repeated seven times); Gilbert R.Redgrave (bookplate and inscription); George Goyder (armorial bookplate). FIRST EDITION. Bentley 474; and 5 other works (C.G.SALZMANN. Elements of Moarality... third edition. London: 1792. 3 vols., 12°. [imperfect]; W.ENFIELD. The Speaker: or, miscellaneous pieces. London: 1805. 12°.; J.C.LAVATER. Aphorisms on man. London: 1788. 12°.; J.MONTGOMERY (editior). The Chimney-Sweeper's Friend and Climbing-Boy's Album. London: 1825 12°.; G.MACDONALD. A Book of strife. London: 1880. 12°). (9)