Lot 14 of 351:
Hand-painted bindings after William Blake  

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$1,500 - $2,500

Title:
Fifteen volumes from the Religious Tract Society in custom painted bindings, together creating a mosaic of Blake's "Good and Evil Angels"
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Place:
London
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Date:
Various dates
Description:

15 volumes. (12mo) 9.5x6.5 cm (3¾x2½") the covers of each volume have been individually painted to create an overall image of Blake's "Good and Evil Angels" on front covers and an unknown image on the rear covers. Clamshell box with morocco labels.

A unique composite binding created in 1999 to celebrate the bi-centenary of the institution of the Religious Tract Society. 

Titles comprise:

  • Divine Songs for Children. 12 engravings. London: The Religious Tract Society, [n.d.]
  • The Triumph of Faith by the Rev. Herman Norton. 48 pp. Printed at J. Wright's Steam Press, Bristol, [n.d.]
  • A Scriptural View of the Happiness of Heaven. 32 pp. Engraved frontis. Ownership inscription on title page.
  • The Child's Hosanna in the House of God. Original wrappers bound in. 7 engravings. London: The Religious Tract Society, [n.d.]
  • Glory, Glory, Glory. A Story Intended for Little Children and All Who Love Them. 15th Thousand. 44 pp. Nottingham: W. Dearden, 1841.
  • Abram Hayes; or, The Happy Change. 16 pp. 6 engravings. Original wrappers bound in at front and rear. London: The Religious Tract Society, [n.d.]
  • Mary Gray, The Sunday Scholar. 16 pp. 4 engravings. London: The Religious Tract Society, [n.d.]
  • A Ramble in the Woods. 120 pp. 2 engravings. London: The Religious Tract Society, [n.d.]
  • Memoir of Thomas W. Hughes, who died at the age of seven. 32 pp. 3 engravings. London: The Religious Tract Society, [n.d.]
  • The Balloon. 8 pp. [n.p.: n.d.]
  • Memoir of Loveday Hambly. 8 pp. Original wrappers bound in at front and rear of volume. London: C. Gilpin, 1846.
  • The Little Errand Girl, Showing the Benefits of Affliction. 32 pp. 9 engravings. London: The Religious Tract Society, [n.d.]
  • The Ten Commandments. 16 pp. London: Printed by William Tyler for the Religious Tract Society.
  • The Dying Robber. A Fact. 32 pp. Bristol: Printed at J. Wright's Steam Press.
  • The Little Nosegay Gatherers. 48 pp. 11 engravings. London: The Religious Tract Society, [n.d.].
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Condition:
Fine.
 
Item number:
289679a
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