[N.P.]: [N.P.], 1876. One of 100 copies printed for private circulation. Quarter roan over cloth with gilt to spine. Spine rubbed and corners worn. Front hinge split; rear hinge starting. Bookplate of Albert May Todd to front pastedown, else no signs of ownership or use. Aside from an extra-illustrated and handcolored copy that appeared recently at auction, no other is in the modern auction record since 1936.
This edition "made available for the first time complete reproductions of Songs of Innocence and of Experience, The Book of Thel, Visions of the Daughters of Albion, America, Europe, The Book of Urizen, and The Song of Los.... [and therefore] has some historical importance as a pioneering albeit flawed project" (Paley). It remains a visually pleasing work for lovers of Blake's poetry. (Item #4980)