BLAKE (WILLIAM) VERGILIUS MARO (PUBLIUS) The Pastorals... with a Course of English Reading, Adapted for Schools... by Robert Johnson Thornton, vol. one (of 2), 1821
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BLAKE (WILLIAM) VERGILIUS MARO (PUBLIUS) The Pastorals... with a Course of English Reading, Adapted for Schools... by Robert Johnson Thornton, vol. one (of 2), 1821
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BLAKE (WILLIAM)
VERGILIUS MARO (PUBLIUS) The Pastorals... with a Course of English Reading, Adapted for Schools... by Robert Johnson Thornton, vol. one (of 2), third edition (first with illustrations by Blake), 4 engraved plates by Blake, one plate designed by him for another engraver and 20 woodcuts after his own designs on 7 leaves, numerous other illustrations (one defective), contemporary prize binding for St. Paul's School, with gilt stamp on front cover and prize label inside, rebacked [Bentley 504], 8vo, M'Gowan, 1821

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  • Bentley notes that all but two of Blake's illustrations are in this, the first volume.
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