London: Macmillan, 1880.
New and Enlarged (Second) Edition. Two volumes. xxi, 431p; xiii, 383p. Illustrated from Blake's works. Bound by Riviere in full black crushed morocco, a.e.g., the spines with gilt titles and dense gilt bands in the panels, the covers with large central gilt ornamental frame and large similar cornerpieces, all on a field of small repeating clovers. Rear inner hinge paper of Vol. I cracked without compromise to the structure, all else fine and stunning. Item #22401
Includes the descriptive catalogue by William Michael Rossetti.
This second edition is considered the best edition with added plates.
"In the 1880 edition, 34 new letters to Hayley and the letters to Butts formerly in the appendix were worked into the text. The Selections (Vol. II, pp. 1-200) and the Annotated Lists (Vol. II, pp. 207-87), except those for the engravings, were revised and expanded.:" (Bentley. 1680B, p. 815.); Keynes. No. 285.