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By: (Blake, William) Malkin, Benj.[amin] Heath.

Price: $995.00

Publisher: London, Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, Paternoster Row by T. Bensley: 1806

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000017305

Condition: Fine

Small octavo, Full Brown Morocco. xlviii [1] 2-172. The book is an account of the life and death of one of Malkin's sons, Thomas Williams Malkin, and describes some of the accomplishments of this child prodigy who died at the age of six. Benjamin Malkin was also an early friend to William Blake, whose frontispiece drawing for this book was engraved by Robert Cromek. Pages 18-43 in the Prefatory Letter is the earliest account of Blakes's early life and training. Additionally, it gives the first book appearance of more than six of Blake's poems, especially his famed "The Tiger". Includes... View more info