Life of William Blake [Edmund J. Sullivan's Copy, Prize Award]. Alexander Gilchrist.

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Life of William Blake [Edmund J. Sullivan's Copy, Prize Award]

London: Macmillan, 1880.

First edition thus. Two Volumes. Quartos. Superbly bound in publisher's dark green cloth with elaborate and bold gilt stamped designs on front covers and spine. Edmund J. Sullivan's Copy, famed British book illustrator, bookbinder, and leader in the book arts world in the mid to late 19th Century. The book was presented to Sullivan by the Department of Science and Art of the Committee of Council on Education and specifically from the Hastings School of Art as a prize(s) with the award affixed to the front pastedown. The following further appears in print with those in pen marked by quotations: "Hastings School of Art" Prize"s" Awarded to "Edmund J. Sullivan" who obtained a Class Excellent in the 3rd Grade Examination in Art, subject "Drawing from the Antique," "Drawing in Stage 5, and in the Works Examinatiion," 1888. Another Award stamp appears in volume two, different stamp but sm awards. Sullivan was 19 years old when he received this award, just before taking his first professional job with the Daily Graphic. Both volumes very good with slight rubbing and occasional wear. A very nice set and indeed a compelling association.

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