Yellow Springs, OH: Kahoe & Spieth, 1927. Limited Edition. Octavo, publisher's orange cloth, printed paper labels to spine and upper board, deckled fore-edge, laid paper.
Small press edition of this selection of lyric poems by the great English Romantic poet William Blake, including "The Mental Traveller," "The Crystal Cabinet," "Spectre and Emanation" and "Auguries of Innocence": "To see the world in a grain of sand, / And a heaven in a wild flower, / Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, / And eternity in an hour." Number 7 of 510 copies, this copy having belonged to the publisher, William Kahoe, with his illustrated bookplate. Kahoe trained as a printer under the celebrated type designer Bruce Rogers, and was director of Antioch Press in Dayton during the same period he founded Kahoe & Spieth. He went on to publish the bibliophilist periodical The Golden Door, and eventually headed the medical publishing department for J.B. Lippincott Co. Light foxing to tope edge; unclipped dust jacket lightly foxed, with mild toning to spine panel. Near fine. Item #1336