Works. Songs of Innocence 1789. Songs of Experience 1794. Book of Thel 1789. Visions of the Daughters of Albion 1793. America: a Prophecy 1793. Europe: a Prophecy 1794. The First Book of Urizen 1794. The Song of Los 1794. Reproduced in Facsimile from the Original Editions. One Hundred Copies printed for Private Circulation.
by Blake, William.
Large folio. [London: Pearson], 1876. Large folio, ff. Original half roan rubbed, red cloth boards. Ex-library copy with perforated t/p and small stamp on the verso of each leaf. First edition of this collection, limited to 100 copies. Each of the illuminated books is printed in a different color; copies of this book are extremely scarce. I have only handled one copy before, and Essick (Blake in the marketplace) does not record a single copy for sale at auction or through dealers. WorldCat locates two copies -- NYPL and Auckland.Bentley, Blake Books, 368. (Inventory #: 107172)
Bibles, theology and religion, Bindings, Early & Fine Printing, Illustrated Books, William Blake & His Circle, Illuminated Manuscripts, Private Press Books, T.F. Dibdin, Mary Wollstonecraft, Children's Books 1600-1950
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