4to. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1973. 4to, xvi, 390pp, with 82 black and white illustrations. Near fine in original cloth and dust-jacket. First Edition. Contents: I. Blake's Early Poetry by Michael Phillips; II. Blade's 'Gothicised Imagination' and the History of England by David Bindman; III. The Altering Eye: Blake's Vision in the Tiriel Designs by Robert N. Essick; IV. Justifying One's Valuation of Blake by F. R. Leavis; V. Blake's Frame of Language by Josephine Miles; VI. Blake's Songs of Sprong by Michael J. Tolley; VII. Christ's Body by Jean H. Hagstrum; VIII. The Chapel of Gold by G. Wilson Knight; IX. Reading the Illuminations of Blake's Marriage of Heaven and Hell by David V. Erdman with Tom Dargan and Marlene Deverell- Van Meter; X. Blake's Figures of Despair: Man in his Spectre's Power by Janet Warner; XI. the Title-page of the Book of Urizen by Morris Eaves; XII. Blake, Coleridge, and Wordsworth: Some Cross-currents and Parallels, 1789-1805 by John Beer; XIII. William Blake, The Prince of the Hebrews, and The Woman Clothed with the Sun by Morton D. Paley; XIV. Blake, the Varleys, and the Graphic Telescope by Martin Butlin; XV. References to Blake in Samuel Palmer's Letters by Raymond Lister; XVI. William Blake in the Wilderness: A Closer Look at his Reputation, 1827-1863 by Suzanne R. Hoover; XVII. Geoffrey Keynes's Work on Blake: Fons et Origo, and a Checklist of Writings on Blake by Geoffrey Keynes, 1910-1972 by G. E. Bentley, Jr. Bentley, Blake Books Supplement 598. (Inventory #: 108979)
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