2 vols. London: Trianon Press, 1971. 2 vols, 4to and small 4to, with 20 color plates, and an 11 pp.description and bibliographical statement by Sir Geoffrey Keynes including a William Muir designed Plate 3 and an engraving from Hervey's "Meditations Among the Tombs" by Wall, thought to have inspired Blake's "Application" design. Near fine in quarter brown morocco and marbled boards in slipcase. Limited to 590 copies. “The text is a clear statement of Blake's beliefs regarding the nature of man. The full book only came to light in 1953 and this is the first reproduction of the text. Such maxims are included as "Man's desires are limited by his perceptions, none can desire what he has not perciev'd (sic)" and "If any could desire what he is incapable of possessing despair must be his eternal lot" (Schneideman). Bentley, BB, 202. (Inventory #: 108827)
Books and manuscripts in all fields, especially medieval illuminated and text manuscripts; material on California, Hawaii, and Pacific voyages; illustrated books and fine bindings from the 15th through the 20th century; children's books from 1750 to 1950; and fine press printing. William Blake, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Thomas Frognall Dibdin are special interests.
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