4to. London: Trianon Press, 1958. 4to, with 27 facsimile plates and 5 pp of commentary by Sir Geoffrey Keynes. Very good in quarter red morocco over red marbled boards with marbled slipcase, together in original gray card outer case - just a trace of faint spotting to the reverse of a few pages. Copy 286 of the edition of 526, reproducing the Rosenwald copy now at the Library of Congress. One of the scarcest of the Trianon facsimiles. “Blake’s most ambitious production thitherto... seven copies and a few scattered pages have been located... intended to be the first of a series dealing with activities in the supernatural world which caused the creation of the natural world and the early history of mankind.” (Damon, Blake Dictionary). Bentley Blake Books, 40. (Inventory #: 108823)
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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