Folio. London: Trianon Press, 1974. Folio, 25 color plates, 8 proofs, and commentary at the end, eight color facsimile trial proofs, twelve pages of text plus an extra suite of fourteen states of plate B, collotype profs, and a matching guide-sheet and stencil. Original full brown morocco, slipcase. As new. #6 of 32 de luxe copies with extra material, proofs, stencil etc. The longest of Blake's prophetic books which tells of the fall of Albion, Blake's embodiment of man, or the Western World. Six copies were printed between 1820 & 1827 and a further 4 copies were printed posthumously. This is the facsimile of Lord Cunliffe's copy (copy B) and Kerrison Preston's proofs; the coloring differs markedly from the Stirling copy which was the first Trianon Press Blake facsimile published in 1950. Bentley, Blake Books, A82. (Inventory #: 107386)
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