2 vols. London: Trianon Press, 1972. 2 vols., 4to and small 4to, with 20 color plates. Full brown morocco, slipcase, new. Edition de luxe, #10 of 50 copies with additional proof sheets, progressive plates, original stencil, etc. “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, Blake Books, 202. (Inventory #: 107380)
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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