BLAKE, William.

Rare books by William Blake, including first editions, signed first editions, copies in fine bindings, and handsome sets of the collected works including The Prophetic Writings, and Poetical Sketches.

William Blake (28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827) was a poet, painter and print maker, whose work was largely unnoticed in his lifetime, until Alexander Gilchrist began work on a biography in the 1860s, Life of William Blake, rapidly transforming Blake’s reputation, particularly with the Pre-Raphaelites. 

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  1. Illustrations of The Book of Job.
    BLAKE, William. Illustrations of The Book of Job.

    London : 1825 [1826]

    First edition, one of 65 sets on French paper, the rarest of the three forms of the original issue of the last series that Blake fully completed. "The modest size of the central panels does not prevent them from ranking with the supreme masterpieces of graphic art" (Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England, 17901914, no. 8).

    In c.1805-06... Learn More
    £57,500.00

    Stock Code: 147462

  2. The Note-Book.
    BLAKE, William. The Note-Book.

    London : 1935

    First edition thus, number 175 of 650 copies, with the very scarce dust jacket. This fine Nonesuch Press edition constitutes the first printing in facsimile of Blake's famous notebook, known as the "Rossetti Manuscript", after its acquisition by Dante Gabriel Rossetti in 1847. This notebook contained a number of latterly famous shorter poems left unpublished... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 142098

  3. Songs of Innocence.
    BLAKE, William. Songs of Innocence.

    Clairvaux : 1954

    First edition thus, copy E of 26 lettered copies, from a total edition of 1,600 copies; the lettered copies were reserved for Lessing J. Rosenwald, the Library of Congress, the Trustees of the Blake Trust, and the publishers. This is a copy of Rosenwald, subsequently presented by him with a New Year card loosely inserted, reading "Best Wishes for a... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 147471

  4. The Book of Urizen.
    BLAKE, William. The Book of Urizen.

    Clairvaux : 1958

    First facsimile edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 526 numbered copies on Arches rag paper to match that used by Blake. Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 74669

  5. The Visions of the Daughters of Albion.
    BLAKE, William. The Visions of the Daughters of Albion.

    Clairvaux : 1959

    First edition thus, number 369 of 400 copies thus (this one of 200 for the US), from a total edition of 446 copies on Arches pure rag paper made to match that used by Blake, each page watermarked with Blake's monogram. Blake scholar Geoffrey Keynes (1887-1982), the brother of John Maynard, provides a commentary and bibliographical history: "The theme... Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 115055

  6. The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.
    BLAKE, William. The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.

    Clairvaux : 1960

    First edition thus, deluxe limited issue: copy VIII of 20 deluxe copies with an original guide sheet and stencil, and a set of hand-coloured plates showing progressive stages, as well as colour collotype proofs, from a total edition of 526 copies on Arches pure rag paper made to match that used by Blake, with each page watermarked with Blake's monogram.... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 136923

  7. The Book of Thel.
    BLAKE, William. The Book of Thel.

    Clairvaux : 1965

    First edition thus, publisher Arnold Fawcus's copy, copy A of 26 lettered copies reserved for Lessing J. Rosenwald, the Library of Congress, the Trustees of the William Blake Trust and the Publishers, from a limited edition of 426 copies printed on Arches pure rag paper made to match that used by Blake, each page watermarked with Blake's monogram. This... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 115014

  8. Milton: A Poem.
    BLAKE, William. Milton: A Poem.

    Clairvaux : 1967

    First edition thus, copy S of 26 lettered copies reserved for Lessing J. Rosenwald, the Library of Congress, the Trustees of the William Blake Trust and the Publishers, containing an original guide-sheet and stencil, and a set of hand-coloured plates showing progressive stages in the stencil work, as well as colour collotype proofs, from a total edition... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 115042

  9. The Gates of Paradise.
    BLAKE, William. The Gates of Paradise.

    Clairvaux : 1968

    First facsimile edition, number 40 of 50 special copies with an additional volume (containing an original negative - here showing The Earth engraving - a copperplate, and collotypes without plate-mark) and the first three bound in full morocco, from a total edition of 726 copies. The engravings for Blake's visionary allegory of human life and death... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 115013

  10. All Religions are One.
    BLAKE, William. All Religions are One.

    Clairvaux : 1970

    First edition thus, publisher Arnold Fawcus's copy, copy A of 26 lettered copies reserved for the Trustees of the William Blake Trust and the Publishers, in full morocco with a set of proofs showing the progressive states of the collotype process, from a total edition of 662 copies on Arches pure rag paper made to match the paper used by Blake. This... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 115045

  11. All Religions Are One.
    BLAKE, William. All Religions Are One.

    Clairvaux : 1970

    First edition thus, number 247 of 600 copies so bound, from a total edition of 662 copies, all printed on Arches pure rag paper made to match the paper used by Blake.

    Blake scholar Geoffrey Keynes (1887-1982), the brother of John Maynard, provides a commentary and bibliographical history. He summarizes the gnomic intent of Blake's early tractate... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 147454

  12. There is No Natural Religion.
    BLAKE, William. There is No Natural Religion.

    Clairvaux : 1972

    First edition thus, number of 142 copies of 540 copies bound thus, from a total edition of 616 copies, all printed on Arches pure rag paper made to match the paper used by Blake. A faithful facsimile, based on the Rosenwald copy in the Library of Congress, with a bibliographical essay by Sir Geoffrey Keynes.

    From the library, though unmarked... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 147460

  13. The Book of Ahania.
    BLAKE, William. The Book of Ahania.

    Clairvaux : 1973

    First edition thus, number 372 of 750 copies so bound, from a total edition of 808 copies.

    The Trianon Press, in collaboration with The William Blake Society, produced a series of fine facsimiles of Blake's books based on copies in the Rosenwald Collection at the Library of Congress. These facsimiles were printed using the collotype process onto... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 147439

  14. The Book of Ahania.
    BLAKE, William. The Book of Ahania.

    Clairvaux : 1973

    First edition thus, copy XXIX of 32 deluxe copies in full morocco, each containing an original guide-sheet, stencil and copperplate, and a set of plates showing the progressive stages of the collotype and hand-stencil process, from a total edition of 808 copies on Arches pure rag paper made to match that bused by Blake. The heroine of one of Blake's... Learn More
    £1,525.00

    Stock Code: 115043

  15. Jerusalem. The Emanation of The Giant Albion.
    BLAKE, William. Jerusalem. The Emanation of The Giant Albion.

    Clairvaux : 1974

    First edition thus, limited issue, publisher Arnold Fawcus's copy. Copy A of 26 lettered copies reserved for the trustees of the William Blake Trust and the publishers, from a total edition of 558 copies on Arches pure rag paper made to match that used by Blake, each page being watermarked with Blake's monogram. This copy derives from the Trianon Press... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 115056

  16. The Song of Los.
    BLAKE, William. The Song of Los.

    Clairvaux : 1975

    First edition thus, number 144 of 400 copies so bound, from a total edition of 458, all printed on Arches pure rag paper made to match the paper used by Blake.

    Blake scholar Geoffrey Keynes (1887-1982) provides a commentary and bibliographical history. One of the richest and most elaborate of Trianon's Blake facsimiles, "The Song of Los completes... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 147459

  17. The Song of Los.
    BLAKE, William. The Song of Los.

    Clairvaux : 1975

    First edition thus, limited issue, publisher Arnold Fawcus's copy. Copy A of 26 copies reserved for the trustees of the William Blake Trust and the publishers, from a total edition of 458 copies, printed on Arches pure rag paper made to match the paper used by Blake. This copy derives from the Trianon Press archive, from the estate of Trianon publisher... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 115053

  18. The Book of Los.
    BLAKE, William. The Book of Los.

    Clairvaux : 1976

    First edition thus, copy II of 32 copies bound in full morocco with an original guide sheet, stencil and copperplate, and a set of extra plates showing progressive stages of the collotype and hand-stencil process, from a total edition of 538 copies, printed on Arches pure rag paper made to match the paper used by Blake. Blake scholar Geoffrey Keynes... Learn More
    £1,275.00

    Stock Code: 115051

  19. 147470
    BLAKE, William. Illustrations of Dante.

    Clairvaux : 1978

    First edition thus, number 33 of 376 copies so bound, from a total edition of 440 copies, all on Lana rag paper.

    This Trianon Press edition is the first accurate reproduction of Blake's seven engravings for Dante's Divine Comedy, which were first published in 1838. The facsimile was made from a proof set in the collection of Sir Geoffrey Keynes,... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 147470

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