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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. A Study of The Illuminated Books of William Blake.
    First edition, limited to 525 numbered copies signed and numbered by the author on the limitation leaf, this copy out of series. Keynes (1887-1982) was an academic, biographer, and the younger brother of John Maynard Keynes. He was a world authority on Blake, and was instrumental in the production of the Trianon facsimiles,... Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 115016

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  2. Laocoon. A Last Testament.
    First edition, number 11 of 380 copies thus, this copy inscribed on the limitation leaf by the publisher Arnold Fawcus, "For Raymond: Geoffrey's most recent and exciting contribution to Blake scholarship, warmest regards, Arnold", from a total edition of 438 copies. This Trianon production constitutes a finely illustrated... Learn More
    £875

    Stock Code: 115020

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  3. The Book of Los.
    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.... Learn More
    £1,275

    Stock Code: 115051

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