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

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.

Availability: In stock

Published: Clairvaux The Trianon Press for The William Blake Trust, 1960

Stock Code: 115038

£5,250
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First edition thus, deluxe limited issue: copy XX 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. The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, Blake's boldest and most directly philosophical work, was described by S. Foster Damon as "Blake's Principia, in which he announced a new concept of the universe" (Blake Dictionary). The original stencil, guide sheet, and plate suite included at the rear of this deluxe copy is the final plate for Blake's "Memorable Fancy", in which, Blake having boldly confounded a judging Angel by imposing his own counter-fantasy upon it, the Angel complains "Thy phantasy has imposed upon me & thou oughtest to be ashamed", to which Blake answers, "We impose on one another, & it is but lost time to converse with you whose works are only Analytics".

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Description

Folio (378 x 266 mm). Original green full morocco, titles gilt to spine, top edge gilt. With the original marbled slipcase.

Illustrations

Colour illuminated pages reproduced by collotype and stencil.

Condition

Small trivial mark to spine, otherwise fine.

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