Jerusalem. The Emanation of The Giant Albion.Clairvaux: The Trianon Press for The William Blake Trust, London, 1974 Stock Code: 115056
"I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's"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 archive, from the estate of Trianon publisher and founder Arnold Fawcus. In this Trianon facsimile, the 25 plates of Chapter 1 of Blake's visionary epic Jerusalem are reproduced in full colour facsimile, working from Lord Cuncliffe's copy of Blake original hand-illuminated edition. The colouring differs markedly from the Stirling copy, which was the first Trianon Press Blake facsimile, produced in 1950.
Quarto. Original tan quarter morocco, marbled sides, titles gilt to spine. With the original marbled slipcase.
Full page 16-colour facsimile plates achieved by collotype and hand-stencil, trial plates, original guide sheet and stencil bound in at the rear.
Small scuff to tail of spine, otherwise fine.
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