Laocoon. A Last Testament.
With Related Works: On Homer's Poetry and On Virgil, The Ghost of Abel.Clairvaux: Published by the Trianon Press, for the William Blake Trust, London, 1976 Stock Code: 147440
First edition thus, number 79 of 380 copies so bound, out of a total edition of 438. This Trianon production constitutes a finely illustrated disquisition by Keynes on Blake's artistic and philosophical obsession with the classical Laocoon sculpture.
From the library, though unmarked as such, of David Lindsay, 28th Earl of Crawford and 11th Earl of Balcarres (1900-1975), who served as chairman of the National Trust from 1945 to 1965, alongside serving as trustee of the Tate and National Galleries, the British Museum, and the National Library of Scotland.
Quarto. Original brown quarter morocco, spine lettered gilt, grey cloth sides.
Monochrome collotype plates.
Spine lightly sunned with a few minor marks and patch of rubbing at head, and at head of rear joint. A very good copy.
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