BLAKE, William.

Milton: A Poem.

Clairvaux: The Trianon Press for The William Blake Trust, 1967 Stock Code: 115042
£3,750.00

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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 of 426 numbered copies printed on Arches rag paper to match that used by Blake. Blake's Milton is the second-longest and penultimate of Blake's illuminated books, and contains the lyrics, "And did those feet in ancient time...", that would come to be sung as the hymn "Jerusalem".

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Description

Tall quarto. Original brown full morocco, titles gilt to spine, top edge gilt. Housed in the publisher's marbled slipcase.

Illustrations

Colour illuminated facsimiles achieved by collotype and stencil throughout.

Condition

Fine.

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