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BLAKE, William.

The Song of Los.

Clairvaux: by the Trianon Press for the William Blake Trust, London, 1975 Stock Code: 115053
£750.00
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First edition thus, limited issue, publisher Arnold Fawcus's copy. Copy A of 26 copies reserved for the trustees of the William Blake Trust and the publishers, from a total edition of 458 copies, printed on Arches pure rag paper made to match the paper used by Blake. This copy derives from the Trianon Press archive, from the estate of Trianon publisher and founder Arnold Fawcus. Blake scholar Geoffrey Keynes (1887-1982) provides a commentary and bibliographical history. One of the richest and most elaborate of Trianon's Blake facsimiles, "The Song of Los completes the cycles of the four continents... the complete work tells the story of mankind from Adam to the Last Judgement, the triumph of death, and the general resurrection caused by the revolution" (Blake Dictionary, S. Foster Damon).

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Description

Large quarto. Original tan quarter morocco, marbled sides, spine lettered in gilt. With the original handmade marbled slipcase.

Illustrations

Five colour plates reproducing the original Book of Los.

Condition

Some spots to spine and a very few within, still excellent condition.

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