The Book of Thel. William Blake, Trianon Press.

The Book of Thel.

1965. London: Trianon Press, 1965.

4to, 8 plates, (5) pp. text, plus the extra materials. Full brown morocco, marbled paper-covered slipcase, gilt lettering to backstrip. A fine copy.

§ De luxe copy #XII of 20 copies with a suite of progressive states of one plate, an original guide-sheet and stencil etc. Edition limited to 426 copies, including 20 de luxe copies numbered I-XX, 380 regular copies numbered 1-380, and 26 copies lettered A-Z reserved for Mr. Lessing Rosenwald, the Library of Congress, the Trustees of the William Blake Trust, and the publishers. One of the more difficult Trianon Press books to find. This edition reproduces the second Rosenwald copy, copy “O,” (both) at the Library of Congress. Bentley, Blake Books, 26. “The first, the simplest, and the most charming of the prophetic books... best understood as a rewriting of Milton’s Comus.”. Item #104732

Price: $2,000.00

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