Songs of Innocence and of Experience.

1983. Manchester: Manchester Etching Workshop, 1983.

4to, 16 hand coloured and one uncoloured facsimile plates, each mounted on brown card in a full red morocco 3-part folding binding with gilt embossed replicas of the "Innocence" and "Experience" title pages as decorations on two of the covers. Near Fine as issued, all in a deep brown cloth folding box.

§ The coloured facsimile volume. A limited edition of 40 copies, this being No.19. Accompanied by Joseph Viscomi's " The Art Of William Blake's Illuminated Prints" as part of the edition, but this limited to 125 copies. Bentley, Blake Books Supplement 135. Essick, Blake Quarterly, Summer 1985: "In many ways one of the most accurate facsimiles ever published, and beyond question the most accurate hand-colored reproduction of plates from an illuminated book. To my eyes, it is also one of the two or three most beautiful facsimiles when considered as a work of graphic art" Item #108804

Price: $5,000.00

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