Europe a Prophecy. William Blake, Muir Facsimile.

Europe a Prophecy.

1887. Edmonton: William Muir, 1887.

Folio, 17 plates, richly hand colored. Original printed wrappers dated September 1887, backstrip renewed, gilt top, fine.

§ Limited to fewer than 50 copies, this copy numbered #11 signed, priced and numbered by Muir. Based on three different copies (see below). With the frontispiece “The Ancient of Days,” which is perhaps Blake’s most famous image. Bentley, BB, 249k1: "plates 1 and 4 are from originals in Mr. Muir's possession [?copy c], plates 2, 5-6, and 8 are from copy D, and plate 7, 9-18 from copy A." See also Bentley, Blake Books Supplement, pp.66-69. Item #109160

Price: $12,500.00

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