The [First] Book of Urizen. William Blake.

The [First] Book of Urizen.

1958. London: Trianon Press, 1958.

4to, 27 plates, 5pp text, plus the extra materials. Full red morocco, slipcase, very good.

§ Limited to 526 copies of which this is copy V of XX with a suite of progressive states of one plate, an original guide-sheet and stencil etc. The de luxe copy is very hard to come by. Even the trade edition is one of the more difficult Trianon Press books to find. Bentley, Blake Books, 40. “Blake’s most ambitious production thitherto... seven copies and a few scattered pages have been located... intended to be the first of a series dealing with activities in the supernatural world which caused the creation of the natural world and the early history of mankind.” (Damon, Blake Dictionary). Item #110403

Price: $3,750.00

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