The [First] Book of Urizen.
London: Trianon Press, 1958. 4to, 27 plates, 5pp text, plus the extra materials. Full red morocco, slipcase, backstrip very slightly faded, very good. Limited to 526 copies of which this is copy XV of XX copies with a suite of progressive states of one plate, an original guide-sheet and stencil etc. The stencil is loose in the back and the colophon has been added again in pencil in the back. 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. Blakes 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). Butlin noted in the Blake Quarterly: The long list of color facsimiles produced by the Trianon Press under Arnold Fawcus for the William Blake Trust were above all objects of beauty, recreating as near to perfection as possible Blakes original achievements.
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