America - A Prophecy.
London: Trianon Press, 1963. Folio, 18 color facsimile leaves and 8 pp of commentary by Sir Geoffrey Keynes. Near fine in quarter blue morocco over blue marbled boards in slipcase. Limited to 480 copies. Bentley, BB, A9. America was the first of Blakes books to name a place [Lambeth] in the imprint... which was an act of defiant courage... for the first time he designated one of his books as a prophecy... he concentrated particularly on the dramatic events in Boston... Blake continued his tale in Europe and then to make the cycle of continents complete he wrote Africa and Asiagiving a general title of all four: The Song of Los. (Damon, Blake Dictionary).
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