The Gates of Paradise. For Children. For the Sexes.
London: Trianon Press, 1968. 3 vols., 8vo and 12mo, Vol. I (8vo), [i-vii]-viii, 50, (4) pp., Vol. II (12mo),  pp., 22 plates, Vol. III  pp., 31 plates. Original red cloth, red cloth slipcase, gilt lettering to backstrip of all three volumes. Very good. Limited to 726 copies, with an introduction by Keynes, this is regular copy no. 293. Volume I is an introductory volume, followed by the two volumes of plates. Bentley, BB, 48. This collection originally titled For Children and later retitled by Blake For the Sexes is akin to an emblem book and contains some of Blakes most powerful images in tiny format. I want, I want with the man at the foot of ladder to the stars, or Help, Help with a man drowning in rough seas, are typical. Bentley, BB, 48.
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