America - a Prophecy.
London: Trianon Press, 1963. Folio, 18 color facsimile leaves, 8 pages commentary. Full blue morocco, contents a bit foxed, slipcase. Edition de luxe, #19 of an edition limited to 20 copies with additional proof sheets, progressive plates, original stencil, etc. 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). One of the rarest Trianon Press publications and the first de luxe edition weve seen in many years. Bentley, Blake Books, A9.
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