John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller specializes in the work of William Blake and his circle.
John Windle has over 50 years of experience buying, selling, and appraising the works of William Blake. In that time he has helped to build some of the world’s leading private and institutional Blake collections and has handled much of the most significant material to have come on the market.
With an extensive inventory and an international network of academics and collectors we can provide unique assistance to Blake collectors. We delight in introducing new collectors to Blake at all levels, and in working with the most precious and rare of Blake’s works.
The William Blake Gallery
The William Blake Gallery, located next to our shop, is the first gallery dedicated exclusively to Blake and the largest collection in the world of works by and about Blake available to collectors.
We maintain a large and ever-changing inventory of original engravings, suites of prints, books containing Blake's commercial engravings, and fine facsimile editions, in addition to hundreds of biographical and critical reference works.
Our catalogues dedicated to Blake
The Commercial Engravings of William Blake: A Tribute to Gerald E. Bentley, Jr.
This collection showcases Blake's fascination with a world unique to his own perception in which the boundaries between imagination and vision dissolve away. It includes one of Blake’s “Visionary Heads,” from a series of sketched portraits of historical figures who visited Blake in spirit form as he sat by his London fireside, along with other works created from a place somewhere between dream and vision.
Plates from the Illuminated Books of William Blake by the Trianon Press (1951-1987). Over three decades the Trianon Press created near indistinguishable pochoir facsimiles of Blake’s extraordinary illuminated books in all their visionary strangeness and exceptional beauty. The exhibition features a selection of plates from Blake’s most iconic works; hundreds more plates at affordable prices are available here in the extended online catalogue.
A Catalogue of artwork and books by and about Blake and his circle
An illustrated guide to the works on display now in the William Blake Gallery.
Autumn 2011. A catalogue of original Blake illustrations, along with reference material and a complete run of the Blake Trust Publications and other facsimiles.