29 October 2013
BLAKE, William. The Marriage of Heaven and Hell. [London: John Camden Hotten], 1868.
4o (240 x 189 mm). Lithographed facsimile. 27 leaves. Printed in dark brown ink and hand-colored. (Some foxing.) Original black roan-backed cloth (joints rubbed). Provenance: acquired from Goodspeed's Book Shop, 1971.
First facsimile edition of any Blake illuminated work. It was printed on thick paper "expressly made to resemble that used" by the artist. Three of the leaves were also used by the publisher in Swinburne's Critical Essay printed the same year. Keynes 210.
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