11 - 13 July 2000
BLAKE, William (1757-1827). Songs of Innocence and of Experience. London: The Trianon Press for The William Blake Trust, 1955.
2 volumes, 8° (213 x 125mm). Calligraphic manuscript part titles in volume II, text printed in brown. Facsimile endpaper with presentation inscription, 54 facsimile plates printed in gold. orange and black, and hand-coloured by stencil, 29 proof plates, variously printed in one or more colours, some hand-coloured, demonstrating the production of the plates, colour-printed paper stencil sheet, and metal stencil sheet retained in corners on volume II lower pastedown. Original crushed blue morocco, the spines titled in gilt, gilt edges (spines and upper areas of covers a little darkened).
LIMITED TO 526 COPIES, THIS NUMBER V OF 5 SPECIAL COPIES WITH TWO STENCIL SHEETS AND 29 PROOF PLATES. The present work is a facsimile produced under the supervision of the William Blake Trust (with a 'Bibliographical Statement' by Sir Geoffrey Keynes) of the H.C. Robinson-E.W. Field-Sir F. Burton-C.F. Murray-W.E. Vickery-F.B. Bemis-L.J. Rosenwald copy (Census of Blake's Illuminated Books copy Z). Bentley Blake Books 187. (2)
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