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Jerusalem The Emanation of the Giant Albion
London: printed in Paris at the Trianon Press for the Trustees of the William Blake Trust, 1974. One of only 32 deluxe copies. Limited to 32 deluxe copies with extra material, proofs, stencil etc. 25 colour plates printed using the collotype and hand-stencil method, 8 proofs, and commentary by Geoffrey Keynes at the end, 8 colour facsimile trial proofs, 12 pages of text plus an extra suite of 14 states of plate C & D with a matching guide-sheet and stencil. Folio, original full brown morocco, in the original morocco edged marbled paper covered slipcase. Very slight fading to spine, otherwise extremely good. The longest of Blake's prophetic books which tells of the fall of Albion, Blake's embodiment of man, or the Western World. Six copies were printed between 1820 & 1827 and a further 4 copies were printed posthumously. This is the facsimile of Lord Cunliffe's copy (copy B) and Kerrison Preston's proofs; the colouring differs markedly from the Stirling copy which was the first Trianon Press Blake facsimile published in 1950.
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