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Writings of William Blake
1925. First Edition . BLAKE, William. The Writings of William Blake. London: Nonesuch Press, 1925. Three volumes. Quarto, original half vellum, marbled boards, uncut and partly unopened. $1750.Limited Nonesuch Press edition of Blake’s Writings, number 60 of 1575 copies printed on Vidalon handmade paper, the first complete edition of the poet’s writings.This is the first attempted collection of Blake's prose and the first edition to contain all of his poetry and prose. It includes many previously unpublished and important letters and fragments, and draws on the poet's annotations and manuscripts to present corrected texts of numerous poems. Keynes arranges Blake's writings chronologically, so the reader can clearly see how his mythic system evolved. Contains over 80 plates reproducing Blake's paintings and engravings. The Nonesuch Press was founded in 1923 with the intent to make books ""for those among collectors who also use books for reading"" (Ransom, 169). Bentley 2981. Interiors fine, a bit of rubbing and soiling to spine head of Volume II. A nearly fine copy.
      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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