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Visions of the Daughters of Albion

Blake, William

Paris / Clairvaux. The Trianon Press. 1959
The Trianon facsimile of William Blake's 'Visions of the Daughters of Albion' from the collection of Lord Cunliffe.

From the edition limited to 446 numbered copies on Arches, with this one of 200 issued for distribution in the United States.

'Visions of the Daughters of Albion', one of Blake's prophetic, visionary books was produced first - as per the title - in 1793 and is known in 16 extant examples. The present facsimile was produced from copy 'C', described by Bentley as having colour that 'is particularly clear and lovely', and was very likely produced between 1793 and 1795; copies were issued throughout Blake's life with the latest dating to 1821 - 1825. The facsimiles of the illuminated leaves have been reproduced by collotype and pochoir (a hand-stencilled process) and printed on Arches pure rag paper to match the paper used by Blake, each page being watermarked with his monogram.

[see Bentley Blake Books 213 (Blake's original) & 216 (this edition)].
[16 unnumbered leaves]. Folio. (368 x 266 mm). Frontispiece, pictorial title and 9 plates of text and illustration, all facsimiles after Blake, leaf with details of the publication, two leaves with 'Bibliographical Statement' by Geoffrey Keynes, final leaf with colophon and justification. Original publisher's pumpkin morocco-backed marbled paper boards, matching marbled paper-covered board slipcase.

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