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The core of William Blake's vision, his greatness as one of the British Romantics, is most fully expressed in his Illuminated Books, masterworks of art and text intertwined and mutually enriching. Made possible by recent advances in printing and reproduction technology, the publication of new editions of Jerusalem and Songs of Innocence and of Experience in 1991 was a major publishing event. Now these two volumes are followed by The Early Illuminated Books and Milton, A Poem. The books in both volumes are reproduced from the best available copies of Blake's originals and in faithfulness and accuracy match the acclaimed standards set by Jerusalem and Songs. These two volumes are uniform in format and binding with the first two volumes.
The Early Illuminated Books comprises All Religions Are One and There Is No Natural Religion; Thel; Marriage of Heaven and Hell; and Visions of the Daughters of Albion. Milton, A Poem, second only to Jerusalem in extent and ambition, is accompanied by Laocon, The Ghost of Abel, and On Homer's Poetry.
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David Bindman is Durning-Lawrence Professor of the History of Art at University College, London. Robert N. Essick and Joseph Viscomi are Professors of English at, respectively, University of California at Riverside and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Book Description Thames and Hudson Ltd, 1979. Paperback. Condition: Used; Good. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. This book is in good condition but will show signs of previous ownership. Please expect some creasing to the spine and/or minor damage to the cover. Aged book. Please note this book is over 20 years old. It will therefore have tanned pages, age spots and plenty of shelf wear. However, for its age it is still very useable, and a great read. Seller Inventory # CHL3624644
Book Description THAMES HUDSON LTD, 1979. Condition: Good. New Ed. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP71433028
Book Description Thames and Hudson, 1979. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. A very good copy, firm and square, strong joints, no splits, just a trifle rubbed. Contents tight and clean; no pen-marks. Not from a library so no such stamps or labels. Thus a tidy book in presentable condition. Seller Inventory # 098000
Book Description Thames & Hudson, London, 1978. Softcover. Reprint. Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good condition. Colour illustrations. 178 pages. Seller Inventory # 84466
Book Description Thames and Hudson, London, 1979. paperback. Condition: Very Good. colour plates b&w illustrations (illustrator). Illustrated edition of Blake's long poem 'Milton', edited and with a commentary by Kay Parkhurst Easson and Roger R. Easson; includes the complete text of the poem, a number of full-page colour plates of Blake's own illustrated edition, textual note, extended commentary, recommended reading, plus additional b&w plates; a volume in The Sacred Art of the World series; covers lightly curled at edges, o.w. VG. . 178pp. 8vo. Very Good. Seller Inventory # 16191