COMPLETE WRITINGS OF WILLIAM BLAKE With All the Variant Readings, Edited by Geoffrey Keynes

Nonesuch Press] Blake William

Published by London and New York The Nonesuch Press and Random House 1957, 1957
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First edition thus, newly edited by Geoffrey Keynes. With pictorially decorated titlepage and colophon, and with reproductions after Blake within the text. 8vo, publisher's original orange cloth over marbled boards gilt ruled, and gilt lettered on the spine, bound at Beccles in Suffolk. xv, 936, [1] pp. A very fine copy, very bright and beautifully preserved. A lovely example. THE NONESUCH BLAKE, designed by Francis Meynell, composed in the Ehrhardt types and printed by William Clowes and Sons on paper specially made by Robert Fletcher. The text was newly edited for this edition by Geoffrey Keynes. "Almost everything that was printed in the edition of 1925 has been included in the present text.there are a few interesting, if minor, additions, such as a recently discovered advertisement of A Descriptive Catalogue, 1809; some letters.; and Blake's list of subjects for A History of England. More important additions than these are the two series of annotations written as marginalia in his copies of Bacon's Essays, 1798, and of Boyd's translation of Dante's Inferno, 1785 (annotations about 1800.)" - from Editor's Preface. In the three-volume 'Writings of William Blake' very little editing was done and variant readings were given, to maintain the integrity of the texts and provide a framework for scholarly analysis; in this edition Mr. Keynes felt a bit more at liberty to make such changes as the elimination of bracketed interpolations, or giving a more appealing arrangement to a poem Blake left in disarray. Bookseller Inventory # 26742

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Publisher: London and New York The Nonesuch Press and Random House 1957

Publication Date: 1957

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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