Facsimile edition of the original Houghton Library 1794 edition with a new Introduction by Todd. Bound in gray stiff wrappers with green and black decorated front cover. 16mo (6.50 X 5.00") size. States Albion Facsimiles Number One from the 1794 original illustrated edition from the Houghton Library, Harvard. A VG copy, a couple of tiny edge nicks to the wrappers else clean, tight and unmarked. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Songs of Innocence and Experience Showing ...
Publisher: Falcon Press
Publication Date: 1947
Binding: Pictorial Wraps
Book Condition: VG
Edition: 1st Edition Thus.
Book Description The Falcon Press - United Book Guild, London - New York, 1947. Soft Cover. Condition: Very Good. Blake, William (illustrator). First Edition Thus. Scarce edition. Includes a new introduction by Ruthven Todd. Albion Facsimiles Number One from the 1794 original illustrated edition from the Houghton Library, Harvard. Grey wraps, lt. blue spine wrap, gilt spine titles, moderate wear, some edge chip. Blake stamped illustrations at front, back wraps. Heavy stock pages fine; no writing. Bind fine. First published in 1794, Songs of Innocence is classic English poetry describing childhood states of innocence. Blake describes poetically the innocent's inevitable corruption by a harsh and unjust world. William Blake (1757-1827) was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognized during his lifetime, Blake’s work is now considered seminal in the history of both poetry and the visual arts. Once considered mad for his idiosyncratic views, Blake is highly regarded today for his expressiveness and creativity, as well as the philosophical and mystical undercurrents that reside within his work. His work has been characterised as part of the Romantic movement. Compact 5" x 6 3/4" design. Apprx. 60 pages. Insured post. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 018672