BLAKE, William. TRIANON PRESS. ~ The Book of Los.
No. 156 of 480 ordinary copies, in addition there were 32 deluxe copies and 26 copies for the Trustees and publishers. 5 colour facsimile plates made using the collotype and hand-stencil process at the Trianon Press in Paris. Printed on Arches pure rag paper to match the paper used by Blake. 4to., quarter brown morocco, marbled paper boards in a marbled paper covered slipcase. Very good.
The companion volume to the Book of Ahania, printed by Blake in Lambeth in 1795. A facsimile of the only known copy of The Book of Los in the British Museum.
In his commentary, Geoffrey Keynes writes: “the philosophic message of this small book is hidden in apocalyptic verbiage calculated to puzzle Blake’s small audience.. Blake seems to have sensed this obscurity as soon as it was completed and, as far as is known, he never made another copy...or referred to it...”
Bookplate of Alexander Stone on front pastedown.