BLAKE, William. TRIANON PRESS. ~ There is No Natural Religion.
No. VI of 50 de luxe copies. 21 plates - 20 plates reproduced by colour collotype with water-color washes by hand through stencil, and one engraving; together with a set of plates showing progressive stages of the collotype and hand stencil process with guide sheet and stencil. Edition de luxe, limited to 50 copies with additional proof sheets, progressive plates and original stencil, etc. 2 vols., 4to and small 4to., full brown morocco, in original marbled paper covered slipcase. Near fine, prospectus inserted loose.
The text is a clear statement of Blake’s beliefs regarding the nature of man. The full book only came to light in 1953 and this is the first reproduction of the text. Such maxims are included as “Man’s desires are limited by his perceptions, none can desire what he has not perciev’d (sic)” and “If any could desire what he is incapable of possessing despair must be his eternal lot”.