BLAKE, William. TRIANON PRESS. ~ Jerusalem. The Emanation of the Giant Albion.
Limited to 32 deluxe copies with extra material, proofs, stencil etc. 25 colour plates printed using the collotype and hand-stencil method, 8 proofs, and commentary by Geoffrey Keynes at the end, 8 colour facsimile trial proofs, 12 pages of text plus an extra suite of 14 states of plate C & D with a matching guide-sheet and pochoir stencil. Folio, original full brown morocco, in the original morocco edged marbled paper covered slipcase. Very slight fading to spine, otherwise extremely good.
The longest of Blake’s prophetic books which tells of the fall of Albion, Blake’s embodiment of man, or the Western World. Six copies were printed between 1820 & 1827 and a further 4 copies were printed posthumously. This is the facsimile of Lord Cunliffe’s copy (copy B) and Kerrison Preston’s proofs; the colouring differs markedly from the Stirling copy which was the first Trianon Press Blake facsimile published in 1950.