Clairvaux: Trianon Press. Hand stencil (pochoir) prints on hand-mould paper. Paper sizes vary (approximately 37 x 28.5cm), print size plate 9 is 23.5 x 16.5cm. Fine. Item #1166
The Blake Trust established the Trianon Press in the mid-twentieth century with the aim of reproducing as closely as possible the illuminated works of William Blake. The project was born between Blake Trustee Sir Geoffrey Keynes and Trianon Press founder Arnold Fawcus and is considered by some to be one of the most remarkable literary projects of its time. A few years ago antiquarian bookseller and Blake expert John Windle (San Francisco) learned that a French bookstore had acquired the remaining books and prints of the Trianon Press - material left over after much of the archive was recieved by the University of California Santa Cruz - and he immediately purchased the lot (Windle, February 2017).
We in turn have acquired over 100 individual Trianon Press prints (mounted and unmounted) representing a broad selection of his illuminated books: Songs of Innocence and of Experience, The Book of Thel, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, Jerusalem (Cope B and Sterling Copy E), Urizen, The Book of Job, America a Prophecy and Europe a Prophecy. The unmounted prints are all uniformly priced at $125. Prices of the mounted prints vary. Enquiries welcome.