The Book of Ahania. William Blake.
The Book of Ahania

The Book of Ahania

London: Trianon Press, 1973. 4to, 6 colour facsimile leaves, 5 pp. of commentary. Quarter black morocco, slipcase. Fine. Item #27

163 of 750 copies bound in quarter leather morocco with hand-marbled paper sides. Bentley, Blake Books, A15. “Blake suppressed the “Book of Ahania” and recast her tale in “The Four Zoas”. She is Urizen’s ‘Shadowy Feminine Semblance’ ”. (Damon, Blake Dictionary). Erdman understands her as Blake's personification of nature as both Eve and the Garden, recalling that pleasant time before the Fall i.e. before private ownership gave rise to man's exploitation of man. (Blake. Prophet Against Empire, p.233).

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