Clairvaux: Trianon Press, 1959. Facsimile. Folio, 11 plates, 7 pp. text [Geoffrey Keynes], plus the extra materials: 11 plates in monochrome and a suite of 26 progressive states of one plate. Full orange morocco, marbled slipcase, some foxing internally and to the edges. Item #30
Limited to 446 copies of which this is the de luxe issue being copy no. II of XX copies with a suite of progressive states of one plate, an original guide-sheet and stencil, printed on Arches pure rag paper made to match the paper used by Blake. 200 regular copies (numbered 1-200) were created for sale in the United Kingdom and another 200 (numbered 201-400) for sale in the United States. Twenty six copies lettered A-Z were reserved for Lord Cunliffe, The Board of Trustees of the Blake Trust and the Publisher. Lord Cunliffe generously lent the original from which this copy was made. One of the scarcer titles of the Press, especially in fine unfaded condition. Bentley, Blake Books, 216. “It is a continuation, though in thought only, of The Book of Thel. That represented the soul in the state of innocence; this the soul in the state of experience... It is primarily a protest against the sexual customs of the time.” (Damon, Blake Dictionary).