Clairvaux: Trianon Press, 1974. Facsimile. Folio, 25 colour plates, 8 proofs, and 9pp of commentary by Geoffrey Kaeynes at the end, eight colour facsimile trial proofs, twelve pages of text plus an extra suite of fourteen states of plate B, collotype profs, and a matching guide-sheet and stencil. Original full brown morocco, slipcase with small loss of marbled paper at the base of the spine. As new. Item #32
This is no.6 of 32 de luxe copies with extra material, proofs, stencil etc. 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 colour proofs; the colouring differs markedly from the Stirling copy which was the first Trianon Press Blake facsimile published in 1950. Bentley, Blake Books, A82.