London: 1978. Oblong folio, original half brown morocco folding case, lettered in gilt. As new. Item #34
The edition consists of 440 copies printed on Lana Rag paper, this copy being no.17 of the top edition of 18 (numbered I-XVIII) which include a recent restrike of one of the original copperplates, Plate 6: “Circle of the Falsifiers, Dante and Virgil covering their noses” signed and dated by Lessing Rosenwald, and an additional set of the facsimile engravings as well as material showing the stages of the making of the facsimile. The first accurate reproduction of Blake’s seven engravings for the Divine Comedy, first issued in 1838. This new edition has an introduction and commentary by Geoffrey Keynes; three facsimiles of early states, and monochrome reproductions of Blake’s watercolour designs for the plates, and the seven plates in superb facsimile. Bentley, Blake Books Supplement, 208.