Item #24032444 All Religions Are One. Description, Bibliographical Statement, William Blake, Geoffrey Keynes.
All Religions Are One
All Religions Are One
All Religions Are One
All Religions Are One
All Religions Are One

All Religions Are One

London: Printed at the Trianon Press for the Trustees of the William Blake Trust, 1970. Blake, William. Limited Edition. Hardcover. One of 600 copies, folio size, unpaginated [28] pp., with slipcase. Fine. Item #24032444

"William Blake's early tractate, 'All Religions are One', consists of ten small etched plates averaging in size only about 5.5 x 4 cm. There is some uncertainty about the circumstances in which the work was produced, though it is generally accepted that is must belong to a period of experimentation in the production of the plates for the Illuminated Books" (n.b., from the Notes).

William Blake (1757-1827) is arguably the most original and highly regarded English author - unusual in that he excelled both as an author and an artist. Although thought mad by his contemporaries, he was also held in high regard for his expressiveness and for the synthesis of philosophical and mystical senses within his work. Blake’s work has been spectacularly reproduced through the pochoir technique by Arnold Fawcus and his Trianon Press, which has an undeniable claim to being the finest press of its kind in the last century and has long been known for their unrivaled artworks in fine colour printing.

___DESCRIPTION: Original quarter green morocco with hand-marbled paper sides, backstrip lettered in gilt, ten plates reproduced by the collotype process, printed on Arches pure rag paper made to match the paper used by Blake; folio size (12" by 9 1/4"), unpaginated with [28] pp., limited edition, this no. 369 of 600 copies of the regular editions (662 total edition). Housed in publisher's slipcase of marbled paper with morocco guards at head and tail of opening.

___CONDITION: A fine copy overall, the leather smooth and supple, the marbled boards clean and unrubbed, a strong, square text block with solid hingers, and the interior is clean and bright; the sole prior owner marking we see a name written discretely at the top of the front pastedown in blue ink, very light sunning to the spine, else fine. Slipcase also fine overall, strong and sturdy, clean and unrubbed; light sunning to the marbled guards, else fine.

___CITATION: Bentley, Blake Books no. 5.

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Price: $150.00