Boston: Printed for the Club of Odd Volumes by The Merrymount Press, 1925. Blake, William. Limited Edition. Hardcover. One of 150 copies, quarto size, 20 pp., with original prospectus. Near fine. Item #CNBR068
An account of William Blake's "Milton, A Poem," based on the only copy with the full number of plates (of four known copies) at this time, and belonging to a member of The Club of Odd Volumes. This copy was unknown to Geoffrey Keynes when he published "Bibliography of William Blake" in 1921.
The text describes Blake's methods, as well as the place of "Milton" among his other work. S. Foster Damon is also the author of "William Blake, His Philosophy and Symbols" published in 1924. This is the first publication of the text of this portion of Blake's poem.
___DESCRIPTION: Original marbled cloth boards, small printed paper label on backstrip with black lettering and decorative rule at top and bottom, three heliotype facsimile plates in color; quarto size (11.25" by 8.75"), [i-vi]  2-14 pp., limited edition of 150 copies, unnumbered. With original prospectus, one sheet folded to four pages, with printing on the first and third pages only; the third page notes that the subscription list "will close on" with the date of March 23 printed, the "23" has a line drawn through and above in black ink the date was changed to "30".
___CONDITION: A near fine copy, internally bright and free of prior owner markings, except for slight rubbing at edges (shelfwear), this copy is very clean; near fine. The prospectus is near fine overall; clean, with the original mailing fold and a few very light creases, the hand-written correction to the date as noted above, and a stamp on the first page in the upper right margin "Received / Private Office / Mar 15 1925".
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