London: Printed at the Trianon Press for the Trustees of the William Blake Trust, 1970. Blake, William. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Number 381 of 600, folio size, unpaginated  pp. Fine. Item #CNJL1045
"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 book's 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 Fawkus 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 9.25"), unpaginated with  pp., limited edition, this no. 381 of 600 of the regular editions (662 total editions). Housed in publisher's slipcase of marbled paper with morocco guards at head and tail of opening.
___CONDITION: Volume is in fine condition, internally bright and free of prior owner markings, covers are clean except for somem sunning to the backstrip, corners are straight, text block is square and tight; slipcase is in fine condition, strong and sturdy, with very minor wear to guards, otherwise bright and clean.
___CITATION: Bentley, Blake Books no. 5.
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