PARADISE LOST: A Poem in Twelve Books (with) Thirteen Watercolor Drawings by William Blake Illustrating Paradise Lost by John Milton.

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Place Published: San Francisco
Publisher: Arion Press
Date Published:
Edition: Limited edition
Condition: Book and portfolio fine
Book Id: 20576


2 volumes, large octavo (10 x 7 inches) text volume: xxxiv, 397, black linen over boards with leather lettering piece on spine, matching slipcase; and large portfolio of plates: title page, colophon and limitation, list of plates, introduction, thirteen color plates interleaved with separate sheets with descriptive text for each plate; black linen portfolio (22.25 x 17.25 inches) with printed paper title label to front. Original prospectus and supplemental announcement to the prospectus - coinciding with publication of the plates; invitation to the publications party; keepsake for the publication party; and an invitation to a 400th anniversary birthday celebration for John Milton (December 9, 2008) at the Arion Press laid in.


First full-scale facsimiles of this suite of watercolor drawings by William Blake, commissioned by Joseph Thomas in 1807. Reproduced from the originals at the Huntington Library. Limited to 400 numbered copies, this #63.There were also 26 lettered copies produced.

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