The Early Illuminated Books

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Princeton University Press, 1998 - 287 страница

The core of William Blake's vision, his greatness as one of the British Romantics, is most fully expressed in his Illuminated Books, masterworks of art and text intertwined and mutually enriching. Made possible by recent advances in printing and reproduction technology, the publication of new editions of Jerusalem and Songs of Innocence and of Experience in 1991 was a major publishing event. Now these two volumes are followed by The Early Illuminated Books and Milton, A Poem. The books in both volumes are reproduced from the best available copies of Blake's originals and in faithfulness and accuracy match the acclaimed standards set by Jerusalem and Songs. These two volumes are uniform in format and binding with the first two volumes.


The Early Illuminated Books comprises All Religions Are One and There Is No Natural Religion; Thel; Marriage of Heaven and Hell; and Visions of the Daughters of Albion. Milton, A Poem, second only to Jerusalem in extent and ambition, is accompanied by Laoco n, The Ghost of Abel, and On Homer's Poetry.

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PREFACE
7
FOREWORD
8
INTRODUCTION
9
A NOTE ON TEXT AND VARIANTS
16
CITATIONS AND ABBREVIATIONS
18
ALL RELIGIONS ARE ONE and THERE IS NO NATURAL RELIGION
19
Introduction
21
Text and Reproduction
43
Notes to Blakes Text
106
THE MARRIAGE OF HEAVEN AND HELL
109
Introduction
111
Text and Reproduction
139
Supplementary Illustrations
186
Notes to Blakes Text
200
VISIONS OF THE DAUGHTERS OF ALBION
215
Introduction
217

Supplementary Illustrations
68
THE BOOK OF THEL
69
Introduction
71
Text and Reproduction
87
Supplementary Illustrations
100
Text and Reproduction
235
Supplementary Illustrations
255
Notes to Blakes Text
265
WORKS CITED
269
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David Bindman is Durning-Lawrence Professor of the History of Art at University College, London. Morris Eaves, Robert N. Essick, and Joseph Viscomi are Professors of English at, respectively, University of Rochester, University of California at Riverside, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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