BLAKE, William. Blake's Illustrations of Dante. London: The Trianon Press for the William Blake Trust, 1978.
Oblong folio, original half brown morocco folding case, lettered in gilt. Slight rubbing to folding case, otherwise fine.
The edition consists of 440 copies printed on Lana Rag paper, this copy being no. 33 of 20 copies numbered 19 to 38 with an extra set of engravings and materials showing the creation of the facsimiles. This copy with Prospectus loosely inserted.
The first accurate reproduction of Blake’s seven engravings for the Divine Comedy, first issued in 1838. This new edition has an introduction and commentary by Geoffrey Keynes; three facsimiles of early states, and monochrome reproductions of Blake’s watercolor designs for the plates, and the seven plates in superb facsimile. Bentley, Blake Books Supplement, 208.