Laocoön
Laocoön

BLAKE, William. Laocoön.

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BLAKE, William. Laocoön. Trianon Press. 1976.

Small 4to. Half morocco and stone coloured cloth, gilt lettering to spine; 62 pp including 11 black and white plates and 1 unnumbered photograph, pencilled inscription to half-title by previous owner; spine very slightly sunned, otherwise a near fine copy.
Limited edition 438. This is 5 of 380 bound thus.
Laocoön was a priest of Apollo who warned his countrymen against the Trojan Horse, and was punished by the gods (Poseidon and Athena), who sent two serpents from the sea to kill him and his two sons. This Trianon production constitutes a finely illustrated disquisition by Keynes on Blake's artistic and philosophical obsession with the classical Laocoon sculpture.

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