1926 Rare Portfolio - Songs of Innocence written & illustrated by William BLAKE.
Author: William Blake.
Title: Songs of Innocence.
Publisher: London, Ernest Benn, Ltd., 1926.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5 " X 5.5 ".
Pages: Unpaginated. Reproduction of Blakes 'Songs of Innocence' from a copy in the British Museum.
Binding: Very good original full cloth portfolio binding (hinges fine, overall slightly sunned and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean - as shown).
Illustrations: Beautifully illustrated loose plate of the Songs of Innocence in a contemporary portfolio.
The book: Rare and very nice reproduction of William Blakes 'Songs of Innocence' from a copy in the British Museum.
Complete with: Introduction, The Shepherd, The Echoing Green, The Lamb (Blake), The Little Black Boy, The Blossom, The Chimney Sweeper, The Little Boy Lost, The Little Boy Found, Laughing Song, A Cradle Song, The Divine Image, Holy Thursday, Night, Spring, Nurse's Song, Infant Joy, A Dream, On Another's Sorrow.
The author & illustrator: William Blake (28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827) was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognized during his life, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of the poetry and visual art of the Romantic Age. What he called his prophetic works were said by 20th-century critic Northrop Frye to form "what is in proportion to its merits the least read body of poetry in the English language". His visual artistry led 21st-century critic Jonathan Jones to proclaim him "far and away the greatest artist Britain has ever produced".
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