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William Blake Facsimiles

This collection consists of a set of the Trianon Press facsimiles and other facsimiles of the works of William Blake; the collection comprises ca 50 volumes.

List of titles

There is no natural religion

  • [Clairvaux, Jura, France: Trianon press for William Blake Trust, London, 1971]
  • 2 v, facsims.; in slipcase
  • Facsimiles of Blake's original prints of uncertain date ca 1794-1811.
  • Reproductions of Series a (the small vol.) made from copies C and F in the Keynes-Wolf Census, now in the Rosenwald Collection, Library of Congress and from copy G in the Pierpont Morgan Library; reproductions of Series b (the larger vol.) taken from copy L in the Census, now in the Pierpont Morgan Library
  • Description and bibliographical statement by Geoffrey Keynes
  • Number 478 in a limited edition of 616 copies
  • Item number(s): 0263479 v.1, 0263480 v.2

Songs of innocence and of experience: shewing the two contrary states of the human soul / the author & printer W. Blake

  • [bibliographical statement by Geoffrey Keynes]
  • [Boissia, Clairvaux, Jura, France]: Trianon Press for the William Blake Trust, 1955
  • 54 leaves of plates, [6]p., facsims. (col.); 22 cm
  • Facsim. of copy Z in the Grolier Club's Census of Blake's illuminated books, 1953.
  • The original was presented to Henry Crabb Robinson in 1826.
  • The original is in the Rosenwald Collection, Library of Congress
  • Number 476 of a limited edition of 526
  • Item number(s): 0482366

The song of Los; Lambeth, printed by W. Blake, 1795

  • [Clairvaux, Jura, France: Trianon Press for William Blake Trust, London, 1975]
  • [9] leaves of plates (chiefly col.), [8]p, facsims. In slipcase
  • Facsimile of Blake's original, dated 1795, taken from copy B in the Keynes-Wolf Census and now in the Rosenwald Collection, Library of Congress
  • Number 298 in a limited ed. of 458 copies
  • Commentary and bibliographical history by Geoffrey Keynes
  • Item number(s): 0263471

Jerusalem: the emanation of the giant Albion / printed by W. Blake

  • [commentary and bibliographical history [by] Geoffrey Keynes]
  • Clairvaux, Jura, France: Published by the Trianon Press for the William Blake Trust, 1974
  • [25] leaves of col. plates,[8] col. plates, [11]p: facsims. In slipcase
  • 'Listed as Copy B in the Keynes-Wolf Census of William Blake's illuminated books'.
  • Facsimile reprint of the Cunliffe copy of the first 25 plates of Jerusalem and 4 colour proofs in the Kerrison Preston Collection Edition of 558 copies, of which this is no.300
  • Item number(s): 0482363

Milton: a poem in 2 books / the author & printer W. Blake

  • [Clairvaux, Jura, France: Trianon Press, for William Blake Trust, London, 1967]
  • 50 col. plates, [17]p, facsims. In slipcase
  • Facsimile of Blake's original, thought to have been printed ca 1815 and now in the Rosenwald Collection of the Library of Congress
  • Description and bibliographical statement by Geoffrey Keynes
  • Item number(s): 0394713

William Blake's Laocoon: a last testament: with related works: On Homer's poetry and On Virgil, the ghost of Abel / by Keynes, Geoffrey, 1887-1982

  • [Clairvaux, Jura, France]: Trianon Press, for William Blake Trust, 1976
  • 62p: ill.
  • Number J of a limited ed. of 438 copies, of which 26 are numbered A-Z, reserved for the Trustees of the William Blake Trust and the publishers
  • Item number(s): 0259172

Jerusalem: a facsimile of the illuminated book

  • [Clairvaux, Jura, France]: Trianon Press for William Blake Trust, London, [1950]
  • 5 v: col. ill., facsims. In solander box
  • Facsimile of the Stirling copy, ca 1820
  • Preludium by Joseph Wicksteed; Bibliographical statement by Geoffrey Keynes
  • Limited ed. of 516 copies, of which 16 were numbered A to P and reserved for Trustees of the William Blake Trust: this copy is No.I in the alphabetical sequences
  • Item number(s): 0463837 Introduction, 0463838 pt.1, 0463839 pt.2, 0463840 pt.3, 0463841 pt.4

The gates of Paradise: for children, for the sexes [with] introductory volume by Geoffrey Keynes with Blake's preliminary sketches

  • [Clairvaux, Jura, France]: Trianon Press for the William Blake Trust, London, 1968
  • 3 v.: ill., facsims. In slipcase
  • Vol.2 "For children" is missing
  • Plates 5-6 of vol.1 mutilated
  • No.129 of a limited ed. of 726 copies
  • Blake's preliminary sketches reproduced from the Notebooks
  • Vols. 2-3 are facsims of copies printed ca 1818 & now in the Rosenwald Collection (vol.2) & the Huntington Library (vol.3)
  • Item number(s): 0482361

Europe: a prophecy; Lambeth, printed by Will: Blake, 1794

  • [Clairvaux, Jura, France: Trianon Press for William Blake Trust, 1969]
  • [18] col. plates, [9]p, facsims. In slipcase
  • Facsimile made by selecting plates from 2 copies of the original
  • Description and bibliographical statement by Geoffrey Keynes
  • Number 316 of a limited ed. of 526
  • Item number(s): 0482360

The book of Los; printed by W. Blake, 1795

  • [Clairvaux, Jura, France: Trianon Press for William Blake Trust, London, 1976]
  • [5] leaves of plates (some col.), [8]p, facsims. In slipcase
  • Facsimile of the unique copy in the British Museum
  • Commentary and bibliographical history by Geoffrey Keynes
  • Number 314 of a limited edition of 538
  • Item number(s): 0263470

All religions are one

  • [Clairvaux, Jura, France: Trianon Press for William Blake Trust, London, 1970]
  • [10] leaves of col. plates, [8]p, facsims. In slipcase
  • Facsimile of Blake's original prints ca 1794, from the Huntington Library
  • Description and bibliographical statement by Geoffrey Keynes
  • Item number(s): 0263469

America: [a] prophecy; Lambeth, printed by William Blake in the year 1793

  • [Clairvaux, Jura, France: Trianon Press for William Blake Trust, London, 1963]
  • 16 [ie.18] leaves of col. plates, [8]p, facsims. In slipcase
  • Facsimile of the copy in the collection of Paul Mellon
  • Number 359 of a limited edition of 526
  • Item number(s): 0482359

The book of Ahania; Lambeth, W. Blake, 1795

  • [Clairvaux, Jura, France: Trianon Press for William Blake Trust, London, 1973]
  • [7] leaves of plates (some col.) [7]p, facsims. In slipcase
  • Facsimile, from the copy in the Rosenwald Collection
  • Commentary and bibliographical history by Geoffrey Keynes
  • Number 136 of a limited edition of 808
  • Item number(s): 0193363

The complete portraiture of William & Catherine Blake; with an essay and an iconography by Geoffrey Keynes

  • [Clairvaux, Jura, France]: Trianon Press, for the William Blake Trust, London, 1977
  • 155p: ill. In slipcase
  • Item number(s): 0259173

Illustrations of the Book of Job, in twenty-one plates / invented and engraved by William Blake

  • Paris: Trianon Press, [1976]
  • 21 [i.e. 22] leaves of plates, facsims. Unbound in folder
  • Facsimile of plates originally published in 1826
  • produced in a limited ed. for sale in Museums and at Blake Trust exhibitions
  • Item number(s): 0263475

Illustrations of the Book of Job / invented & engraved by William Blake

  • [Paris: Trianon Press, 198-?]
  • [22] leaves of col. plates, facsims. Unbound in folder
  • A set of the Collins coloured plates acquired from the Trianon press prior to publication.
  • Facsimile of the 1826 ed. (dated 1825)
  • Item number(s): 0482358

Colour versions of William Blake's Book of Job designs from the circle of John Linnell: facsimiles of the New Zealand and Collins sets and the Fitzwilliam plates; with an essay by Bo Lindberg; edited by David Bindman

  • London: William Blake Trust, 1987
  • 1 v. and 3 portfolios in solander box within slip case; 44cm
  • No. 179 of a limited edition of 387 copies
  • Contents:[V.1.] Text - Portfolio 1. The New Zealand set - Portfolio 2. The Collins set - Portfolio 3. The Fitzwilliam plates
  • Item number(s): 0412430 text, 0482368 portfolio 1, 0482369 portfolio 2, 0482370 portfolio 3

William Blake's illustrations of the Book of Job: the engravings and related material with essays, catalogue of states and printings; commentary on the plates and documentary record by David Bindman... [et al.]; edited by David Bindman;

  • [The plates with an introduction and commentary by Bo Lindberg]
  • London: William Blake Trust, 1987
  • 2 v
  • Number 179 from a limited edition of 387 copies
  • Contents:V.1. Text - V.2 Plates in solander box (kept together in slipcase)
  • Item number(s): 0412428 text, 0412429 plates

William Blake's water-colour designs for the Poems of Thomas Gray; introduction and commentary by Geoffrey Keynes

  • [Clairvaux, Jura, France]: Trianon Press for the William Blake Trust, London, 1972
  • xvii, 28p, [120] leaves of plates (chiefly col), facsims. Unbound in portfolio and solander box
  • Number 364 of a limited edition of 518
  • Facsimile of Blake's original designs, thought to have been completed in 1798 and now in the collection of Paul Mellon
  • Item number(s): 0482357

The grave: a poem. By Robert Blair. Illustrated by twelve etchings executed [by Louis Schiavonetti] from original designs [by William Blake] ...

  • London: Printed by T. Bensley, for R. Ackermann; and sold by Cadell and Davies ... [et.al.], 1813 London
  • [12]p, p[39]-42, pxxxi-liv, [11]plates, port.
  • A bound extract, with the text of "The grave" omitted, and 9 of the 11 plates accompanying the text included. An additional engr. tp dated 1808 names the artist and engraver. The frontis. port. of Blake, Blake's verse dedication to the Queen, and the list of subscribers are included, as are biographical sketches of Schiavonetti and R.H. Cromek (the publisher of the 1808 ed.)
  • Magazine cuttings loose in vol.
  • Item number(s): 0482367

Robert Blair's The grave illustrated by William Blake: a study and facsimile; by Robert N. Essick and Morton D. Paley

  • London: Scolar Press, 1982
  • x, 243 p.: ill.; 37 cm
  • Item number(s): 0466774
  • Another copy (0338573) on open shelves at classmark q NE 630.B5

The four Zoas / by William Blake: a photographic facsimile of the manuscript with commentary on the illuminations; Cettina Tramontano Magno, David V. Erdman

  • Lewisburg [Pa.]: Bucknell University Press; London; Cranbury, NJ: Associated University Presses, 1987
  • 258p: facsims. (some col.); 32cm
  • Item number(s): 0422574

The marriage of heaven and hell

  • [Clairvaux, Jura, France: Trianon Press for William Blake Trust, 1960]
  • [27] leaves of col. plates, [7]p In slipcase
  • Facsimile of a copy in the Rosenwald Collection, being one of 6 copies originally made ca 1794
  • Description and bibliographical statement by Geoffrey Keynes
  • Item number(s): 0482364

Visions of the daughters of Albion / printed by Willm Blake, 1793

  • [Clairvaux, Jura, France: Trianon Press for William Blake Trust, London, 1959]
  • [11] col. plates, [7]p, facsims. In slipcase
  • Facsimile of Blake's original, dated 1793, reproduced from copy C in Keynes-Wolf Census and now owned by Lord Cunliffe
  • Bibliographical statement by Geoffrey Keynes
  • Special advance copy from a limited edition of 446 copies
  • Item number(s): 0482365

A study of the illuminated books of William Blake, poet, printer, prophet / by Geoffrey Keynes

  • London: Trianon Press, [1964]
  • 89 p: col. plates; 31 cm. In slipcase
  • Published in part, earlier in 1964, under title: An exhibition of the illuminated books of William Blake ... a commemorative handbook
  • Limited edition of 525 numbered copies signed by the author, of which this is no.467
  • Item number(s): 0263468

Catalogue of William Blake's drawings and paintings in the Huntington Library / by C.H.C. Baker.

  • [2d ed.], Enlarged and revised by R.R. Wark. San Marino, 1957
  • vii, 55 p: 38 plates; 24 cm

Life of William Blake, "pictor ignotus," with selections from his poems and other writings: illustrated from Blake's own works .../ by Alexander Gilchrist

  • London: Macmillan, 1863 2 v: ill
  • Item number(s): 0057965 v.1, 0057966 v.2

The life of William Blake / by Mona Wilson

  • London: Nonesuch Press, 1927
  • xv, 397 p, [23] plates: ill.
  • Item number(s): 0466773

Songs of innocence; the author & printer W. Blake

  • Boissia, Clairvaux, Jura, France: Trianon Press, 1954
  • [31] leaves of col. plates, [5]p; 22 cm. In slipcase
  • Facsim. of copy B in: William Blake's illuminated books : a census / G.L. Keynes.
  • The t.p. of the original is dated 1789.
  • The original is in the Rosenwald Collection, Library of Congress "Published ... for the William Blake Trust, London" (p.[1]) "1,600 copies ... 800 copies numbered 1 to 800 are published by the Trianon Press ... and distributed by Faber and Faber [of which this is no.757]
  • "Bibliographical statement" (p. [4]) signed: Geoffrey Keynes
  • Item number(s): 0263472

The book of Thel; the author & printer Willm Blake, 1789

  • [Clairvaux, Jura, France: Trianon Press for William Blake Trust, 1965]
  • [8] leaves of col. plates, [8]p, facsims. In slipcase
  • Facsimile of the copy in the Rosenwald Collection
  • Description and bibliographical statement by Geoffrey Keynes
  • Number 363 of a limited edition of 426 copies
  • Item number(s): 0394712

Visions of the daughters of Albion / by William Blake; with a note by John Middleton

  • Murry London: Dent, 1932
  • 25p, facsims.(col.)
  • "Reproduced in facsimile from an original copy of the work printed and illuminated by the author in 1793 now in the British Museum"
  • Item number(s): F045837

The paintings and drawings of William Blake / Martin Butlin

  • New Haven: Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art by Yale University Press, 1981
  • 2 v.: ill. (some col.); 30 cm
  • Item number(s): 0406029: v.1: Text. 0406030: v.2: Plates.
  • Two sets (0323625,0406029,0323626,0417060) on open shelves at qND 497.B5

The writings of William Blake; edited in three volumes by Geoffrey Keynes

  • London: Nonesuch Press, 1925
  • 3 v: ill.
  • Item number(s): 0412845 v.1 0412846 v.2, 0412847 v.3

The engraved designs of William Blake / by Laurence Binyon

  • London: Ernest Benn, 1926
  • xiv, 140 p, 82 plates: ill. (some col.)
  • Item number(s): 0466771

The paintings of William Blake / by Darrell Figgis

  • London: Ernest Benn, 1925
  • xv, 117 p, 100 plates: ill. (some col.)
  • Item number(s): 0466772

William Blake's designs for Edward Young's 'Night thoughts': a complete edition; edited with commentary by John E. Grant, Edward J. Rose, Michael J. Tolley; co-ordinating editor David V. Erdman

  • Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1980-
  • To be in 4 vols; Vols. 1 and 2 in one slip case
  • Item number(s): 0432561 v.1, 0432562 v.2

William Blake's illustrations to the Bible: a catalogue; compiled by Geoffrey Keynes

  • Clairvaux, Jura, France: Trianon Press for William Blake Trust, 1957
  • xii, 53p, [8] leaves of col. plates: chiefly ill.; 57cm.
  • Number 117 of a limited ed. of 506 copies
  • Item number(s): 0482373

Blake's illustrations of Dante: seven plates, designed and engraved by W. Blake ...

  • [Clairvaux, Jura, France: Trianon Press for William Blake Trust, London, 1978]
  • [12] leaves of plates, [10]p; 44 x 57 cm, facsims., prospectus In slipcase
  • Descriptive essay, entitled The Dante engravings by Geoffrey Keynes
  • Facsimile made from the proof set in the collection of Sir Geoffrey Keynes
  • Number 225 of a limited ed. of 440 copies
  • Item number(s): 0284883

Collection in brief

Contents: books, facsimiles
Period: 18th-20th century
Subjects: literature, art, biography

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