Lot 118 of 222:
Blake's No Natural Religion, 1/50 copies  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$390
Estimate:
$400 - $600

Title:
There is No Natural Religion
Author:
Blake, William
Place:
London
Publisher:
Trianon Press
Date:
1972
Description:

2 volumes. Facsimile color plates and commentary. (Small 4to & 4to) original full brown morocco, spines lettered in gilt, housed in the original two-compartment marbled boards slipcase. No. XIV of 50 copies, from a total edition of 590.

Edition de luxe, with additional proof sheets, progressive plates, original stencil, etc. "The text is a clear statement of Blake's beliefs regarding the nature of man. The full book only came to light in 1953 and this is the first reproduction of the text. Such maxims are included as 'Man's desires are limited by his perceptions, none can desire what he has not perciev'd ' and 'If any could desire what he is incapable of possessing despair must be his eternal lot'" - Schneiderman. Bentley, Blake Books, 202. Donated by John Windle, Antiquarian Bookseller.

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Condition:
A little rubbing to slipcase, near fine to fine.
 
Item number:
289239
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