Hayward Cirker, founder and owner of Dover? Since the volume lacks any reference to the Blake Trust, I assume that no permission was necessary. Using the Blake Trust facsimile of America copy M as a standard, I find that most of the plates in the Dover reproduction have acceptable color fidelity. The only major problem would seem to be a dulling of the blue tones, particularly on plates 3 and 5 as numbered in copy M.
The sunburst on plate 7 has lost some of its brilliance, and the outlining of the ram and the two figures has become a little unfocused. Several other plates suffer from indistinct outline in design areas, but the only really bad reproductions are plates 8 and 9. Both have a brown tint to the white paper in text areas, and this browning has seriously affected the blues on plate 8 and the greens on plate 9. No one, however, should expect an inexpensive reproduction to provide the basis for such analyses.
The Dover reproductions are certainly adequate for many other types of studies. The color work in the Europe facsimile is also generally satisfactory. I would not be surprised to find variations among copies of the Dover volume—particularly if they continue to print from the same transparencies.
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The later printings of the Dover Songs of Innocence show just this sort of decay of both color and sharpness of outline. In addition to the reproductions, the volume includes exceedingly brief summaries of the poems and descriptions of the designs. The Dover volume concludes with a transcription of the texts. Lacking any indication to the contrary, the typographic texts appear to be new transcriptions rather than reprints of a previously published edition.
The details of punctuation do not follow Keynes, Erdman, Stevenson, or Bentley. The two volumes are clearly meant to be companions. For unexplained reasons, the frontispiece to Experience is also omitted. Copy Z is well known from the fine Blake Trust facsimile of Free shipping.
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The Trianon Press for the Blake Trust. Illustrated with 17 color plates, 9 pp. Of commentary, 1 monochrome facsimile. Slipcase has some light shelfwear to the corners. Bound in quarter brown morocco leather and marbled paper covered boards. Spine lightly darkened with a few tiny scuffs present. Text is clean and free of marks, binding tight and solid, boards clean with no wear present. Europe a Prophecy is a prophetic book by the British poet and illustrator William Blake. It is engraved on 18 plates, and survives in just nine known copies. It followed America a Prophecy of During autumn , Blake moved to Lambeth, Surrey.
He had a studio at the new house that he used while writing his what were later called his "Lambeth Books", which included Europe in Like the others under the title, all aspects of the work, including the composition of the designs, the printing of them, the colouring of them, and the selling of them, happened at his home. Early sketches for Europe were included in a notebook that contained images were created between until Only a few of Blake's works were fully coloured, and only some of the editions of Europe were coloured.
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When Europe was printed, it was in the same format as Blake's America and sold for the same price. It was printed between and with only 9 copies of the work surviving.
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The plates used for the designs were 23 x 17 cm in size. Henry Crabb Robinson contacted William Upcott on 19 April inquiring about copies of Blake's works that were in his possession. On that day, Robinson was allowed access to Europe and America and created a transcription of the works. An edition of Europe for Frederick Tatham was the last work Blake produced, and "The Ancient of Days" was completed three days just prior to his death. Europe, like many of Blake's other works, is a mythological narrative and is considered a "prophecy". However, only America and Europe were ever give that title by Blake.
He understood the word not to denote a description of the future, but the view of the honest and the wise. The vision within the poem, along with some of the other prophecies, is of a world filled with suffering in a manner that is connected to the politics of s Britain. God in "The Ancient of Days" is a "nous" figure, a creative principle in the universe that establishes mathematical order and permanence that allows life to keep from becoming nothingness. In such a view, Jesus is seen as a Logos figure that is disconnected from the nous in that Logos constantly recreates what is beautiful.
As such, Jesus, as well as the Holy Spirit, are connected in Blake's mythology to the image of the universal man as opposed to God the Father.
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The image is also connected to John Milton's Paradise Lost in which God uses a golden compass to circumscribe the universe. Blake's version does not create Eden but instead is creating the serpent of the poem's frontispiece. The image is also connected to a vision Blake witnessed at the steps inside of his home. There are parallels between the actions of women within Europe and the s images titled Drawings for The Book of Enoch.
The latter work describes the seduction of the Watchers of Heaven by the Daughters of Men; giants born of their union then proceed to ravage the land. Both works emphasise the dominance of women. Blake had many expectations for the French revolution, which is described in a prophetic way within the poem. However, he was disappointed when the fallen state of existence returned without the changes that Blake had hoped. To Blake, the French promoted a bad idea of reason, and he was disappointed when there was not a sensual liberation.
After Napoleon declared himself emperor in , Blake believed that the revolutionary heroes were instead being treated as god kings that no longer cared about freedom. He continued to believe in an apocalyptic state that would soon appear, but he no longer believed that Orc man, the leader of a revolution, would be the agent of the apocalypse. Instead, he believed that God could only exist in men, and he distrusted all hero worship. Thank you for visiting this listing and we hope to see you again soon! The complete eBay Selling Solution. Skip to main content. Email to friends Share on Facebook - opens in a new window or tab Share on Twitter - opens in a new window or tab Share on Pinterest - opens in a new window or tab.
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