Blake and the Idea of the Book
Viscomi, Joseph; Blake, William (subject). Blake and the Idea of the Book. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1993. xxvi, 453 pp. 13 colour plates. 312 b&w illus. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
A fascinating in-depth analysis of Blake's illuminated plates and bookmaking philosophy. Works studied include Songs of Innocence and Experience, For Children: The Gates of Paradise, The Book of Thel, and The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, and Visions of the Daughters of Albion. Includes much detailed information on plate composition, printing, bookmaking, editing, and dating of plates.