There Is No Natural Religion. Description and bibliographical note by Geoffrey Keynes. 2 volumes

BLAKE, William


Publisher: London, Trianon Press for the Blake Society, 1971. First, limited, edition thus
Description: 9 coloured and 25 collotype plates, (facsimiles of Blake's originals); 4to, quarter tan morocco with marbled boards. Fine in slightly faded marbled slip-case

Number 514 of 616 copies. In about 1788 Blake started experimenting with a new method of deep relief etching to be used in all his illuminated books. The present volumes represent his first trials of this method printed and collected as `All Religions Are One’ and ‘There is No Natural Religion’, but not published as books until now – Etching 3 does not exist.These deep relief etchings predate those in Songs of Innocence published in 1789. Keynes, in his commentary, writes of Blake’s `belief in the spiritual and mystical nature of man’

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