POEMS IN ENGLISH With Illustrations by William Blake

POEMS IN ENGLISH With Illustrations by William Blake

(London: at the Nonesuch Press, 1926).

A VERY FINE SET OF THIS FINE PRODUCTION FROM THE NONESUCH PRESS. THE GREATEST POET OF HIS AGE, JOHN MILTON’S WRITINGS ARE BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED HERE BY WILLIAM BLAKE.
Francis Meynell, in NONESUCH CENTURY, said of this book: "My favourite, I think, of Nonesuch publications. The Blake illustrations are surprisingly right. Everything about the making of this book went easily from the beginning: a pretty sure sign of its success." This Nonesuch edition follows the text and arrangement of the poems as established by the delegates to Oxford University; because of this, and because of its beauty, we consider to be the best modern edition of Milton. Item #29359

2 volumes. One of 1450 sets printed in Blado italic and Poliphilus roman on Dutch Van Gelder rag paper. With 53 illustrations by William Blake reproduced in collotype at the Chiswick press. Titlepage border and various other arabesque ornaments designed by Douglas Percy Bliss. 8vo, original parchment-backed Italian patterned paper boards, the spines gilt lettered, still with the original tissue protective jackets. [vii], 359; [v], 283 pp. A brilliant set, especially fine, the volumes unopened, both volumes essentially as mint, pristine, the covers unblemished and as new. This set is as close to ‘fresh from the printer’ as one could hope to find. The very rare original tissue jackets now with some loss at the spine panels.

Price: $950.00