The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell : A Facsimile in Full Color

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This vivid fascimile of Blake's romantic and revolutionary publication offers a concise expressin of his essential wisdom and philosophy. The poet's conception of a cosmic union of the material world and physical desire has inspired artists and thinkers from Aldous Huxley to Jim Morrison. His distinctive hand-lettered text is accompanied by 27 color plates of his stirring illustrations. Reprint of the Trianon Press, Jura, France, 1960 edition.

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 132.08 x 175.26 x 5.08mm | 68.04g
  • Dover Publications Inc.
  • New YorkUnited States
  • English
  • Facsimile
  • Facsimile edition
  • 27col.ill.
  • 0486281221
  • 9780486281223
  • 27,286

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Once regarded as a brilliant eccentric whose works skirted the outer fringes of English art and literature, William Blake (1757-1827) is today recognized as a major poet, a profound thinker, and one of the most original and exciting English artists. Nowhere is his glorious poetic and pictorial legacy more evident than in "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, " which many consider his most inspired and original work. "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell" is both a humorous satire on religion and morality and a work that concisely expresses Blake's essential wisdom and philosophy, much of it revealed in the 70 aphorisms of his "Proverbs of Hell." This beautiful edition, reproduced from a rare facsimile, invites readers to enjoy the rich character of Blake's own hand-printed text along with his deeply stirring illustrations, reproduced on 27 full-color plates. A typeset transcription of the text is included. Dover (1994) republication of plates from a facsimile of the 1794 edition published by Trianon Press, Jura, France, 1960.

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