Bound in original black cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper, which has a few chips at tail of spine. Lower inner edge of rear board bumped; otherwise a very good copy.
Reprinted 1995 (twice).
Large 8vo. 399 pp.
Illustrated by 24 pages of colour and 16 pages of black and white plates, by 49 text illustrations and by half title, tile page, preliminary and endpiece vignettes. Decorated by publisher's device on title page.
'This is the first biography to reveal the true affinities between Blake's art and his poetry; in the magnificent biographical narrative we see Blake as a Cockney visionary and a London tradesman, as a prophet and an artisan. In the course of Blake's history, Peter Ackroyd brilliantly recreates eighteenth-century London...' Lavishly illustrated by Blake's art.
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