# 30714

BLAKE, William (1757-1827)

America: a prophecy /​ printed by William Blake.

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[Stanmore, New South Wales] : Ant Press, 2011. First published: Lambeth, Printed by William Blake, 1793. Quarto, grey paper covers with ribbon ties, stab binding, 19 unnumbered plates. “America: a prophesy has been reprinted in conjunction with the exhibition and catalogue The silent scream: political and social comment in books by artists, a collaboration between the Bibliotheca Librorum apud Artificem and the Rare Books Department at the Sir Louis Matheson Library, Monash University, Melbourne. The final image, with Blake’s corrections, was possibly intended for inclusion between plates 10 and 11 but was not included in published copies. This book has been printed at Plum Letterpress from relief plates in imitation of Blake’s original method, including some variation in ink colour and plate tone. 100 numbered copies and 10 copies lettered A-J on Magnani Velata Avorio, bound in Moulin de Larroque covers.” (Colophon). This copy is numbered 22.

Two copies recorded in Australian collections (National Library of Australia, State Library of New South Wales).