America : a prophecy.

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Accession number: 
PML 16134
Author: 
Blake, William, 1757-1827.
Published: 
Lambeth [London] : Printed by William Blake, 1793 [i.e. ca. 1795].
Description: 
18 plates (in 2 v.) : ill. ; 53 cm
Credit: 
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1909.
Notes: 

Copy A.
Eighteen plates on 18 leaves; matted.
Front., title, 2 p.l., Preludium, 2 p.l., A Prophecy, 14 pl.
Relief etchings printed in light black; with added watercolors.
Printing dated by Viscomi to about 1795.
Leaves measure 32 x 24 cm.
Without the word "Preludium" at top of plate 3.
For detailed provenance comments see Bentley, p. 100.
Proof sheet or additional uncolored variant impression of Bentley plate 4, Keynes 2 ('Silent as despairing love...'), once shelved here, is now shelved with other plates of PML 9948 (Cf. PML 9948.13).

Binding: 
Matted; housed in two beige cloth-bound cases.
Provenance: 
Possibly George Romney; Isaac D'Israeli; Hodgson sale 14 Jan 1904, lot 222; Quaritch cat. 1904, lot 1602; Quaritch cat. Mar 1909, lot 287; sold on 6 May 1909 to Pierpont Morgan.
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