WILLIAM BLAKE: CREATIVE WILL AND THE POETIC IMAGE.

(London: [Printed at the Burleigh Press, Bristol, for] Fanfrolico Press, 1927). 203 x 133 mm. (8 x 5 1/4"). 4 p.l. (including a blank), 55, [1] pp. FIRST EDITION.

Original green paper boards and burgundy cloth spine with gilt lettering. With an etching by Lindsay at the front. Light staining on front pastedown (vestiges of bookplate?), otherwise very fine.

A substantial analysis divided into six parts, this, as the book indicates, "is not a critical essay on Blake's poetry, but an effort to define the condition of mind his work represents and to expose its psychological machinery from the inside by employing an idiom which is as close, poetically, as [Lindsay] can make it to the nature of the subject, and by accepting life as existing in terms of the values [Blake] creates."
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WILLIAM BLAKE: CREATIVE WILL AND THE POETIC IMAGE. WILLIAM BLAKE, JACK LINDSAY.

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