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Blake records : documents (1714-1841) concerning the life of William Blake (1757-1827) and his family, incorporating Blake records (1969), Blake records supplement (1988), and extensive discoveries since 1988 /
G.E. Bentley, Jr.
edition
Second edition.
imprint
New Haven ; London : Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art by Yale University Press, c2004
description
xxxviii, 943 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour)
ISBN
0300096852 (alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
New Haven ; London : Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art by Yale University Press, c2004
isbn
0300096852 (alk. paper)
general note
Colour illustrated endpapers
White paper dust-jacket printed in black and blue with illustrations front, back and spine.
local note
Victoria University Library copy (Blake Suppl. no. 939) has dust-jacket.
catalogue key
5114222
 
Gift to Victoria University Library (Blake Suppl. no. 939). Bentley, G.E., Jr. 2017.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This work collects all the known documentary records relating to Blake's long and productive life. It brings together material on Blake's life, career, family, friends and patrons.
Unpaid Annotation
Poet, painter, engraver, and mystic, William Blake (1757-1827) is unequalled for the imaginary force and visionary power of his works. This fascinating book collects all the known documentary records relating to Blake's long and productive life. Distinguished Blake expert, G. E. Bentley, Jr., editor of the first edition of Blake Records and Blake Records Supplement, brings together new and updated material on Blake's life, career, family, friends, and patrons. The result of decades of research, this book is comprehensive, accessible, and highly enlightening.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
Blake Sites
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Owners and Repositories of Unique Materials
New References to Blake
Seven Red Herrings
Genealogies of Blake, Armitage, Boucher-Butcher
Introduction
Prelude: Family and Milieu, 1714-1757p. 1
The Visionary Apprentice: A City of Gold, 1757-1779p. 9
From Artisan to Artist, 1779-1799p. 18
Patronage and Dependence: "The Visions Were Angry With Me", 1800-1805p. 85
Independence and Obscurity: "You Are Mad as a Refuge From Unbelief", 1806-1818p. 222
The Ancients and the Interpreter, 1818-1827p. 340
A Fading Shadow, 1827-1831p. 465
Postscript: "God Protect Me from My Friends", 1831-1833p. 548
Early Essays on Blakep. 561
Blake Residencesp. 733
Blake Accountsp. 757
Engravings by and after Blake, 1779-1831p. 813
Blake's Poems Reprinted, 1806-1849p. 825
"'My Name is Legion: for we are many': 'William Blake' in London 1740-1830"p. 829
Endnotesp. 847
Indexp. 880
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