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Wallis provided fresh texts of Blake’s Prophetic Writings (2 vols, 1926), together with a huge and somewhat misleading index to his mythological system. Stevenson in his edition of The Poems (1971, text by Erdman, with punctuation added by Stevenson). Except for editions of individual works by Blake,15 no other texts are worth much critical confidence. Bibliographies Because most of Blake’s works were made by his unique process of illuminated printing, in which each copy differs, often in important ways, from every other, and because even the works in conventional typography were altered from copy to copy by Blake, bibliographical details concerning his works are particularly important to an understanding of him.
O’Neill (1970), and The Visionary Hand: Essays for the Study of William Blake s Art and Aesthetics, ed. Essick (1973); only the first and last have any significant independent merit. Collections of original essays were printed in The Divine Vision: Studies in the Poetry and Art of William Blake, ed. Foster Damon, ed. Rosenfeld (1969), in Blake s Visionary Forms Dramatic, ed. Grant (1970), in Blake s Sublime Allegory: Essays on the Four Zoas, Milton, Jerusalem, ed. Wittreich, Jr (1973), and in William Blake: Essays in Honour of Sir Geoffrey Keynes, ed.
36), but no known comments in North America appeared until after his death. Calvert], A Memoir of 24 INTRODUCTION 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Edward Calvert Artist (1893), and The Richmond Papers, ed. Stirling (1926). Bentley, Jr, Blake Records (1969). For other aspects of major importance in Gilchrist’s book concerning reprints of Blake’s writings and catalogues of his works, see pp. 14–16. Davies in The Theology of William Blake (1948), and forms the basis for the wonderful flights of Elizabeth O’Higgins in the Dublin Magazine (1950–2, 1956).