Blake and Tradition. The A.W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts. Bollingen Series XXXV: 11 (2 Volume Set).
Blake and Tradition. The A.W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts. Bollingen Series XXXV: 11 (2 Volume Set).
Blake and Tradition. The A.W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts. Bollingen Series XXXV: 11 (2 Volume Set).

Blake and Tradition. The A.W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts. Bollingen Series XXXV: 11 (2 Volume Set).

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1968. First Edition. Hardcover. Quartos. Two volumes in slipcase. Volume I: xxxii + Volume II: 428pp & xii + 368pp. Light grey cloth with gilt titling to spines, ribbon markers, colour frontis in Vol. I, b&w and a few colour illustrations throughout, notes, general index . The first edition of Raine's remarkable study of the thought of William Blake. "Kathleen Raine takes as her starting-point the traditional language of symbolic discourse... (embodied in)...Jewish mysticism, alchemy, and the mythologies of other races...continuing through Neoplatonic, Gnostic, and Hermetic writings and the iconography of Christian art...Assuming William Blake was a prophet of that wisdom, Miss Raine sets out to discover what sources were available to him." ( from the Publisher's Notes ). Owner's name in pencil on front blank in Volume II, else a lovely clean near Fine set in mylar protected VG dust jackets (dust jacket a bit rubbed and lightly chipped at spine ends, price clipped, some ink offset to inner front flaps.) Books housed in a VG example of the original matching grey papered slipcase with printed spine label.(Slipcase a bit rubbed overall with some light bumps and marks). Very large heavy set - will require additional shipping to most destinations. Item #62531

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