Witness Against the Beast. William Blake and the Moral Law. William BLAKE, E. P. Thompson.

Witness Against the Beast. William Blake and the Moral Law.

Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press, 1993. First Edition. Hardcover. Large octavo. xx + 284pp. + 20 page photo insert. Black cloth spine over black papered boards, silver lettering to spine, b&w plates, index. From the publisher: "Thompson's long-awaited book on William Blake was published shortly after the historian's death in August 1993. Written with a vivid passion, and bearing the marks of Thompson's lifelong struggle against authoritarian and anti-humanitarian politics both at the level of the individual and of the state, 'Witness Against the Beast: William Blake and the Moral Law' is a profound enquiry into the structure of Blake's thought and the character of his sensibility. Its qualities are among those which place Thompson himself in the same tradition of dissenting values and non-conforming radicalism represented by Blake some two hundred years earlier." Lower spine bumped and has a minor damp mark to cloth, a few creased corners - else a tight clean VG copy in lightly rubbed and creased G+ dust jacket (damp mark at foot of spine, a little creasing at edges, price sticker on rear panel, not clipped, now protected by removeable mylar sleeve). Item #63624
ISBN: 9780521225151

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