Item #544 William Blake: His Philosophy and Symbols. S. Foster Damon.
William Blake: His Philosophy and Symbols

William Blake: His Philosophy and Symbols

Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1924. Illustrated with three drawings by Blake: Frontispiece "Michael and Satan. Also included: Blake's "Visionary Porrtait of Himself. First Edition. 487 pp. large 8vo. 10-3/16" x 7." Green paper covered boards with beige cloth spine. Black leather spine label. Light scattered foxing throughout. Top front corner bumped. Overall a tight, clean very good copy. Item #544

"This book is an attempt to give a rational explanation of Blake's obvious obscurities, and to provide a firm bases for the understanding of his philosophy. The public has been baffled so long with hints of mysteries and madnesses, that it has come to regard Blake's work as too eccentric and remote to repay personal investigation. This attitude is completely wrong. Blake's thought was of the clearest and deepest; his poetry of the subtlest and strongest; his painting of the highest and most luminous. He tried to solve problems which concern us all, and his answers to them are such as to place him among the greatest thinkers of several centuries."

A thorough, well annotated scholarly book.

Price: $175.00