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
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.