The Illuminated Books of William Blake, Volume 1
Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion
William Blake
Edited by Morton D. Paley
David Bindman, General Editor


The nature of William Blake's genius and of his art is most completely expressed in his Illuminated books. In order to give full and free expression to his vision Blake invented a method of printing that enabled him to create works in which words and images combine to form pages uniquely rich in content and beautiful in form. It is only through the pages as originally conceived and published by the poet himself that Blake's meaning can be fully experienced.

David Bindman is Durning-Lawrence Professor of the History of Art at University College, London. Morton D. Paley is Professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley.