First Book of Urizen (page 1/2)

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Page images - pictures and text - from William Blake’s 1794 “First Book of Urizen” using the copy helpd by the Library of Congress in the US; they published a digital fac-simile. The book is in the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection. I have cropped the images so that only the actual printed part is here; originally the images were printed onto much larger paper. I also enlarged the images somewhat and did some simple colour correction. The smallest size image over 500 pixels (usually 600 or so pixels high) is the original size.

Oddly, the Library of Congress copy appears to be lacking some text. Since the page numbers are continuous, perhaps the pages were numbered later? I have supplied the missing text.

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Title: First Book of Urizen

Author: Blake, William

Published by: William Blake

City: Lambeth

Date: 1794

Total items: 6

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: 5.---The Book Revealed]

5.—The Book Revealed

Urizen (?) holds a giant open book inscribed with strange symbols; the text is as follows: [more...] [$]

[picture: 6.---Urizen in the Womb-like Globe]

6.—Urizen in the Womb-like Globe

Urizen floats naked in the darkness. Full-page illustration without text. [$]

[picture: 2.---Preludium to the book of Urizen]

2.—Preludium to the book of Urizen

PRELUDIUM TO the book of URIZEN [more...] [$]


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Page images - pictures and text - from William Blake’s 1794 “First Book of Urizen” using the copy helpd by the Library of Congress in the US; they published a digital fac-simile. The book is in the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection. I have cropped the images so that only the actual printed part is here; originally the images were printed onto much larger paper. I also enlarged the images somewhat and did some simple colour correction. The smallest size image over 500 pixels (usually 600 or so pixels high) is the original size.

Oddly, the Library of Congress copy appears to be lacking some text. Since the page numbers are continuous, perhaps the pages were numbered later? I have supplied the missing text.

page view


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