Volume 11 · Issue 1

Summer 1977

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                        AN ILLUSTRATED QUARTERLY 41
                        VOLUME ELEVEN
                        NUMBER ONE
                        SUMMER NINETEEN SEVENTY-SEVEN


An American Original: Mrs. Colman’s Illustrated Printings of Blake’s Poems, 1843-44
by Raymond H. Deck, Jr.
The Last Stanza of Blake’s London
by Grant C. Roti and Donald L. Kent
Preface to the Revised Edition of Blake’s Notebook by David V. Erdman
The 1788 Publication Date of Lavater’s Aphorisms on Man by Richard J. Schroyer
Blake’s Miltonizing of Chatterton
by Robert F. Gleckner
A Tentative Note on the Economics of The Canterbury Pilgrims by Ruthven Todd
Minute Particulars
Blake Echoes in Victorian Dublin
by Vivian Mercier
Blake’s Derbyshire: A Visionary Locale in Jerusalem by David Worrall
Blake’s Babe in the Woods
by Thomas R. Dilworth
Errors in the Signet Edition of The Selected Poetry of Blake by David V. Erdman
George Frederick Cooke: Another Grave Subscriber Heard From by Dennis Read
Blake’s Baptismal Font
by C. M. Henning
Holy Thursday by M.
Robert Essick’s and Jenijoy La Belle’s Night Thoughts on the Complaint and Consolation reviewed by Karen Mulhallen
Geoffrey Keynes’s facsimile of The Marriage of Heaven and Hell reviewed by John Beer
Blake Goes German: A Critical Review of Exhibitions in Hamburg and Frankfurt 1975 by Detlef W. Dörrbecker
Blake Among the Slavs: A Checklist by G. E. Bentley, Jr.
Dissertations on Blake: 1963-1975 by Rochelle C. Gross and C. M. Henning
Blake An Illustrated Quarterly, New Address for Morton Paley, Fragments from Songs of Innocence, Graham Robertson Color Prints, Jerusalem in Hamburg, Blake and the Communists, Blake at SCSECS, Blake in the News, Correction: Island Tape, A Query, Two New Blake Catalogues, Blake Studies and American Blake Foundation, Adelphi Blake Festival (with T-Shirts), Morgan Library’s New Blakes, 1978 MLA Blake Seminar, ELN’s Special Issue


John Beer, of Peterhouse, Cambridge University, is the author of Blake’s Humanism and Blake’s Visionary Universe.

G. E. Bentley, Jr., University of Toronto, is an editor (1963 ff), bibliographer (1964), and biographer (1969) of Blake.

Raymond Deck has finished a dissertation, “Blake and Swedenborg,” at Brandeis University and will spend the 1977-78 academic year there making a book on the topic. His article, “New Light on C. A. Tulk, Blake’s Nineteenth-Century Patron,” appears in the current issue of Studies in Romanticism.

Thomas Dilworth lectures in English literature at the University of Toronto. He has written an article on Conrad’s relationship to Rodin and is currently working on a book about the modern British painter-poet, David Jones.

Detlef W. Dörrbecker is an advanced graduate student in the departments of Art History and English Literature, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main. At present he is writing an article on the preliminary drawing for Jerusalem 51, a note on an early German Blake reference, and another review-essay for Blake on the state of Fuseli scholarship and its relevance to Blake studies.

David V. Erdman is Professor of English at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and Director of Publications at the New York Public Library.

Robert F. Gleckner is the author of The Piper and the Bard: A Study of William Blake, Byron and the Ruins of Paradise, and editor of Romanticism: Points of View, Selected Writings of William Blake, and The Complete Poetry of Lord Byron. He is also a professor of English at the University of California, Riverside.

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Corinne M. Henning is a freelance writer living in England.

Donald L. Kent, M.D. with a specialty in ear, nose, and throat, formerly of Yale Medical School (as a graduate and resident), is now a major at West Point. He has published a number of articles in various medical journals.

Vivian Mercier is Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The author of The Irish Comic Tradition (1962) and Beckett/Beckett (1977), he entered Trinity College, Dublin, with a Sizarship in Latin and Greek, but gave up Classics for English and French Literature.

Karen Mulhallen teaches English at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute and is working on a book on Blake’s Night Thoughts.

Dennis Read teaches in the Department of English at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

Grant C. Roti is an Assistant Professor of English at Housatonic Community College, Bridgeport, Conn. He has previously published an article in Explicator on King Lear and for his Ph.D. dissertation at S.U.N.Y. (Albany) is editing a ninth-century Latin commentary on Boethius.

Richard J. Schroyer studied at Yale (B.A.) and at Toronto (M.A., Ph.D.) under G. E. Bentley, Jr. and Northrop Frye. He now teaches at the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, and is currently preparing editions of Lavater’s Aphorisms and Blake’s Island in the Moon.

Ruthven Todd born 14 June 1914 and been ill many times since, physically and mentally. As a Gemini, he should not have been given a name pronounced “riven” as that merely helped tear him asunder.

David Worrall teaches at the Royal Grammar School, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. An article on Blake and Erasmus Darwin appeared in BNYPL and “Jerusalem and the Visionary History of Britain” is forthcoming in Studies in Romanticism.

Photographic credits: pp. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, see Additional notes on the illustrations, p. 18; pp. 24, 25, University of Western Ontario Library; p. 31, British Museum; p. 32, courtesy of the National Gallery of Ireland; p. 34, courtesy of the Newcastle Literary and Philosophical Society; p. 36, courtesy of the Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books, Toronto Public Library; p. 38, St. James’s Church, Piccadilly; p. 61 (col. 1), Sotheby’s Belgravia, London. Cover and inside cover: The Devil’s Arse and detail, Newcastle Literary and Philosophical Society; back cover, Poole’s Hole, Newcastle Literary and Philosophical Society.

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Copyright © 1977 by Morris Eaves & Morton D. Paley

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