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New Reproduction of America

The Newsletter has just finished printing a new reproduction of Blake’s America, a Prophecy. We designed it chiefly for classroom use, as its features show. It is

  1. America copy E, except for 2 plates from copy a* (proofs), plus the 4 cancelled plates, all from the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection of the Library of Congress;

  2. black and white, reproduced with good halftone screens, 150 lines to the inch, on 9″ × 12″ text paper;

  3. approximately the size of the original;

  4. printed one plate per page. There are 2 reproductions of each plate, one on one side of the page, one on the other. One reproduction is a “dropout” halftone made from a high-contrast photograph, the other is a standard halftone made from a medium-contrast photograph. Each kind of reproduction has its particular virtues, and we are experimenting to find out which is more satisfactory;

  5. unbound, loose sheets in an envelope, so that students can study sequences of plates without turning pages back and forth;

  6. very inexpensive, $2.50 per copy, so that, for example, you can supplement the Blake section of an anthology of Romantic poetry—or even the Blake section of a broader anthology in a survey course—with one of Blake’s works in illuminated printing, without having students spend too much money on books for the course.

If you would like to order America for your classes, please give your school bookstore our address (below). They will want to know that our discount is 20%, standard for most textbooks, and that our return policy is to refund money on all copies returned in good condition within a year.

Please understand that we are publishing the reproduction of America strictly as a service to teachers of Blake, with no intention of making a profit. We hope we can give you a good, cheap reproduction of America, good service, and personal attention to make up for the resources in personnel, money, and experience that commercial publishers have. We promise to do our best, but we hope you won’t expect more than we can deliver.

Send all orders to:
Morris Eaves, Editor
Blake Newsletter
Department of English
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131

Print Edition

  • Publisher
  • Department of English, University of New Mexico
  • Albuquerque, NM, USA
    • Editors
    • Morris Eaves
    • Morton D. Paley
    • Associate Editor for Great Britain
    • Frances A. Carey
    • Editorial Assistants
    • Corinne M. Henning
    • Virginia Masi
    • Circulation Manager
    • Debra Sackett

    Digital Edition

    • Editors:
    • Morris Eaves, University of Rochester
    • Robert Essick, University of California, Riverside
    • Joseph Viscomi, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • Project Manager
    • Joe Fletcher
    • Technical Editor
    • Michael Fox
    • Previous Project Manager and Technical Editor
    • William Shaw
    • Project Director
    • Adam McCune
    • Project Coordinator, UNC:
    • Natasha Smith, Carolina Digital Library and Archives
    • Project Coordinator, University of Rochester:
    • Sarah Jones
    • Scanning:
    • UNC Digital Production Center
    • XML Encoding:
    • Apex CoVantage
    • Additional Transcription:
    • Adam McCune
    • Jennifer Park
    • Emendations:
    • Rachael Isom
    • Mary Learner
    • Adam McCune
    • Ashley Reed
    • Jennifer Park
    • Scott Robinson
    • XSLT Development:
    • Adam McCune
    • Joseph Ryan
    • William Shaw
    • PHP and Solr Development:
    • Michael Fox
    • Adam McCune
    • Project Assistants:
    • Lauren Cameron,
    • Rachael Isom,
    • Mary Learner,
    • Jennifer Park,
    • Ashley Reed,
    • Adair Rispoli,
    • Scott Robinson
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    • Blake/An Illustrated Quarterly
    • William Blake Archive
    • Carolina Digital Library and Archives
    • Use Restrictions
    • Copyright © 2015 Blake/An Illustrated Quarterly, all rights reserved. Items in this digital edition may be shared in accordance with the Fair Use provisions of U.S. copyright law. Redistribution or republication on other terms, in any medium, requires express written consent from the editors and advance notification of the publisher. Permission to reproduce the graphic images in this digital edition rests with the owning institutions.