Brewster, Mass. Steven Albahari / 21st, 2004. Joel-Peter Witkin. First edition. Folio, 171 pp., illustrated with both color and b&w photographs. Red cloth with a debossed photograph affixed to the front cover. Housed in the publisher's white cloth clamshell box, titled along the spine. All housed in the publisher's card mailing carton. A fine copy. Item #31958
A dark and disturbing view of Blake's poetry, as illustrated with Witkin's unique imagery. "This is an imagery of monsters, miracles, deformities, domination, death, the darkest sexuality -- and a strange and powerful beauty as well." [from the introduction] The plates were printed in a ten color offset process, exhibiting a remarkable tonal quality. This edition was issued in various limitations, with a total of 1210 copies. This is one of 200 hors commerce copies reserved for the artist and publisher. Each copy is SIGNED by the artist, this on the front free endpaper and pastedown.