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Walking Round Cambridge with William Blake:
Auguries of Innocence, illustrated by Rose Harries

William Blake's Auguries of Innocence is not an easy text, for despite the nursery-rhyme simplicity of couplets like
'A robin red breast in a cage
Puts all heaven in a rage',
the moral world he created is a difficult place to try to inhabit, even if only while reading. Like Shakespeare or Homer, though, each reading reveals new shades of meaning.

[Cambridge]Rose Harries was a stranger to Blake's couplets until last year when she spent some time with them, wandering the streets of Cambridge, then fitting her impressions of the poem with the modern scenes of street-life. Not surprisingly, her line drawings open the text in a new way, prompting the reader to a fresh view of a complex masterpiece.

Walking Round Cambridge with William Blake is hand set in 18 point Baskerville and printed on Zerkall paper in black text with sanguine illustrations. Fifty-two pages bound in quarter cloth and decorated paper over boards, the book is 10 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches.

This is another great text for binders: four sections, with end papers included.

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Books are bound in green or red (shown above) letterpress printed patterned paper with a cloth spine. The title is on a printed paper label glued to spine.

Last updated13 May 2012 by K. Whalen