Original Text:. Facsimile edn. Bentley, Jr. American Blake Foundation, Notes 1] America, A Prophecy , was first engraved in , in eighteen plates, and deals with Blake's interpretation of the American Revolution. Orc partly from Latin orcus , hell is the spirit of freedom inspiring the American revolt. He is associated with the classical Titans, with the Norse god Loki, also imprisoned in a "cavern" line 18 under a mountain, and with Esau, the rightful heir of Isaac cf.
The "Daughter of Urthona" is the land of America which a new civilization is taking possession of.
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Urthona: the creative power of the imagination, later identified with Los, the hero of most of Blake's prophecies. Back to Line. Urthona or Los in Blake is a blacksmith: cf. Unpaginated 55 leaves , full blue morocco gilt, top edge gilt, metal stencil mounted on the rear endpaper, light foxing on the endpapers, pages edges and occasionally in the text, contained in a marbled paper slip case with a leather lip.
America a Prophecy – James Rovira
The edition consists of copies, printed on Arches pure rag paper made to match that used by Blake. Hourdebaigt and Crampe by the collotype and stencil process.
source url The editorial matter was printed by the Imprimerie Darantiere, Dijon, and the binding was by Engel, Paris. The book was produced and published, under the supervision of Mr.
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