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Songs of Innocence

Collection Data

Engraved and printed by William Blake, "Songs of Innocence" was first published in 1789. The poems and engravings largely depict a prelapsarian world, in which childhood is associated with a state of purity rather than the doctrine of original sin.
Blake, William, 1757-1827 (Author)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1789 - 1790 (Approximate)
Issuance: single unit
Library locations
Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature
Physical Description
Extent: 31 pl. on 17 l. 19cm. 1st ed.
In tan wrappers; leaves with original stitch holes; unsewn. Printed in golden brown. Watermark "Whatman" on title-page leaf.
Type of Resource
NYPL Exhibition ID: TL 13.02.202
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 35fc2440-627f-0130-48e1-58d385a7b928
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