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The Complete Poetry and Prose of William Blake
by William Blake, et al
Since its first publication in 1965, this edition has been widely hailed as the best available text of Blake's poetry and prose. Now revised, if includes up-to-date work on variants, chronology of poems and critical commentary by Harold Bloom. 
An "Approved Edition" of the Center for Scholarly Editions of the Modern Language Association. The Publisher
(Paperback)

Blake and Homosexuality
by Christopher Z. Hobson
(Hardcover)

A Blake Dictionary : The Ideas and Symbols of William Blake
by Morris Eaves (Editor), Samuel Foster Damon
(Paperback - August 1988)

Encounter With the Self : A Jungian Commentary on William Blake's Illustrations of the Book of Job (Studies in Jungian Psychology, 22.)
by Edward F. Edinger
(Paperback - April 1986)
 

Fearful Symmetry
by Northrop Frye
"To say it is a magnificent, extraordinary book is to praise it as it should be praised, but in doing so one gives little idea of the huge scope of the book and of its fiery understanding . Several great poets have written of Blake, but this book, I believe, is the first to show the full magnitude of Blake's mind, its vast creative thought." -- Edith Sitwell, 'The Spectator'
Paperback - 472 pages (April 1, 1969)
Princeton Univ Pr; ISBN: 0691012911
Jerusalem (The Illuminated Books of William Blake, Volume 1)
by William Blake, et al
(Paperback)

Milton, A Poem (The Illuminated Books of William Blake, Volume 5)
by William Blake, et al
(Paperback)

William Blake: The Complete Illuminated Books
by David Bindman (Introduction), William Blake
(Paperback)

'A Portion of His Life' : William Blake's Miltonic Vision of Woman
by Eugenie R. Freed
(Hardcover)

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
by William Blake
(Paperback - October 1975)

Favorite Works of William Blake : Three Full-Color Books : Songs of Innocence, Songs of Experience, the Marriage of Heaven and Hell
by William Blake
(Paperback)

Divine Comedy of William Blake
by David Bindman
(Hardcover)

The Urizen Books (The Illuminated Books of William Blake, Volume 6)
by William Blake, David Worrall (Editor)
(Paperback)
 

William Blake
William Blake
by Peter Ackroyd, Robin Hamlyn, Marilyn Butler, Michael Phillips
One day in the late 1760s, when William Blake was a little boy enrolled in a London drawing school, a strange thing happened as he walked across Peckham Rye. He saw "a tree filled with angels, bright angelic wings bespangling every bough like stars." These spirits, and a host of other creatures that peopled his fervent imagination, would later be immortalized in the engravings and poems he printed on his own press, which have placed him in the first rank of British artists and literary figures. And so it is surprising that this fine book--impeccable in every respect, from the detailed yet easy-to-follow notes on individual prints, drawings, and paintings to the quality and thoughtful presentation of the 250 reproductions--wasn't published sooner. It accompanies "William Blake," the largest-ever exhibition of the artist's works, which originated at the Tate Britain and is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York through May 27, 2001. 
Essays by biographer and novelist Peter Ackroyd and Romantic poetry specialist Marilyn Butler set the stage for the haunting images of powerful, accursed, and spectral figures on succeeding pages. The four sections of the book address key aspects of Blake's art. The first one focuses on the influence of Gothic style and spiritualism on his style. The second deals with Blake's life during the 1790s in the South London village of Lambeth, where he harnessed his printmaking innovations to radical political views. It is intriguing to learn how even Blake's new, typically contrary method of etching in relief was a metaphor for his belief in divinely inspired innate ideas. The third section discusses the odd characters that peopled Blake's works, and the fourth surveys his major illuminated books (including Songs of Innocence and Experience), which he created, in his words, "under the direction of Messengers from Heaven, Daily & Nightly." --Cathy Curtis - Amazon.com
Hardcover from Harry N Abrams
Songs of Innocence and of Experience
by William Blake
(Paperback - July 1989)

The Stranger from Paradise : A Biography of William Blake
by G.E. Bentley Jr.
Book Description:
This fascinating and generously illustrated biography of William Blake, the great English artist, poet, and mystic, encompasses virtually everything that is known of his life and times. Often invoking the words of Blake’s own contemporaries, G. E. Bentley describes the struggles of Blake’s youth, his gradual embrace of the power of the spirit and visionary art and literature, and the serenity he achieved in his old age. 
(Hardcover)

William Blake (Twayne's English Authors Series, 202)
by Victor N. Paananen
(Hardcover)
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Master Poets Collection: The Poetical Art of William Blake VHS
from Monterey Home Video
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