Update from the Blake Archive

From owner-ETEXTCTR-L@cornell.edu Sun Feb 15 11:43:56 1998
Date: Sun, 15 Feb 1998 12:23:30 -0500
From: mgk3k@faraday.clas.virginia.edu
Subject: Update from the Blake Archive

The editors of the William Blake Archive (http://www.iath.virginia.edu/blake/) are pleased to announce the publication of an electronic edition of Songs of Innocence and of Experience, copy Z. It joins editions of three copies of The Book of Thel and two copies of Visions of the Daughters of Albion. In the coming week, these works will be joined by The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, copy D, The Book of Urizen, copy G, America, a Prophecy, copy E, and Europe, a Prophecy, copy B. All of these editions have newly edited texts and were scanned from 4x5 color transparencies made specifically for the Archive. They are all fully searchable for both text and images and are supported by the unique Inote and ImageSizer applications described in our previous updates.

Urizen copy G and Songs copy Z were produced in Blake's late printing and coloring styles, c. 1818 and c. 1826 respectively. America copy E is a monochrome copy from 1793; Europe copy B was color printed in 1794, and Marriage copy D was produced in 1795 on large paper and with some rudimentary color printing.

We will be adding second and third copies of most illuminated books in the coming months, with the goal of having the entire illuminated canon online later this year. In addition, work continues on the SGML edition of David V. Erdman's Complete Poetry and Prose of William Blake, which we anticipate releasing sometime this spring.

Joseph Viscomi, Morris Eaves, and Robert Essick

Matthew G. Kirschenbaum                       University of Virginia
mgk3k@virginia.edu or mattk@virginia.edu      Department of English
http://www.iath.virginia.edu/~mgk3k/          The Blake Archive | IATH