Poems & Prophecies
This volume, introduced by Max Plowman, who edited the selection, consists first of works printed and illustrated by Blake; among these are: Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience, The Book of Thel, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, Visions of the Daughters of Albion, Milton, a poem in two books, Jerusalem, and a facsimile reproduction in full of The Gates of Paradise, the little booklet of engravings about 1820. Then the most important of the works that remain in manuscripts such as those of Pickering and Rossetti, including The Last Judgement, The Everlasting Gospel, and nearly forty other poems from Blake's own manuscript book. Lastly the Poetical Sketches, published in 1783 by Blake's friends, are added in full.
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