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Bentley, G. E. Jr (Gerald Eades) 1930-

Overview
Works: 153 works in 468 publications in 2 languages and 13,604 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Bibliography  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Manuscripts  Illustrated works  Exhibition catalogs  Poetry  Conference papers and proceedings  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Inscriber, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR4146, 821.7
Publication Timeline
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Publications about G. E Bentley
Publications by G. E Bentley
Publications by G. E Bentley, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by G. E Bentley
The stranger from paradise : a biography of William Blake by G. E Bentley( Book )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,444 libraries worldwide
"William Blake's wife once said of him: "I have very little of Mr. Blake's company; he is always in Paradise". This illustrated biography of the great English artist, poet and mystic brings us very much into Blake's company, presenting, often in the words of his contemporaries, everything that is known of his life and times."--Jacket
William Blake : the critical heritage by William Blake( Book )
37 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 975 libraries worldwide
The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents contemporary responses to a writer's work, enabling student and researcher to read the material themselves
A Blake bibliography: annotated lists of works, studies, and Blakeana by G. E Bentley( Book )
32 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 788 libraries worldwide
The aim of this book is to list every reference to William Blake published between 1757 and 1863 and every criticism and edition of his works from the beginning to the present. Partly because of the deluge of scholarship in the last forty years, it includ
Blake records by G. E Bentley( Book )
14 editions published between 1969 and 1988 in English and held by 774 libraries worldwide
William Blake's writings by William Blake( Book )
15 editions published between 1978 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 570 libraries worldwide
Tiriel: facsimile and transcript of the manuscript, reproduction of the drawings and a commentary on the poem by G.E. Bentley, Jr by William Blake( Book )
19 editions published between 1967 and 1987 in English and French and held by 558 libraries worldwide
Vala; or, The four zoas. A facsimile of the manuscript, a transcript of the poem, and a study of its growth and significance by William Blake( Book )
3 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 392 libraries worldwide
Blake records supplement : being new materials relating to the life of William Blake discovered since the publication of Blake records (1969) by G. E Bentley( Book )
12 editions published between 1969 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 345 libraries worldwide
Blake Records Supplement is a continuation of Blake Records (Clarendon Press, 1969), which attempted to collect and publish every reference made to William Blake by his contemporaries. The new book incorporates the wealth of information that has been found since 1969 in letters, advertisements, essays and journals, including references to Blake's musical ability, further evidence of R.H. Cromek's duplicity in dealing with the illustrations for Blair's Grave, letters from Blake's wife, new evidence about his trial for sedition, and comments about his purported madness. Together, the works provide the foundation for all we know about the life of the poet and artist
Selected poems by William Blake( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 275 libraries worldwide
This book is a collection of poems by William Blake, an accomplished painter and engraver who conceived and executed most of his major works as illustrated books
William Blake in the desolate market by G. E Bentley( Book )
13 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 269 libraries worldwide
"G.E. Bentley, Jr., the dean of Blake scholars, details the poet's occupations as a commercial engraver, print-seller, teacher, copperplate printer, painter, publisher, and vendor of his own books. In his early career as a commercial engraver, Blake was modestly prosperous, but thereafter his fortunes declined. For his most ambitious commercial designs, he made hundreds of folio designs and scores of engravings, but was paid scarcely more than twenty pounds for two or three years' work. His invention of illuminated printing lost money, and many of his greatest works, such as Jerusalem, were left unsold at his death. He came to believe that his 'business is not to gather gold, but to make glorious shapes.' William Blake in the Desolate Market is an investigation of Blake's labours to support himself by his arts. The changing prices of his works, his costs and receipts, as well as his patrons and employers are expertly gathered and displayed to show the material side of the artistic career in Britain's Romantic period."--Publisher's Web site
Blake records : documents (1714-1841) concerning the life of William Blake (1757-1827) and his family, incorporating Blake records (1969), Blake records supplement (1988), and extensive discoveries since 1988 by G. E Bentley( Book )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 266 libraries worldwide
"Poet, painter, engraver and mystic, William Blake (1757-1827) is unequalled for the imaginary force and visionary power of his works. This book collects all the known documentary records relating to Blake's long and productive life. Distinguished Blake scholar, G.E. Bentley, the editor of the first edition of Blake Records and Blake Records Supplement, brings together new and updated material on Blake's life, career, family, friends and patrons. The result of decades of research, this book is scholarly and comprehensive, besides being accessible and highly enlightening."--Jacket
The Blake collection of Mrs. Landon K. Thorne by G. E Bentley( Book )
7 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 256 libraries worldwide
Editing eighteenth century novels : papers on Fielding, Lesage, Richardson, Sterne, and Smollett given at the Conference on editorial problems University of Toronto, November, 1973 by Annual conference on editorial problems( Book )
7 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 239 libraries worldwide
Blake books supplement : a bibliography of publications and discoveries about William Blake, 1971-1992, being a continuation of Blake books (1977) by G. E Bentley( Book )
10 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 230 libraries worldwide
A bibliography of George Cumberland, 1754-1848 : comprehending his published books (1780-1829) and articles (1769-1847) and his unrecorded works in manuscript ... by G. E Bentley( Book )
11 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 191 libraries worldwide
The captive of the Castle of Sennaar : an African tale in two parts by George Cumberland( Book )
5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 154 libraries worldwide
The first part, set on an island in central Africa among descendants of classical Greek civilization, was printed in 1789 but immediately suppressed by Cumberland. A passage describing society everywhere except on the utopian island as oligarchic and unjust was deemed by his lawyer to be potentially seditious; the novel was only published a decade later, and then in revised form. The second part, set in central Africa's Mountains of the Moon among descendants of followers of a fourth-century Christian heretic, is published here for the first time. Cumberland was a widely cultivated and deeply humane dilettante. A poet, painter, distinguished collector of prints and shells, and scientific inventor, he was passionately concerned with the reform of politics and society. He was also friends with some of the best authors and painters of his time, including William Blake, who encouraged Cumberland's ideals. Bentley describes the similarities between Blake's radical analysis of society and his early ideas on free love, sexuality, slavery, natural religion, and energy and the ideals Cumberland espouses in The Captive of the Castle of Sennaar. Bentley provides historical and geographical appendixes, textual and commentary notes, and a comparison of Cumberland's work to Simon Berington's The Memoirs of Signor Gaudentino di Lucca. Bentley's edition of The Captive of the Castle of Sennaar will be of interest to Blake scholars and to students and scholars of utopian literature and late eighteenth-century and Romantic literature and culture
Blake in our time : essays in honour of G.E. Bentley Jr by G. E Bentley( Book )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 142 libraries worldwide
Following in the footsteps of Bentley's pioneering scholarship, this collection, richly illustrated, demonstrates that the locus of Blake's work lies in the elements that are historically particular to his place and time. Topics include the impact of the town of Chichester on Blake's imagination, the material processes of Blake's painting, the detection of a Blake forgery, and new biographical materials, using archives and online resources, on Blake's contemporaries, patrons, peers, and friends. Essays on the importance of Blake collections world-wide, on variant printings, and on the heirs of Blake in British painting extend the focus of this remarkable investigation to include chalcography and book history."--Pub. desc
The Edwardses of Halifax : the making and selling of beautiful books in London and Halifax, 1749-1826 by G. E Bentley( Book )
4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
"For three-quarters of a century, the Edwards family of Halifax were among Britain's leading bookbinders, publishers, and antiquarian booksellers. The Edwardses of Halifax is the definitive account of the family business, begun by William Edwards in Halifax, Yorkshire, and expanded to London by his sons James and Richard. James, one of the most distinguished antiquarian book collectors and booksellers in Europe, scoured the Continent for rare books during the Napoleonic Wars and served as a secret agent for his friend Earl Spencer, the First Lord of the Admiralty. His brother Richard published an edition of Edward Young's Night Thoughts with prints designed and engraved by William Blake, the most ambitious commercial work that Blake ever undertook. A comprehensive history of this remarkable family, complete with illustrations of the family's most important publications, The Edwardses of Halifax will be valuable for readers interested in the buying, selling, and collecting of antiquarian books and the publishing of illustrated books in late Georgian and regency eras."--
The captive of the castle of Sennaar an African tale by George Cumberland( Book )
10 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Annotation The first part, set on an island in central Africa among descendants of classical Greek civilization, was printed in 1789 but immediately suppressed by Cumberland. A passage describing society everywhere except on the utopian island as oligarchic and unjust was deemed by his lawyer to be potentially seditious; the novel was only published a decade later, and then in revised form. The second part, set in central Africa's Mountains of the Moon among descendants of followers of a fourth-century Christian heretic, is published here for the first time. Cumberland was a widely cultivated and deeply humane dilettante. A poet, painter, distinguished collector of prints and shells, and scientific inventor, he was passionately concerned with the reform of politics and society. He was also friends with some of the best authors and painters of his time, including William Blake, who encouraged Cumberland's ideals. Bentley describes the similarities between Blake's radical analysis of society and his early ideas on free love, sexuality, slavery, natural religion, and energy and the ideals Cumberland espouses in The Captive of the Castle of Sennaar. Bentley provides historical and geographical appendixes, textual and commentary notes, and a comparison of Cumberland's work to Simon Berington's The Memoirs of Signor Gaudentino di Lucca. Bentley's edition of The Captive of the Castle of Sennaar will be of interest to Blake scholars and to students and scholars of utopian literature and late eighteenth-century and Romantic literature and culture
 
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