Volume I: Preface to the second edition; Preface to the first edition; 1. Preliminary; 2. Childhood; 3. Engraver's apprentice; 4. A boy's poems; 5. Student and lover; 6. Introduction to the polite world; 7. Struggle and sorrow; 8. Meditation: notes on Lavater; 9. Poems of manhood: Songs of Innocence; 10. Books of prophecy: Thel, Marriage of Heaven and Hell; 11. Bookseller's journal; 12. The Gates of Paradise, Visions of the Daughters of Albion, The 'America'; 13. The Songs of Experience; 14. Productive years: Europe, Urizen, The Song of Los, Ahania; 15. At work for the publishers; 16. A new life; 17. Poet Hayley and Felpham; 18. Working hours: Letters to Butts; 19. Trial for sedition; 20. South Molton Street: Letters to Hayley; 21. The Jerusalem and the Milton; 22. A keen employer; 23. Gleams of patronage; 24. The designs to Blair; 25. Appeal to the public; 26. Engraver Cromek; 27. Years of deepening neglect; 28. John Varley and the Visionary Heads; 29. Opinions: Notes on Reynolds; 30. Designs to Phillip's Pastorals; 31. Fountain Court; 32. Inventions to the Book of Job; 33. Hampstead; and youthful disciples; 34. Personal details; 35. Mad or not mad; 36. Declining health; Designs to Dante; Mr. Crabb Robinson's reminiscences; Notes on Wordsworth; 37. Last days; 38. Posthumous; 39. Supplementary. Volume II: Selections edited by Dante Gabriel Rossetti; Poetical Sketches; Songs of Innocence; Songs of Experience; The Book of Thel; Ideas of good and evil; Prose writings; Annotated catalogue of Blake's paintings and drawings by William Michael Rossetti; Account between Blake and Mr. Butts; Lists of engravings; List of writings; Prospectus by Blake issued in 1793; Descriptive notes of the designs to Young's 'Night Thoughts' by Frederic James Shields; Essay on Blake by James Smetham; In memoriam F. O. Finch, by Samuel Palmer; Memoir of Alexander Gilchrist by Anne Gilchrist; Index.