THE COMPLETE GRAPHIC WORKS OF WILLIAM BLAKE, by David Bindman (Ptunam, $45). Nearly everyone is familiar with some of Blake's poems ("Tyger, Tyger, burning bright" or "To see a world in a grain of sand"), but fewer people know Blake's achievement as a printmaker. Yet he is perhaps just as notable for his graphic work as for his poetry; indeed, the two are equal aspects of a single vision. For Blake discovered that he could circumvent the restrictive 18th-century publishing trade by blending the prctorial and the poetic: he wrote his poems and drew his designs on metal and then printed the plates. Consequently, he was able to control the integrity of his vision and achieve unique poem-pictures, a true instance of mixed media. David Bindman's book offers reproductions of virtually all of Blake's creative graphic work (engravings after other artists are excluded) and is a marvelous resource for the Blake enthusiast. One is able to see the tyger -- a surprisingly mild beast -- as one reads Blake's handwritten poem. As a result, one is drawn closer to Blake's fallen and regenerate world, expecially as described in the long "prophetic" works like Jerusalem . In all respects this book is authoritative, though the sheer number of pictures may overwhelm those with only a casual interest in Blake the artist.