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Paradise Lost. A Poem In Twelve Books.: Milton, John. 1608-1674

Milton, John. 1608-1674

Published by London: Printed by Miles Flesher, for Jacob Tonson, at the Judge’s-Head in Chancery-lane near Fleet-street, (1688)

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Item Description: London: Printed by Miles Flesher, for Jacob Tonson, at the Judge’s-Head in Chancery-lane near Fleet-street, 1688. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 4th Edition. Folio, Large paper copy. 14 ¾ X 9 ¼ inches. This is the fourth edition but the first illustrated edition. [A]4, B2, C-Z4, Aa-Xx4, Yy-Zz2, Aa2. The engraved portrait frontispiece of Milton is bound opposite the title page. Twelve full-paged engravings accompany the text. The Frontispiece is Robert White’s engraved portrait with Dryden’s epigram. THERE IS A FULL PAGE Illustrations in for each book. Those for Books III, V, VI, VII, IX, X, XI by John Baptista de Medina, engraved by M. Burghers; Book IV, by Bernard Lens, engraved by P.P. Bouche; Book XII, by Henry Aldrich, engraved by Burghers; and Books I, II, uncertain but engraved by Burghers" (Shawcross). Internally, the copy is in excellent condition with wide, clean margins. Overall, it is an excellent, tall copy. Bound in full calf recently rebacked, a very nice Large Paper copy. “Paradise Lost is at once a deeply traditional and a boldly original poem. Milton takes pains to fulfill the traditional prescriptions of the epic form; he gives us love, war, supernatural characters, a descent into Hell, a catalogue of warriors, all the conventional items of epic machinery. Yet no poem in which the climax of the central action is a woman eating a piece of fruit can be a conventional epic. [.] The way of life which Adam and Eve take up as the poem ends is that of the Christian pilgrimage through this world. Paradise was no place or condition in which to exercise Christian heroism as Milton conceives it. Expelled from Eden, our first ‘grand parents’ pick up the burdens of humanity as we know them, sustained by a faith which we also know, and go forth to seek a blessing which we do not know yet. They are to become wayfaring, warfaring Christians, like John Milton; and in this condition, with its weaknesses and strivings and inevitable defeats, there is a glory that no devil can ever understand. Thus Milton strikes, humanly as well as artistically, a grand resolving chord. It is the careful, triumphant balancing and tempering of this conclusion which makes Milton’s poem the noble architecture it is; and which makes of the end a richer, if not a more exciting, experience than the beginning" (Norton). Bookseller Inventory # 629G

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Milton, John

Published by S. Simmonsl John Starkey 1678, 1671, London (1678)

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Item Description: S. Simmonsl John Starkey 1678, 1671, London, 1678. Early and firsts. Octavo; vg+/none; fine binding, dark blue leather spine with gilt lettering; raised bands; gilt highlights and block borders; ex library, book plate, Thomas Clifford Allbutt [1836-1925], an English physician and inventor of the clinical thermometer; endpapers, feathered; head-edge, gilt; board edges and inside borders, gilt fluting; professionally rebound; PARADISE LOST, third edition, 1678, 331 pp.; without portrait; --PARADISE REGAIN'D, 1671, 111 pp.; without licensing leaf; ---SAMSON AGONISTES, 1671, 101 pp.; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, varied foxing; uneven printing; uneven original trim; edges, toning; pp.; split start, gutter; else very good; --- Shelved in Case #0. Dupont. Bookseller Inventory # 9-114-1220094

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Paradise Lost. A Poem In Twelve Books.: MILTON, John.

MILTON, John.

Published by London: By Miles Flesher, for Richard Bently, and Jacob Tonson, 1688 (1688)

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Item Description: London: By Miles Flesher, for Richard Bently, and Jacob Tonson, 1688, 1688. Folio (318 × 197 mm). Contemporary calf, skilfully rebacked to style with red morocco label, edges sprinkled red. Bookplate of John A. Vietor, Jr. dated 1946 in pencil, laid in. Early ink notes on blank recto of frontispiece with faint show-through on engraved verso, a few trivial marks but a very good, well-margined copy. Engraved portrait frontispiece by R. White after William Faithorne, 12 engraved plates, some signed by M. Burghers and Peter Paul Bouche. First folio and first illustrated edition of Milton's epic. In contrast to the plain dress first edition in small quarto of 1667 and the two octavo editions of 1674 and 1678, this folio edition announces the acceptance of Milton as a great national poet. The frontispiece has commendatory verses by John Dryden, the poetic apologist for the Restoration and monarchy; each book is preceded by a fine engraved plate by John Baptist de Medina and others; and the list of subscribers is over 500 names long. Because of the role played in its publication by the statesman and benefactor John, Lord Somers, this is sometimes called "the Somers edition". Provenance: from the library of the Wodehouse family of Norfolk, ancestors of the novelist P. G. Wodehouse, with the early ownership inscription on the title page of John Wodehouse; and on the front pastedown the engraved bookplate of Sir Armine Wodehouse, 5th Baronet (c. 1714–1777) obscured by the later family armorial bookplate with "Wodehouse Kimberley 1838" added in manuscript. The title of Baron Wodehouse, of Kimberley in the County of Norfolk, was created in the Peerage of Great Britain in 1797 for Sir John Wodehouse, 6th Baronet, of Wilberhall. P. G. Wodehouse was the great-grandson of Reverend Philip Wodehouse, second son of the fifth Baronet. Coleridge 93b (one of three variant imprints, no precedence); Wing M2147. Bookseller Inventory # 100544

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The Paradise Lost of Milton with illustrations,: MILTON, John (1608-1674);

MILTON, John (1608-1674); - John MARTIN (1789-1854, illustrator)

Published by Septimus Prowett, London (1827)

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Item Description: Septimus Prowett, London, 1827. Imperial quarto. (14 3/8 x 10 1/4 inches). 24 mezzotint engraved plates by John Martin. Contemporary half green morocco over marbled paper covered boards, spines in five compartments divided by double-raised bands, lettered in the second, third and fourth compartments, marbled endpapers, gilt edges Provenance: Thomas Clarke, F.S.A. (armorial bookplate) Imperial quarto Prowett edition of Milton's Paradise Lost, with the larger size masterful illustrations by John Martin: one of the "most significant series of British book illustrations ever to have been produced" (Campbell). This notable edition of Milton's Paradise Lost was published simultaneously in both imperial quarto (as here) and imperial octavo editions. In addition, fifty copies of large-paper, deluxe issues of each edition were available with India proof plates (i.e. 50 copies of large-paper imperial quarto and 50 copies of large-paper imperial octavo, the latter often confused with the present imperial quarto edition as it is similar in sheet size but not image size). Suites of the plates and individual plates, without text, were also issued separately. "This book was one of the great publishing enterprises of the age . The apocalyptic romanticism of his conceptions had many sources: the monumental buildings of London, the engravings of Piranesi, published volumes of eastern views, even incandescent gas, coalpit accidents, and Brunels new Thames Tunnel. The resulting illustrations may be heterogeneous, but they are also unforgettable" (Ray). "Martins illustrations to John Milton's epic poem Paradise Lost represent a turning point in his career. The vast majority of Martins most famous works . were based upon either Miltonic or biblical subject matter. The Paradise Lost series are of particular importance both as one of his chief bodies of designs and as the focal point for the beginning of his career as a mezzotint engraver. Begun by early 1824, this series of engravings was the result of a commission from a little known American publisher, named Septimus Prowett . To appreciate the impact which Martin's designs had upon his public, one must realize the extent to which these extraordinary visions represented an entirely new conception of approach to the art of illustration. Not only were they original in the truest sense of the word, designed directly on the plates without the aid of preparatory sketches, they were some of the earliest mezzotints to have been made using soft steel rather than copper, and they were the first illustrations of Milton's epic work to have been made in the mezzotint medium . The greatest significance of Martin's illustrations, however, was in their spectacular visionary content . Martin laid before his public the spectacular settings of the epic tale, the open voids of the Creation, the vast vaulted caverns of Hell vanishing into the utter blackness of Chaos, the daunting scale of the city of Pandemonium, and the sweeping beauty of Heaven itself. These images have no serious counterpart and are the very essence of the sublime in Romantic art. They are without doubt one of the most significant series of British book illustrations ever to have been produced" (Campbell). Lowndes IV, p.1560; Allibone, p. 1300; Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England , 69; Campbell, John Martin, Visionary Printmaker , pp. 38-41. Bookseller Inventory # 26789

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Paradise Lost of Milton With Illustrations, Designed: MILTON, John

MILTON, John

Published by London Septimus Prowett (1827)

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Item Description: London Septimus Prowett, 1827. John Milton’s "Paradise Lost" with John Martin’s Illustrations, One of 50 copies MILTON, John. The Paradise Lost of Milton. With Illustrations, Designed and Engraved by John Martin. London: Septimus Prowett, 1827. First (Imperial Quarto) edition. One of only 50 copies with the smaller set of engravings. According to Campbell there were two issues of the Imperial Quarto Edition: "(2) Imperial Quarto Edition, measuring 10 7/8 x 15 1/4 in., with fully lettered prints from the larger set of plates, at £10 16s.(3) Imperial Quarto Edition, measuring 10 7/8 x 15 1/4 in., containing lettered proofs of the smaller set of the engravings: limited to 50 copies, at 12 guineas for the complete publication." Thus even though the images were smaller, this edition was more expensive upon publication. Campbell states "only three copies of the Imperial Quarto edition containing proofs from the smaller set of engravings are now known" (this was in 1992). Two volumes bound in one. Large quarto (14 3/8 x 10 1/2 inches; 366 x 268 mm.). [4], 228; [2], 218 pp. Twenty-four mezzotint plates in the smaller format (image size: 8 x 5 1/2 inches), with tissue guards. Contemporary burgundy pebble-grain morocco. Covers decoratively paneled in gilt, spines paneled and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt spine bands, gilt board edges, wide gilt-tooled dentelles, marbled endpapers and doublures, all edges gilt. Some light foxing (mainly to the plate margins and prelims). An excellent copy of this scarce edition. "This book was one of the great publishing enterprises of the age. It appeared in eight different formats, four with the large plates (8 by 11 inches) and four with the small (6 by 8 inches). Martin executed the forty-eight mezzotints himself. The apocalyptic romanticism of his conceptions had many sources: the monumental buildings of London, the engravings of Piranesi, published volumes of eastern views, even incandescent gas, coalpit accidents, and Brunel’s new Thames Tunnel. The resulting illustrations may be heterogeneous, but they are also unforgettable" (Ray). "Martin’s illustrations to John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost represent a turning point in his career. The vast majority of Martin’s most famous works.were based upon either Miltonic or biblical subject matter—the Paradise Lost series are of particular importance both as one of his chief bodies of designs and as the focal point for the beginning of his career as a mezzotint engraver. Begun by early 1824, this series of engravings was the result of a commission from a little known American publisher, names Septimus Prowett. Prowett, who was based in London, approached Martin to produce 24 mezzotint illustrations.to accompany an issue of Milton’s text which was to be produced in twelve parts.To appreciate the impact which Martin’s designs had upon his public, one must realize the extent to which these extraordinary visions represented an entirely new conception of approach to the art of illustration. Not only were they ‘original’ in the truest sense of the word—designed directly on the plates without the aid of preparatory sketches, they were some of the earliest mezzotints to have been made using soft steel rather than copper, and they were the first illustrations of Milton’s epic work to have been made in the mezzotint medium.The greatest significance of Martin’s illustrations, however, was in their spectacular visionary content.Martin laid before his public the spectacular settings of the epic tale—the open voids of the Creation, the vast vaulted caverns of Hell vanishing into the utter blackness of Chaos, the daunting scale of the city of Pandemonium, and the sweeping beauty f Heaven itself. These images have no serious counterpart and are the very essence of the sublime in Romantic art. They are without doubt one of the most significant series of British book illustrations ever to have been produced" (Campbell, John Martin, Visionary Printmaker, pp. 38-41). Ray, The Illustrator and t. Bookseller Inventory # 65255

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Paradise Lost.: MARTIN, John.) MILTON,

MARTIN, John.) MILTON, John.

Published by London: Septimus Prowett, 1827 (1827)

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Item Description: London: Septimus Prowett, 1827, 1827. 2 volumes, large quarto (363 x 265 mm). Contemporary dark green morocco, raised bands, titles to spine and floral rolls to spine ends gilt, boards with double ruling in gilt and triple ruling in blind, decorative gilt rolls to edges and turn-ins, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Spines slightly sunned, extremities gently rubbed, minor wear to corners, boards a touch scuffed and soiled, light foxing to margins of text block and plates. An excellent set. With 24 mezzotint plates by John Martin, 23 retaining the tissue guards. First edition, with the large plates by John Martin (1789-1854), the British Romantic artist. While famous for his striking apocalyptic oil paintings, Martin also illustrated books, working mainly in the technically demanding medium mezzotint, which, with its velvety darkness and rich tonal qualities, allowed the artist to emulate painterly effects. In 1823, Prowett commissioned 24 large plates (280 x 190 mm) by Martin for a new edition of Paradise Lost; the publisher would later commission an additional set of smaller plates (200 x 150 mm). As a result, the 1827 Paradise Lost appeared in four distinct formats: folio or quarto with the large plates, and quarto or octavo with the smaller plates. Milton Ray describes Martin's edition of Paradise Lost as "one of the great publishing enterprises of the age . The apocalyptic romanticism of his conceptions had many sources: the monumental buildings of London, the engravings of Piranesi, the many recently published volumes of eastern views, even incandescent gas, coalpit accidents, and Brunel's new Thames Tunnel. The resulting illustrations may be heterogeneous, but they are also unforgettable." (The Illustrator and the Book in England, p. 69). This copy from the library of British diplomat David Montagu Erskine (1776-1855), with his bookplate to front pastedowns and his ownership signature in pencil to Volume I front flyleaf. Erskine served as the British envoy to Washington (1806-9), Stuttgart (1824-8), and Munich (1828-43). Bookseller Inventory # 94835

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Item Description: London, The Doves Press, 1902/1905., 1905. 386, (1); 343 SS. Gr. 8°. Original-Pergamenteinbände der Doves Bindery. Ransom, Doves 5 + 7. Eines von 300 gedruckten Exemplaren auf starkem Bütten mit dem Wasserzeichen der Doves-Press, weitere 25 Exemplare wurden auf Pergament gedruckt. Eines der schönsten Werke, die diese herausragende Presse veranstaltete, durchgehend in Rot und Schwarz gedruckt von T.J. Cobden-Sanderson und Emery Walker und in den originalen Pergament-Einbänden der hauseigenen Binderei. Völlig ungebrauchtes Exemplar im besten Erhaltungszustand. Provenienz: Max Morgenstern (160/161). Bookseller Inventory # 23989

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Paradise Lost. A Poem In Twelve Books.: Milton, John.

Milton, John.

Published by [Printed for Miles Flesher for Jacob Tonson]. Regain?d: R.E., sold by Randal Taylor, (1688)

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Item Description: [Printed for Miles Flesher for Jacob Tonson]. Regain?d: R.E., sold by Randal Taylor, 1688. Folio. 3 works in 1 vol. Collation: B2, C-2X4, 2Y-2A2, A-R2, A-H4. Pagination: [2], 343, [8], 66, [6], 57p. [Lacks portrait, as often, and title page, both supplied in facsimile on matching paper]. Modern antique style calf with panels, speckled, gilt edges, floral gilt designs and gilt rules to spine, title on red leather label. Some light dampstains to outer top margins, light foxing, few outer margin edge tears, no affect, contemporary ink notes to outer margins. Few small clean tears, with no affect, T2 small hole to outer margin, no affect. Small repair to verso third plate and small tear to fourth plate, both with no affect. 2Z2 with repairs to outer margins, no affect. Lacks, as often, the portrait of Milton, also lacks title page, both are supplied in facsimile on matching paper. Includes list of subscribers, often missing. Despite very minor flaws, overall, a nice copy for an affordable price of a highly sought after, and usually very expensive book. Illustrations: 12 full page copperplates engraved by Michael Burghers and Peter Paul Bouche after John Bpatiste Medina, Bernard Lens, and others. [Lacks, as often, the portrait of Milton, but supplied in facsimile]. Due to fact original title page is missing we cannot certainly identify which variation publishing this is (at Judge?s Hill or at Post-Office in Russell, Bentley or Bentley and Tonson). Both copies cited by ESTC are identical in pagination (see citations listed below).?This rare volume contains the first folio edition of Paradise Lost and the first to be illustrated? [-Wither to Prior 607]. With rare subscribers list, ?among whom are all the most distinguished characters of the period? (Lowndes, 1558). Pages 251-297 misnumbered 151-197 (as usual). Paradise Regain?d and Samson Agonistes, each with separate pagination and individual title pages. ".in rescuing from obscurity or oblivion the masterpieces of English authors His first and best triumph in this neglected field was the fourth edition of Milton"s Paradise Lost, which Tonson published with Bentley in 1688 The 1688 edition, in the style of all of Tonson"s more elaborate books, was distinguished by excellent paper, large, clear type and ample margins." [-Kathleen Lynn, Tonson, Kit-Kat Publisher, p128]"Tonson seems to have considered this book his crowning effort for in his portrait, painted by Kneller, he holds a copy." [-Pforzheimer]Dryden referred to Paradise Lost as ?one of the greatest, most noble and sublime poems which either this age or nation has produced?.The epic poem Paradise Lost tells the story of Satan?s rebellion against God, his expulsion from Heaven, and how he tempted Adam and Eve. Paradise Regained tells the story of Jesus? temptation by Satan and how he resisted. Samson Agonistes is a tragedy based upon Samson of the Old testament, who has had his hair cut off (his super power), and his eyes cut out. Citations: Pforzheimer 720, 721. ESTC: R15589 & 13313. Wing M2147-48. Shawcross 345. First folio edition of both Paradise Lost & Regain?d, and the first illustrated edition of Paradise Lost. Very scarce, bound together. Bookseller Inventory # 20175

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PARADISE LOST. [and] PARADISE REGAIN'D: CRESSET PRESS). MILTON,

CRESSET PRESS). MILTON, JOHN

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Item Description: [Printed at Shakespeare Head Press for] Cresset Press, London, 1931. Hardcover. 375 x 260 mm (14 3/4 x 10 1/4"). Two volumes. No. 80 OF 195 COPIES on handmade paper (and 10 copies on vellum). Original white buckram boards, gilt titling on spine, edges untrimmed. Headpiece, two tailpieces, and 16 wood engravings by D. Galanis. Title page and initial letters designed by Anna Simons. Ransom, p. 8. Extremities lightly bumped, upper cover of one volume with short, faint pencil mark, but AN UNUSUALLY FINE COPY of this grand edition of Milton, the easily soiled binding unusually clean, and the interior entirely fresh and bright. This is an extremely appealing set in remarkable condition of the final and the finest book issued by the Cresset Press. The text used here comes from the second edition of "Paradise Lost," printed in 1674, and the first edition of "Paradise Regain'd," printed in 1671. This is a noble edition of Milton with appropriately dark and brooding illustrations and very large, stately type printed on leaves with vast margins. Demetrios Galanis (1882-1966) was a French illustrator, printmaker, and designer of Greek birth. He studied under Nikiforos Lytras at the Higher School of Fine Arts in Athens and later under Fernand Cormon at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Galanis earned a number of important commissions as illustrator for private press books in France and elsewhere during the 1920s and 1930s. No. 80 OF 195 COPIES on handmade paper (and 10 copies on vellum). Bookseller Inventory # ST12683-032

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Paradise Lost [and] Paradise Regained: Milton, John

Milton, John

Published by The Cresset Press (Printed at the Shakespeare Head Press), (London) (1931)

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Item Description: The Cresset Press (Printed at the Shakespeare Head Press), (London), 1931. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Limited Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Limited edition of 195 copies printed on Batchelor handmade paper (there were also 10 copies printed on vellum). The final work printed by The Cresset Press when it was functioning as a printer of fine press books, thought by many to be its finest, and printed by Bernard Newdigate at the Shakespeare Head Press. With twenty wood-engravings by D. Galanis (16 full-page, plus head- and tail-pieces in each volume) and the title-page and initial letters by Anna Simons. From the second edition, revised and augmented by the Author, printed at London by S. Simmons in 1674. ***DESCRIPTION: Bound in full cream buckram with gilt lettering on the spines, fore- and bottom edges uncut, illustrations throughout the text, limitation statement for each volume at the end; note that this set has been matched, with Volume I being no. 130 of 195 copies and Volume II being no. 186 of 195; the condition of each volume is the same, the set is evenly matched. Folio size (approximately 14" tall), pagination: Volume I, (i)-xii, (1)-442, colophon; Volume II, (i-vi), (1)-88, colophon. Laid into the front of Volume II is an interesting piece of ephemera: a small squre of paper, printed in red with "I set / Paradise Lost & Regained / Nos. [186 hand-written in black ink] / Heffer". The hand-written number of 186 matches exactly the hand-written number on the colophon page of Volume II. Both volumes are housed in a slipcase covered in brown laid paper with a large watermark bearing the insignia of Rome (the wolf suckling Romulus and Remus), with "Roma" beneath, the slipcase has paper labels on the front and spine. ***CONDITION: Both volumes are near fine, with strong, strong, square text blocks, solid hinges, corners gently bumped and not rubbed, the interiors are clean and bright, and the set is entirely free of prior owner markings other than some light former bookseller markings in pencil on the front endpapers of Volume I. The slipcase is near fine with just a hint of rubbing to several of the joints. ***CITATION: Ransom pg. 8. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the Abe standard does not always cover costs; please contact us for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help. Bookseller Inventory # CNJL358

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Paradise Lost. A Poem in Twelve Books: Milton, John

Milton, John

Published by The Cresset Press [Printed by Bernard Newdigate at the Shakespeare Head Press], London (1931)

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Item Description: The Cresset Press [Printed by Bernard Newdigate at the Shakespeare Head Press], London, 1931. Edition of 195 copies, this copy unnumbered. With 20 wood-engravings by D. Galanis and inital letters designed by Anna Simons. 2 vols. 4to. Lovely copy of the imposing and beautiful Cresset Press Milton, printed at the Shakespeare Head Press. The text of Paradise Lost is from the second edition of 1674; Paradise Regain'd is set from the first edition of 1674. Ransom 22 (calling for an edition binding of pigskin at priced 20 guineas in 1931) Original full tawed pigskin. Minor natural variations in leather. Fine in cloth slipcase With 20 wood-engravings by D. Galanis and inital letters designed by Anna Simons. 2 vols. 4to Edition of 195 copies, this copy unnumbered. Bookseller Inventory # 264230

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Item Description: Printed By John Baskerville for J. And R. Tonson, Birmingham / London, 1758. Full Leather. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Baskerville Edition. 2 volumes. Extra illustrated. Vol. 1: Pp. [xxx], [i]-lxix, 416. Frontispiece portrait + 17 engraved plates. Vol. 2: Pp. 390. 5 engraved plates. Excellent condition internally with very clean leaves and fine impressions of the plates; light waviness of the early leaves in teh first volume, faint offsetting from the plates to chapter title-pages. Handsome, contemporary 18-century binding in red goatskin with an intricate gilt-stamped filigree rhombus-shaped design to centre of both upper and lower boards, 5 raised bands with gilt-stamped compartments and double leather spine labels, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt over marble, doubled headbands. Although the binding is not signed, it is reminiscent of the work of Roger Payne, however one cannot be certain. Covers lightly scuffed, spines, light fading to spines, otherwise a very good copy, handsome on the shelf. Size: Octavo. Bookseller Inventory # 23094

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Item Description: 1760. 8vo, 2 volumes contemporary calf with distinctive gilt roll border, spines richly gilt with contrasting leather labels, marbled endpapers by Baskerville, all edges marbled, joints cracked but sound, head and tails of spines chipped and worn, gilt on spines dulled, bookplates, a few scrapes to boards, otherwise a very good set, preserved in a custom-made fall-down back box. Baskerville's octavo set of Milton, issued together early in May 1760 bound at the Baskerville Bindery and with marbled endpapers by Baskerville. These copies are notable for the end-papers and the gilt roll on the bindings, “marbled to represent blended splashes of water colour” (Gaskell), which identify them as coming from “a bindery which appears to have been closely associated with Baskerville”. In the course of his extensive researches on the Bibliography, Gaskell only came across five examples of such marbled papers, on four works all published between 1760 and 1764. More recently F E. Pardoe examined the entire holdings of Baskerville imprints at Birmingham City Reference Library, and at the University of Birmingham Library. At the latter, the characteristic marbled endpapers were identified in six books, the bindings of five of which were decorated with an equally distinctive floral roll. In private correspondence (16 June 1968) Mr Pardoe has observed: 'It seems to me that there is no doubt about the Baskerville origin of both the marbled paper and the binding. I would go further and say that on the evidence you have collected there is no doubt that he had a bindery at Easy Hill and that he marbled paper of the sort he used for endpapers on the books we have seen. I am not sufficiently expert on eighteenth-century binding tools to pronounce upon the uniqueness of the floral decoration, but it seems to me that this too might have been peculiar to the Baskerville bindery'. The gilt roll on this set and the marbling of the endpapers match with the bindings at Birmingham University. Examples of books bound at the Baskerville Bindery are scarce. In addition to the copies at Birmingham, there is one example at the British Library and two known in an American private collection. Baskerville's dabbling in marbling paper is covered in depth by Diana Patterson in her essay John Baskerville, Marbler which appeared in the Library Magazine (1990) . Bookseller Inventory # 2063246

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MARTIN, John.) MILTON, John.

Published by London: Sampson Low, Son, and Marston, 1866 (1866)

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Item Description: London: Sampson Low, Son, and Marston, 1866, 1866. Folio (370 × 260 mm). Contemporary red morocco by A. W. Bain, spine elaborately gilt in compartments with yellow morocco onlays, boards elaborately gilt-panelled with green morocco onlays, marbled endpapers, turn-ins and all edges gilt. Binding rubbed and scuffed, some spotting to contents, particularly the edges of the plates but not usually affecting the image. A very good copy. 24 plates by John Martin. A handsomely bound volume of Martin's Paradise Lost. John Martin's dramatic panoramas of Old Testament scenes achieved a "hold on the popular imagination unparalleled in his day" (ODNB). Disdained by the artistic establishment, he reached out to the public by staging paid viewings and selling prints of his monumental canvases, and he became the most popular artist-showman of the day. "Mezzotint is a medium peculiarly suited to Manichaean fantasies: the black void of the prepared plate, blackness scraped away to create forms and highlights. Paradise Lost, illustrated in two sets of mezzotints for the publisher Septimus Prowett in 1825–7, was ideal material for Martin, who echoed Milton's solemnity while opening out his cadences in the imagery of groves and chases bathed in silvery light and an underworld where fires tongue the darkness and bridges span nothingness and Satan's armies infest the gloom. In mezzotint Martin's vision thrived" (ODNB). Bookseller Inventory # 77725

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Paradise Lost - A Poem in Twelve: Milton, John.

Milton, John.

Published by London. S. Simmons (1678)

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Item Description: London. S. Simmons, 1678. 3rd Edition 1678, revised and augmented by the author. VG. HB. Recent quality rebind in full Victorian Tan calf leather. Vertical spine title gilt, spine has 5 raised bands with single line gilt either side of raised bands. New end papers expertly fitted. 12 x 18cm tall. 331pp. WH. pages evenly age browned, with some minor foxing in margins, however, the text is clear. Reverse of title page bears a miniscule previous owners inscription dated 1881. Pages 153-158 are plain original lined sheets, possibly for notes. Edges age browned. At the beginning of the book are 2 pages of a summary of the poet Milton which are in Latin script by a person identified only by the initials S.B. M.D., these are followed by 2 pages of a critique on 'Paradise Lost', and again the writer is only identified by the initials A. M. There then follows 2 pages of explanation of the style of verse, which is English Heroic Verse without Rhime, similar to that of Homer in Greek, and of Virgil in Latin. Milton expresses the belief that rihme is not a necessary adjunct or true ornament of poem or good verse, particularly in longer works. This outstanding classic of epic verse is tightly bound, and in remarkably good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 42973

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Paradise Lost: John Milton

John Milton

Published by J. and R. Tonson, London (1790)

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Item Description: J. and R. Tonson, London, 1790. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Johann Sebastian Muller (illustrator). Paradise Lost. (London: Printed for J. and R. Tonson et al., 1750) 8 x 5 ½¿. Two Volumes. Second Edition, edited, with notes of various authors, by Thomas newton. Old speckled calf, recently rebacked, spine with raised bands, gild rules and titling, and red morocco labels. Frontispiece by Vertue and 12 attractive engraved plates after Francis hayman, engraved by Johann Sebastian Muller. Title Leaves with small portion of blank lower margin torn away and neatly replaced, a little offsetting in text, otherwise an excellent copy of this well-illustrated edition. Both Hayman (1708-76), one of the foundation members of the Royal Academy, and Muller (1715?-90?), who called himself John Miller after emigrating to England from Germany in 1744, had distinguished careers as illustrators, and this edition of Milton reflects the high quality of their work. Bookseller Inventory # 000106

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Milton, John

Published by London: Printed for J. Beecroft, W. Strahan, and Others, 1775 (1775)

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Item Description: London: Printed for J. Beecroft, W. Strahan, and Others, 1775, 1775. Eighth Edition. Eighth Edition. Two volumes, very clean and tight. Owner's plate and name. All original. Photos available. Bookseller Inventory # 2308

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John Milton (John Martin, Illus.)

Published by Septimus Prowett, London (1827)

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Item Description: Septimus Prowett, London, 1827. Full-Leather. Book Condition: Collectible; Very Good. A lovely copy of the 1827 "John Martin" edition, with his 24 magnificent --and justifiably legendary-- full-page engravings. Bound in a sumptuous, dark-red, full moroco, with elaborate gilt and blindstamped decorations to the panels. 4 raised bands and rich, detailed gilt-tooling to the compartments. Very light wear along the hinges and light, scattered foxing to the text but both volumes are remarkably bright and clean and easily VG+. Thick quartos, all edges gilt. Attractive bookplate of Arthur Stannard Vernay to the pastedown of Vol. I and the small armorial bookplate of Rev. William Stunnton at the front pastedown of Vol. II. Bookseller Inventory # 9214

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Paradise Lost (Bloom's Notes): Milton, John

Milton, John

Published by Chelsea House Publications (1995)

ISBN 10: 0791040739 ISBN 13: 9780791040737

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Item Description: Chelsea House Publications, 1995. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: -- Presents concise, easy-to-understand biographical, critical, and bibliographical information on a specific literary work-- Provides multiple sources for book reports and term papers with a wealth of information on literary works, authors, and major characters-- Digests of critical extracts prefaced by headnotes. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0791040739

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Paradise Lost, Paradise Regain'd: Milton, John (Thomas

Milton, John (Thomas Newton, ed.)

Published by R.Tonson & S.Draper, London (1752)

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Item Description: R.Tonson & S.Draper, London, 1752. Francis Hayman (illustrator). A New Edition, With Notes of various Authors, By Thomas Newton, D.D. London: Printed for J. and R. Tonson and S. Draper in the Strand. Three volumes, uniform large 4º. Paradise Lost in two volumes, first Newton edition, 1749; Paradise Regain'd (with Samson Agonistes and Poems upon Several Occasions) in one volume, first Newton edition, 1752. The three volumes are complete with the three portraits of Milton by George Vertue and the seventeen plates by Francis Hayman. Paradise Lost, volume I: frontispiece portrait of Milton at the age of 21 by George Vertue dated 1747; title-page; dedication of [8]pp.; preface of [8]pp.; i-lxi, Life of Milton; poems by Barrow, Marvel, & a note on the verse, in [5]pp.; 1-16, Addison's Critique; List of Subscribers in [12]pp.; pp. 1 - 459, Paradise Lost, Books 1 - 6, with a plate by Francis Hayman preceding each Book. Paradise Lost, volume II: frontispiece portrait of Milton at the age of 62 by George Vertue dated 1747; title-page; pp. 1 - 444, Paradise Lost, Books 7 - 12, with a plate by Francis Hayman preceding each Book, and the Appendix; Index pp. [132]. Paradise Regain'd: frontispiece portrait of Milton at the age of 42 by George Vertue dated 1751; title-page; Preface and Table of Contents in [6]pp.; pp. 1 - 690, Paradise Regain'd, followed by Samson Agonistes, Poems on Several Occasions, Sonnets, Psalms, and Latin Poems; Index of [2]pp. This volume also contains five plates by Francis Hayman as called for. Three volumes about 287 x 225 mm., uniformly bound in contemporary full mottled calf with gilt borders, all edges gilt, superbly rebacked in modern calf of a matching colour with double green morocco lettering-pieces, all corners expertly repaired, retaining original marbled endpapers with inner hinges strengthened with cloth. Eighteenth century bookplate of George Drummond (Lord Provost of Edinburgh) in each volume. This edition of Milton is important for its scholarly notes by Newton, (1704-82, biblical scholar, Bishop of Bristol and Dean of St. Paul's), but also for the plates by Francis Hayman (1708-66), a prominent figure in eighteenth century artistic circles, and with Reynolds one of the founder members of the Society of Artists. It is rare to find a uniform set of these three volumes, the Newton editions of the two works having been published a few years apart. All three volumes are printed in large type on thick, high-quality paper. This is a particularly pleasing example, the leaves being large and the edges heavily gilt. There is a little browning here and there, more frequently opposite the plates, but overall it is a clean and fresh example. The rebacking and restoration of the corners has been executed to the highest standards. Bookseller Inventory # 1021BS

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THE POETICAL WORKS. With notes of various: Milton, John; illustrated
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Item Description: LondonJ and R. Tonson., 1761. New edition. Three volumes. Quarto. Finely bound in recent full speckled brown calf. Spines with raised bands, the compartments double ruled in gilt. Red labels, titled in gilt. Double ruled blind border on boards. Volume 1. lxxix, xxii,491pp; Volume 2. 460pp, 116pp indexes; Volume 3. 690pp, iipp index. Illustrated with 20 full page copper engraved plates, including 3 portraits as the frontispiece for each volume and 17 fine illustrations by Francis Hayman. Neat contemporary previous owners’ names to the top of the title pages and reverse of frontispieces. Some minor foxing to the margins of a few pages, and darker offsetting to 2 leaves where a previous owner had inserted a fern leaf. Illustrations with some offsetting to the opposite page. A very good set of this beautifully illustrated and printed edition. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. Bookseller Inventory # 10960

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THE POETICAL WORKS. With notes of various: MILTON. JOHN. --
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Item Description: J and R. Tonson. London. 1761, 1761. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Illustrated Edition. NEW EDITION. Three 4to volumes. (11.9 x 9.6 inches). Vol.1. lxxix, xxii,491pp; - Vol.2. 460pp, 116pp indexes; - Vol.3. 690pp, iipp index. (2 of the last 2 leaves, 4T & 4Ti have been bound in. One in the correct place at the end of the text and again, randomly, in the middle of one of the Poems on several occasions). Illustrated with 20 full page copper engraved plates, including 3 portraits as the frontispiece for each volume, plus 17 fine illustrations by Francis Hayman, each with some offsetting to the page opposite. Neat contemporary previous owners names to the top of the title pages and rear of frontispieces. Some minor foxing to the margins of a few pages, and darker offsetting to 2 leaves where a previous owner had inserted a fern leaf, otherwise a very good set which has been finely bound in recent full speckled brown calf. Spines with raised bands, the compartments double ruled in gilt. Red labels, gilt. Double ruled blind border on boards. An attractive set of this beautifully illustrated and printed edition. --- Francis Hayman (1708-1776), "The most proficient English illustrator of his time." - Gordon R. Ray. The illustrator and the book in England from 1790 to 1914. Page 5. Bookseller Inventory # 9053

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MILTON, John.

Published by Birmingham, John Baskerville, 1758. (1758)

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Item Description: Birmingham, John Baskerville, 1758., 1758. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Baskerville edition. 8vo. Nicely bound by Zaehnsdorf in full polished speckled calf, richly gilt stamped, 3 green leather spine labels, edges extra gilt, marbled endpapers. Fresh set, no foxing. Enclosed in a green cloth slipcase. 2 volumes. Gaskell 4 and 5. Bookseller Inventory # 223323

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FORE-EDGE PAINTING]. Paradise Lost. A Poem in: MILTON, John.

MILTON, John.

Published by Doves Press, Hammersmith (1902)

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Item Description: Doves Press, Hammersmith, 1902. hardcover. Book Condition: very good(+). A beautifully bound copy with a modern allegorical fore-edge painting showing Adam & Eve in the Garden of Eden. Unfortunately there is a large damp-stain on the lower portion of both covers, some light damp marks on the front and back blank pages, and foxing in the margins of the first two pages of text. Rubricated text throughout. 387 pages. Large 8vo, finely bound by Birdsall in full burgundy calf; gilt-ruled and lettered spine with raised bands. Hammersmith: Doves Press, 1902. Bookseller Inventory # 261600

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MILTON, John

Published by London S. Simmons (1678)

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Item Description: London S. Simmons, 1678. The Third Edition of Milton's 'Paradise Lost' MILTON, John. Paradise Lost. A Poem in Twelve Books. London: S. Simmons, 1678. Third edition, 'Revised and Augmented by the Same Author'. Octavo. viii, 331, [1, blank] pp. Frontispiece portrait of Milton by W. Dolle. Lacking the final two blank leaves. This includes the commendatory poems by S.B. in Latin and by Andrew Marvell in English. Contemporary full calf, rebacked. Boards stamped in blind. Brown morocco spine label, lettered in gilt. Boards edges a bit rubbed and bumped. Some very minor toning. Previous owner's very light contemporary ink noted on frontispiece portrait. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. A very handsome copy. "The increase from ten to twelve in the number of books was made in the second edition by dividing Books VII and X of the first edition into two each. Three new lines were added to the beginning of Book VIII, and five to Book XII. The 'Argument' which in the latter states of the first edition occurs in the preliminary is in the second and subsequent editions divided and the parts prefixed to the books to which they severally apply. Masson states that Milton's industrious nephew, Edward Phillips, in his Life of John Milton 1674, asserts that these changes were made at Milton's direction." (Pforzheimer 719). Grolier, Wither to Prior, 194. Pforzheimer 719. HBS 67657. $2,500. Bookseller Inventory # 67657

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MILTON, John.

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Item Description: 1858. 4to. Contemporary red pebble-grain morocco by Andrew Grieve of Edinburgh, boards with wide gilt borders and large oval gilt device at centre of both covers, spine lettered in gilt, and richly gilt in compartments, all edges gilt with rich gauffering; pp. [x], 373; 24 full-page mezzotinted plates by John Martin. Spine a little darkened, just a little rubbing to boards, occasional light, inoffensive, foxing, neat ink inscription, generally a very good clean copy - much nicer than is usually found. One of the most famous illustrated books published in England and the only book for which John Martin is now remembered. It was first published in 1827 in several forms. Septimus Prowett, the original publisher, paid Martin the exceptional sum of £2,000 to do 24 folio size mezzotints to illustrate Paradise Lost and a further £1,500 for a smaller set of the same designs. "The publication was a complete success, and Martin's plates won lasting renown . There have been many ambitious schemes of publishing which have failed because the artist did not rise to the height of his opportunity, but this was emphatically not the case with Martin . among the plates of Paradise Lost there is a high proportion of unique and original design." (Thomas Balston, John Martin 1789-1854). Bookseller Inventory # 2058528

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MILTON (John)

Published by for W. Strahan, J.F. and C. Rivington [and 25 others], London (1778)

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Item Description: for W. Strahan, J.F. and C. Rivington [and 25 others], London, 1778. Engraved frontispiece portrait in both volumes and 12 plates. Two volumes. 8vo. [215 x 132 x 100 mm]. [12]ff, lxxxvi, [26], 510 pp; 463, [1], [184] pp. Bound in contemporary tree calf, smooth spines divided into six panels by a gilt hatched pallet, lettered in the second panel on a red goatskin label, numbered in the fourth on a circular red label at the centre of a green goatskin label, the other panels with a flower and scrolls, the edges of the boards hatched in gilt, plain endleaves, light yellow edges. With: Paradise Regain'd. A Poem, in Four Books. To which is added Samson Agonistes: And Poems upon Several Occasions. A New Edition. With Notes of various Authors, by Thomas Newton, D.D. Engraved frontispiece portrait in vol.1 and five plates. Two volumes. 8vo. [215 x 132 x 58 mm]. [4]ff, 335pp; [4]ff, 386, [4] pp. Uniformly bound with the above and numbered 3-4. London: for W. Strahan, J.F. and C. Rivington [and 14 others], 1785. A fine set in a very handsome binding, with just a few minor signs of wear. Bookseller Inventory # ebc4555

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John Milton

Published by Jacob Tonson, London (1695)

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Item Description: Jacob Tonson, London, 1695. Full Calf Leather Binding. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No DJ as Issued. Peter Paul Bouche After Rubens (illustrator). Sixth Edition. The Poetical Works of John Milton. Containing, Paradise Lost, Paradise Regain'd, Sampson Agonistes, and his Poems on several Occasions. Together with Explanatory Notes on each Book of the Paradise Lost, and a Table never before Printed. Printed for Jacob Tonson, at the Judge's Head near the Inner-Temple-Gate in Fleet-Street., 1695. Folio, bound in full contemporary dark calf neatly rebacked with renewed red morocco gilt label . [6] 219 [1] 219-343 [3] [2] 321 [3] 66 [6] 57 [1] [4] 9 [2] 10-11 [2] 12-34 [2] 37-60 pages. "According to K. A. Coleridge, p. 274, 'Jacob Tonson issued two collections in 1695, parts of which are in large part the same, but with different arrangements'." This volume contains a general title page (which the second collection lacks), (London: Printed for Jacob Tonson, 1695), 'Paradise Lost A Poem' (London, Printed by Tho. Hodgkin, 1695), 'A Table' [index to 'Paradise Lost'], 'Annotations on Milton's Paradise Lost (London, Printed for Jacob Tonson, 1695)', 'Paradise Regain'd' (London, Printed by R.E., 1688), 'Samson Agonistes' (London: Printed by R.E. 1695) and 'Poems upon Several Occasions' (London: Printed for Jacob Tonson, 1695). . Poems upon Several Occasions slightly browned. Twelve leaves engraved plates as called for, most of which are engraved by Michael Burghers or Peter Paul Bouche. Raised bands gilt with marginal dampstain to later leaves, in particular to Samson, lacks the portrait frontis of Milton to face the general title else a very good copy in a superb rebacking of the original boards in calf. This is the second illustrated edition of Paradise Lost after the 1688 edition which lists for $6000 to $10,000. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. As Gift. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 002600

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John Milton

Published by J. and R. Tonson, London (1758)

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Item Description: J. and R. Tonson, London, 1758. Early 20th Century Full Morocco boards with gilt flower design bands. Five raised bands in six compartments. Titles in tooled gilt on spine. Marbled end papers. , Ex Libris Abel E. Berland, Size : 8vo. (141 x 221mm, Volume : 16 Books in two., P. Vol 1: Full Title, Blank, Advertisement (18), Half Title, Advertisement (5), Life of Milton (69), Blank, Half Title, 1-416; Vol. 2: Title, Blank, Half Title, Blank, 5-390. Both books in very good condition. Edges gilt. A fine example of these two works bound in decorative gilt red morocco. Bookseller Inventory # B3982

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Milton, John. Blake, William (illus.) Arion Press

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Item Description: San Francisco: Arion Press, 2002 & 2004. 2 vols., 4to, and large folio. Text xxxiv, 397 (inc. colophon); and portfolio with 13 plates plus small format illustrations and text, prospectus. Cloth, gilt leather label, in slipcase, and loose sheets, laid into cloth folding portfolio, printed label. As issued Limited to 400 sets. The first time these illustrations and text have been issued together, text edited by John T. Shawcross, with an introduction by Helen Vendler. The portfolio reproduces the watercolors at full scale in excellent color facsimile after the originals at the Huntington Library, with description and commentary by Robert N. Essick and Shawcross. Currently in print at $2500. Bookseller Inventory # 105220

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