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Voltaire's Essay on Milton.

Voltaire (1694-1778). Desmond Flower (1907-1997), editor.

Published by Privately Printed,, 1954
Condition: Collectible: Very Good Hardcover
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LIMITED EDITION of 400 copies. PRESENTATION COPY inscribed by Desmond Flower. 12mo. 7 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches. (xvi), (32) pp. Half-title, black-and-white frontispiece portrait of John Milton with tissue guard; text clean, unmarked. Quarter gray cloth, marbled paper over boards, spine titled in gilt; binding square and tight, rubbed. INSCRIBED by Desmond Flower on the front free end-paper, "For Peter with warmest regards from Desmond Flower, 29.xii.54." Very Good. This book was "set in type produced from copies of the original Baskerville punches by Deberny & Peignot. Desmond Flower, as well as being the agent through whom the Baskerville punches came to Cambridge, is a student and collector of Voltaire's works. This was one of the few pieces written in English by Voltaire and it had never been reprinted since his lifetime. The paper was specially manufactured by Messrs W. & R. Balston of Maidstone, successors to the James Whatman who is credited with providing Baskerville with the first wove paper to be used in Europe." See: Crutchley, A Printer's Christmas Books, p. 27. Bookseller Inventory # CH814-291

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Title: Voltaire's Essay on Milton.

Publisher: Privately Printed,

Publication Date: 1954

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Collectible: Very Good

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John Howell for Books deals in new, used, and rare books in all fields and Western languages. We have been open for business in Los Angeles since January 1, 2005. We are constantly buying and adding new inventory. If you have any books for sale, we would love to hear from you.

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