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PARADISE LOST OF MILTON: Milton John

Milton John

Published by London Sepitmus Prowett 1827 (1827)

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Item Description: London Sepitmus Prowett 1827, 1827. 2 volumes bound as one. A Very Scarce "large plate" copy of the the First Edition with the illustrations of John Martin. With the 24 very fine large full page illustrations designed and engraved in mezzotint by John Martin. Imperial 4to, in a especially handsome period binding of full plum pebbled morocco, gilt extra. The covers with thick gilt ruled frames enclosing a smaller more ornate gilt vine panel, the spine with wide flat raised bands gilt bordered between compartments with ornate gilt vine tooled decoration, two compartments boldly lettered in gilt, the thick board edges gilt ruled and with wide gilt ruled turn-ins, a.e.g. Though bound as a single volume the binder has retained the original title and half-title pages to each volume. 228; 219 pp. An extremely handsome and clean copy, the text-block very solid and sound and fresh, the tissue guards intact and the plates rich, only an occasional hint of the common foxing can be found. The binding is in excellent condition, very beautiful and especially well preserved. A very fine copy indeed. FIRST EDITION AND A WONDERFUL COPY OF THE GRAND LARGE PLATE ISSUE OF JOHN MARTIN'S ILLUSTRATED MILTON, this the issue with plates roughly 280 x 190 mm, an octavo issue with smaller plates was also produced. John Martin was one of the earliest practitioners of the mezzotint steel-engraving process, beginning his career in 1825. His subject matter tended to lean towards the spiritual and he did several engravings for illustrated bibles. His style and technique are well demonstrated in this prized work, an excellent accompaniment to Milton’s epic work. Employing this new technique Martin was able to produce plates of exquisite darkness punctuated with glorious streams of heavenly light. Martin's work has been called one of the "most significant series of British book illustrations ever to have been produced" - (Campbell) Prowett commissioned two complete sets of the plates from Martin. One set was plates measuring about 280 by 190 mm for this Imperial quarto issue. Afterwards he commissioned the second smaller (200 by 150mm) set for an Imperial octavo issue. "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" -Milton Ray. Bookseller Inventory # 28155

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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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Milton, John

Published by London, Septimus Prowett (1827)

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Item Description: London, Septimus Prowett, 1827. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Two volumes, tall Imperial octavos, almost small folio in appearance, contemporary polished tan russia gilt, all edges gilt, rebacked preserving original gilt spines, hinges and spines a bit rubbed and trifle chipped, usual minor foxing within, fine set. Martin's famed mezzotint engravings for this work are an acknowledged high point of British book uillustration, and are among the most powerful expressions evoked by Milton's epic, placing Martin's illustrations on a level between those of Blake and those of Dore. Kohler 107. First edition with the Martin illustrations. Bookseller Inventory # 1314

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Paradise Lost (John Martin, Illus.): Milton, John

Milton, John

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Item Description: Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. London: Washbourne, 1853. Later edition with Martin illustrations illustrating the edition by Prowett, 1827 (pp. [x], 373). Quarto ( 28 cm) in brown morocco over heavy boards, gilt titles and decorations. 24 fine full-page mezzotint plates by John Martin (1789- 1854). One of the most famous illustrated books published in England, and the only book for which John Martin is now remembered. “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" (Balston). “Martin’s imagery was drawn partly from the mystical and partly from the industrial, while being an incurable romantic, he was also a child of the Industrial Revolution and his vast palaces, gorges and subterranean caverns have a quality of fact and experimental engineering about them” (Houfe). Covers rubbed and with some wear, a page or two with neat repair, occasional foxing to margin of plates. Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 1860

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The Paradise lost of Milton; with illustrations: John Martin] MILTON,

John Martin] MILTON, John (1608-1674)

Published by Printed for Henry Washbourne & Co. 25, Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row MDCCCLIII [1853], London (1853)

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Item Description: Printed for Henry Washbourne & Co. 25, Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row MDCCCLIII [1853], London, 1853. Morocco. Book Condition: Near Fine+. Early Reprint. Handsomely bound edition of Milton's great epic poem, with John Martin's evocative, atmospheric mezzotints, "without doubt one of the most significant series of British book illustrations ever to have been produced" (Campbell), "one of the great publishing enterprises of the [Romantic] age." (Ray) 4to: [8],373,[3]pp, with 24 full-page, tissue-guarded mezzotint engravings (including frontispiece), by John Martin, originally designed for the octavo edition of 1827. (According to Lowndes, the plates were retouched for this and the first Washbourne edition, of 1849.) Full contemporary black morocco, covers elaborately framed in gilt, spines richly gilt in six compartments, gilt lettering direct to the second, all edges gilt. Provenance: signatures of A. Thomas, 1856, and A. W. Thomas, 1873, to title page; steel-engraved book plate (dated 1889) of John Frederick Nankivell, Ilfracombe Hotel, North Devon, to front fly leaf. An excellent copy, barring prominent tide marks to versos of frontispiece and first two plates, lightly transferred to rectos. But pages and remaining plates clean and bright with only occasional marginal foxing. A quite uncommon edition: Copac records only two copies (Cambridge, Oxford), OCLC adds one other (Berlin). Lowndes 1560. Allibone, p. 1300. Ray, 69A. Campbell, John Martin, Visionary Printmaker, pp. 38-41. In 1823, Martin was commissioned by a little known American publisher named Septimus Prowett to illustrate Milton's Paradise Lost. Before Martin had even completed the suite of 24 engravings, Prowett commissioned a second set on smaller plates. First published in two two-volume editions, imperial quarto (the large plates) and tall imperial octavo (the small), in 1827, with six more formats appearing through 1853. "The apocalyptic romanticism of [Martin's] 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 newly constructed Thames Tunnel. The resulting illustrations may be heterogeneous, but they are also unforgettable" (Ray) Adds Campbell: "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." (Campbell). N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # BB1454

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MARTIN, John, illustrator.) MILTON, John.

Published by London: Printed for Henry Washbourne & Co., 1853 (1853)

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Item Description: London: Printed for Henry Washbourne & Co., 1853, 1853. Small quarto (273 x 177 mm). Contemporary brown half hard-grain morocco, richly gilt spine, purple cloth sides, all edges gilt, yellow coated endpapers. Binding a little rubbed, sides patchily faded, occasional foxing to margins of plates, otherwise a very good copy, clean and with rich impressions of the plates. 24 mezzotint plates by John Martin, with tissue guards intact. First published in a large quarto edition in 1825-27 and in the present format in 1827; this edition is uncommon: Copac records only 2 copies (Cambridge, Oxford), and OCLC adds a further 14. "The apocalyptic romanticism of [Martin's] 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" (Gordon Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England, pp. 44-45). William Feaver, in ODNB, notes that "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. 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". Ray 69A (the edition of 1827). Bookseller Inventory # 103768

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THE PARADISE LOST OF MILTON [COMPLETE IN: Milton [John]

Milton [John]

Published by Septimus Prowett,, London (1827)

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Item Description: Septimus Prowett,, London, 1827. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket. Illustrated by John Martin (illustrator). Mezzotint; 8vo. Vol I: [6], 228 pp. Vol II: [4], 218 pp, , 12 books in two. Contemp ½ leather. Spines, joints, and edges of covers rubbed. 24 (of either 24 or 26 according to the source-. 24 Mezzotinted plates. Martin began the process of illustrating Milton’s "Paradise Lost" in 1824 under commission from the publisher Septimus Prowett. The project called for the production of 24 for the octavo size set and an equal number for a larger format. ) plates, Mainly marginal foxing to plates. Each measuring c.210 x 145 mm or the reverse, many dated between 1825 and 1827 (some dates not visible) , Bookplate, pencil notation, and 1936 ink ownership on front ep. Binding solid and contents firm. "[These were] some of the earliest mezzotints to have been made using soft steel rather than copper and were the first illustrations of Milton's epic work to have been made in the mezzotint medium. They are without doubt one of the most significant series of British book illustration ever to have been produced" [Campbell, John Martin, 1789-1854 creation of light , p.515]. 7.5" x 10.5". ; 7. Bookseller Inventory # 36254

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Paradise Lost. A special hybrid edition with: Milton, John. (John

Milton, John. (John Martin Mezzotints) Extra-Illustrated.

Published by J. & H. Richter (1794)

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Item Description: J. & H. Richter, 1794. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Handsomely bound in full green moroccan leather by Zaehnsdorf (stamped in gold at the bottom dentelle) with a frontispiece of John Milton, aged 62, engraved from the original by William Faithorne, published in 1670.There is also an engraved dedication page to the Prince of Wales. All edges are gilded. The dark pebbled green leather is decorated with gilt borders and floral motifs on the front and rear boards. The spine with 5 raised bands is heavily gilded and darkened with the patina time. There are three small bookplates of previous owners on the front pastedown. With a name in ink on the front endpaper: "J. D. Coleridge, Southwick Crescent, 1866." The front hinge has been reglued. This is an unusual copy which is extra-illustrated. It is essentially the Richter edition of 1794 with, anachronistically, all 24 of the magnificent John Martin mezzotints which were published 33 years later by Septimus Prowett of London in 1827. The plates are in small quarto format, measuring 8.25" x 11" and are dated variously at the bottom edges: "London Published by Septimus Prowett 23 Old Bond Street 1825; and "London Published by Septimus Prowett 62 Paternoster Row 1826." However, only 5 of the original 12 Richter engravings are present; but all 12 of Richter's vignettes for the 12 books of Milton's magnum opus are present. There is occasional and scattered foxing to the margins of many of the plates, but the plates themselves are clear, striking and remarkable. Martin's plates especially evoke the terrifying beauty and supernatural power of the Miltonic poem with dazzling chiaroscuro techniques. "[These were] some of the earliest mezzotints to have been made using soft steel rather than copper and were the first illustrations of Milton's epic work to have been made in the mezzotint medium. They are without doubt one of the most significant series of British book illustration ever to have been produced" [Campbell, John Martin, 1789-1854 Creation of Light.] John Martin (1789–1854) was an English Romantic painter, engraver and illustrator. He was celebrated for his typically vast and melodramatic paintings of religious subjects and fantastic compositions, populated with minute figures placed in imposing landscapes. Martin's paintings, and the engravings made from them, enjoyed great success with the general public—in 1821 Lawrence referred to him as "the most popular painter of his day"—but were lambasted by Ruskin and other critics. In addition to being a painter, John Martin was a major mezzotint engraver and for significant periods of his life he earned more from his engravings than his paintings. In 1823, Martin was commissioned by Samuel Prowett to illustrate John Milton's Paradise Lost, for which he was paid 2000 guineas. Before the first 24 engravings were completed he was paid a further 1500 guineas for a second set of 24 engravings on smaller plates. Some of the more notable prints include Pandæmonium and Satan Presiding at the Infernal Council, remarkable for the science fiction element visible in the depicted architecture, and arguably his most dramatic composition Bridge over Chaos. Prowett issued 4 separate editions of the engravings in monthly instalments, the first appearing on 20 March 1825 and the last in 1827. Later, inspired by Prowett’s venture, between 1831 and 1835 Martin published his own illustrations to accompany the Old Testament but the project was a serious drain on his resources and not very profitable. He sold his remaining stock to Charles Tilt who republished them in a folio album in 1838 and in a smaller format in 1839. (Wikipedia). Bookseller Inventory # 508

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Milton, John Illustrated by John Martin, Esq.

Published by Published by Septimus Prowett, London (1825)

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Item Description: Published by Septimus Prowett, London, 1825. , seven volume set of Paradise Lost, Dedicated, by Permission to The King, illustrated with 14 engravings by John Martin presented as double frontispieces to each volume. Reprint , some minor loss of paper to spines, covers with some minor creasing, light markins, each with a small and neat number '278' written in brown ink to top right hand corner, very stunning engravings with only minor markings and light fading commensurate with age, internally sound with some markings and patchs of discolouration, all text clear and clean, good condition. , grey paper. , 28 cm by 19.5 cm Paperback ISBN: Bookseller Inventory # 65302

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JOHN MILTON

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Item Description: Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Illustrated Edition. Paradise Lost. London: Septimus Prowett, 1827. Hardcover. Two volumes, imperial octavos. First thus with the John Martin engravings. Full decorated red leather with all edges gilt. 24 mezzotint plates by John Martin. A very good set (some wear/rubbing to extremities; mild foxing to prelims and late pages; overall, nice clean texts). An attractive copy of this important Milton text. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1491001767981

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THE PARADISE LOST OF JOHN MILTON: Milton, John; illustrated

Milton, John; illustrated by John Martin

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Item Description: London: Charles Tilt., 1833. Publisher’s original maroon morocco with gilt illustration to the upper and lower board, the titles in gilt to the spine. All edges gilt, gilt inner dentelles. Large 8vo. Illustrated with 24 tissue guarded mezzotint plates by John Milton. A handsome volume, the binding square and firm with a little rubbing and bumping at the extremities. The contents are complete with some spotting and the odd finger mark to the margins and a single short closed tear to edge of one of text pages. There is a small previous owner’s name and date to the top right corner of the front free endpaper. An attractive and early printing of "without doubt one of the most significant series of British book illustrations ever to have been produced" [Campbell, John: Martin, Visionary Printmaker]. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. Bookseller Inventory # 12601

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Editor-Martin Evans

Published by Routledge (2002)

ISBN 10: 0415940508 ISBN 13: 9780415940504

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Item Description: Routledge, 2002. Library Binding. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0415940508

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John Milton Introduced by Michael Prodger Illustrated by John Martin

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Item Description: The Folio Society 0, Versand an Institutionen auch gegen Rechnung. Hardcover. Book Condition: Verlagsfrisch New copy. Versand an Institutionen auch gegen Rechnung (illustrator). Verlagsfrisch New copy SOFORT LIEFERBAR - IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE !!! Paradise Lost John Milton Introduced by Michael Prodger Illustrated by John Martin This fine edition unites John Milton's greatest poem with 24 mezzotints by John Martin, together with a separate commentary volume by Alastair Fowler. Counts a 4 books for p&p 2 volumes Quarter-bound in buckram with cloth sides 704 pages in total 24 mezzotints Gilded page tops Presented in a slipcase printed with The Great Day of His Wrath by John Martin, 1851-3. ( Tate, London 2014) 12¾? × 9¾? In 1658 John Milton, grieving the loss of his wife, his sight, and his political hopes, set out 'to justify the ways of God to man'. To tell the story of the angels' Fall and Adam and Eve's exile from Paradise was ambitious enough, but Milton went further. He forged a new style of epic blank verse in the vernacular, openly invoking the same muse who had inspired Homer and Virgil. The result was a work of poetic and psychological genius. The stern beauty of Milton's poetry, with its stately unfolding clauses and inexorable forward movement, is without parallel. In 1825 John Martin, best known for his dramatic paintings of biblical scenes, exhibited 20 mezzotints depicting Paradise Lost. One critic wrote, 'We know of no artist whose genius so perfectly fitted him to be the illustrator of the mighty Milton . There is a wildness, a grandeur, and a mystery about his designs which are indescribably fine.' Martin used mezzotint to dramatic effect, creating monumental vistas lit with a play of dark and light that echo the war at the heart of the poem. John Milton was born in London in 1608 and educated at St Paul's School and Christ's College, Cambridge. He left Cambridge in 1632, but continued to study privately before embarking on a tour of France and Italy in 1638-9. After returning to England prematurely, amidst rumours of civil war, Milton began to write pamphlets in support of the Parliamentary cause. He also published Poems of Mr John Milton, both English and Latin in 1645, but his wider known doctrinal tracts earned him a reputation for political acumen, and he was appointed Secretary for Foreign Tongues in 1649. He continued to write in defence of the Commonwealth, and it was during this time that Milton's eyesight began to deteriorate; he was completely blind by 1651. After the failure of the Commonwealth he was briefly imprisoned, and following his release he returned to poetry. His masterpiece, Paradise Lost, was published in ten books in 1667. Its sequel, Paradise Regained, and the tragedy Samson Agonistes were published in 1671. An expanded version of his shorter poems was published in 1673, and the 12-book edition of Paradise Lost in 1674, shortly before Milton's death in the same year.This edition includes notes by the great Milton scholar Alastair Fowler. A work of art in themselves, they help us appreciate Milton's poem in all its richness. As with our Letterpress Shakespeare, the notes are confined to a separate volume, allowing the verse to be presented free of all textual apparatus. The poem is that edited by Fowler, first published with his notes in 1968. Critic Michael Prodger has written a new introduction celebrating the artistic pairing of John Milton and John Martin. This fine edition has been printed on Abbey Wove paper at Kösel, Krugzell, Germany, and quarter-bound by them in buckram. The illustrations were printed at Taylor Bloxham in Leicester using Sirio Calce Stucco, a beautifully heavy paper. The slipcase shows The Great Day of His Wrath - one of the apocalyptic paintings for which Martin remains best known. John Martin was born in 1789, the son of a fencing master, and found success late in life with his large-scale dramatic and apocalyptic pictures, including Belshazzar's Feast. In 1823 he was commissioned to illustrate Paradise Lost with a series of mezzotints. Buch. Bookseller Inventory # 11875

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John MILTON

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Item Description: Folio Society, 2015. 2 vols. 8vo. First Edition thus with 24 fine mezzotints; red buckram lettered in black black cloth back letterd in gilt gilt tops a fine set in publisher's pictorial slip-case. This splendid edition unites John Milton’s greatest poem with 24 mezzotints by John Martin together with separate commentary volume by the eminent Milton scholar Alastair Fowler. Bookseller Inventory # 27494

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Item Description: Edinburg: Apollo Press, by the Martins, 1776. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Sent within 24 hours. Expedited UK delivery available. Leather bound. Bells edition. Complete set of Four volumes. Engraved volume titles with large individual vignettes. Spine with five flat bands ruled in gilt, second and third compartments with red and green leather labels. Lettered, numbered and tooled in gilt. Bookseller Inventory # BBI2338279

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MILTON, (John)

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Item Description: London, J. and H. Richter, 1794. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Two volumes bound in one, quarto, without title to second volume, contemporary calf, worn, covers detached, fine 1817 armorial bookplate of Martin Stapylton, lightly and uniformly embrowned, inexpensive example of this important edition. This edition, with the handsome Richter illustrations, is one of the great illustrated English books of the Regency period. Coleridge 145; Kohler 66. The sole edition with these illustrations. Bookseller Inventory # 1305

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Item Description: Martins, Apollo Press, Edinburgh, 1779. 3 vols. [of 4], 12mo., on laid paper, with engraved portrait frontispiece, engraved volume titles with large individual vignettes, and printed series and volume titles, twentieth century inscription on front free endpaper of first volume, eighteenth century inscription on blank preliminaries; most attractively bound in eighteenth century full roan, backs with five flat bands ruled in gilt, second and third compartments with red and green leather labels lettered, numbered and tooled in gilt, all other compartments tooled in gilt, one or two joints tender (but all bindings entirely sound), a splendid, crisp, clean run in wholly unrestored period binding. The three volumes include Paradise Lost, Paradise Regain'd , Samson Agonistes, Comus, L'Allegro, Il Penseroso, Arcades and Lycidas. A lovely run, tragically lacking the last volume, of a very scarce Edinburgh issue of Bell's Poets, first published in 1776. NCBEL I, 1239. Bookseller Inventory # 19954

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St. Martin's Press

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The Poetical Works of John Milton from: John Milton, Joseph

John Milton, Joseph Addison

Published by Apollo Press by The Martins, Edinburg. (Edinburgh) (1779)

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Item Description: Apollo Press by The Martins, Edinburg. (Edinburgh), 1779. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Revised Edition. Four leather bound volumes, marbled end-papers, each with engraved title. Leather is rubbed at edges and cracked on joints and decorative spine overlay has flaked off with some detached fragments present. Covers are securely attached and internal binding is sound, engravings are a little darkened, pages are clean. 4-volume set (complete). No dust jacket, as published. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: under 1 kg. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 05317021044. All our book for sale at abebooks have a 20% discount during April 2017. This is included in the displayed price. Please browse our other books for more savings. Bookseller Inventory # 05317021044

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Evans, Martin (Edited by)/ Evans, Martin (Introduction by)

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Martin Evans (Editor)

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Martin, John. [John Milton].

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Item Description: Septimus Prowett (Old Bond Street),, London:, 1825. Folio. 245 x 355 [image 192 x 277mm]. Pagination: Single leaf. Mezzotint print, on wove paper, some foxing, light stain at upper right corner, minor tear outer edge. Suitable for framing. ?Martin, John (1789?1854), artist. 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. His subjects, biblical and Miltonic, lent themselves to vast generalizations dotted with microscopic particulars. " [-ODNB]. Bookseller Inventory # 15100

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Martin, John. [John Milton].

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Item Description: Septimus Prowett (62 Paternoster Row),, London:, 1825. Folio. 245 x 355 [image 192 x 277mm]. Pagination: Single leaf. Mezzotint print, on wove paper, some foxing, light stain at upper right corner, dark edge stain on upper right blank corner, minor edge tear. Some reworking of lines. Suitable for framing. ?Martin, John (1789?1854), artist. 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. His subjects, biblical and Miltonic, lent themselves to vast generalizations dotted with microscopic particulars. " [-ODNB]. Bookseller Inventory # 15103

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Martin, John. [John Milton].

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Item Description: Septimus Prowett (62 Paternoster Row),, London:, 1825. Folio. 245 x 355 [image 192 x 277mm]. Pagination: Single leaf. Mezzotint print, on wove paper, some foxing, light stain at upper right corner. Some reworking of lines. Suitable for framing. ?Martin, John (1789?1854), artist. 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. His subjects, biblical and Miltonic, lent themselves to vast generalizations dotted with microscopic particulars. " [-ODNB]. Bookseller Inventory # 15104

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Harold Bloom, William Golding

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John Martin

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MILTON, John.

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Item Description: Geo. S. Appleton / D. Appleton & Co.,, Philadelphia / NY:, 1851. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Illustrated by John Martin (illustrator). With notes by Sir Egerton Brydges. Illustrated with eight plates by John Martin. An early printing of this edition. Octavo, bound in burgundy leather with gilt lettering and elaborate design, all edges gilt. Moderate edge wear, brief gift inscription (from 1859) on front free endpaper, else very good. Binding is solid. ; 415 pages B00HCMYSMU. Bookseller Inventory # 81357

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Evans, J. Martin

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Item Description: Cornell University Press (1996), Ithaca [NY], 1996. Book Condition: Minor rubbing. VG. orig.cloth Minor rubbing. VG. 22x14cm, xi,194 pp Contents: The Colonial Idea; The Colony; The Colonists; The Colonized; The Narrator; Conclusion. Bookseller Inventory # 010938

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