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PARADISE LOST. A POEM, IN TWELVE BOOKS...THE NINTH EDITION... FOR JACOB TONSON, 1711; PARADISE REGAIN'D... TO WHICH IS ADDED SAMSON AGONISTES AND POEMS UPON SEVERAL OCCASIONS... THE FIFTH EDITION... FOR J. TONSON, 1713
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Milton, John
PARADISE LOST. A POEM, IN TWELVE BOOKS...THE NINTH EDITION... FOR JACOB TONSON, 1711; PARADISE REGAIN'D... TO WHICH IS ADDED SAMSON AGONISTES AND POEMS UPON SEVERAL OCCASIONS... THE FIFTH EDITION... FOR J. TONSON, 1713
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Milton, John
PARADISE LOST. A POEM, IN TWELVE BOOKS...THE NINTH EDITION... FOR JACOB TONSON, 1711; PARADISE REGAIN'D... TO WHICH IS ADDED SAMSON AGONISTES AND POEMS UPON SEVERAL OCCASIONS... THE FIFTH EDITION... FOR J. TONSON, 1713
2 volumes, 12mo (124 x 72mm.), engraved frontispiece portraits and plates after Medina, manuscript notes at the end of the first volume, uniformly bound in late eighteenth- or early nineteenth-century straight-grained red morocco, quite possibly an Irish design, with covers tooled in gilt with a border of a crested roll with floral and palmette elements, and a leafy twig tooled in blind, a rope roll, enclosing panels at the top and bottom containing a large geometrical tool and two lyres within circles of pearls, the central section filled with circles, sprigs, palmettes, scrolls, and the caduceus of Mercury on a studded background, spines in six compartments, turn-ins, double endleaves, all edges gilt,  covers of volume I partially detached, some slight browning to text (2)
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Provenance

Robert George-Baker, bookplates

Literature

Coleridge 97,  187a

English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin

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