JOHN MILTON

Letters of State

1694

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First edition of Milton's Letters of State.

  • John Milton (English).
  • Letters of State, Written By Mr. John Milton, To Most of The Sovereign Princes And Republicks of Europe
  •  London: [S.n.], 1694. 
  • [6], xlviii, [6], 336 pp.
  • 12mo.
  • Three-quarter bound in leather with marbled boards and marbled endpapers, label with gilt lettering on spine, gilt edges to text block.


This copy has the words "Ten verses" on p. xxxv, line 6 (some copies have the words "Six verses" here). Coleridge comments that the catalog of Milton's works is "particularly interesting" because for the first time it includes Milton's own work Joannis Philippi Angli Responsio (1652), a defense of Pro Populo Anglicano against an attack by John Rowland. This text was attributed to the poet's nephew and amanuensis, John Phillips, but was almost certainly heavily corrected by Milton himself.

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Spine somewhat tanned.

Shelf wear and chipping, particularly to edges and corners.

Cut very close at the foot of the page towards the end, with occasional loss of catchwords and the text slightly shaved on p. 327; early tear on pp. 59-60 and 177-8 with slight loss of text.

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First Edition
Language
English
Subject
Politics
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