MILTON, JOHN | The Poetical Work, with Life of the Author by William Hayley London: Boydell, 1794−1797
Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 USD
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The Poetical Work, with Life of the Author by William Hayley London: Boydell, 1794−1797
3 volumes, folio (236x 183 mm). Portraits and plates by Earlom after R.Westall and 15 of the original ink and watercolor drawings (including 6 signed), mounted opposite their respective engravings; some intermittent spotting. Levant morocco, gilt, paneled back and raised bands, shelf wear to bottom edges, joints a bit rubbed.
Extra-illustrated with a selection of the original watercolors by Richard Westall
Westall was a Royal Academy member best known for his landscapes (and eventually becoming a drawing tutor for Queen Victoria). His illustrations of Milton that Boydell commissioned are striking in their vibrant Romanticism and would become perhaps the most renowned depictions of the work throughout the next century.
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