MILTON, JOHN | Paradise Lost. A Poem in Ten Books. London: S. Simmons for S. Thomson, H. Mortlack, M. Walker, R. Boulter, 1668
MILTON, JOHN | Paradise Lost. A Poem in Ten Books. London: S. Simmons for S. Thomson, H. Mortlack, M. Walker, R. Boulter, 1668
MILTON, JOHN | Paradise Lost. A Poem in Ten Books. London: S. Simmons for S. Thomson, H. Mortlack, M. Walker, R. Boulter, 1668
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MILTON, JOHN | Paradise Lost. A Poem in Ten Books. London: S. Simmons for S. Thomson, H. Mortlack, M. Walker, R. Boulter, 1668

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 USD

MILTON, JOHN | Paradise Lost. A Poem in Ten Books. London: S. Simmons for S. Thomson, H. Mortlack, M. Walker, R. Boulter, 1668

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 USD

Lot Sold:10,000USD
(13 bids, reserve met)

Description

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MILTON, JOHN

Paradise Lost. A Poem in Ten Books. London: S. Simmons for S. Thomson, H. Mortlack, M. Walker, R. Boulter, 1668


4to (6¾ x 5 in.; 170 x 125 mm). Amory's issue no. 2 (traditional fourth title, with Milton's name spelled out and the correct imprint), the title and text within box rules, a reissue of sheets *A4, a4 added, containing Milton's argument for Books I-X, the defense of blank verse, and the errata; upper margin of title reinforced, with a few stains and erasure of ownership signatures, else just an occasional spot throughout. 19th century blue straight-grain morocco, gilt, lower cover detached. Cloth slipcase.


First edition, with Amory's second issue of the title-page.


REFERENCES:

Grolier English 33; Grolier Wither to Prior 602; Coleridge 90; Wing M2139; Hayward 72

Condition Report

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MILTON, JOHN | Paradise Lost. A Poem in Ten Books. London: S. Simmons for S. Thomson, H. Mortlack, M. Walker, R. Boulter, 1668
MILTON, JOHN | Paradise Lost. A Poem in Ten Books. London: S. Simmons for S. Thomson, H. Mortlack, M. Walker, R. Boulter, 1668
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