Milton, John | The first volume of the rare first American edition of Milton's epic
2,000 - 3,000 USD
The Passion of American Collectors: Property of Barbara and Ira Lipman
Paradise Lost. Philadelphia: Robert Bell, 1777
Volume one (of two) only, 8vo (198 x 118 mm). Engraved frontispiece by John Norman; lacking half-title, some toning and foxing, dampstaining to lower margin. Full contemporary calf; overall rubbed, joints weak. Housed in custom slipcase and folding chemise.
First volume of the rare First American edition of Milton's landmark of English literature — “The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven...”
Philip Bunting (signature to verso of frontispiece)
Evans 15443; Hildeburn 3582
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