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John Milton

Paradise Lost

Printed for John Baskerville for J. and R. Tonson



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First Baskerville Edition copy of Milton's best-known work with distinguished provenance.

  • Sold as a set of 2.
  • John Milton (English).
  • London: Printed for John Baskerville for J. and R. Tonson, 1758. 
  • Octavo.
  • Bookplates of J.E.H. Graham-Clarke on front pastedowns, and signature of Arabella Graham-Clarke on title page of both volumes.
  • Bound in half contemporary leather and marbled paper boards with gilt lettering on paneled spine.

Arabella Graham-Clarke was the aunt of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, a well-known English poet of the Victorian era.

Originally issued in one volume, this copy was bound in two volumes to make space for interleaving. All volumes paginated continuously as issued, with the addition of one blank leaf per printed leaf for note-taking. Wickenheiser 691.


Arabella Graham-Clarke

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Cracking to leather on spines.

Rubbing to boards and leather on corners.

Small chunk of head of spine and braided headband missing from Volume I.

Bookplate to front pastedown in both volumes.

Age toning and light, scattered foxing throughout interior pages.

Handwritten notes from Arabella Graham-Clarke present between pages 2-43 in Volume I.


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