London: S. Simmons, 1678. Third Edition. Octavo, 331 pages; VG; newly rebound in 1/4 brown leather, paneled spine with gilt lettering and gilt bordered panels, matching marbled boards and endpapers; Binder's mark for the Temple Bindery; with facsimile frontispiece bound in;
A¹, A³, A⁴, B-X⁸, Y⁷. The last two leaves are blank but called for in the signatures., This copy is lacking Y⁸. Lacking leaf A², the commendatory poem entitled "In Paradisum amissam summi poetae Johannis Miltoni" by S.B. in Latin. Present are A¹, the title page, A³, with "On Paradise lost" by Andrew Marvell in English, and A⁴, "The Verse."; page number 240 misprinted as 140, text correct.;
The following pages have the line numbers written in ink in the margins, in series of 5: 2-247. Some of those pages have the ink faded and barely visible.
Text blocked trimmed along the top edge, occasionally cutting slightly into the title; Wide margins on fore and lower edge.;
Name written in ink on title page, 'Charles Somerscales.;
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