PARADISE LOST. A POEM IN TWELVE BOOKS. John Milton.

PARADISE LOST. A POEM IN TWELVE BOOKS

London: Richard Bently, 1691. Fifth Edition, Adorn'd with Sculptures. Quarto, 336 pages; VG; bound in contemporary brown leather boards, rebacked with newer spine, paneled with black label and gilt lettering in one panel, others with a blind-stamped sun and border; gilt roll to board edges, partially worn off;

[1], A-B², C-Z⁴, Aa-Uu⁴, Xx², [1]; Cc3, Kk1, Kk2, Mm1, have a small closed tear on lower edge, Gg1 has a large closed tear, Ll2 has a small piece of the lower fore corner missing,

With engraved frontispiece by R. White, plus all 12 plates as called for, one per chapter, bound in opposite B¹, E⁴, I⁴, M⁴, R¹, V³, Aa¹, Cc⁴, Ff², Ll¹, Pp³, Tt¹; the 12 engraved illustrations are from the 1688 edition.;

Wickenheiser 610, Wing M2149 records two copies only in England, Williamson 53, Coleridge 94a, Parker pages 1190-91, Kohler 7;

JG consignment; shelved case 0.

9-36-1292362

Shelved Dupont Bookstore

Price: $3,000

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