London: 1676. First Edition, Second Issue. 12mo, 234 pages; VG; bound in later full brown calf, paneled spine, one compartment with red label and gilt lettering, others with gilt tooling; gilt triple-ruled boards, gilt double-ruled board edges, gilt dentelle roll; top compartment on spine restored, cover reattached; bound by Bedford; top edge of text block gilt, others uncut; ex-library, with stamp on title page and on front and rear blank; *2, A-K12;
Second issue, with frieze face (or Medusa) woodcut on title page. The second issue is also sometimes called the second edition. The first issue (or first edition) has a fruit instead of a face.;
JG consignment; shelved case 0;.
Shelved Dupont Bookstore
This surreptitious edition of State Letters was brought out by a bookseller named Pitt two years after Milton's death, printing in book form the material written as Latin Secretary to the Council of State in 1649-1659.;
Wickenheiser 454, Coleridge 30, Not in Kohler;