EPISTOLARUM FAMILIARIUM LIBER UNUS [BOUND WITH] EPISTLAE DUAE
1674/1672·Londini [London]; Oxonii [Oxford]
by Milton, John; Smith, Thomas
Londini [London]; Oxonii [Oxford]: Impensis Brabazoni Aylmeri sub Signo Trium Columbarum, 1674/1672. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo, VG-; bound in early paneled brown calf, front hinge repaired; spine paneled with no lettering; single gilt roll to board edges; first two endpapers and front pastedown have pencil writing; Epistolarum Familiarium: 3-155  +  pages bookseller's advertisements, collation: A2-8, B-I8, K1-7, lacking A1 and K8; F7 has a torn chip to lower fore corner; Epistlae Duare: 3-171 [172 blank] [173-182], Turkish and Arabic Index; collation: B2-8, C-H8, I-P4, Q8; lacking A1-4, B1, text supplied in contemporary manuscript hand on two blank leaves bound directly before B2; B2-C8 have some staining to lower and fore edge, text still legible; JG consignment; shelved case 0. "This rare work contains the first appearance in print of Milton's private letters as well as his earliest writing, the 'Cambridge Prolusions,' written when he was a student" [Wickenheiser]; Wickenheiser 327, Wing M2117, Parker 56, Shawcross 1974 pages 345-47, Coleridge 23, Kohler 506;. Shelved Dupont Bookstore.
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