London, 1676. First Edition, Second Issue. Hardcover. 12mo, 234 pages; VG; bound in later full burnt orange calf, paneled spine, one compartment with gilt lettering, others plain; double-ruled blind boards; bookplate on the front pastedown of the Wickenheiser Milton Library; *2, A-I12, K10, lacking the final blank leaves K11 and 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;. 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;. Dupont.
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