Paradise lost. A poem, in twelve books ... from the text of Thomas Newton. [With:] Paradise regain'd. A poem in four books. To which is added Simon Agonistes: and poems upon several subjects..
by Milton, John
Birmingham: printed by John Baskerville for J. & R. Tonson in London, 1759. 4to, 2 volumes; portrait frontispiece; later full strait-grain red morocco, gilt-decorated rules, spines and turn-ins, title page of volume 2 in the earlier, uncancelled state, with "SAMPSON" erased and overprinted; joints a little rubbed, 1936 gift insciption on flyleaf of volume 1, a few pages of volume 2 creased and a contemporary note on a single page. A handsome copy. Gaskell: "There are usually no plates (in Paradise Lost), but occasionally a frontispiece and a set of 12 plates are found." In this copy of Paradise Lost only the portrait is present. Baskerville produced octavo editions of Milton in 1758 and 1760, and quartos in 1758 and 1759. The quarto of 1758 was from the same setting as the octavo, but for the edition of 1759 the book was entirely reset (except for the title page of Paradise Lost). Gaskell 6 and 7.
(Inventory #: 48656)
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