1809. MILTON, John. The Poetical Works of John Milton, With notes of Various Authors, and Some Account of the Life and Writings of Milton. By the Rev. Henry John Todd. London: J. Johnson, et al., 1809. Seven volumes. Octavo, contemporary full diced tan calf, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, black morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers. $1900.Second edition of this collection of Miltons works, with Considerable Additions, the only edition to contain Todds Concordance, with engraved frontispiece portrait and two plates, handsomely bound.Rev. Todd's edition of Milton's poetical works ""is a most admirable one, both in the biographical part of it and where he appears in the character of editor and annotator"" (Allibone, 1300). Also includes extensive notes and critical essays by Addison and Dr. Johnson, and Todd's Concordance, which offers ""an incomparable index of words, applicable to any edition"" (Lowndes, 1300). With evidence of bookplate removal to front pastedowns; shelf numbers to head of spines.Interior fine, light soiling and a bit of expert restoration to contemporary calf. (Inventory #: 103801)
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