Milton's Paradise Lost with the Life of the Author to Which is Prefixed the Celebrated Critique by Sam Johnson

London: Printed by C. Whittingham Dean Street Fetter Lane for T. Heptinstall, 1799. Illustrated with engraved frontispiece and title page and twelve additional engravings, with tissue guards by E. F. Burney.
First edition was 1669. i, [i-]xlix,i,[1] 371, [i-vii].
Quarto, full vellum over stiff boards, decorated with gilt rule, spine with gilt and green gilt lettered morocco label, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Covers a little dust soiled, vellum a little dry and has pulled away from front pastedown, frontispiece and title page a little browned; plates a bit browned due to the different type paper and the tissue guards.

Originally Paradise Lost was published in ten Books, Milton re-divided them into twelve in the second edition, and added a few "bridging" verses. This edition contains "Sketch of the Life and Writings of John Milton" by the Rev. John Evans,

It also contains a list of subscribers, as well as a one page advertisement for "Paradise Regained" and a "pocket edition of 'Paradise Lost'.

Price: $400.00
SKU: 30293
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