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MILTON, John.

Rare books by John Milton, including signed ephemera, first editions and finely bound copies of Paradise Lost, and handsome sets of his poetical works.

Regularly stocked editions of Milton’s works include the Westall-Illustrated edition and The Poetical Works.

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  1. "Lycidas. In: Justa Edouardo King naufrago, ab amicis, moerentibus."

    "Lycidas. In: Justa Edouardo King naufrago, ab amicis, moerentibus."

    First edition, including the first printing of Milton's "Lycidas", his second published work (after his commendatory poem on Shakespeare published in the 1632 second folio). The poem mourns the death of Edward King, a fellow of Christ's College who had drowned off the coast of Anglesey on 10 August 1637. King had been a younger contemporary of Milton at Christ's College. Learn More
    £110,000

    Date of Publication: 1638

    Published: Cambridge

    Stock Code: 108332

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  2. Paradise Lost.

    Paradise Lost.

    A Poem In Twelve Books. The Fourth Edition, Adorn’d with Sculptures.
    First folio and first illustrated edition of Milton's epic. In contrast to the plain dress first edition in small quarto of 1667 and the two octavo editions of 1674 and 1678, this folio edition announces the acceptance of Milton as a great national poet. The frontispiece has commendatory verses by John Dryden, the poetic apologist for the Restoration and monarchy; each book is preceded by a fine engraved plate by John Baptist de Medina and others; and the list of subscribers is over 500 names long. Learn More
    £7,500

    Date of Publication: 1688

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 100544

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  3. The Poetical Works.

    The Poetical Works.

    With Notes of Various Authors, and with some Account of the Life and Writings of Milton, Derived Principally from Original Documents in Her Majesty’s State-Paper Office, by the Late Rev. Henry John Todd.
    First published in 1801, this is a handsomely bound set of the fifth edition of the most widely read version of John Milton's Poetical Works in 19th-century Britain. Learn More
    £675

    Date of Publication: 1852

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 89919

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