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John Milton

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. 117652
    First edition, with Amory's first issue title page. The bibliographer Hugh Amory argues for this being the earliest issue of the first edition of Paradise Lost (despite its title page, dated 1668), in which the anonymous author is identified only by his initials, "J.M." This is the same form by which the author is identified... Learn More
    £45,000

    Stock Code: 117652

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  2. 116614
    First Baskerville edition, finely printed and handsomely bound. The Baskerville edition Paradise Regained also includes a Life of Milton, Samson Agonistes, L'Allegro & Il Penseroso, Comus, and several shorter poems, sonnets, and psalms. Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 116614

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  3. 120693
    A later 18th-century printing of Milton's poetical works, edited by the biblical scholar Thomas Newton (1704-1782). Newton first published a two-volume annotated edition of Paradise Lost in 1749, followed by a complementary volume in 1752 to include Paradise Regained, Samson Agonistes, and the Poems. Volumes 1 and 2 consist... Learn More
    £850

    Stock Code: 120693

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  4. 122297
    First Grolier edition, one of 325 copies published on Holland paper and bound by C. & C. McLeish, favoured binders of T. E. Lawrence. The frontispiece portrait was engraved, and signed, by George Mercier after the 1670 portrait of Milton by William Faithorne. Learn More
    £800

    Stock Code: 122297

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  5. 121444
    This volume, first published in 1900, contains a reprint of the 1645 edition of John Milton's Minor Poems and those added to the 1673 reissue of the same work, the text of the first edition of Paradise Lost (1667) and the text of the first edition of Paradise Regained and Samson Agonistes (1671). Learn More
    £150

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  6. 121311
    Limited edition, number 2 of 100 copies printed on handmade paper and bound thus. Milton's Areopagitica was first published in 1644; this work is a facsimile reproduction of George Thomason's first edition copy, with his ownership inscription to the title page and manuscript correction to p. 12, held at the British Library... Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 121311

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  7. 120502
    Limited edition, number 7 of 195 copies printed on handmade paper. A further ten copies were printed on vellum. The text is taken from the second edition of 1674. With wood-engravings by the Greek artist Demetrios Galanis (18791966). Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 120502

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