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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. Paradise Lost.
    MILTON, John. Paradise Lost.

    London : 1688

    First folio and first illustrated edition, large paper copy, of Milton's epic, together with its sequel. This is the preferred format for this edition, as it displays the engraved plates to their best advantage, with ample margins. In ordinary paper copies, the plates are inevitably trimmed.

    In contrast to the plain dress small quarto of 1667... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 143238

  2. The Poetical Works.
    MILTON, John. The Poetical Works.

    London : 1809

    Second Todd edition, here "with considerable additions", following the first of 1801, the major revision being to the "thorough biographical study of Milton" (ODNB) that appears in volume I. Todd's edition was the standard text for fifty years. A handsomely bound set. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 137760

  3. Paradise Lost.
    MILTON, John. Paradise Lost.

    London : 1835

    A pleasing, unopened, Pickering edition of Milton's Paradise Lost (1667). The publications of William Pickering were renowned for their quality and the elegance of their design and typography.

    Pickering's "achievements are now well acknowledged: the introduction of cloth binding, leading to the wider availability of books at lower prices; the... Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 146038

  4. The Poetical Works.
    MILTON, John. The Poetical Works.

    London : 1857

    A handsomely bound Victorian illustrated edition, with elegant gauffred edges, of Milton's poetry. Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 145336

  5. Areopagitica.
    MILTON, John. Areopagitica.

    New York : 1890

    First Grolier edition, one of 325 copies published on Holland paper. The Areopagitica was Milton's response to the licensing order of June 1643, and has come "to be valued as the most eloquent defence in English of the right to publish without prior censorship. It has also been invoked as a defence of free speech, but in fact the limits of Miltonic... Learn More
    £800.00

    Stock Code: 122297

  6. Comus.
    MILTON, John. Comus.

    London : 1901

    First Essex House edition, number 82 of 150 copies printed on vellum and hand illuminated. In 1634 Milton was asked to compose the text of a masque "which was to be mounted in Ludlow in honour of the inauguration of John Egerton, earl of Bridgewater, as lord president of Wales. In 1637 or early in 1638 Lawes published Milton's text (without any indication... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 137091

  7. Samson Agonistes.
    MILTON, John. Samson Agonistes.

    New York : 1904

    First edition thus, one of 120 copies only, this being the copy of the illustrator and co-runner of the press Helen Marguerite O'Kane with her self-designed bookplate on the front pastedown.

    This finely produced edition features striking designs by O'Kane that demonstrate the Elston Press's "unique style of its own, with O'Kane's illustrations... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 144952

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