NONESUCH PRESS: MILTON, John.

Poems in English: Miscellaneous Poems, Paradise Regain'd & Samson Agonistes. [Together with:] Paradise Lost.

with Illustrations by William Blake.

London: The Nonesuch Press, 1926 Stock Code: 149224
£1,500.00
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The scarce deluxe issue

First Nonesuch Press edition, number 7 of 90 deluxe issue copies on Oxford India Paper bound in one volume in full vellum.

This attractively printed edition is illustrated with black and white reproductions of William Blake's remarkable visual interpretations of Milton's poetical works, accompanied by notes on the illustrations. Though individual suites of Blake's illustrations had been published previously with individual poems by Milton, the Nonesuch edition is the first to publish such a comprehensive pairing of text and image. A further 1,450 copies were issued on Van Gelder rag paper, bound in two volumes in half vellum.

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Description

2 volumes bound as one, octavo. Publisher's full vellum, spine lettered in gilt, fore and bottom edges untrimmed.

Illustrations

Decorative title pages printed in red and black and 53 plates after William Blake.

Condition

Boards a little splayed as often, spine somewhat darkened, the binding otherwise firm, internally crisp; a superb copy.

Bibliography

Ransom, Nonesuch 26b.

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