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Paradise Lost A Poem in Twelve Books

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About this Book

First Illustrated edition; Folio, stated fourth edition, one of four variants printed in 1688, illustrated with engraved portrait frontispiece of Milton by White opposite the title and twelve full paged engraved illustrations, one for each book in Milton’s epic poem, by Michael Burghers, Peter Paul Bouche, and others; ex libris Reverend John Colson (1701-1769) with his signature while at Balliol College Oxford on verso of portrait.

Bound in full early 19th century tan calf, ornately tooled in blind with gold ruling,  endpapers with 1830 watermark; neatly rebacked, replacing original spine; one plate torn and expertly repaired on verso, text leaves not washed or pressed; 12 1/2 x 7 1/4 in.

Provenance-bookplate of Kenneth Rapoport, American bibliophile renowned for his library of rare scientific works.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Paradise Lost A Poem in Twelve Books

Publisher: Printed by Miles Flesher for Richard Bently & Jacob Tonson, 1688

Publication Date: 1688

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: Very Good

Edition: First illustrated edition, overall fourth

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