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STOTHARD, Thomas (1755--1834)
Thirteen plates, the subjects taken from Milton; designed by Stothard and engraved by Bartolozzi. Price five guineas.
[London]: [1797?].
[13] engr. pl. ; 60.0 cm. (2º)

Title from printed title-label. All but three of the plates have the imprint line of John Jeffryes with dates between May 1792 and October 1795. They were originally published to illustrate an otherwise undated folio edition of Milton's Paradise Lost issued in parts (ESTC t194928), which apparently ceased publication after book 4. According to a review in The Monthly Magazine, and British register for August 1796, p. 572, 'The edition of Milton, announced by Mr Jeffries, is proceeding with convenient speed. The designs are all of them by Stothard, and the engravings by the masterly hand of Bartolozzi. This edition is intended to be completed in twelve numbers, at One Guinea each; four of which are already published, the fifth is in forwardness.'. See A. Calabi and A. De Vesme, Francesco Bartolozzi: catalogue des estampes et notice biographique (Milan 1928), pp. 438--443.

Binding Original late C18th grey paper boards, white paper spine, printed title-label on upper board.

Reference Number 5599


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