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MILTON, John (1608--1674)
[Paradise regained. 1690]
Paradise regain'd. A poem. In IV books. To which is added Samson Agonistes. The author John Milton.
London: printed for John Starkey, 1680.
132, [4] p. ; 16.2 cm. (8°)

First published in 1671; according to Wing this is the second edition. Apparently inspired by a comment by Milton's Quaker friend Thomas Ellwood on Paradise Lost (first edition 1667, q.v.), the poem treats of the temptations of Jesus in the desert. 'Samson Agonistes' has special title-page but pagination and signatures are continuous. With a preliminary license to print and two final advertisement leaves. ESTC r300; Wing M2153; Grolier Club, Wither to Prior, vol. 2, 614; K.A. Coleridge, Catalogue of the Milton collection in the Turnbull Library, 69; J. Shawcross, Milton, 1995, 326.

Copy Notes The Soane copy is without the two final advertisement leaves recorded in ESTC and in the above collation. Inscribed in pencil at the base of the rear free-endpaper, in a C19th hand 9th Novr. 26 6 Books / Barlace confirmed by a receipt for the purchase on that date of 6 books for £5 5s. from A.W. Barlace (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.6.10).

Binding C19th calf, blind roll-tooled palmette and anthemion borders within triple blind fillets, blind-tooled spine compartments, blind-tooled false bands, gilt-tooled spine title. Uniform with the copy of Poems, &c. upon several occasions, 1673 (q.v.).

Reference Number 1456


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