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MILTON, John (1608--1674)
[Poems. Selections. 1673]
Poems, &c. upon several occasions. By Mr. John Milton: both English and Latin, &c. Composed at several times. With a small tractate of education to Mr. Hartlib.
London: printed for Tho. Dring at the White Lion, 1673.
[8], 165, [1]; 117, [5] p., engr. frontis. port. ; 16.1 cm. (8°)

The second collected edition of Milton's shorter poems in English and Latin, reprinting all the poems contained in Poems of Mr. John Milton, 1645, with additions. A variant of the edition has the title-page imprint with Dring's address as 'at the Blew Anchor next Mitre Court over against Fetter Lane in Fleet-street'. The poems in Latin have a special title-page reading 'Joannis Miltoni Londinensis Poemata. Quorum pleraque intra Annum ætatis Vegesimum Conscripsit. Nunc primum Edita. Londini, Excudebat W. R. Anno 1673.', with separate pagination but continuous register. The Latin poems are followed (pp. 95--117) by 'Of Education. To Master Samuel Hartlib. Written above twenty Years since' [actually 1644]. Frontispiece portrait of Milton signed 'W. Dolle'. The last five pages contain 'A Catalogue of some Books printed for and sold by Tho. Dring at the Blew Anchor ... Law Books.'. ESTC r22485; Wing M216; Pforzheimer 723; J. Shawcross, Milton, 313; K.A. Coleridge, Catalogue of the Milton collection in the Turnbull Library, 84.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting the frontispiece portrait. Inscribed in pencil at the base of the rear free-endpaper, in an unidentified 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 Paradise regain'd, 1680 (q.v.).

Reference Number 1455


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