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MILTON, John (1608--1674)
[Paradise lost. 1751]
Paradise lost. A poem in twelve books. The author John Milton.
London: printed for J. & R. Tonson and S. Draper; and for S. Birt, T. Longman, C. Hitch, J. Hodges, B. Dod, E. Wicksted, J. Oswald, J. Ward, J. Brindley, and C. Corbet, 1751.
xxviii, [8], 350, [46] p., add. engr. t.-pl., engr. frontis. port., [12] pl. ; 16.3 cm. (12°)

Includes a life of Milton by Elijah Fenton. With an additional engraved title-page, a frontispiece portrait by George Vertue and an engraving to accompany each book by J.S. Müller after Francis Hayman. ESTC t135474.

Copy Notes Inscribed twice on front free-endpaper in a juvenile hand J. Soane and again on front pastedown. The portrait of Milton is faintly inscribed in pencil J S / 1776 / 17. Also inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper Eliz: Ann Jenings.

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, gilt double-ruled borders and spine, red morocco spine-label with MS. spine-title in ivory.

Reference Number 1454


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