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The Poetical Works of John Milton.

MILTON, John

London: Bickers, 1886. hardcover. near fine. Fore-edge painting of Milton's home with landscaping and sheep and a fine large portrait. Frontispiece portrait, rubricated title, 699 pages, thick 8vo, full brown morocco with elaborate gilt decorated borders, spine and inner dentelles, a.e.g. Contemporary inscription on fly-leaf. London: Bickers and Son, 1886. Near fine.

$950.00


POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN MILTON: Edited, with Memoir, Introductions, Notes, and an Essay on Milton’s English and Versification by David Masson, M.A., LL.D

Milton John

London: MacMillan and Co., Limited, 1882. 3 volumes. First of the Edition. Engraved frontispiece of Milton in each volume. 8vo, handsomely bound in three-quarter tan polished calf over pleasing marbled boards with matching endleaves, the spines with raised bands separating compartments decorated with elaborate gilt panels showing central gilt ornamental devices at the centers surrounded by gilt tooled border work, two dark-brown morocco labels lettered in gilt to each volume, t.e.g. lxix, 312; [vi], 374; [vi], 420 pp. A very handsome and well preserved set, clean and tight and handsome both internally and externally. Only light evidence of age or use. A FINE AND HANDSOME SET. In PARADISE LOST, PARADISE REGAINED and SAMSON AGONISTES Milton revived the heroic verse of Homer and Virgil to frame the tale of Satan and Paradise that has become the best-known epic poem written in English. He had difficulty in finding a publisher because of the plague of 1665, which killed many pressmen, and the Great Fire of the following year, which destroyed many printing houses—and those publishers who were still operating were wary of the project because of Milton's anti-Restoration sympathies. Simmons, to whom he finally came, drove a hard bargain, and according to the agreement reached and the number of copies sold Milton was paid a total of Ł15. Milton’s work survives and is revered to this day as amongst the most significant poetry and prose ever penned and additionally important, at a defining moment in the development of the English language. A truly towering figure, Milton remains one of the most celebrated and analyzed poets in English literature. Dryden described ‘Paradise Lost’ as ‘one of the greatest, most noble and sublime poems which either this age or nation has produced,’ while Blake, keying in on the poem’s heretical implications, described Milton as ‘a true Poet, and of the Devil’s party without knowing it.’ This thorough collection includes not only ‘Paradise Lost’ and the other major works, but the sonnets, psalms, translations, and his work in Latin. As well, there is a fine Memoir of Milton and history of his literary work.

$764.50


The Poetical Works of John Milton

Milton, John

Boston. R.H.Hinkley Company. n.d. circa 1885. Uniquely bound in ornate decoratively embossed full pigskin. Intricate paneled fleural motifs in high relief to front and rear covers. Embossed fleural motifs to spine. Raised bands. Embossed titles. Top edges gilded. Imprinted upon hand-made paper. Tall 8vo. 6.5" x 9.75". This edition limited to 550 numbered copies of which this #308. Printed D.B. Updike at the Merrymount Press, Boston. Illustrated throughout with 16 duotone plates and further by page decorations in red. A sumptuously designed binding encases this elegant production of Milton's collected works. Very mild rubbing to extremities. Very mild, occasional foxing to prelims. One corner well bumped. A Fine, stunning set.

$700.00

The poetical works of John Milton : With notes of various authors; and with some account of the life and writings of Milton, derived principally from original documents in Her Majesty's State-Paper Office - [Complete in 4 volumes]...

Milton, John (1608-1674). Todd, Henry John (1763-1845)

1842. 4th Edition. Provenance; from the Christi Canterbury Collection with their armorial stamp in gilt to both panels of all volumes. Very good copieas all in the original, full aniline calf; elaborately gilt and blind ruled. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed; very impressively finished. Remains a particularly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Illustrated with a portrait frontis.

$625.00

THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN MILTON

MILTON, JOHN

Boston: Hilliard, Gray, and Company, 1839. "A New Edition." n. Hardcover. 251 x 152 mm (9 7/8 x 6"). Two volumes. With notes and a life of the author by Rev. John Mitford. "A New Edition.". Publisher's purple-brown pebble-grain buckram, gilt titling and anchor device on flat spines. In a recent brown cardboard slipcase. Frontispiece portrait engraved by O. Pelton from a miniature of the same size by Faithorne, original tissue guard. A Large Paper Copy. Advertisement leaf for the 1839 issues of the North American Review (published by Hilliard) laid in at rear of volume I. Wickenheiser 1877. Spines sunned to a light brown, one spine with thin four-inch vertical line of soil, mild rubbing to extremities, minor browning to the head and tail portions of frontispiece not protected by the tissue guard, other trivial imperfections, but A PARTICULARLY FINE COPY, the text clean, fresh, and bright, the margins especially spacious, and the bindings with no significant wear. This is a wonderfully well-preserved Large Paper Copy in early publisher's cloth of one of the first American editions of Milton's poetical works. It has a prefatory life of Milton by John Mitford, one of the editors of the Pickering "Aldine Poets" series. Wickenheiser (whose copy is "foxed throughout") notes that this edition is scarce, not being found in the Bodleian, Cambridge University, or British Library.

$513.00

The Poetical Works of John Milton.

MILTON, John.

W. Kent, London., 1859. First edition thus: with a Memoir and critical remarks by James Montgomery; 120 engravings by various hands from drawings by William Harvey. Fine period binding of full black pebbled morocco with raised bands, elaborate gilt decorations, rules and inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt.Some faint rubbing to edges. A very good set indeed.

$406.59

THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN MILTON.

MILTON, John

1904. MILTON, John. THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN MILTON. Guildford: Astolat Press, 1904. Large 4to. Cloth. xii, 194 pages, 17 plates, with woodcut illustrations in the text. First edition. Ridler calls this book "the magnum opus and most desirable item from this press." It is illustrated with eight etchings, seven mezzotints, and two engravings, all by William Hyde, one of the most underrated artists of turn o the century England. The book was lavishly produced on fine rag paper. Laid is a note card from Hyde initialled by him "W.A.H." Covers are dusty, else v good.

$385.00

The Poetical Works of John Milton.

MILTON, John.

Bickers and Son, London., 1886.. Reissue of an edition originally published in 1851 with a Life of the Author by A. Chalmers. Octavo. pp xl, 699. Engraved portrait frontispiece. Fine contemporary binding by Bickers of full crushed dark brown morocco with raised bands and elaborately ornate decoration in gilt on spine and covers, marbled endpapers all edges gilt. ''Frances Mary Eastwood Prize 1994'' stamped in gilt on front and corresponding prize label on front pastedown.Some light foxing to early leaves. Near fine. Impressive binding.

$369.63

The Poetical Works of John Milton (4 Volumes - Complete) With a Life of the Author and Illustrations

Milton, John

Boston: R. H. Hinkley Company. 3/4 Leather 3/4 Leather. Near Fine. A very attractive 4 volume set (complete) 3/4 leather with decorated paper on boards, 5 raised, and decorated, bands along the gilt titled spine, gilt highlighted boards with gilt initials (CEB) in the upper left corner of the front board, top edge gilt, minor wear at the corners, volume 3 has a small tear on the bottom right corner of the leather edge, a very nice 4 volume set. . . Very Good+

$325.00


The Poetical Works of John Milton [including Paradise Lost]. With Notes and a Life of the Author by John Mitford.

MILTON, John [MITFORD, John].

Boston: Phillips, Sampson, and Co., 1852., 1852. Quarto; pp. cxxix; 371; 478; [6], advertisements. Two volumes bound in one. Publisher's red cloth with decorative gilt titles as well as Milton's portrait and a muse playing lyre in gilt to spine; embossed boards. Portait frontispsiece. Text framed in double rule throughout; very lightly rubbed. A bright, sound copy; unusual thus.

$288.31

Poetical Works of John Milton (two volumes)

MILTON, John

London:: Bickers and Son,. Very Good. 1873. Hardcover. Complete in two volumes. With a life of the author by John Mitford. First edition thus. Octavos, fully bound in burgundy leather with gilt lettering and design, raised bands along the spine, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Light edge wear, else very good or better. Bindings are solid and tight. .

$250.00


The Poetical Works of John Milton: With a Memoir and Critical Remarks on His Genius and Writing By James Montgomery (2 Volumes in one full leather binding)

John Milton (1608-1674)

New York: George A. Leavitt, ca. 1863. Full leather. Very good +. A very good plus, gorgeously bound and illustrated edition of Milton's works, including Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, minor poems, and Samson Agonistes. Full embossed leather boards with ornate motif and gilt stamping. Minor rubbing to surface of cover. This copy from the library of Mrs. Y. F. Slater, and so gilt stamped on cover. Five raised bands. All edges gilt and fine. Marbled end papers. Previous owner's name on first blank leaf. Frontispiece and all other illustrations and their tissue guards are fine. Mildest of foxing dots to some pages. Laid in is a news clipping with a facsimile of the note passing all rights to Milton's work on for the lordly sum of eight pounds. All in all, a lovely copy of a specially made edition. 400 & 368 pp. respectively per volume. Thick octavo, 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches tall. George Ayres Leavitt (May 13, 1822 – December 18, 1888) was the son of a Massachusetts bookbinder who founded several of New York's earliest publishing firms. This book would have been published between 1860 and 1863 based on the brief history of the eponymous publishing house.

$225.00

THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN MILTON

MILTON, John

London: Oxford University, (1946). New Edition. Hardcover. School bookplate on the front pastedown. Very light wear to spine tips and corners. Very Good to Near Fine. Small octavo (5" x 7") bound in 3/4 red morocco leather with gilt rules and a gilt-lettered and decorated spine with five raised bands; 679 pages (thin paper). Edited after the original text by H. C. Beeching.

$187.50


The Poetical Works of John Milton: With a Life, By Rev. John Mitford, in Three Volumes (3 Volume Set)

Milton, John

Boston: Little, Brown and Company. 1854. F First Edition Thus. H Full Leather. Very Good. Slight wear to extremities (chiefly to spine edges and lower edges); slight rubbing and browning to covers; slight internal browning and/or foxing (chiefly to endpapers and edges). [ca. 400] pages per volume. Title on spines: Milton; half-titles: The Poems of Milton. Contains the complete verses in Latin, Italian and English, plus Mitford's biography (with addenda; volume 1) and 4 appendixes (volume 1). 3 volumes complete; bound uniformly in full dark red morocco, gilt-stamped and blind-ruled spines with partly raised bands, covers ruled blind, yellow endpapers, a.e.g.

$184.96

The Poetical Works of John Milton ( Three Volumes )

Milton, John

London: William Pickering, 1866 full vellum binding, all edges gilt, leather labels have a few small chips vellum soiled, rear hinge of volume 1 starting to split at tail of spine for two inches, covers to volume three sightly bowed, front hinge of volume 3 starting, previous owner's bookplate to front paste-downs, moderate foxing to end sheets of all volumes. text pages clean

$175.00

The Poetical Works of John Milton

John Milton

London - Henry Washbourne, 1835 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A handsomefour volume set of the poetry of Milton. Includes Paradise Regained, Samson Agoniste, and a biography of his life. Paradise Regained is an epicpoem about the Temptation of Christ as mentioned in Luke's Gospel. Samson Agoniste is a similar poem in terms of its theology and journey though Christian history. John Milton (1608- 1674) was an English poet who wrote during a time of religious turmoil under Oliver Cromwell. Collated; completeCondition: In a calf binding with gilt detailing. Externally, sound. Some light bumping to extremities and handling marks to boards. Personalised book plate to front pastedown. Internally, very occassional spotting. Overall VERY GOOD.

$162.64

Poetical Works of John Milton

Milton, John.

London: William Pickering, 1832. 3 volumes, 16mo (slightly shorter than 16 cm.), cxxxiv, [6], 153, [1] pp., portrait frontis. + [title leaf], 372 pp. + [title leaf], iv, 334, [1] pp., half blue calf by Sotheran; bindings dulled and faded at spines, front hinge cracked and resewn on first volume, small modern book plate in first volume, armorial book plates of Henry Fowler Broadwood (The piano manufacturer?) in all volumes, age staining to portrait, text very good. Photos available upon request.

$170.53

The Poetical Works of John Milton. : Consisting of Paradise Lost and Regained, and Poems on Several Occasions

John Milton

Boston : Printed by Joseph Bumstead. For E. Larkin, 1796-01-01. Hardcover. Acceptable. Octavo. Bound in contemporary full leather. Good binding and cover. Wear to extremities. Chipping and loss to head and tail of spine. Front board detached. Back board nearly detached. Owners name on FEP dated 1862. Owners notation in pencil on a few papers. Clean, unmarked pages with tanning and toning. Ships daily.

$169.75

THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN MILTON

JOHN MILTON

WILLIAM P. NIMMO, 1871. Hardcover. Used; Good. Published by WILLIAM P. NIMMO in 1871 (catalogue date), 455 pages + 16 publisher's catalogue, hardback (no Dust Jacket), medium size, hinges cracked internally, slight foxing, boards good, spine sunned & faded, red cloth heavily gilt, A.E.G.,black & white

$153.73


The Poetical Works of John Milton: Vol.III & IV

Milton, John

The Apollo Press, 1776. Hardcover. Good/No Dustjacket. 1776. 216 pages. No dust jacket. Brown leather with gilt lettering. From the text of Dr. Newton with the life of the author and a critique on Paradise Lost by Joseph Addison, esq. Firm binding. Noticeable foxing, tanning and handling marks with inscription of previous owners name at front endpaper. Intermittent dog-eared corners with occasional wear along page edges. A second previous owners name is inscribed at titles with scuffing along block-edge. Moderate wear, rubbing and scuffing along spine. Noticeable bumping, rubbing and scuffing to spine ends and to corners with noticeable rubbing, scuffing and wear along edges and over surfaces.

$147.86