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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, 1896. 3 volumes. An early reprint of the first of the edition. Engraved frontispiece of Milton in each volume. 8vo, in a handsome signed binding by W. Roach of three quarter green morocco over marbled boards, the spines beautifully decorated in gilt in an Art Nouveau style featuring off-set raised bands and gilt tooling in a stylized floral motif, endpapers marbled, t.e.g. lxix, 312; [vi], 374; [vi], 420 pp. A very handsome set, beautifully presented in fine bindings, clean and fresh throughout, the bindings attractive and sturdy with only very minor evidence of age at the extremities, the spines uniformly and pleasantly toned to rich honey in colour. A VERY ATTRACTIVE 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.

  • Published: 1896
Sold by: Buddenbrooks, Inc.
$825.00

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.

  • Published: 1842
  • Edition: 4th Edition
Sold by: MW Books Ltd.
$812.50

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.

  • Published: 1882
Sold by: Buddenbrooks, Inc.
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The Poetical Works of John Milton

Milton, John

Etchings, Mezzotints, and Copper Engravings by William Hyde. London, 1904. Quarto, bound in three-quarter brown morocco tooled in gold with double french-fillet borders on cover and spine, with top edge gilt. 194 pages, illustrated with six etchings, two copper engravings, and seven mezzotints by William Hyde. Copy #5 of the large paper issue on Japan vellum, signed and numbered by the Artist. One corner of cover lightly bumped, but otherwise a fine copy. A truly beautiful edition of Milton, with text and decorative initials in the arts and crafts style, and illustrated with a beautiful series of original plates by the noted illustrator and portrait painter, William Hyde (1858-c.1925). Hyde was born in New York in 1858, studied under Boulanger in Paris, and exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1889 and at the Paris Exhibition of 1900. Hyde was one of the principal illustrators for Harper's Magazine and also did some work for the Yellow Book. He settled in England and eventually illustrated thirteen books. His engravings, often of landscape subjects, show great subtlety of tone, and striking effects of atmosphere, somewhat in the manner of Turner.

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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.

  • Published: n.d. circa 1885.
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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.

  • Published: 1839
  • Edition: "A New Edition." n
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The Poetical Works of John Milton (4 Volumes - Complete) With a Life of the Author and Illustrations

Milton, John

Boston: R. H. Hinkley Company. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. N.D.. 3/4 Leather. 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. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

  • Published: N.D.
  • Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket
Sold by: Fallen Leaf Books, IOBA
$400.00

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.

  • Published: 1886.
Sold by: Peter Ellis bookseller
$385.18

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.

  • Published: 1904
  • Condition:
Sold by: The Bookpress, Ltd.
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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.

  • Published: 1852
Sold by: Adrian Harrington Rare Books
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THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN MILTON

Milton, John

London: Sands & Co, 1903. Preliminaries foxed, else very good or better. xvi, 423p. Frontispiece portrait. Page decorations by M.H.R. Bound by Bumpus in full maroon morocco, a.e.g., the spine with gilt titles and floral ornaments in blind in the panels, the covers ruled in blind and repeating the floral ornaments in the corners.

  • Published: 1903
  • Condition: Preliminaries foxed, else very good or better
Sold by: First Folio
$275.00

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. .

  • Published: 1873
  • Condition: Very Good
Sold by: Grendel Books, ABAA/ILAB
$250.00

The Poetical Works of John Milton

Milton, John

London: Macmillan & Co, 1890. 3 vols [paginated variously]., Bound in a lovely brown half calf with gilt panels on spine and brown cloth boards. Marbled edges and endpapers. Minor scuffing here and there, but a solid and handsome set overall. . Very Good. Half Calf. 1890. 8vo..

  • Published: 1890
  • Condition: Very Good
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes of Various Authors. to Which Are Added Illustrations, and Some Account of the Life and Writings of Milton

John Milton

Nabu Press, 2010-03-10. Paperback. Good. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. Expedite Shipping Available.

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The Poetical Works Of John Milton

John Milton

Kessinger Publishing, LLC, 2006-06-08. Paperback. Good. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. Expedite Shipping Available.

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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. Good. 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.

  • Published: 1796-01-01
  • Condition: Good
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$194.00

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.

  • Published: (1946)
  • Condition: School bookplate on the front pastedown. Very light wear to spine tips and corners. Very Good to Near Fine
  • Edition: New Edition
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$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. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" Tall (tall). 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.

  • Published: 1854
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: F First Edition Thus
Sold by: Arundel Books of Seattle
$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

  • Published: 1866
  • Condition: Very Good
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$175.00

The Poetical Works Of John Milton

John Milton

Kessinger Publishing, LLC, 2006-06-08. Paperback. Good. Unread and in Perfect Condition! Ships same day from our warehouse.

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