The Poetical Works Of John Milton With Life
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London: John Kendrick, 27 Ludgate Street, St. Paul’s, MDCCCLIV (1854). Sm. thick 8vo, xxx, 658pp. With a frontispiece and 7 plates, including 4 after John Martin. Dedication page with color-printed floral garland and ink inscription “To Frances / April 1860” preceding frontispiece. Original publisher’s full morocco stamped richly in gilt on covers and backstrip, all edges gilt, plain yellow coated endpapers, occasional browning, hinges just slightly cracking. A pleasant edition of Milton including a few very reduced prints after the famous John Martin illustrations, but notable for being in a very attractive publisher’s de luxe trade binding. Not noted by King, McLean, or Morris and Levin.
Edinburgh: Gall & Inglis, 1910. Beautiful book for your collection. Interior solid, clean except for penciled poem on rfep,inscription dated 1910 on ffep, and owner info fep. All are neat. Rich dark chocolate endpapers. 491 pages, with steel engravings and decorations around the borders of every page. Silk ribbon and a book mark as found. Boards are green with black design; gilt cameos and ribbons on the front, plus a 4-1/2" by 3-1/2" deeply indented gilt and burgundy shape surrounded by gilt borders. The central design is probably 1/16" indented. Boards beveled on the edges. All page edges gilt. Spine has elaborate black and gilt design, plus the words "Milton--Illustrated--Landscape Series of Poets--Gall & Inglis". Back is blind stamped with most of the front design. There is shelfwear to the corners and spine ends, including bumping, rubbing, scuffing. But overall this is a book that will be picked up and looked at, for sure. . Not Clear. Half-Leather. Good/No Jacket. 12.
London: John Kendrick, 1850. Complete Edition; small octavo, [title leaf], [contents leaf], [ix]-xxx, 658 pp., frontis., 6 other plates; later, densely decorated full leather with all edges gilt; binding rubbed at extremities, front hinge cracked with front free endpaper gone, two book plates with one of them modern, only general light age toning to text but all the plates have fairly heavy damp staining in margins, some images touched but none obscured, good
John Kendrick, 1852.. Complete edn. 8vo. Contemporary gilt tooled full morocco, all edges gilt (small scuff to edge of spine at headcap - otherwise bright VG). Pp. xxx + 658, illus with b&w plates (no inscriptions). .
London: T. Nelson & Sons. Good with no dust jacket. 1861. Hardcover. Complete edition, Spine title "Milton's Poetical Works," B&W Plates - some tissue guards missing, light foxing to front matter including t.p., marbled eps, embossed pattern on leather cover, raised bands on spine titling and all edges gilt, 1862 gift inscription on blank prelim., covers rubbed at edges w/ wear at extremities of spine, very short split at top of front edge of spine, offered by Yankee Peddler Bookshop serving book seekers 40+ years, book is in Williamson. .
, xvi, 491 pages, steel engraved frontispiece, two further engravings, decorative borders on all pages
Gall & Inglis Hard Cover - Fair - Decorative Cloth. Fair/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Red cloth, elaborate bright gilt/black decor., paper edges gilded - edges worn; endpapers & flyleaves foxed, torn & wrinkled; engravings lightly spotted; few spots on back, faint handwriting & foxing on title page; 2 ex-owner's signatures on flyleaves, 1 dated 1877; pages of poems VG. Short biography. Six engravings on steel. - engraving on first. 491pp. Hard Cover. Fair.
London: Gall & Inglis. 6 STEEL ENGRAVINGS, Good green decorative cloth. Gilt decorations, Some wear, hinges starting, blank ffep removed. [n.d., circa 1870s?], 12mo, 491pp. , . Good. Hardcover. Reprint Edition. 1870.
London: Gall & Inglis Book. Good. Hardcover. Nicely decorated in green cloth with gilt, black and cream patterns and lettering. Worn with scuffs, soils, edge wear, shaken spine, etc..
Gall & Inglis, London, 1878. Later Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Contains six engravings. Size: 12mo - over 6.75 - 7.75" tall. xx + 491pp. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Hinges cracked. Main text block remains firmly bound. Chips to base of spine, some loss to top. Previous owner's signature in ink, dated 1878. All edges gilt in good condition. Covers marked. Corners bumped. The publication date given above is an estimate only, there being no date given in the book. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Poetry; England; Renaissance 16thc to 17thc; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 14049. .