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[Erotic Fore-Edge Painting in:] THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN MILTON . . . THE "ALBION" EDITION by  John Milton - Hardcover - 1896 - from W. C. Baker Rare Books & Ephemera and


by Milton, John

Condition: Near fine

London and New York: Frederick Warne and Co., 1896. Hardcover. Near fine. 607,[1] pp. Contemporary goat, ruled in blind, spine stamped in gold, raised bands, a.e.g., fore-edge painting. Front free endpaper verso inscribed, "Oliffe Richard from his tutor July 30 - 96. 2nd in school work." 20th-century bookplate of O. L. Richmond. Light wear to edges and joints, else fine.

A turn-of-the-century Milton anthology given to a British student by his tutor and (presumably later) painted with an explicit sexual scene hidden in the fore-edge. The original owner appears to have been a 14-year-old Oliffe Leigh Richmond (1881-1977), who would grow to become a poet and classical scholar.

  • Bookseller: W. C. Baker Rare Books & Ephemera US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 714
  • Title: [Erotic Fore-Edge Painting in:] THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN MILTON . . . THE "ALBION" EDITION
  • Author: Milton, John
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Near fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Frederick Warne and Co.
  • Place: London and New York
  • Date published: 1896
  • Keywords: English literature, poetry, art, books arts, erotica
  • Bookseller catalogs: Literature; Book Arts;


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