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Paradise Lost ; A Poem, in Twelve Books, and two others regarding Milton by  John Milton - Hardcover - Not Stated - 1831 - from Brass DolphinBooks and Biblio.com

Paradise Lost ; A Poem, in Twelve Books, and two others regarding Milton

by Milton, John

Condition: Fair/No Jacket


NY: J.H. Turney, 1831. Book. Fair. Full-Leather. Not Stated. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall. This listing is for three titlles, sold as a group at the listed price with one-book priced media mail domestic shipping. First listed is "Paradise Lost," 5 3/4 x 3 1/4," 283 pages. A little, old book of considerable aged charm. The exterior leather hinges are cracked top to bottom, but the leather covered boards are in place and holding. The spine is ornately worked in gilt, though it is somewhat worn off. The text has considerable foxing throughout, 1st and 2nd endsheets have old owner name penning and 1831 date. There is considerable board tip abrasion, through the leather, and the boards have some scar and nick, age appropriate. It has been stored in acid free sleeve since we acquired it. The other two books are "The Cambridge Companion to Milton" by Danielson (1992) and "Milton: Complete Shorter Poems" edited by Carey (1990). Both are trade paperback, essentially sound, binding tight, trace of cover tip wear, unmarked..

Paradise Lost is an epic poem in blank verse by the 17th-century English poet John Milton. It was originally published in 1667 in ten books. A second edition followed in 1674, redivided into twelve books (in the manner of the division of Virgil's Aeneid) with minor revisions throughout and a note on the versification. The poem concerns the Christian story of the Fall of Man: the temptation of Adam and Eve by the fallen angel Satan and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden.




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On Apr 9 2018, said:
  "An epic book telling the fall of Man due to the temptation of a fallen Angel Satan. Heaven seems like a soap opera with all the Angel's vying for Gods attention. Seems like the most beautifully decorated Angel Satan throws a jealous fit when God created Mankind, and refuses to bow down to Gods favorite new creation. Satan gets cast down, and tempts Man causing our downfall as well. A wonderful read, and ancient story"


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