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THE POEMS by  JOHN MILTON - [1925] - from Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts (SKU: ST5969)

THE POEMS

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THE POEMS

by MILTON, JOHN

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New York: [Printed in Great Britain at the Florence Press by R. & R. Clark of Edinburgh for] Brentano's, [1925]. 229 x 152 mm. (9 x 6"). Two volumes. Prefaces by H. J. C. Grierson. Bound in attractively gilt dark blue morocco for Brentano's, one volume skillfully rebacked, retaining the original backstrip, the other volume artfully rejointed, covers with double gilt ruled border, pretty cornerpieces of entwined vines terminating in leaves and flowers, raised bands, spines gilt in compartments featuring central floral ornaments and foliate cornerpieces, wide turn-ins with six gilt rules, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Mostly UNOPENED. Spines slightly darkened, covers a little dulled from leather preservative, text a shade less than bright, but a sound and very pleasing copy of a well printed scholarly edition, the gilt decoration bright and attractive, and most of the text never having been read. The very fine Florence Press edition of Milton's poems, in attractively gilt dark blue morocco for Brentano's, mostly unopened.

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Bookseller
Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
ST5969
Title
THE POEMS
Author
MILTON, JOHN
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Publisher
[Printed in Great Britain at the Florence Press by R. & R. Clark of Edinburgh for] Brentano's
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
[1925]
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About Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts

Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books an Manuscripts was established in 1978 on a ping pong table in a basement in Kalamazoo, Michigan. From the beginning, its founder was willing to sell a range of material (both because this approach made the work more educational than otherwise and because it gave him a good excuse for not being an expert in any particular specialty). Over the years, the business has gravitated toward historical artifacts that are physically attractive in some way--illuminated material, fine bindings, books printed on vellum, fore-edge paintings, beautiful typography and paper, impressive illustration. Today, the company still sells a wide range of things, from (scruffy) ninth century leaves to biblical material from all periods to Wing and STC imprints to modern private press books to artists' bindings. While we are forgiving about condition when something is of considerable rarity, we always try to obtain the most attractive copies possible of whatever we offer for sale.

Glossary

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unopened
A state in which all or some of the pages of a book have not been separated from the adjacent pages, caused by a traditional...[more]
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...[more]
raised band(s)
Raised bands refer to the ridges that protrude slightly from the spine on leather bound books.  The bands are created...[more]
morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...[more]
rebacked
having had the material covering the spine replaced. ...[more]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
leaves
Very generally, "leaves" refers to the pages of a book, as in the common phrase, "loose-leaf pages." A leaf is a single sheet...[more]
edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...[more]

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