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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With a Memoir and Critical Remarks on His Genius and Writing By James Montgomery (2 Volumes in one full leather binding) by John Milton (1608-1674) - First Thus - ca. 1863 - from Uncommon Works, IOBA and Biblio.com

The Poetical Works of John Milton: With a Memoir and Critical Remarks on His Genius and Writing By James Montgomery (2 Volumes in one full leather binding)

by John Milton (1608-1674)

Condition: Very good +


New York: George A. Leavitt, ca. 1863. First Thus. Full leather. Very good +. A very good plus, gorgeously bound and illustrated edition of Milton's works, including Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, minor poems, and Samson Agonistes. Full embossed leather boards with ornate motif and gilt stamping. Minor rubbing to surface of cover. This copy from the library of Mrs. Y. F. Slater, and so gilt stamped on cover. Five raised bands. All edges gilt and fine. Marbled end papers. Previous owner's name on first blank leaf. Frontispiece and all other illustrations and their tissue guards are fine. Mildest of foxing dots to some pages. Laid in is a news clipping with a facsimile of the note passing all rights to Milton's work on for the lordly sum of eight pounds. All in all, a lovely copy of a specially bound edition. 400 & 368 pp. respectively per volume (bound as one). Thick octavo, 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches tall. George Ayres Leavitt (May 13, 1822 – December 18, 1888) was the son of a Massachusetts bookbinder who founded several of New York's earliest publishing firms. This book would have been published between 1860 and 1863 based on the brief history of the eponymous publishing house.


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