Paradise lost. A poem in ten books. The author J.M. Licensed and entred according to order.
- Milton, John, 1608-1674., Payne, Roger, 1739-1797, binder.
Printer's name from Shawcross.
Signatures: pi² A-2T⁴ 2V².
The first leaf is blank.
The third state of the title page. Variant: lacking period after "books".
Some copies have seven additional preliminary leaves, ¹A⁴ (-A1) a⁴. These were probably printed later in the year and were either added by the original owners after their purchase of the text, or are present as later sophistications. For details on states of title page and preliminaries see "The Library", ser. 4, XXII: 34-66.
Wing (CD-Rom, 1996), M2138
Shawcross, J. Milton, 297, 298
English short title catalogue, R13459
Coleridge, K.A. Milton , 90c
Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich. University Microfilms, 1976. 1 reel. 35 mm. (Early English books, 1641-1700; 609:5).
Alexander Turnbull Library SPC copy. Copy specific details available on request from Curator, Special Printed Collections. Binding: black goatskin blind tooled with dentelle border and centrepiece, gold tooled with single fillet and decorated centre panel, gold tooled spine, edges and turn-ins, gilt text edges; bound by Roger Payne. Provenance: ownership inscription on recto of 1st blank prelim. page "Joannis Caroli. M.D. May 19no. 1668 (John Charles); on verso: Anne Weston Novbr. 5th 1713; oval armorial bookplate in gold on upper pastedown, with motto: Nec temere, nec timide; bookplate of Alex H. Turnbull. Acc. 401413.
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- London : printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker under Creed Church neer Aldgate; and by Robert Boulter at the Turks Head in Bishopsgate-street; and Matthias Walker, under St. Dunstons Church in Fleet-street, 1668.
-  p. : 1 ill. ; 20 cm. (4⁰)
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