- Milton, John, 1608-1674., Ricketts, Charles S., 1866-1931, printer., Turnbull, Alexander, 1868-1918. former owner., Vale Press, printer., Ballantyne Press, printer., Arnold & Foster. papermaker.
Illustrated t.p. designed by Charles Ricketts.
Imprint from colophon.
Printer's device (Vale Press) below colophon.
"Seen through the press by Charles Sturt [pseud. of Charles Ricketts]. The decorations are designed and cut on the wood by Charles Rickett under whose supervision the book has been printed by the Ballantyne Press. This edition is limited to three hundred and ten copies of which three hundred are for sale. Sold by Messrs Hacon and Ricketts"--Colophon.
"The Vale publications issued from the sign of the dial by Hacon and Ricketts [i.e. Vale Press] ... Reprinted from the edition of mdcxlv ... Printed in Vale type, with a frontispiece, border & initial letters, designed & cut on the wood by Charles Ricketts. Crown quarto. Printed on Arnold's unbleached hand-made paper, with the Vale watermark"--Prospectus.
Pages [i], 1st set, and , , final set, are blank.
Ornate woodcut initials and printer's ornaments throughout text.
Binding: cream buckram boards, green cloth spine label tooled in gilt, fore and bottom text edges untrimmed.
Watry, M. Vale Press, B1
illustrated title page Digital image. Wellington, N.Z. : National Library of New Zealand.
Alexander Turnbull Library copy exhibited ; qRPr VALE MILT 1896 (365992) : Collecting Pandemonium: John Milton at the Alexander Turnbull Library, 1 December 2008 - 14 March 2009
The Alexander Turnbull Library SPC copy. Provenance: bookplate of Alex H Turnbull. Prospectus tipped onto upper flyleaf. Acc. 365992.
Digital image available: illustrated title page, Alexander Turnbull Library SPC copy. Details on request from Curator, Special Printed Collections.
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- Other Titles
- Poems. Selections; Colophon title: Early poems of John Milton; Milton early poems
- [London] : Sold by Hacon and Ricketts, 
- ciii,  p. :1 ill. ;27 cm. (4to)
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