Paradise lost / a poem by John Milton. The text of the first edition prepared for press by J. Isaacs.

Paradise lost / a poem by John Milton. The text of the first edition prepared for press by J. Isaacs.
Date
1937
By
Milton, John, 1608-1674., Isaacs, J. (Jacob), 1896-1973, ed., Groom, Mary. wood-engraver., Gibbings, Robert, 1889-1958. wood-engraver., Sandford, Christopher, printer., Sandford, Anthony. printer., Newbery, Francis J. printer., Rutter, Owen, 1889-1944. printer., Gill, Eric, 1882-1940, type designer., Gibbs, A. H. (A. Henry) compositor., Batchelor, H. compositor., Barker, H. printer., Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, Sir, 1867-1962. marbler., Golden Cockerel Press. printer., J. Batchelor & Sons. papermaker., Zaehnsdorf (Firm) binder.
Notes

Title in red and black.

Place of publication supplied.

"A faithful reprint of the first impression of 1667, together with the Argument and Explanation of the Verse added in the later issues ... presents the original structure of the poem in its ten books"--Foreword.

"The Golden Cockerel edition ... has been designed and printed by Christopher and Anthony Sandford, Francis Newbery, and Owen Rutter. Work was begun on the 22nd January, 1935, and finished on ... the 12th May, 1937. All the titling and the type used belong to the Golden Cockerel fount designed for the Press by Eric Gill and cut by Caslon, the Poem being in the 18-point size, and the note on the Verse and the Argument in the 14-point size. All the type has been set by A.H. Gibbs, assisted by H. Batchelor, and the press worked by H. Barker. The lamb-vellums were prepared by Band. The Batchelor paper was hand-made from pure linen rag with an appropriate Tree & Serpent watermark. The engravings are by Mary Groom. The binding is by Zaehnsdorf. The cloth sides were hand-marbled by Sydney Cockerell. The edition is limited to 200 numbered copies: numbers 1-14 printed on the vellum and numbers 5-200 on the paper"--Colophon.

"30 wood-engravings ... Title engraved on wood by Robert Gibbings ... 4 copies on vellum, full bound in white pigskin, boxed ... 196 copies ... 1/2 bound in black pigskin, with special marbled cloth boards"--Pertelote.

Golden Cockerel Press. Pertelote, 119

Book 6, p. 167 Digital image. Wellington, N.Z. : National Library of New Zealand.

Alexander Turnbull Library copy exhibited ; qRPr GOLD MILT 1937 (115732) : Collecting Pandemonium: John Milton at the Alexander Turnbull Library, 1 December 2008 - 14 March 2009

The Alexander Turnbull Library SPC copy. Binding: 1/2 black pigskin, marbled linen boards tooled in gilt, raised spine bands, gilt ruled, lettered in gilt, gilt printer's device, top edges gilt, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Binder's stamp on front lower pastedown: Bound by Zaehnsdorf, London, England. Copy no. 12. Acc. 115732.

Digital image available: Book 6, p. 167, Alexander Turnbull Library Rare Book copy. Details available on request from Curator, Rare Books and Fine Printing.

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Related to
Digital Collection 81268192800002836 Alma Collection
Publisher
[London] : Printed at the Golden Cockerel Press, MCMXXXVII [1937]
Format
[2], 378, [2] p. :ill. (wood-engravings) ; 35 cm.Pages [2], [4], [32], [34], [70], [96], [98], [132], [133], [166], [198], [242], [282], [284], [322], [374], main set, are blank.
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