Paradise lost. : A poem in twelve books. / The authour John Milton.

Paradise lost. : A poem in twelve books. / The authour John Milton.
Milton, John, 1608-1674., Lens, Bernard, 1659-1725. ill., Medina, John Baptist, ca. 1655-1710. ill., Bouche, Peter Paul, approximately 1646- engraver., Burghers, Michael, 1647 or 1648-1727 engraver., White, Robert, 1645-1703, engraver., Flesher, Miles, active 1682-1687 printer., Bentley, Richard, -1697 publisher., Turnbull, Alexander, 1868-1918. former owner., Ireland, Samuel, -1800 ill., Stuart, G. William, Jr. former owner., Riviere & Son. binder., Robson & Kerslake. bookseller., Bernard Quaritch (Firm) bookseller.

Illustrations engraved by M. Burghers and P.P. Bouche after J.B. Medina and Bernard Lens; frontispiece portrait of Milton engraved by Robert White.

This ed. is printed in 3 states ; the other states printed for Jacob Tonson instead of Richard Bentley, or for both Jacob Tonson and Richard Bentley.

List of subscribers following main text, entitled: "The names of the nobility and gentry that encourag'd, by subscription, the printing this edition of Milton's Paradise Lost."

Title within double ruled borders.

Signatures: [A]-B² C-2X⁴ 2Y-2Z² ²A². Leaf 2Z1 missigned 2Z2.

Text printed on paper watermarked with grapes device.

Some pages misnumbered; page numbers 251-296 are printed as 151-196.

English short title catalogue, R180604

Coleridge, K.A. Milton, 93a

Shawcross, J. Milton, 346

Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), M2148

Alexander Turnbull Library copy exhibited ; qREng MIL 1667 Para 1688 (352738) : Collecting Pandemonium: John Milton at the Alexander Turnbull Library, 1 December 2008 - 14 March 2009

Frontispiece, plate opp. p. 85 Digital image. Wellington, N.Z. : National Library of New Zealand.

The Alexander Turnbull Library SPC copy 1 has additional portrait of Milton by S. Ireland. Binding: calf stamped in black with repeating pattern, triple gold outer fillet and inner rolled border, spine gold tooled with decorated compartments, brown leather spine labels, raised spine bands, gold tooled edges and turn-ins, cream endpapers, gilt text edges. Binder's stamp on front flyleaf: Bound by Riviere and Son. Bookseller's ticket on front pastedown: Robson & Kerslake. Endpapers watermarked with fleur-de-lis and countermark "D." Provenance: bookplate of Alex H. Turnbull ; pencil note by AHT below 2nd portrait of Milton. Purchased by A. H. Turnbull from Bernard Quaritch in 1892. Acc. 352738.

Alexander Turnbull Library SPC copy 2. Binding: sprinkled calf, gold tooled, rebacked, black goatskin spine label. Provenance: armorial bookplates pasted to the verso of upper endpaper and verso of t.p., of William VII Duke of Devonshire K.G.; purchased by the ATL from G. William Stuart in 1974. Copy specific details available on request from Curator, Special Printed Collections. Acc. 343337.

Digital image available: Frontispiece, plate opp. p. 85, Alexander Turnbull Library Rare Book copy 2. Details available on request from Curator, Rare Books and Fine Printing.

The fourth edition, adorn'd with sculptures.

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London, : Printed by Miles Flesher for Richard Bently, at the Post-Office in Russell-street., M DC LXXXVIII. [1688]
[4], 343, [7] p., [13] leaves of plates : ill., port. ; 34 cm. (fol.)
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