JOHN MARTIN (1789-1854)
JOHN MARTIN (1789-1854)
JOHN MARTIN (1789-1854)
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JOHN MARTIN (1789-1854)

Illustrations to Paradise Lost

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JOHN MARTIN (1789-1854)
Illustrations to Paradise Lost
the complete set of 24 mezzotints, some plates with etching and touches of drypoint, 1824-27, on laid paper, three with watermark T. Dupuy, two plates on wove paper, one with watermark 1825, a very fine lettered proof set of the First Edition (Large Version), very dark and velvety impressions, printing very sharply and with intense contrasts, published by Septimus Prowett, London, with his address, printed by Chatfield & Co. and J. Lahee, each plate scratch lettered Proof or PROOF, without text (as issued), the full sheets with very wide margins, bound with tissue guards in contemporary purple half-roan over marbled paper covered boards with gilt-tooled spine and black morocco gilt-lettering piece to upper cover (album)
Plates 253 x 364 mm.
Sheets 378 x 560 mm. (and similar)
Book 575 x 390 mm. (overall)
Provenance
With J. Stubbs Bookseller & Stationer, London (with his label).
Edward Nicholas Hurt (1795-1867), Derbyshire & London (with his bookplate); presumably acquired from the above.
Literature
Campbell & Wees 26-73
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