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MILTON, John (1608-74). Paradise Lost. London: S. Simmons, 1678. 8° (168 x 97mm.) Engraved portrait by Dolle. (Lacks the 2 final blanks, top margins cut close affecting a few headlines, browning and spotting). 20th-century half roan. Provenance: Margaret Backhouse (late 18th-century signature on title). Third edition. Wing M2145; Grolier Wither to Prior 606.

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MILTON, John (1608-74). Paradise Lost. London: S. Simmons, 1678. 8° (168 x 97mm.) Engraved portrait by Dolle. (Lacks the 2 final blanks, top margins cut close affecting a few headlines, browning and spotting). 20th-century half roan. Provenance: Margaret Backhouse (late 18th-century signature on title). Third edition. Wing M2145; Grolier Wither to Prior 606. MILTON, John. A Defence of the People of England...in Answer to Salmasius's Defence of the King. [?Amsterdam: no printer], 1692, 8° (165 x 103mm.) With the final advertisement leaf and the blank a8. (Lacks initial leaf, probably blank, browning and spotting). Early 20th-century half buckram. Provenance: J. Gayton (19th-century signature on title). FIRST EDITION in English of Milton's Pro populo Anglicano defensio probably translated by Joseph Washington. Wing M2104; Grolier Wither to Prior 590. (2)
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