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MILTON, JOHN. Poems...both English and Latin, compos'd at several times. London: Ruth Raworth for Humphrey Moseley...S. Pauls Church-yard 1645. 2 parts in one, 8vo, 150 x 92mm. (5 7/8 x 3 5/8in.), green morocco, gilt-panelled, g.e., by Riviere, covers detached, gutter of engraved portrait repaired and with a few letters lost and supplied in facsimile, a few page numerals cropped at top, some slight staining, lacks first leaf blank. FIRST EDITION, variant imprint with "S" in last line (the variant without the "S" probably earlier), engraved frontispiece portrait by William Marshall, the Latin verses comprising the second part have separate title-page, quiring and pagination. Grolier Wither to Prior 572; Hayward 71; Pforzheimer 722; Wing M-2160.

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MILTON, JOHN. Poems...both English and Latin, compos'd at several times. London: Ruth Raworth for Humphrey Moseley...S. Pauls Church-yard 1645. 2 parts in one, 8vo, 150 x 92mm. (5 7/8 x 3 5/8in.), green morocco, gilt-panelled, g.e., by Riviere, covers detached, gutter of engraved portrait repaired and with a few letters lost and supplied in facsimile, a few page numerals cropped at top, some slight staining, lacks first leaf blank. FIRST EDITION, variant imprint with "S" in last line (the variant without the "S" probably earlier), engraved frontispiece portrait by William Marshall, the Latin verses comprising the second part have separate title-page, quiring and pagination. Grolier Wither to Prior 572; Hayward 71; Pforzheimer 722; Wing M-2160.

Provenance: John Camp Williams, book label -- Frank L. Hogan, bookplate (sale, Parke-Bernet, 23 April 1946, lot 86).
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