4 June 2008
MILTON, John (1608-1674). Paradise Lost [and:] Paradise Regain'd. Birmingham: John Baskerville for J. and R. Tonson, 1758.
2 works in 2 volumes, 8° (228 x 138mm). The first work extra-illustrated with engraved frontispiece portrait, and with sections a-i (the Life) from Paradise Regain'd bound in between quires b and c. Contemporary crimson morocco, covers with gilt dentelle, gilt spine compartments wth green morocco labels, gilt turn-ins, blue watered silk endpapers, gilt edges (upper cover of the second work with light scuff mark). Provenance: [B. Quaritch (collation note, dated 18 November 1981, at end of vol. II)]. FINE COPIES OF THE FIRST BASKERVILLE EDITIONS. Gaskell 4 & 5.
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