London, South Kensington
30 November 2001
MARTIN, John (1789-1854, illustrator). [Paradise Lost, London: Septimus Prowett, ?1825-27].
2° (315 x 428mm.), 24 mezzotint plates by John Martin, with an additonal 2 plates from the smaller 1825 edition (without the text, 2 plates trimmed and laid down on modern paper, mainly marginal spotting, heavier to first few plates), modern 19th-century-style calf gilt (lightly scuffed), g.e.
Brunet III, 1730; Ray English 69. The complete series of John Martin's illustrations. For the following references please see Campbell-Wees' John Martin: Visionary Printmaker (London, 1987): C.W.46 is an important and rare variant printed in sepia and black; C.W.45;48;49 impressions with 'proof' still discernible; C.W.31;32;34;36;37;40;41;42;43;46 good early impressions.
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