London, South Kensington
22 September 2000
MILTON, John. Paradise lost. A Poem in Ten Books, London: printed by S. Simmons, and to be sold by S. Thomson, H. Mortlack, M. Walker and R. Boulter, 1668. Small 4° (lacking the blank A1, a few ink spots on title, upper corner of B2 torn away without loss of text, lower and outer margin of Vv2 partly torn away just touching one letter, lightly waterstained throughout), contemporary calf (tail of spine torn away, head of spine damaged, covers warped, scuffed). FIRST EDITION, TRADITIONAL FOURTH TITLE. Grolier II, 602; Lowndes 4, 1557; Shawcross 299; Wing M2139.
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