1727 PARADISE LOST John MILTON Fourdrinier Engravings

1727 PARADISE LOST John MILTON Fourdrinier Engravings

A beautiful Leather bound 13 th Edition of Paradise Lost, A Poem in Twelve Books, by John Milton printed for Jacob Tonson, the Strand, London in 1727.

This book measures approximately 5.5” x 8” with 524 pages plus the 34 page index and the 19 page “The Life of John Milton” written by Elijah Fenton.

Also includes Twelve full-page engravings by Pierre Fourdrinier to the head of each of the twelve books of Paradise Lost. A full page frontis engraving, plus other smaller embellishments.

The book is bound in full brown Leather with a darker inset to both covers. The spine has five raised bands with gilt decorations and a leather title label.

Very faint name/date written on the front end page with a previous owner’s name and date of 1733 written on the 2 nd blank front end page.

Slight loss of leather at both outer spine ends, the corners are rubbed and the covers have random scuffs and scratches. The front gutter has a few small areas where the leather has split, but the binding is still very solid.

Internally the pages are Very Good with gorgeous engravings. There is an “older” tiny insect hole running through the bottom page margin of most of the pages.

A wonderful early printing of an epic classic ~ that would
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