THE PARADISE LOST OF MILTON [COMPLETE IN TWO VOLUMES]

By: Milton [John]

Price: $1,440.00

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Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Mezzotint; 8vo. Vol I: [6], 228 pp. Vol II: [4], 218 pp, , 12 books in two. Contemp leather. Spines, joints, and edges of covers rubbed. 24 (of either 24 or 26 according to the source-. 24 Mezzotinted plates. Martin began the process of illustrating Miltons Paradise Lost in 1824 under commission from the publisher Septimus Prowett. The project called for the production of 24 for the octavo size set and an equal number for a larger format. ) plates, Mainly marginal foxing to plates. Each measuring c.210 x 145 mm or the reverse, many dated between 1825 and 1827 (some dates not visible) , Bookplate, pencil notation, and 1936 ink ownership on front ep. Binding solid and contents firm. "[These were] some of the earliest mezzotints to have been made using soft steel rather than copper and were the first illustrations of Milton's epic work to have been made in the mezzotint medium... They are without doubt one of the most significant series of British book illustration ever to have been produced" [Campbell, John Martin, 1789-1854 creation of light , p.515]. 7.5" x 10.5".

Title: THE PARADISE LOST OF MILTON [COMPLETE IN TWO VOLUMES]

Author Name: Milton [John]

Illustrator: Illustrated by John Martin

Categories: Mezzotints,

Publisher: London, Septimus Prowett,: 1827

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 36254