Title: Paradise Lost
Publisher: Jacob Tonson, London
Publication Date: 1695
Binding: Full Calf Leather Binding
Illustrator: Peter Paul Bouche After Rubens
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: No DJ as Issued
Signed: As Gift
Edition: Sixth Edition
Book Type: Hardcover
The Poetical Works of John Milton. Containing, Paradise Lost, Paradise Regain'd, Sampson Agonistes, and his Poems on several Occasions. Together with Explanatory Notes on each Book of the Paradise Lost, and a Table never before Printed. Printed for Jacob Tonson, at the Judge's Head near the Inner-Temple-Gate in Fleet-Street., 1695. Folio, bound in full contemporary dark calf neatly rebacked with renewed red morocco gilt label .  219  219-343   321  66  57   9  10-11  12-34  37-60 pages. "According to K. A. Coleridge, p. 274, 'Jacob Tonson issued two collections in 1695, parts of which are in large part the same, but with different arrangements'." This volume contains a general title page (which the second collection lacks), (London: Printed for Jacob Tonson, 1695), 'Paradise Lost A Poem' (London, Printed by Tho. Hodgkin, 1695), 'A Table' [index to 'Paradise Lost'], 'Annotations on Milton's Paradise Lost (London, Printed for Jacob Tonson, 1695)', 'Paradise Regain'd' (London, Printed by R.E., 1688), 'Samson Agonistes' (London: Printed by R.E. 1695) and 'Poems upon Several Occasions' (London: Printed for Jacob Tonson, 1695). . Poems upon Several Occasions slightly browned. Twelve leaves engraved plates as called for, most of which are engraved by Michael Burghers or Peter Paul Bouche. Raised bands gilt with marginal dampstain to later leaves, in particular to Samson, lacks the portrait frontis of Milton to face the general title else a very good copy in a superb rebacking of the original boards in calf. This is the second illustrated edition of Paradise Lost after the 1688 edition which lists for $6000 to $10,000. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 002600
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