Paradise Lost: A Poem in Twelve Books

By: John Milton (1608-1674)

Price: $200.00

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Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Series: Diamond Classics. Almost a Miniature Book. 3 13/16 x 3/8 inches. [ii], viii, 348 pp. Engraved frontispiece and title page, letterpress title page; text clean, unmarked, paper lightly toned. Full navy morocco, covers ruled in gilt, raised bands, spine titled and ruled in gilt, all edges gilt, marbled end-papers; binding square and tight, only the mildest rubbing. SD620-001. Very Good. FIRST EDITION, thus. This is the first printing of Milton's Paradise Lost in William Pickering's Diamond Classic Series. This copy presented in a special fine binding. "Paradise Lost is an epic poem in blank verse by the 17th-century English poet John Milton. The first version, published in 1667, consists of ten books with over ten thousand lines of verse. A second edition followed in 1674, arranged into twelve books in the manner of Virgil's Aeneid, with minor revisions throughout. It is considered by critics to be Milton's major work, and it helped solidify his reputation as one of the greatest English poets of his time. The poem concerns the biblical story of the fall of man; the temptation of Adam and Eve by the fallen angel Satan and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Milton's purpose, as stated in Book I, is to 'justify the ways of God to men.'" Wikipedia. REFERENCE: Welsh, A Bibliography of Miniature Books, No. 5019.

Title: Paradise Lost: A Poem in Twelve Books

Author Name: John Milton (1608-1674)

Categories: MBS-VBF,

Edition: First Edition, thus

Publisher: London, William Pickering: 1828

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: SD620-001

Keywords: John Milton, Paradise Lost, Poetry, Miniature Book, William Pickering, Diamond Classics, Fine Press, Leather