Doves Press - Paradise Lost [&] Paradise Regain'd, by John Milton.


Doves Press - Paradise Lost [&] Paradise Regain'd, by John Milton.

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Paradise Lost A Poem in XII Books the Author John Milton. [WITH:] Paradise Regain’d A Poem in IV Books to which are added Samson Agonistes & Poems both English and Latin compos’d on Several Occasions the Author John Milton. Two vols. 4to, 200 leaves, pp[1-2] 3-388 [12] & 172 leaves, pp.[1-4] 5-[344], T.J. Cobden-Sanderson & Emery Walker at the Doves Press 1902 & 1905.

PARADISE LOST: One of 300 (plus 25 on vellum) copies set in 'Doves' face types on specially watermarked handmade paper. Seven- six- four- and two line initial letters printed in red. Four-line initial letters at the beginning of Books 2-12 are written in blue and red alternately. Bound in full limp vellum gilt-lettered PARADISE LOST, inner pastedown stamped THE DOVES BINDERY. Some light foxing to fore edge of title and fore edge of signature [a], appearing occasionally elsewhere at the fore-edge. Neat book label at rear. A very good copy. PARADISE REGAIN'D: One of 300 (plus 25 on vellum) copies set in 'Doves' face types on specially watermarked handmade paper. Two- to fifteen- line initial letters printed in red. Full limp vellum, gilt lettered PARADISE REGAINED, inner pastedown stamped THE DOVES BINDERY. Neat book label at rear. A fine copy.

Seldom found together because of their separate dates of publication and the superior attractiveness of Paradise Lost.

 

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