Eragny Press - Milton (John). Areopagitica.


Eragny Press - Milton (John). Areopagitica.

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Areopagitica. A Speech of Mr John Milton for the Liberty of Unlicenc'd Printing, to the Parliament of England. 4to, 26cm, 40p, (Lucien & Esther Pissarro) Sold by The Eragny Press London, and John Lane, New York, 1904.

Handset in 'Brook' type and printed in two columns on Arches handmade paper. One large red initial, one border, 30 initials, and pressmark in black and white. Second issue of 160 copies. Quarter Michallet blue paper, stamped in gold, buff papper boards with a repeat pattern of carnations printed in pink and green. Darkening tto endpapers, else a fine copy.

185 of 226 copies of the first issue were destroyed by a fire at the binders Leighton, Hodge. 41 were saved and a second impression of 160 was made.

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