MILTON, John. Poetical Works of John Milton. Printed From The Original Editions With a Life of the Author by A. Chalmers M.A. F.S.A.

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MILTON, John. Poetical Works of John Milton. Printed From The Original Editions With a Life of the Author by A. Chalmers M.A. F.S.A. London; Bickers And Son. [1852].

8vo. Strikingly bound in contemporary forest green morocco, gilt extra, spine with 5 raised bands elaborately gilt in compartments and lettered direct in gilt, with double-panel gilt rolls to both sides, all edges gilt, wide gilt dentelles, gilt rolls to board edges, and marbled endpapers, unsigned but presumably a Bickers binding; pp. [iii], iv-xxi + 687; with title-page n red and black, a wood-engraved portrait frontispiece by W. Humphreys, and wood-engraved initials and other decorations in the text; a handsome and solid copy with only a suggestion of fading and rubbing to spine; internally very good with quite insistent foxing to prelims (especially verso of frontispiece) and endleaves, and sporadically, and palely, throughout.
An attractive Victorain edition of Milton, printed from the author's copies and following the original orthography; wonderfully typeset by Whittingham and Wilkins at the ~b~Chiswick Press~i~.

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