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PARADISE LOST Illustrated by Gustave DorÃ© - [DorÃ©, illus ] Milton John - 1905. 
London: Cassell and Comoany, Ltd., 1905. A handsome printing and edition of DorÃ©'s classic illustrations for Milton's Paradise Lost, one of the great poems in the language. With 50 magnificent plates after engravings by Gustave DorÃ©. Large, tall folio, in the publisherâs original blue cloth, the upper cover paneled in blind stamped with the image of Milton at the center, and lettered in black above and below the portrait, the spine lettered in gilt and black and decorated in blind. A very handsome issue. lxii, 329 pp. A fine copy, internally extremely fresh and clean, unusually firm and sturdy for the printing, the binding very handsome with bright cloth and bright gilt, rarely found so due to the massive size of the text-block, the boards and hinges in excellent condition and near as pristine. A VERY HANDSOME COPY, FRESH AND CLEAN AND A VERY PLEASING PRESENTATION OF THIS GREAT WORK, NOT OFTEN FOUND IN ORIGINAL CLOTH. John Miltonâs PARADISE LOST, one of the greatest works of the English language, is most appropriately met by the magnificent engravings of Gustave DorÃ©. The powerful and mood-inspiring images make this one of the greatest issues of a true classic yet produced. The poem has remained one of the greatest classics of modern English vernacular, indeed some say, that it constitutes the beginning of modern English poetry and literature. This edition retains the classic marriage of illustration and verse and is particularly attractive in its pressing and design.
[Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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