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MILTON, John (1608-1674);
Le Paradis Perdu, poëme par Milton; Édition en Anglais et en Français, Ornée de douze Estampes imprimées en couleur d'aprés les Tableaux de M. Schall . . .
Paris chez Defer de Maisonneuve, rue du Foin S. Jacques, no. 11, 1792 First Edition, Second Issue (preferred) by Maisonneuve, one of the earliest examples of coloring printing (preceded in France only by Sergent's Portraits des grands hommes), in magnificent French eighteenth-century calf. Parallel texts in English and French, the latter a prose translation by Nicolas François Dupré de Saint-Maur (first published 1729), revised for this edition by C. J. Chéron de Boismorand. Two volumes, royal 4to: [4],viii,391,[1]; [4],377,[1]pp, with half-titles and 11 (of 12) color stipple-engraved, unlettered proof plates on papier vélin, by Bonnefoy, Clément, Colibert, Demonchy, and Gautier after paintings by Schall. The plate for Book II never bound in. Full period marbled calf with gilt-tooled borders, turn-ins and spine, red morocco lettering and green numbering pieces gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, plates with tissue guards laid in. Title-pages with signature of Joseph Robert Hownam. A superb, wide-margined set, clean, crisp and bright
Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd

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