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Milton, John
Paris: Chez Defer de Maisonneuve, rue du Foin S. Jacques, no. 11, 1792. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Quartos, 2 volumes; G; bound in 3/4 dark green leather, paneled spines with gilt and black tooling, marbled boards and endpapers; binding for volume 1 detached from text block, but boards and spine still attached to each other; very mild foxing to interior; with plates 1-3, 5-12, lacking plate 4; plate 7 bound in the middle of book 9; plates with tissue-guards; Text in both English and French, verso English and recto French; Prose translation by N.F. Dupré de Saint-Maur, rev. by C.J. Chéron de Boismorand--cf. British Museum Catalogue. Also attrituted to Louis Racine - cf. Bibliothèque Nationale Catalogue.; "Vie de Milton," p. [i]-viii.;JG consignment; shelved case 0. The plates here are noted for their early use of the fascinating color stipple process developed by Francis Bartolozzi, a process involving the tedious inking of each plate with the colors, so that the plate would be printed with one single pull. It was not only tedious but also extremely expensive and apparently only five books were illustrated by this process )La Fontaine, Milton, Gessner, Florian, and Vade - Milton being the only English poet to be included), and those five were done in Paris at the height of the French Revolution. [Wickenheiser]Wickenheiser 775, Coleridge 158. 1309814. Shelved Dupont Bookstore.[Attributes: First Edition]
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