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1688 1st Illustrated ed Paradise Lost John Milton Poetry Paradise Regained FOLIO
London : Printed by Miles Flesher for Richard Bently, 1688. ‘The fourth edition, adorn'd with sculptures.’ - 1688 1st Illustrated ed Paradise Lost John Milton Poetry Paradise Regained FOLIO Exceedingly RARE, BEAUTIFUL, & Important Edition “The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.” John Milton, Paradise Lost An incredible folio printing of John Milton’s famous ‘Paradise Lost,’ bound with ‘Paradise Regain’d.’ This 1688 edition was the first to be illustrated and printed in folio. ‘Paradise Lost’ follows the biblical story of the Fall of Man and the temptation of Adam and Eve. Milton himself states that purpose for this book was to “Justify the ways of God to Men”. It covers the characters Adam, Eve, and Satan and the roles each played in the development of religious culture and idolatry. It was critically acclaimed and well-received by many famed personalities, including Samuel Johnson who states. “[Paradise Lost shows] Milton’s peculiar power to astonish and he seems to have been well acquainted with his own genius, and to know what it was the Nature had bestowed upon him more bountifully than upon others: the power of displaying the vast, illuminating the splendid, enforcing the awful, darkening the gloomy, and aggravating the dreadful. Current Christian writer C.S. Lewis also interpreted Milton’s landmark poem as a ‘genuine Christian morality tale’ (Leonard) Item number: #1238 Price: $5500 MILTON, John Paradise lost : a poem in twelve books London : Printed by Miles Flesher for Richard Bently, 1688. ‘The fourth edition, adorn'd with sculptures.’ Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [4], 219, [1], 219-250, 151-197, 298-343, [7] o 12 incredible plates + frontis • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • References: Wing M 2148, 2154; Pforzheimer 721; Shawcross 345; Lenox Library 28; John Leonard “Introduction” to Paradise Lost o "Frontispiece is Robert White's engraved portrait with Dryden's epigram, . [plates] for each book . engraved by M. Burghers; . P.P. Bourch” (Shawcross) • Language: English • Size: ~15.75in X 9.75in (40cm x 25cm) • Exceedingly rare with no other example for sale worldwide Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1238 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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