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Paradise Lost. A Poem in twelve Books. From the Text of Thomas Newton. (+) Paradise Regain'd. A Poem, in four Books. To which is added Samson Agonistes: and Poems upon Several Occasions. From the Text of Thomas Newton.
Birmingham, John Baskerville, 1760. Royal 8vo. (24 x 16 cm.). Bound in 2 fine contemp. full red morocco. Inside gilt lineborders elaborately tooled in gilt consisting in a huge variety of stamps, flowers, fruits, stars, filigree lines etc. Spine with 5 raised bands, richly gilt compartments. Gilt tome-and titlelabels on spines. Inner gilt dentelles. Edges of covers gilt. Headbands. Neath repairs along hinges. Light wear along hinges. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. (28),416;(4),LXXII,390 pp. Apart from very light browning to the last few leaves in both volumes and a few leaves with faint brownspots, clean and fine, printed on good paper. An old name on title-pages: "Hugh Bowen". ¶ Newton's text and Baskerville's type combined make this the most excellent edition of Milton's work. The first volume contains Baskerville's interesting preface, in which he gives an account of his becoming a type-founder, pays tribute to Caslon, and states his intention of printing a folio bible. Volume one has the list of subscribers.Gaskell 9-10.
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