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PARAPHRASIS POETICA IN TRIA JOHANNIS MILTONI, VIRI CLARISSIMI, POEMATA [POETICAL WORKS]
Londini [London]: Johannis Darby, 1690. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo, xxxvi, 510 pages; VG: bound in full polished brown calf, paneled spine with red label and gilt lettering, gilt date on tail of spine; light scuff marks; title page soiled, frayed at outer blank edges, neatly backed, upper fore corner missing, slightly impacts double-ruled border but all text intact; leaves A3, A4, A5 frayed on edges; This is probably one of the few and Thick paper copies, as it is 1/4 inch taller than regular copies in contemporary calf, and the sheets bulk slightly over 1/4 inch thicker than regular paper copies. Collation: title page, A3-A8, a8, b2, B-Z8, Aa-Kk8, possibly missing either preliminary black A1 or page following title page; "Paradisum amissum", "Paradisum recuperatum", and "Samsonem Agonisten" each have separately dated title pages; pagination and register are continuous.; Wickenheiser 1759, Wing H2362, M2158, Coleridge 184, not in Kohler JG consignment; shelved case 0. "In his translation of PL, William Hog uses the original ten-book version with the arguments printed together preceding the poem; Hog's translations of PL, PR, and SA are the first Latin translations of Milton's three major poems. It was this work that William Lauder used so extensively in his notorious attempt to prove Milton a plagiarist. (See Lauder and commentary there with Eighteenth-century Miltoniana.) This is the first William Hog translation." [Wickenheiser]. Dupont.
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