May 05, 2022 - Sale 2603

Sale 2603 - Lot 104

Price Realized: $ 1,560
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 700 - $ 900
Milton, John (1608-1674)
Paradise Lost. A Poem in Twelve Books.

London: printed by S. Simmons, 1678.

Third edition, octavo, engraved portrait of Milton by Dolle after Faithorne bound opposite the title, contemporary ownership inscription to title; bound in full contemporary speckled calf, original red morocco label to spine, neatly restored, page edges marbled, retaining one of two final blanks (F7), lacking blank leaf F8, ex libris Tom Bell with bookplate, 6 3/4 x 4 1/4 in.

Wing M-2145; Shawcross 325; Pforzheimer 719.

From the Ken Rapoport Collection.