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    Sale 2488 | Lot 15
    Price Realized: $325With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2488 Lot 15

      (BASKERVILLE PRESS.) Milton, John. Paradise Lost. [30] (of [32]), 416 pages; lacks initial blank * Paradise Regain'd. [2] (of [4]), lxix, [1], 3-390 pages; lacks initial blank. Together, 2 volumes. 8vo, 222x140 and 224x136 mm, uniform contemporary green-dyed vellum boards with morocco lettering pieces, spines faded, joints starting; mostly marginal foxing, stain on fore edges of first volume slightly showing internally on opening leaves. Bookplates of Francis John Hughes. Birmingham: John Baskerville for J. and R. Tonson in London, 1758; 1758

      Estimate $300 - 500

      first baskerville editions, octavo issue. Listed among the subscribers is "Benj. Franklin, Esq., Philadelphia." Gaskell 4, 5.


      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $325