The Poetical Works Of John Milton.

MILTON, JOHN. BRYDGES, SIR EGERTON, EDITED BY.

£30.00

Publisher

William Tegg.

Place

London

Date

[n.d., c.1876?].

Synopsis

Edited by sir egerton brydges, bart. a new edition. illustrated with engravings from drawings by j. m. w. turner, r.a.

Item Description

8vo. 8.5 x 5.75 inches. civ + 767 + [1] pp. All text within double borders. p.448-465 have been inserted out of order, but all pages are present. Bound in original half red morocco over marbled boards; spine in compartments with raised bands, decorated with blind stamped bands and gilt, with gilt titles. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Some wear to extremities, darkening of spine and signs of removal of label or bookplate on front pastedown; otherwise a very good clean copy. 1924 signature on second free endpaper. Illustrated by engraved portrait frontispiece with facsimile signature and by 7 engraved plates, after Turner. Decorated by device on verso of half title. Edition of the poetical works, with a life of Milton, edited by Sir Egerton Brydges, Bart. (1762-1837) of Denton Court, Kent, bibliographer and genealogist. He served as MP for Maidstone, 1812-18. This undated new edition was based on the six volume version published by Macrone in 1835. It appeared between 1842 and 1876 but this copy is more likely to dates from the later period.

[Stock No. 27322]

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