1850 Rare Book ~ John Milton's Poetical Works: A Memoir, and Essay on His Poetical Genius Together with Addison's Critique on the Paradise Lost.


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Author : Milton, John
Title : John Milton's Poetical Works: A Memoir, and Essay on His Poetical Genius Together with Addison's Critique on the Paradise Lost.
Publisher : London, Charles Daly, no date (circa 1850's).
Language : Text in English
Size : 6.5 "X 4.5 "
Pages : liv-449pages
Binding : Very good victorian decorated full leather binding (hinges fine, slightly worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright and tight, usual light foxing on plates). Including a nice exlibris from William Hancocks of Wolverley Court and Blakeshall registered in the College of Arms Per chevron azure and gules in chief a garb between two cocks respecting each other in base a lion rampant or Crest On a mount vert a cock gules in his dexter claw an ear of wheat or Motto Redeem time. The lion rampant in the base of the shield is derived apparently from the coat of Talbot William Hancocks of Wolverley having married Elizabeth daughter of Samuel Talbott.
Illustrations : Complete with all the plates.

The book : Nice and attractive  illustrated edition of Milton's Poems.


The author : John Milton (9 December 1608 – 8 November 1674) was an English poet, polemicist, man of letters, and civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell. He wrote at a time of religious flux and political upheaval, and is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost (1667), written in blank verse.


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