Lot 84 of 176:
Milton Paradise Lost 1st Edition 1668 Title Page  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$14,400
Estimate:
$6,000 - $9,000

Title:
Paradise Lost. A Poem in Ten Books

Author:
Milton, John

Place:
London

Publisher:
Printed by S. Simmons

Date:
1668

Description:
178 leaves. A2-4, a1-4, A1-Vv2. Lacking blank A1. (4to) 7x5, modern paneled calf, raised bands, gilt spine compartments, red morocco title label, endpapers replaced. First Edition. Amory's No. 2 Issue (traditional 4th title-page). First edition of Milton's most important and influential work. Wing M-2139

Lot Amendments

Condition:
Title page with professional restoration replacing loss of several letters in title, edge wear, etc., margins slightly trimmed but without loss of printed margin rule, ink notations in margins and occasional underlinings in an early hand throughout, some light worming in margins not affecting text, leaf Rr1 with chip in lower margin, Vv1-2 chipped at upper corner; overall a very good copy in a fine modern binding.


 
Item number:
183459
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