Lot 32 of 253:
Milton on Freedom of Speech and Press Doves Press  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$900
Estimate:
$600 - $900

Title:
Areopagitica: Speech of Mr. John Milton for the Liberty of Unlicensed Printing, to the Parliament of England.
Author:
Milton, John
Place:
Hammersmith
Publisher:
Doves Press
Date:
1907
Description:

73 + [1] pp. (Small 4to) 23.5x16.5 cm (9x6½"), original full limp vellum, gilt title on spine; bound at the Doves Bindery. One of 300 copies on paper printed at the Doves Press by T. J. Cobden-Sanderson and Emery Walker.

One of the earliest and most important works on the freedom of speech and of a free press. Tidcombe 12. Provenance: The Library of Doris L. Benz, sold at Christie's, 1984 (lot 103).

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Condition:
Vellum typically yellowed and rippled, circular staining from Benz book plate on front endpaper (bookplate no longer present); very good.
 
Item number:
283696
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