Paradise Lost 1799 John Milton & Burney w/ 12 fine engravings illustrated bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Paradise Lost, by John Milton.
Published 1799, London by C. Whittingham.
371 pages. Text in English. Engraved frontis portrait. Illustrated throughout with 12 fine stipple engraved plates (after Burney) by different engravers. Subscriber's list at rear w/ advertisement leaf.
The plats are wonderfully rendered and printed, nicely nuanced images.
Period red morocco leather binding, smooth spine, guilt bands, compartment decorations, and title lettering, triple gilt ruled covers with floral decorations, gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt.
Some rubbing to leather covers, which is dried and flaking on spine. Binding remains clean, tight, and sound. Interior contents display a pleasing age patina, toning and age spotting throughout but overall clean and a pleasure to browse.
Book shows signs of age but still displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 10 3/8" H x 6 1/4" W.