1753-57 Paradise Lost and Paradise Regain'd
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Illustrated, Leather Binding
ESTC citation numbers T132846 and T134240.
The fourth Newton edition of 'Paradise Lost', and the second Newton edition of 'Paradise Regain'd'.
With a comma after 'edition' to the title page of Volume II of 'Paradise Regain'd'.
Volume I illustrated with a portrait frontispiece and six plates.
Volume II illustrated with six plates. One leaf of adverts to the rear.
Volume III illustrated with a frontispiece, and two plates.
Volume IV illustrated with three plates.
Title pages of 'Paradise Lost' are cancels.
Both of John Milton's epic poems bound in four uniform volumes, 'Paradise Lost' and 'Paradise Regain'd'.
'Paradise Lost' is an epic blank verse poem, concerning the biblical Fall of Man, with the temptation of Adam and Even, and their subsequent expulsion from the Garden of Eden. The poem is considered to be one of the greatest works of literature ever written.
The sequel, 'Paradise Regain'd', is likewise a blank verse poem, though is much shorter than its predecessor, being described as a brief epic.
'Paradise Lost' includes a life of Milton.
Written by John Milton, a seventeenth century English poet, who is best known for 'Paradise Lost'. He wrote during a period of political upheaval and religious flux in England with the English Civil War.
Edited by Thomas Newton, a clerical, Bishop of Bishop, and biblical scholar.
In the original calf binding. Externally, generally smart. Chip to the spine label to Volume IV. Bumping to the head and tail of the spines and to the extremities, resulting in loss to the head of the spines, heavier to Volume II. Spines are discoloured and a little rubbed with minor surface cracks. Minor marks to the boards and spines, with a larger mark to the front board of Volume III. Crack to the head of the front joint of Volumes I and IV. Crack to the tail of the joints of Volume II. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are lightly age-toned and generally clean with some scattered spotting. Title of Volume I has offset to the frontispiece. Ribbon marker of Volumes III and IV are detached but present.
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