Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    [John Milton]. John Martin (engraver). Mezzotint Collection [from Paradise Lost]. London: 1829. Collection of twenty-four magnificently hand-colored mezzotint plates from the 1927 Septimus Prowett Paradise Lost. Quarto (10.25 x 13.75 inches). Hand-written title-page, twenty-four plates with tissue guards and additional blanks. Contemporary dark blue morocco, spine in six compartments with five raised bands, titled in gilt, elaborate decorative gilt stamping; boards ruled and tooled in gilt, decorative floral corner pieces stamped in gilt. Doublures, elaborately tooled and ruled in gilt with floral corner pieces stamped in gilt; moire free endpapers, flyleaves. All edges gilt. Board edges lightly worn; some light fading to fore edge; joints lightly worn. Front hinge strengthened. Plates lightly toned with some marginal foxing or soiling, image areas largely unaffected. Near fine. A stunning work, wonderfully crafted and finely bound.

    "Some of the earliest mezzotints to have been made using soft steel rather than copper and were the first illustrations of Milton's epic work to have been made in the mezzotint medium... They are without doubt one of the most significant series of British book illustration ever to have been produced." Michael J. Campbell, John Martin, 1789-1854 Creation of Light, p. 515.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2017
    14th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 754

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $250,000 (minimum $19), plus 20% of any amount between $250,000 and $2,500,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,500,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2019 June 9 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Civil War, Militaria, Arms & Armor Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage Auctions and Mr. Chad Reingold were...professional and courteous in all transactions and provided outstanding service in answering my many emails. I recommend them at the highest level.
    Killy M.,
    Melbourne Beach, FL
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 September 13 Rare Books & Maps Signature Auction Books - Dallas
    2018 September 13 Rare Books & Maps Signature Auction Books - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,094,775