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    John Milton. The Poetical Works of Mr. John Milton. Volume the First [Second]. London: Printed for Jacob Tonson at Shakespeare's Head in the Strand, 1720.

    Two quarto volumes (11.25 x 8.25 inches). 590 [13, index]; 527 pages. With two frontispiece engraved portraits and numerous head- and tail-piece engravings.

    Uniformly bound in full paneled calf, rebacked to style, with double gilt ruled borders, spine compartments with blind rules and central devices, morocco lettering labels mostly perished. Some light offsetting from engravings. Small worm tracks to the bottom margin of the last 100 pages or so of Volume I, not affecting text. Short closed tear to the gutter margin of page 333/334 in Volume I. Repaired tear to sectional title for Second Part of Paradise Lost in Volume II. Overall, an extremely clean set in good condition. Armorial bookplates of Francis Reynolds, Esq.

    Includes Paradise Lost; Paradise Regained; Samson Agonistes; Poems upon several occasions; and A Small Tractate of Education, to Samuel Hartlib, written about the year 1650.


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