Description

    A Lovely Copy of an Eighteenth Century Italian Translation of Paradise Lost

    John Milton. Il Paradiso Perduto ... Traduto in Verso Italiano da Felice Mariottini. London: G. Polidori, 1796.

    First Italian edition in octavo. Octavo (8.25 x 4.75 inches; 210 x 120 mm.). xi, [1, blank], 209, [1, blank]; iv, 208 pp.

    Contemporary full marbled calf, expertly rebacked to style with original lettering piece. Greek-key borders rolled in gilt, smooth spine ruled in blind, gilt green morocco lettering piece. A few instances of minor spotting to fore-edge. Light discoloration from an acidic bookmark to inner margins of M1v and M2r. Overall a very good copy, clean and bright.

    A lovely copy of an early Italian translation of Paradise Lost, and the first edition of the entire poem to have been printed in octavo. With a nineteenth century engraving of Milton (H.B. Hall & Sons, NY) laid in at the front.

    Brunet col. 1731. Lowndes p. 1270.


    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Books & Catalogs (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    March, 2009
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 0
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 564

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

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

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    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
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 24 days left to consign to the 2018 May 11 Space Exploration - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    We had a wonderful time in New York during the October 2013 Historical Manuscripts auction that featured my mother’s papers collected during her tenure as Martin Luther King, Jr.’s secretary. In fact, the entire experience from beginning to end has been a pleasure.
    Howard Ballou,
    Brandon, MS
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 December 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2017 December 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,735,414