Milton's English History

    John Milton. The History of Britain, that part especially now call'd England... London: Printed by J[ohn]. M[acocke]. for James Allestry, 1670.

    First edition, first issue. Quarto. Title page, [1, blank], 1-308, [1-53, Index], [1, blank] pages, Errata.

    Contemporary blind-paneled calf, rebacked and recornered in morocco with spine titles (including shelf mark) in gilt. Textblock edges sprinkled red. New endpapers. Lacking the portrait frontispiece. Title page and following two leaves rehinged. Slight cracking to leather. Moderate edge wear. Contemporary ink ownership inscription from William Daniell of Magdalen College. Minimal scattered foxing. A very good copy.

    Grolier, Wither to Prior 609. Pforzheimer 710. Wing M2119.

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