PARADISE LOST. Illustrated by Gustave Doré. Edited, with Notes and a Life of Milton, by Robert Vaughan, D.D.

(London, Paris,New York and Melbourne: Cassell and Company, Limited, 1905).

A VERY HANDSOME COPY, FRESH AND CLEAN AND A VERY PLEASING PRESENTATION OF THIS GREAT WORK, NOT OFTEN FOUND IN ORIGINAL CLOTH.
John Milton’s PARADISE LOST, one of the most important works in the English language, is most appropriately met by the magnificent engravings of Gustave Doré. The powerful and mood-inspiring images make this one of the greatest issues of a true classic yet produced. The poem has remained one of the most celebrated classics of modern English vernacular, indeed some say, that it constitutes the beginning of modern English poetry and literature. This edition retains the classic marriage of illustration and verse and is particularly attractive in its pressing and design. Item #31740

A very handsome printing and edition of Doré's classic illustrations for Milton's Paradise Lost, one of the great poems in the language. With 50 magnificent plates after engravings by Gustave Doré. Large, tall folio, bound in contemporary three-quarter crushed black morocco over black cloth, the back and corner-pieces ruled in gilt and blind, the spine with raised bands and fine gilt tooling to the bands in gilt, one compartment with red morocco label lettered in gilt, all edges marbled. lxii, 329 pp. A fine copy, internally extremely fresh and clean, unusually firm and sturdy for the printing, the binding very handsome with bright morocco and cloth and bright gilt, some mellowing or age evidence to the cloth, rarely found in such pleasing condition due to the great size of the text-block, the boards and hinges very well preserved with little evidence of use.

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Price: $1,450.00