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“ONE OF THE GREATEST, MOST NOBLE AND SUBLIME POEMS WHICH EITHER THIS AGE OR NATION HAS PRODUCED”

MILTON, John. Paradise Lost. London, 1669.

First edition, fifth title page, of Milton's poetic masterpiece, his dramatic vision of Satan's expulsion from Heaven and the temptation of Adam and Eve. The excellent Macclesfield copy, with the arms of the Earls of Macclesfield in gilt on the front cover of the morocco binding by Hatton. "Rare" (Wickenheiser). $45,000.

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"THE ARGUMENT FOR FREEDOM HAS NEVER… BEEN SO MAGNIFICENTLY EXPRESSED"

MILTON, John. Works of John Milton. No place, 1697.

First collected edition of Milton's prose works, including his timeless Areopagitica, which would become "the first Milton book published in America (1774)," a handsome folio volume in contemporary calf boards. $4000.

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"THAT MIGHTY ORB OF SONG, THE DIVINE MILTON"

MILTON, John. Poetical Works. WITH: Prose Works. Philadelphia, 1864. Four volumes.

Later edition of the poems and prose of Milton—including Paradise Lost—with notes and a life of Milton by John Mitford, four handsome folio volumes in contemporary calf-gilt. $1350.

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SPLENDID GREGYNOG PRESS MASQUE OF COMUS, WITH EIGHT STUNNING WOOD-ENGRAVINGS BY BLAIR HUGHES-STANTON, ONE OF ONLY 250 COPIES

(HUGHES-STANTON, Blair) MILTON, John. Comus: A Mask. Newtown, 1931.

Striking private-press edition of Milton’s famous drama in verse, number 243 of only 250 copies, handsomely illustrated with frontispiece and tailpiece, vignette title page, and five full-page white-line wood-engravings by Blair Hughes-Stanton. $800.

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