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Poems, &c. Upon Several Occasions

“AFTER SHAKESPEARE AND CHAUCER, JOHN MILTON IS THE MOST EMINENT POET IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE”

MILTON, John. Poems, &c. Upon Several Occasions. London, 1673.

First expanded edition of Milton's Poems, initially printed in 1645, this second edition published only one year before his death and "doubtless authorized by Milton," with over 40 poems "printed here for the first time," including the first printing of Sonnet XVI, the first sonnet to refer to Milton's blindness, especially memorable for its oft-quoted final line—"They also serve who only stand and waite"—handsomely bound by Fazakerley, with a frontispiece portrait of a young John Milton inserted. $7800.

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History of Britain

"THE MOST SUBSTANTIAL PROSE WORK PUBLISHED IN HIS LIFETIME"

MILTON, John. The History of Britain. London, 1670.

First edition, first issue, of Milton's electrifying historical chronicle, a work that "reads like a prose version of Paradise Lost," with engraved frontispiece portrait by Faithorne drawn from life by him for this edition, splendidly bound by Riviere & Son. $4200.

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Comus: A Mask

WITH EIGHT STUNNING WOOD-ENGRAVINGS BY BLAIR HUGHES-STANTON

(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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