“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.