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"BETTER TO REIGN IN HELL THAN SERVE IN HEAVEN"

(DORÉ, Gustave) MILTON, John. Milton's Paradise Lost. London, Paris, and New York, 1871-72.

Early edition of Doré's interpretation of Paradise Lost, with 50 stunning full-page folio engravings, "matched only by his illustrations for Dante’s Inferno," very handsomely bound in full morocco gilt by A.W. Bain. $6500.

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"BETTER TO REIGN IN HELL THAN SERVE IN HEAVEN"

(DORÉ, Gustave) MILTON, John. Milton's Paradise Lost. London, Paris, New York & Melbourne, 1888-90.

Later edition of Doré's interpretation of Paradise Lost, with 50 stunning full-page folio engravings, "matched only by his illustrations for Dante’s Inferno," in beautiful original decorative cloth. $1800.

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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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