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John Milton - Paradise Lost, a poem in twelve books - 1750

John Milton - Paradise Lost, a poem in twelve books - 1750

"Paradise Lost, a poem in twelve books" by John Milton

Printed for J. and R. Tonson, London, 1750 second edition - complete in two volumes - 509p, 447p plus index, 18cmx15cm - condition: very good, rebound in nice calf leather binding with year and title and volume on spine, frontispiece of Milton and chapter plates present, and index in volume 2 as well. Very collectible set

Paradise Lost is an epic poem in blank verse by the 17th-century English poet John Milton (1608–1674). The first version, published in 1667, consists of ten books with over ten thousand lines of verse. A second edition followed in 1674, arranged into twelve books (in the manner of Virgil's Aeneid) with minor revisions throughout.[1][2] It is considered to be Milton's masterpiece, and it helped solidify his reputation as one of the greatest English poets of all time.[3] The poem concerns the biblical story of the Fall of Man: the temptation of Adam and Eve by the fallen angel Satan and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden.

Object Book
Number of Books 2
Subject Illustrated, Literature
Author/ Illustrator John Milton
Book Title Paradise Lost, a poem in twelve books
Condition Very good
Publication year oldest item 1750
Edition Different editions
Language English
Original language Yes
Binding/ Material Leather
Number of pages 956
Dimensions 18×15 cm
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