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John Milton / J. Van Zanten - 't Paradys verlooren - 1728

John Milton - 't Paradys verlooren. Heldendicht in tien boeken Door John Milton. Uyt het Engels in rymelooze maat vertaald door J: van Zanten, M:D.- Te Haarlem, by Geertruyd van Kessel, 1728 - (8) 472 pp. 

Dimensions are an approximate.

Condition: In parchment binding. The parchment has a small hole on the spine, as can be seen in the picture. Good bookblock, neat pages, good binding. In good antiquarian condition. There is a wormhole in the binding, also in some other places.

Magnificent work in a beautiful binding, considering its age!

This is the first Dutch translation of Paradise Lost. 

This Milton translation (in unrhymed verses just like the original, a special achievement in a country where a poem was only a poem when it rhymed) was by Jacobus Van Zanten (1658-1750), a physician and, later, preacher in Haarlem. Each of the ten books comes with a short, rhymed table of contents by Van Zanten's fellow townsman, the poet Pieter Langendijk.

Original binding with one complete flyleaf in front and back. The book is overall very good! In some places the binding threads are visible. Pages have not been counted. Rare and beautiful item for any bookcase, the book is in very beautiful antiquarian condition. Pictures are part of description. No bidding on Sundays, please. There seem to be no other defects than the normal signs of age. Misprints / typesetting errors are at the risk of the buyer. The pictures are slightly overexposed. A must-have item for collectors!

Object Book
Number of Books 1
Subject Literature, Poetry, Religion
Author/ Illustrator John Milton / J. Van Zanten
Book Title 't Paradys verlooren
Condition Very good
Publication year oldest item 1728
Edition 1st Edition
Language Dutch
Original language No
Publisher Geertruyd van Kessel
Binding/ Material Vellum
Number of pages 472
Dimensions 20×16 cm
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