SCARCE EDITION WITH JOHN MARTIN PLATES IN SPLENDID FULL MOROCCO
MILTON, John ~ Paradise Lost
London: Henry Washbourne & Co., 1853
Full hard grain morocco, 11 inches tall. A splendid binding with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels, superb gilt rolls framing the boards and all edges gilt. Slight rubbing but no splitting or loss. The text is unusually clean some foxing to the reverse and borders of the plates, some of which show a slight stain. With the 24 wonderful haunting mezzotints by John Martin. This is a scarce edition with only 2 examples listed on copac.