Milton. A Poem in 2 Books.

Edmonton: William Muir, 1886. 4to, (4), 45 hand-colored plates, (2) leaves. Contemporary half navy calf gilt with navy morocco and gilt label on cover and navy cloth boards, original wrappers bound in. A fine copy, with the bookplate of H.C. Plimmer. Very Good. Limited to about 50 copies by Muir and his team, based on copy A. Muir’s preface is five pages and at the end is a three-page facsimile of Blake’s letter of March 16, 1804. The second-longest and penultimate of Blake’s illuminated books, exceptionally rich with numerous full-page plates. Blake’s famous poem “Jerusalem” appears in the preface to Milton only in copies A and B. Bentley, BB, 249f. Item #108806

Price: $9,500.00

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