2718. London: John Kendrick, 27 Ludgate Street, St. Paul’s, MDCCCLIV (1854).
Sm. thick 8vo, xxx, 658pp. With a frontispiece and 7 plates, including 4 after John Martin. Dedication page with color-printed floral garland and ink inscription “To Frances / April 1860” preceding frontispiece. Original publisher’s full morocco stamped richly in gilt on covers and backstrip, all edges gilt, plain yellow coated endpapers, occasional browning, hinges just slightly cracking.
§ A pleasant edition of Milton including a few very reduced prints after the famous John Martin illustrations, but notable for being in a very attractive publisher’s de luxe trade binding. Not noted by King, McLean, or Morris and Levin. Item #105473