Milton. A Poem in 2 Books. William Blake.

Milton. A Poem in 2 Books.

1886. 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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