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. Muirs preface is five pages and at the end is a three-page facsimile of Blakes letter of March 16, 1804. The second-longest and penultimate of Blakes illuminated books, exceptionally rich with numerous full-page plates. Blakes famous poem Jerusalem appears in the preface to Milton only in copies A and B. Bentley, BB, 249f.
(Item Id: 108806)