MILTON, JOHN. 1608-1674.
Paradise Lost. And: Paradise Regain'd ... To which is added Samson Agonistes. London: Jacob Tonson / Randal Taylor, 1688. 2 volumes bound together. Illustrated with frontispiece portrait by R. White after Faithorne and 12 engraved plates chiefly after John Baptist Medina by Burgesse. Includes subscriber's list. This copy with 3 additional Milton portraits bound in before preliminaries. Folio (378 x 228 mm). Full red morocco, gilt-ruled, by MacDonald. Some toning, portrait and first 3 leaves with expert repair, long repaired tear to pl 9, repair to joints, abrasion to board edges.
First illustrated edition, large-paper copy with the grape cluster watermark. Wing M2147.
Provenance: Early gift inscription on title-page: "The Gift of James Joye to his daughter Betty."
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