Lot 390: PARADISUS AMISSUS. POEMA JOANNIS MILTONI. 2 Vols.
December 1, 2016
Falls Church, VA, USALive Auction
Description: [British Literature] John Milton. PARADISUS AMISSUS. POEMA JOANNIS MILTONI. Latine Redditum a Guilelmo Dobson, LL.B [Paradise Lost]. 2 Vols. Oxonii, et Theatro Sheldoniano, 1750-1753. Vol Is first leaf was probably blank, and might have been excised by the printer or the first bookseller. See Foxon D344. 2 editions were issued: A watermarked edition on fine paper and an unwatermarked edition. This appears to be high quality paper with wide margins, but no watermarks were found when viewing several leaves under a ceiling light. Small engraved portrait on both title pages. Full leather, sprinkled edges. Covers insecure. Text very good.