The First Edition of ‘Paradise Lost’.

First edition of Pershing's work on the different states of the first edition of John Milton's Paradise Lost; finely bound

The First Edition of ‘Paradise Lost’.

PERSHING, James H.

$2,000.00

Item Number: 95340

London: Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, 1941.

First appearance of Pershing’s work on the different states of the first edition of John Milton’s Paradise Lost which appeared in Vol. XXII, No. I. June 1941 issue of Transactions of the Bibliographical Society New Series. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco, marbled endpapers, with the original wrappers bound in, illustrated. In fine condition. Rare.

Pershing's documentation of the various first edition states of Milton's masterpiece includes a detailed examination of the author's own copies of the work as well as the unmatched Lamport Hall copy and 30 copies in other libraries including the Bodelain Library, British Museum, the collection of J.P. Morgan, Princeton University, and Yale University.

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