The Complete Works of Milton; In Early 19th Century Binding
The Poetical Works of John Milton and the Prose Works of John Milton In 14 Volumes.
Milton, John; .$2,500.00
Item Number: 3608
Printed for J. Johnson and 25 other firms partnerships and individuals by Bye and Law, 1801 &, 1806.
First Todd edition, consisting of seven volumes along with the Symmons seven volume set. Octavo, 14 volumes. Full contemporary leather, gilt titles to the spine, gilt tooling to the front and rear panel, marbled endpapers. Steel engraved frontispiece of Milton to volume one of the Todd edition. Text in English and Latin. A beautiful set.
"After Shakespeare and Chaucer, John Milton is the most eminent poet in the English language No other great poet, not even Dante, began with so clear and systematic an intention to devote himself entirely to poetry" (Bloom, John Milton, 1).