"Who ere while the happy Garden sung, by one man's disobedience lost, now sing": Eighteenth century example of The Poetical Works of Mr. John Milton
The Poetical Works of Mr. John Milton (Including Paradise Lost).
Item Number: 95351
London: Printed for Jacob Tonson, 1720.
Eighteenth century example of Milton’s poetical works including his masterpiece Paradise Lost. Quarto, 2 volumes, bound in contemporary full brown calf, gilt titles and elaborate gilt tooling to the spine, raised bands, red morocco spine labels, all edges speckled red, engraved frontispieces and title vignettes. In very good condition.
English poet and polemicist John Milton was active during a time of religious flux and political upheaval and became best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost written in blank verse. Writing in English, Latin, Greek, and Italian, he achieved international renown during his lifetime and introduced many new words to the English language. In his 1796 biography, William Hayley referred to him as the "greatest English author", and he remains generally regarded "as one of the preeminent writers in the English language."