"Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties": First Edition of The Collected Works of John Milton

  • The Works of Mr. John Milton.

The Works of Mr. John Milton.

Item Number: 34084

London: 1697.

First edition of the collected works of John Milton. Folio, bound in contemporary marbled boards with modern calf. A very good example with the contents clean apart from a few minor stains.

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).