"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.
Item Number: 34084
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).
Other Books by this Author
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.
"I who ere while the happy garden sung, by one man's disobedience lost, now sung Recover'd Paradise to all mankind": John Milton's Paradise Regain'd. A Poem in Four Books To which is added Samson Agonistes
Paradise Regain’d. A Poem in Four Books To which is added Samson Agonistes: and Poems upon Several Occasions.
Birmingham: Printed by John Baskerville for J. and R. Tonson, 1759.
Early example of Milton’s work on the the temptation of Christ as recounted in the Gospel of Luke. Quarto, bound in contemporary tree calf, gilt titles to the spine, gilt ruled dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. In very good condition.
London: Printed by Miles Flesher, for Jacob Tonson, at the Judge's-Head in Chancery-lane near Fleet-street, 1688.
First illustrated edition of Milton’s masterpiece. Folio, bound in full calf, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, marbled endpapers, with portrait frontispiece, illustrated throughout. In very good condition with some toning to the text. An exceptional example.
"The adventure is over. Everything gets over, and nothing is ever enough. Except the part you carry with you:" Rare First Edition of From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler; Signed by E.L. Konigsburg
New York: Atheneum, 1967.
First edition of the author’s Newbery Award-winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by E.L. Konigsburg on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Rare in this condition and signed.
“Only God knows how much I love you”: First American Edition of the Love In The Time Of Cholera; Signed by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988.
First American edition of Garcia Marquez’s work, which ranks as one of the great novels of the last half of the twentieth century. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Gabriel Garcia Marquez on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Carol Devine Carson and Chip Kidd. Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
"All over the ship, all through the convoy there was a knowledge that in a few hours some of them were going to be dead": First Edition of The 50th Anniversary Edition of The Naked and the Dead; Signed by Norman Mailer
New York: Henry Holt, 2005.
First edition of the 50th Anniversary edition of the author’s classic novel. Thick octavo, original boards. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the author who has transcibed the first line of this title as follows, “All over the ship, all through the convoy there was a knowledge that in a few hours some of them were going to be dead.”
“I HATE EVERYTHING WHICH IS NOT IN MYSELF”: First British Edition of The Naked and the Dead; Inscribed by Norman Mailer
London: Allan Wingate, 1949.
First British edition of the author’s first book. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “For ________ ________, Spent a winter once in Jamaica, Vermont, back in 1949, Loved it. Cheers Norman Mailer.” Very good in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by James Holland.