Milton, John; Todd, Henry John (ed.): The Poetical Works
Stock No. 1166BS
The Poetical Works of John Milton. With Notes of Various Authors; and with Some Account of the Life and Writings of Milton, etc. Four volumes, 8º (217 x 130 mm.), London, Rivingtons etc., fifth edition, 1852, pp. xxviii, 523; 589; xxiii, 431; viii, 560. Steel engraved portrait frontispiece after Faithorne in first volume. Prize bindings of contemporary full tan calf, by White, 70 Piccadilly, with prize label of St. Paul's School dated 1854 in each volume. Bindings with triple gilt fillets and floral cornerpieces to covers, gilt bust on upper covers and arms of St. Paul's School on lower, raised bands richly gilt in compartments with red and green morocco lettering-pieces, inner dentelles gilt, marbled edges and endpapers. Joints a little rubbed, otherwise a fine set, internally clean and crisp.