Category: Signed / Inscribed

THE POETICAL WORKS. With notes of various authors, By Thomas Newton, D. D. Paradise Lost. A poem in twelve books. Fifth edition. + Paradise Regained. Samson Agonistes. Poems upon several occasions. Psalms, etc. Stock code: 10960


London: J and R. Tonson. 1761


New edition. Three volumes. Quarto. Finely bound in recent full speckled brown calf. Spines with raised bands, the compartments double ruled in gilt. Red labels, titled in gilt. Double ruled blind border on boards. Volume 1. lxxix, xxii,491pp; Volume 2. 460pp, 116pp indexes; Volume 3. 690pp, iipp index. Illustrated with 20 full page copper engraved plates, including 3 portraits as the frontispiece for each volume and 17 fine illustrations by Francis Hayman. Neat contemporary previous owners' names to the top of the title pages and reverse of frontispieces. Some minor foxing to the margins of a few pages, and darker offsetting to 2 leaves where a previous owner had inserted a fern leaf. Illustrations with some offsetting to the opposite page. A very good set of this beautifully illustrated and printed edition.