1730 Paradise Lost John Milton English Poetry Allegory Illustrated RARE Art

MILTON, John

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“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.”

― John Milton, Paradise Lost

 

A charming printing of John Milton’s most famous work, ‘Paradise Lost’.

 

Paradise Lost’ follows the biblical story of the Fall of Man and the temptation of Adam and Eve. Milton himself states that purpose for this book was to “Justify the ways of God to Men”. It covers the characters Adam, Eve, and Satan and the roles each played in the development of religious culture and idolatry.

 

It was critically acclaimed and well-received by many famed personalities, including Samuel Johnson who states.

“[Paradise Lost shows] Milton’s peculiar power to astonish…and he seems to have been well acquainted with his own genius, and to know what it was the Nature had bestowed upon him more bountifully than upon others: the power of displaying the vast, illuminating the splendid, enforcing the awful, darkening the gloomy, and aggravating the dreadful.

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1730 Paradise Lost John Milton English Poetry Allegory Illustrated RARE Art

 

“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.”

― John Milton, Paradise Lost

 

A charming printing of John Milton’s most famous work, ‘Paradise Lost’.

 

Paradise Lost’ follows the biblical story of the Fall of Man and the temptation of Adam and Eve. Milton himself states that purpose for this book was to “Justify the ways of God to Men”. It covers the characters Adam, Eve, and Satan and the roles each played in the development of religious culture and idolatry.

 

It was critically acclaimed and well-received by many famed personalities, including Samuel Johnson who states.

“[Paradise Lost shows] Milton’s peculiar power to astonish…and he seems to have been well acquainted with his own genius, and to know what it was the Nature had bestowed upon him more bountifully than upon others: the power of displaying the vast, illuminating the splendid, enforcing the awful, darkening the gloomy, and aggravating the dreadful.

 

Item number: #11258

Price: $750

 

MILTON, John

 

Paradise lost, a poem, in twelve books

 

London: Printed for the Company, 1730. First edition thus

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete
    • xx, 300, [14]
    • 13 engraved plates
  • References: John Leonard’s “Introduction” to Paradise Lost;
  • Provenance: Armorial Bookplate – Bibliotheca Boeniana
    • Pierre Étienne Bourgeois de Boynes, Marquis de Boynes, Count Gueudreville, Marquis de Sains, Baron Laas (1718 – 1783) was a French magistrate, statesman, and Secretary of the Navy of Louis XV.
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~6in X 4in (15cm x 10cm)

 

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11258

Categories

Arts & Architecture

Religion

Authors

MILTON, John

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete