Paradise Lost: A Poem in Twelve Books
London: J and H Richter, 1794. A First Edition Thus - a copy of the special 'Subscription Only' issue in recent full leather binding, with original six raised panels and decorations laid on to spine. Complete with 12 vignettes and 12 plates. A one volume, privately printed edition. Engraved portrait of Milton as a frontispiece, and an engraved dedication to the Prince of Wales, who heads the list of subscribers. Many more delicate engravings (with tissue guards), on heavyweight handmade paper. [x], 493 pp.<br />300 x 240 mm (11¾ x 9½ inches).
Condition: Binding in excellent condition, new endpapers. The text block is in a good, clean condition. However, each of the engraved plates has moderate staining to the bottom half. Still attractive.