Milton John ~ Paradise Lost & Paradise Regained
George Grierson, Dublin, 1724
The first Irish edition (11th & 7th editions anywhere). A rare Dublin edition, 12mo [xii] (ads, title, dedication) 315pp 61pp  separate title for Regained. Lacking frontispiece and one plate so 11 folding plates present, plate 2 with handling tear to fold and small losses to margins not impacting plate, plate 4 only part present, lacking the outer part, plate 5 reinforced to verso, plates 7,8,9 & all reinforced fore-edges plate 11 torn with small loss to fore-edge, contemporary fulll calf, old reback with 4 raised bands gilt. Later but not modern owner's inscription to pastedown, very light soiling, but generally better condition than it sounds. A genuine rarity with no recorded sales at auction in last 50 years.
BINDING : Hardback
INVENTORY NUMBER: 107959