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Book Condition: Very Good
John Sharpe--London 1816. Inclusive Vol. I & II. Full Calf boards with gilt lettering and decorations to the spine and gilt edge outline to the front and rear boards. Marbled pastedowns and endpapers. Frontispiece with ink illustrations--vol I of the blind Milton composing Paradise Lost to his daughters and Vol. II of Milton found sleeping by an Italian Lady. Original onionskin covering illustrations. Numerous other ink illustrations from engravings throughout by Richard Westhall--most still protected by original onionskin. Vol. I contain---"The Life of Milton" - "Paradise Lost" (Books I through XII) and Vol. II contains "Paradise Regained" as well as "Samson Agonistes--A Dramatic Poem", as well as numerous other poems and sonnets, and "Select Notes on Paradise Regained". Both volumes are in very good condition, showing wear but still solid and straight. Minor repair to the spines, medium wear to spine ribbing--however gilt lettering still quite clear. Original owner's gift insert in pencil to front free paper. Vol. I has two loose pages (xv and xvi). Darkening to the top edges and foredges--slightly covers marbling. Altogether a nice two set of Milton's Works in presentable condition--worn but still handsome. Digital pics available upon request.