logo
Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Log In
lots of lots
item-72298812=1
item-72298812=2
item-72298812=3
John Milton MILTONS PARADISE LOST Illustrated by
Item Details
Description

John Milton MILTONS PARADISE LOST Illustrated by Gustave Dore Decorative Gilt Illustrated Plates Edited by Robert Vaughan Epic Poem Blank Verse Fall of Man

Title: Milton's Paradise Lost. Illustrated by Gustave Dore
Author: John Milton - John Milton was an English poet, polemicist, and civil servant for the Commonwealth of England. He is best known for his epic poem "Paradise Lost."

He was a scholarly man of letters, a polemical writer, and an official serving under Oliver Cromwell. He wrote at a time of religious flux and political upheaval in England, and his poetry and prose reflect deep convictions and address many urgent contemporary issues, such as his treatise condemning licensing (pre-publication censorship), Areopagitica. He wrote in Latin and Italian as well as in English, and had an international reputation during his lifetime. After his death, Milton's critical reception oscillated, a state of affairs that continued through the centuries. At an early stage he became the subject of partisan biographies, such as that of John Toland from the nonconformist perspective, and a hostile account by Anthony à Wood. Samuel Johnson wrote unfavourably of his politics as those of "an acrimonious and surly republican"; but praised Paradise Lost "a poem which, considered with respect to design may claim the first place, and with respect to performance, the second, among the productions of the human mind". William Hayley's 1796 biography called him the "greatest English author". He remains generally regarded "as one of the preeminent writers in the English language and as a thinker of world importance."

Editor: Robert Vaughan
Publisher: The Cassell Publishing Co.
City: New York
Year: Unknown
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 311 pages
Width: 9.75" Height: 12"
Book Details: Decoratively bound in yellow cloth with an elaborate embossed pictorial design highlighted in gilt and black, this antique volume features illustrated plates by Gustave Dore. Paul Gustave Louis Christophe Doré (6 January 1832 – 23 January 1883) was a French artist, printmaker, illustrator, comics artist, caricaturist, and sculptor who worked primarily with wood engraving.
Condition / Notes: This volume shows very nicely, and is hard to find in such good condition. The exterior displays mild sheflwear/soiling. The binding and text block are sound. Text and illustrations are clear and crisp through mild age toning/foxing.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Buyer's Premium
  • 25%

John Milton MILTONS PARADISE LOST Illustrated by

Estimate $70 - $200
Jun 09, 2019
See Sold Price
Starting Price $10
Shipping, Payment & Auction Policies
Ships from Freeville, NY, United States
National Book Auctions

National Book Auctions

Ithaca, NY, United States
852 Followers

Atlases, Americana, Signatures, Morley, First

Jun 09, 2019 11:00 AM EDT|
Freeville, NY, USA
View Auction
logo
www.liveauctioneers.com
item

1082: John Milton MILTONS PARADISE LOST Illustrated by

Sold for $70
6 Bids
Est. $70 - $200Starting Price $10
Jun 09, 2019 11:00 AM EDT
Buyer's Premium 25%

Lot 1082 Details

Description
...

John Milton MILTONS PARADISE LOST Illustrated by Gustave Dore Decorative Gilt Illustrated Plates Edited by Robert Vaughan Epic Poem Blank Verse Fall of Man

Title: Milton's Paradise Lost. Illustrated by Gustave Dore
Author: John Milton - John Milton was an English poet, polemicist, and civil servant for the Commonwealth of England. He is best known for his epic poem "Paradise Lost."

He was a scholarly man of letters, a polemical writer, and an official serving under Oliver Cromwell. He wrote at a time of religious flux and political upheaval in England, and his poetry and prose reflect deep convictions and address many urgent contemporary issues, such as his treatise condemning licensing (pre-publication censorship), Areopagitica. He wrote in Latin and Italian as well as in English, and had an international reputation during his lifetime. After his death, Milton's critical reception oscillated, a state of affairs that continued through the centuries. At an early stage he became the subject of partisan biographies, such as that of John Toland from the nonconformist perspective, and a hostile account by Anthony à Wood. Samuel Johnson wrote unfavourably of his politics as those of "an acrimonious and surly republican"; but praised Paradise Lost "a poem which, considered with respect to design may claim the first place, and with respect to performance, the second, among the productions of the human mind". William Hayley's 1796 biography called him the "greatest English author". He remains generally regarded "as one of the preeminent writers in the English language and as a thinker of world importance."

Editor: Robert Vaughan
Publisher: The Cassell Publishing Co.
City: New York
Year: Unknown
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 311 pages
Width: 9.75" Height: 12"
Book Details: Decoratively bound in yellow cloth with an elaborate embossed pictorial design highlighted in gilt and black, this antique volume features illustrated plates by Gustave Dore. Paul Gustave Louis Christophe Doré (6 January 1832 – 23 January 1883) was a French artist, printmaker, illustrator, comics artist, caricaturist, and sculptor who worked primarily with wood engraving.
Condition / Notes: This volume shows very nicely, and is hard to find in such good condition. The exterior displays mild sheflwear/soiling. The binding and text block are sound. Text and illustrations are clear and crisp through mild age toning/foxing.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50

Contacts

National Book Auctions
607.269.0101
1429 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY 14850-6071
USA
LiveAuctioneers Support
info@liveauctioneers.com
iphoneandroidPhone

Get notifications from your favorite auctioneers.

TOP