Paradise Lost.

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Creator

John Milton

Title

Paradise Lost.

Publisher

Doves Press

Date

1902

Coverage

Hammersmith, U.K.

Description

This edition of the Doves Paradise Lost, printed in the distinctive Doves type with calligraphy by Edward Johnson, is one of 25 copies printed on vellum. This volume boasts one the most iconic of fine press first pages. Surprisingly, despite being a rare vellum copy, this specimen remains bound in Doves familiar limp vellum binding. T.J. Cobden-Sanderson famously destroyed the Doves type by clandestinely throwing punches, matrices, and type into the Thames between 1913 and 1917.

Relation

From the collection of David A. Harper