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1880s The Poetical Works of John Milton / Lansdowne Poets / Beautiful Victorian Antique Book / Richly Illustrated / In Very Good Condition

1880s The Poetical Works of John Milton / Lansdowne Poets / Beautiful Victorian Antique Book / Richly Illustrated / In Very Good Condition

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This is a beautiful antique Victorian poetry book. The Poetical Works of John Milton is undated but would have been published in the 1880s by Frederick Warne and Co., London as part of their Lansdowne Poets series. With eight black and white engraved illustrations plus a portrait frontispiece. In top condition, this is a very attractive book indeed.

John Milton is one of the greatest English poets. A supporter of Oliver Cromwell, he gave up his ambition to become a priest, and instead devoted his life to God through poetry.

Inside the pages are in very good condition. Clean and tightly bound with no writing or inscriptions. All edges are shiny gilt - the top edge having dulled a little in comparison to the sparkly sides.

In striking blue cloth covered boards with bevelled edges, black and gilt decoration to the front and spine, and with an ornate blind stamped border to the back. The boards are also in top order. The only condition point is some rubbing to the spine ends, with a little fraying at the top. The gilt is shiny bright and this is an extremely eye-catching book on display.

Your antique copy of The Poetical Works of John Milton will be wrapped with care in tissue and ribbon* and sent well packaged. I am always happy to include a gift card and message if desired.

H 19 cm x W 13.5 cm, 581 pages, 0.63 kg. I dispatch worldwide daily from the UK. (There are just a very few countries which I am unable to ship to).

* If you would prefer for your book not to be decoratively wrapped but sent simply in the full protective packaging please add a note to the order.

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