This antique book entitled, "The Poetical Works of John Milton" was published by Thomas Y Crowell & Co, Boston. This first edition was copyrighted in 1892 and contains an introduction by David Masson, M.A., LL D; and a "biographical sketch" by Nathan Haskell Dole.
Contents include: Paradise Lost I - Earliest Editions of the Poem II - Origin of the Poem ad History of its Composition III- Scheme and Meaning of the Poem Text of the Poem: Paradise Regained Samson Agonistes Minor Poems Sonnets and Kindred Pieces Nine of the Psalms done into Metre 1648 ...and much more.
This rare collectible book is 618 pages in length. It has cloth covers with an embossed gold floral design on the spine and first 1/3 of the cover and back. The remaining covers have a blue background with white and gold daisies in an all-over design. The edges of the pages are gilded. This antique poetry book is in good vintage condition. There is some light soiling on the front and back covers. The back cover has some black ink spots. The inside pages are clean with minimal yellowing. The binding is tight.
An exceptional poetry collection for the English major or poetry connoisseur.
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