Paradise Lost.; A Poem in Twelve Books. From the Text of Thomas Newton, D.D. With: Paradise Regain'd. A Poem in Four Books. To Which is Added Samson Agonistes: And Poems Upon Several Occasions, From the Text of Thomas Newton, D.D. John Baskerville, John Milton.

Paradise Lost.; A Poem in Twelve Books. From the Text of Thomas Newton, D.D. With: Paradise Regain'd. A Poem in Four Books. To Which is Added Samson Agonistes: And Poems Upon Several Occasions, From the Text of Thomas Newton, D.D.

London: Printed by John Baskerville for J. and R. Tonson, 1758. First editions thus. Two vols., uniform 8vos, [xxxii] 416pp & lxix, 390pp; contemporary calf, rebacked with elaborately gilt-tooled spines. Bookplates (Johm Hadmar Sticht); wear to edges, hinges, and spine ends; signature N in Paradise Regain'd pulled loose; front cover of Paradise Lost detached, still an attractive set. Item #205811

The first Baskerville books in English (preceded by Virgil in Latin), with all cancels called for, p. 135 correctly numbered and italic I in headline on p. 346 of Paradise Lost. Includes full list of subscribers, including Benjamin Franklin. Gaskell 4, 5.

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