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.