Franklin Library, Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, (1979). With the lustrations of Gustave Dore. 30 full page, black and white Illustrations'. Franklin Library, Franklin Center, Pennsylvania 1979. Black Leatherette over boards, gold designs and lettering. Paradise Lost is an epic poem in blank verse by the 17th-century English poet John Milton (1608–1674). The first version, published in 1667, consists of ten books with over ten thousand lines of verse. A second edition followed in 1674, arranged into twelve books (in the manner of Virgil's Aeneid) with minor revisions throughout. It is considered to be Milton's major work, and it helped solidify his reputation as one of the greatest English poets of his time.
the illustrations selected for this edition of Paradise Lost are the work of the celebrated nineteenth century book illustrator. Very Good / NO DJ as issued. Item #947
Franklin Library, Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, 1979. Very Good, Leatherette, 22 kt. gold accents and lettering, printed with acid neutral pages that are thread sewn, not glued together, gold gilded page edges to further protect the pages, raised spine bands that give each volume that distinctive antique look, decorated end papers. Library stamp on front end paper. Black Leatherette over boards, gold designs and lettering. No DJ as issued.
Franklin Library Books stopped printing these in 2000, they are no longer in print These are beautiful books and make unique great gifts.