Paradise Lost

MILTON, John. Paradise Lost, A Poem, In Twelve Books with The Life of Milton and An Index. Edinburgh: A. Donaldson, 1772.

Carefully repaired full leather binding of John Milton’s Paradise Lost in twelve books (in this one volume), plus ‘The Life of Milton’ and and index. Original title panel preserved and reset into new full leather spine with seven raised bands. Front and rear endpapers neatly backed as part of repair. Two previous owners’ marks – from 1774 and 1844 – in neat italic writing in brown ink on front and rear pastedowns. Purple ink line on rear free endpaper. Otherwise a clean and charming example of this work from the mid-late eighteenth century.


John Milton



Paradise Lost Synopsis

Paradise Lost is an epic poem by the seventeenth-century English poet John Milton. 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 with minor revisions throughout. It is considered to be Milton’s masterpiece, and it helped solidify his reputation as one of the greatest English poets of all time. The poem concerns the biblical story of the fall of man; the temptation of Adam and Eve by the fallen angel Satan and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden.

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About John Milton

John Milton (9 December 1608 – 8 November 1674) was an English poet and intellectual. His 1667 epic poem Paradise Lost elevated Milton’s reputation as one of history’s greatest poets. He also served as a civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under its Council of State and later under Oliver Cromwell.

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A. Donaldson