Title: Poetical works of John Milton >>MINIATURE ...
Publisher: Bell, Allan and Co., Warwick Square. London.
Publication Date: 1840
Condition: Very Good
2 volumes. 334 + 335 printed pages (slight and marginal browning present in first and last few leaves). Vignette woodcuts throughout. Printed by Balne, Gracechurch Street, London. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Inner gilt dentelles. 1963 rebind in full hand-tooled calf signed and dated by "A.W" in gilt on lower back covers. Signed and dated by former owner Peter G. Foster on original pale yellow front free endpapers. Charming pencil male portrait sketched on verso of endpaper in second volume, possibly of Forster. Contmporary owner's dated signature saved from original pale yellow front paste-down endpapers and pasted in. Provenance: Agnes Cawley, 1840. Complete with blue cloth, marbled paper lined, double slipcase, also from 1963. A few gatherings very slightly sprung, resulting in slightly uneven text blocks. 60 x 100mm. Original tan calf. Spines with pointille decorated, raised bands, gilt lettering & dates, with hand-tooled gilt floral decorations placed horizontally. Covers with scrolling roccoco floreate borders. Initials of Peter G. Forster on upper covers hand-tooled in gilt. Not in Bondy, Spielmann nor Welsh. OCLC, 181691889. WorldCat locates 3 copies worldwide including only one in the UK (at Oxford University library). Seller Inventory # 5411