The Poetical Works of John Milton, With Introductory Memoir Notes, Bibliography Etc. - The "Albion" Edition [Erotic Fore-Edge Painting]. John Milton.
The Poetical Works of John Milton, With Introductory Memoir Notes, Bibliography Etc. - The "Albion" Edition [Erotic Fore-Edge Painting]

The Poetical Works of John Milton, With Introductory Memoir Notes, Bibliography Etc. - The "Albion" Edition [Erotic Fore-Edge Painting]

Very Good. Item #5714

London and New York: Frederick Warne And Co., 1896. Title page states "The 'Albion' Edition." Octavo (19x14cm); 607, [1] pp. Contemporary goat binding with raised bands and title stamped in gold on spine. All edges gilt. Painting of explicit sexual scene hidden in the fore-edge.

Light wear to edges and joints. Binding is sound and corners are square. Bookplate for Oliffe Richmond on front pastedown and an inscription on verso of front free endpaper states: "Oliffe Richmond from his tutor July 30 - 96. 2nd in school work." Some notes in pencil from previous vendor on front flyleaf. All other pages clean and unmarked.

The original owner appears to have been a 14-year-old Oliffe Leigh Richmond (1881-1977), who would grow to become a poet and classical scholar.

Price: $600.00

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