John Milton rare books
[BLAKE, William (illustrator)]; MILTON, John; KEYNES, Geoffrey (editor).On the Morning of Christ's Nativity.
First edition thus, trade issue, presentation copy inscribed by the editor; 4to; some light spotting throughout as usual; publisher's cream buckram backed decorated paper boards, top edge gilt others uncut, with the glassine jacket and printed outer dust jacket. An excellent copy in the scuffed and rather frayed dust jacket, tanned and with a snag to the rear panel with loss.£475
Thick 8vo (220 x 155); engraved frontispiece portrait by W. Humphreys from a print by Faithorne, title printed in red black, elegant MS presentation to front free endpaper dated 'Xmas 1879', a few random spots to preliminary and terminal leaves, otherwise fine; publisher's full polished calf, gilt-panelled, gilt-tooled spine panels and lettering-piece, marbled endpapers and matching edges, stamped Bickers and Son on verso of upper enpaper, mildly rubbed, a few marks from use, otherwise a most attractive volume in very good order.£300