Boston. R.H.Hinkley Company. n.d. circa 1885. This edition limited to 550 numbered copies of which this #308. Printed D.B. Updike at the Merrymount Press, Boston. Illustrated throughout with 16 duotone plates and further by page decorations in red. 4 volumes complete, as issued. Tall 8vo. 6.5" x 9.75". Uniquely bound in ornate decoratively embossed full pigskin. Intricate paneled fleural motifs in high relief to front and rear covers. Embossed fleural motifs to spine. Raised bands. Embossed titles. Top edges gilded. Imprinted upon hand-made paper.
A sumptuously designed binding encases this elegant production of Milton's collected works.
Very mild rubbing to extremities. Very mild, occasional foxing to prelims. One corner well bumped. Short repair to hinge of Volume 4. A Fine, stunning set.