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Paradise Lost. A Poem in Twelve Books.

Author:
John Milton (British, London 1608–1674 London)
Sitter:
John Milton (British, London 1608–1674 London)
Engraver:
Frontispiece by Robert White (British, London 1645–1703 London)
Artist:
Frontispiece after William Faithorne the Elder (British, London ca. 1616–1691 London)
Engraver:
Plates 1-3, 5-7, 9-12 engraved by M. Burgess (British, active late 17th century)
Designer:
Plates 3, 5-7, 9-11 designed by Sir John Baptiste de Medina (Belgian Flemish, Brussels 1659–1710 Edinburgh)
Designer:
Plate 4 designed by Bernard Lens II (British, 1659/60–1725)
Engraver:
Plate 4 engraved by Peter Paul Bouche (Flemish, ca. 1646–after 1693)
Draftsman:
Plate 7 drawn by Sir John Baptiste de Medina (Belgian Flemish, Brussels 1659–1710 Edinburgh)
Publisher:
Richard Bentley (British, ca. 1645–1697 London)
Publisher:
Published London by Jacob Tonson, the Elder (British, London 1655/1656–1736 Barn Elms, Surrey)
Printer:
Miles Flesher (London)
Date:
1688
Medium:
Illustrations: engraving
Dimensions:
12 5/8 x 8 x 1 5/16 in. (32.1 x 20.3 x 3.3 cm)
Classification:
Books
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elsha Whittelsey Fund, 1966
Accession Number:
66.558.1
Not on view
Inscription: In graphite on first leaf recto: James Dobri from his friend / Andrew MacGeorge jun.

Marking: Bookplate on inside front cover: Fac et spera / Ex Libris / T. AlanArthur
O'Donoghue III241; Brunet: 1729; Hofer: 16; Bryan: III.313; Th. B. XXIV.328; Graesse IV.529; Boorsch in Met. Mus. Journal vol. 6 (1972) pp. 133-150
Colta Ives, Janet S. Byrne, Mary L. Myers, Suzanne Boorsch, Weston J. Naef, David W. Kiehl, The Metropolitan Museum of Art The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Notable Acquisitions, 1965-1975: Prints, Architecture and Ornament. New York, 1975, p. 184, ill.



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