(Hammersmith: Doves Press, 1905). 235 x 178 mm. (9 1/4 x 7"). 343, [1] pp. ONE OF 300 COPIES ON PAPER (an additional 25 copies were printed on vellum).

APPEALING RUSSET MOROCCO BY THE DOVES BINDERY (signed and dated 1917 on rear turn-in), covers with gilt ruled border, raised bands, gilt ruled spine compartments and turn-ins, all edges gilt. Printed in red and black. Tomkinson, p. 54; Tidcombe DP-7. ◆A few small stains on rear board, margins of one quire at rear a little foxed, a handful of openings with light marginal foxing, otherwise fine.

Three-fourths of this "Paradise Regain'd" volume is occupied by material in addition to the title work, including Milton's "Samson Agonistes" and other poems. These are mostly in English, but also in Latin and with a few lines in Greek. Cobden-Sanderson greatly enjoyed the work on this volume, writing in his journal: "each word I read (I am arranging the second volume of Milton for the Doves Press) sets me thinking or dreaming. I lift up my eyes to gaze outward upon the pleasant sunshine on the trees, and listen to the happy birds." The elegantly understated binding relies for its beauty on the faultless execution by Cobden-Sanderson's Doves Bindery.

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