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Full text of "Catalogue of an exhibition commenorative of the tercentenuary of the birth of John Milton, 1608-1908; including original editions of his poetical and prose works, together with three hundred and twenty-seven engraved portraits. Held at the Grolier club ... December 3, 1908 to January 9, 1909"

Grolier Club, New York 

Catalogue of an 
exhibition commemorative 
of the tercentenary of the 
birth of John Milton 



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CATALOGUE OF AN EXHIBITION 
COMMEMORATIVE OF THE TER- 
CENTENARY OF THE BIRTH OF 

I lOHN MILTON 

1 " 1608-1908 

'\ INCLUDING ORIGINAL EDITIONS 

I OF HIS POETICAL AND PROSE 

WORKS, TOGETHER WITH 
THREE HUNDRED AND 
TWENTY-SEVEN EN- 
GRAVED PORTRAITS 




CATALOGUE OF AN EXHIBITION 
COMMEMORATIVE OF THE TER- 
CENTENARY OF THE BIRTH OF 

JOHN MILTON 

1608-1908 

INCLUDING ORIGINAL EDITIONS 
OF HIS POETICAL AND PROSE 
WORKS, TOGETHER WITH 
THREE HUNDRED AND 
TWENTY-SEVEN EN- 
GRAVED PORTRAITS 




HELD AT THE 

GROLIER CLUB 

29 EAST THIRTY-SECOND STREET 
DECEMBER 3, 1908 TO JANUARY 9, 1909 




2 

Gss- 




FOREWORD. 

The Grolier Club, following its usual 
custom of observing important literary 
anniversaries, is devoting this exhibition to 
the Tercentenary of John Milton. There 
were two exhibitions, in honor of this event 
earlier in the year, the first at Columbia 
University, and the second at Milton's old 
college, Christ's College, Cambridge. This 
latter exhibition naturally had many advan- 
tages over anything that can be done in 
America. The exhibition of the Janssens 
portrait and the contemporary copy of the 
Onslow portrait, as well as the display to 
the public of the manuscript of the Minor 
Poems, and other personal relics of the 
poet, gave the Christ's College celebration 
a distinction that cannot be equaled else- 
where. 

We have gathered together here a fairly 
good representation of the original editions 
of the prose works, a full collection of the 
original editions of the poetical works, and 
many notable examples of later editions, 
together with the largest collection of en- 
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FOREWORD 

graved portraits of Milton ever before ex- 
hibited. 

The series of titles of Paradise Lost is 
complete. There are six variations only, 
not eight. The error regarding eight 
variations of title first started in Lowndes's 
Manual, was continued by Masson, and it is 
unfortunate that Dr. Williamson, who is 
responsible for the Christ's College cata- 
logue, did not avail himself of the later 
conclusions found in the Grolier Club's 
Collations and Notes and in W. E. Baxter's 
article in The Bibliographer (Vol. 2, 1903). 

We are to be congratulated on being able 
to exhibit the printer's manuscript of the 
first book of Paradise Lost. 

The collection of engraved portraits 
shown here is without equal. The first 
catalogue of Milton portraits ever compiled 
was published by J. F. Marsh in i860, in 
Transactions of the Historic Society of 
Lancashire and Cheshire. Mr. Marsh's ef- 
fort cannot be too highly commended, con- 
sidering the pioneer nature of his work. 
His classifications have been generally ac- 
cepted by Dr. Williamson in the Christ's 
College catalogue. Dr. Williamson's list 
increased quite materially the number of 
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FOREWORD 



prints described, but, like Marsh's, is defi- 
cient in stating in many cases where the 
prints first appeared. 

We have here catalogued and placed on 
view three hundred and twenty-eight por- 
traits. This includes states and variations, 
and exceeds the Cambridge exhibition by 
one hundred and fifty. The Cambridge 
exhibition included thirty-two portraits not 
in this catalogue, and Dr. Williamson men- 
tions in all some fifty-four prints which we 
have been unable to secure. On the other 
hand, there are in this exhibition over one 
hundred and forty prints not mentioned by 
Marsh and the Cambridge catalogue, includ- 
ing forty-two of American origin. 

It is a curious fact that there are so many 
portraits of Milton that have to be classed 
as "pretended." The prints founded on the 
Cooper miniature and the so-called Fai- 
thome miniature are very numerous, and 
have been favorites from their first appear- 
ance. There are in this exhibition no less 
than ninety prints that really have no claim 
to be considered portraits of John Milton. 

We consider ourselves fortunate in being 
able to include in this exhibition such rarities 
as the two portraits engraved by Phinn 

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FOREWORD 

(Nos. 55 and 85), as well as the equally 
rare print by James Gwim (No. 49). An 
earnest effort has been made to fix the loca- 
tion of a much larger number of the por- 
traits than ever before; in this way, it is 
hoped, increasing the value of the catalogue. 

Particular attention is asked for the 
American portraits, which number forty- 
two. The earlier ones by Norman, Haines, 
Scoles, and Anderson are very rare, and a 
few of the later ones are specimens of 
great beauty. It is worthy of note that out 
of the forty-two American portraits fifteen 
must be included among the "pretended 
portraits." 

The Committee has used every endeavor 
to make this exhibition as interesting and 
comprehensive as possible, and expresses its 
hope that it will meet with the approval of 
the members of the Grolier Club and their 
friends. 



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CATALOGUE 








ABBREVIATIONS. 


M. 


= 


Mr. Marsh's Catalogue. 


C. 


^ 


The Christ's College (Cambridge) 
Catalogue. 


P. L. 


= 


Paradise Lost. 


P. R. 


= 


Paradise Regained. 


P.W. 


= 


Poetical Works. 



ENGRAVED PORTRAITS 
OF MILTON. 

The portraits are divided into groups according 
to type. The prints of eacli group are arranged 
chronologically, except in rare cases where por- 
traits resemble each other so closely that the 
reason for their arrangement is obvious. 

Dimensions are given in inches and fractions 
of an inch, the height being placed first. The 
measurements include only the engraved work, 
exclusive of any inscription. 



loH. H. Lips sculp : 1779. Stipple. 

Four oval portraits showing the Janssens 
type (Milton at the age of ten), the Onslow 
type (at the age of twenty-one), the Mollis 
bust, and the Faithorne type. The ovals 
are in a rectangular frame of horizontal 
lines. Above : Milton. 

Not seen by M. and C. 9?4 X 7^16. 

From Lavater's Essais sur la Physiognomonie. 
La Haye, 1781-1803. 4 vols. 

All the above are copied from the Cipriani prints. 

Anon. Line. 

A similar plate, but without the ovals and 
frame. 

Not in M. and C. 7k X sVs. 

From another edition of Lavater. 

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PORTRAITS 

ENGRAVINGS DERIVED FROM THE 
PORTRAIT BY JANSSENS. 

The portrait of Milton at the age of ten years 
was painted by Cornelis Janssens. It remained 
in the possession of Milton's third wife until her 
death in 1727, when it passed, through Mr. 
Charles Stanhope, who purchased it from the 
executors, to Thomas Hollis and the successors 
in his estate. While in the possession of this 
family it was engraved by Cipriani and Gardiner. 
It is now owned by Mr. J. Passmore Edwards, 
and was exhibited in the Christ's College Exhibi- 
tion in June of this year. The painting is de- 
scribed as about twenty-seven inches by twenty 
inches in size, including the frame, and having 
the words John Milton aetatis suae 10 anno 
1618 inscribed on the paint in contemporary 
characters. 

I. B. Cipriani. Etching. 

Portrait in wreath. Ins : lohn Milton 
Drawn and etched MDCCLX by I. B. Cip- 
riani a Tuscan from a picture painted by 
Cornelius lohnson MDCXVIII . . . 

M: I. C: 33. 7?8XS?4. 

One of the series made for Thomas Hollis. 



4 Same plate. Impression on green paper, 
before all letters. Very rare in this state. 

Not in M. and C. 

5 W. N. Gardiner Sculp: Stipple. 

Portrait in oval, with rectangular border 
of vertical lines. Ins : lohn Milton. Aetat. 



OF MILTON 

10 . . . Published, June 4, 1794, by John & 
Josiah Boydell & George Nicol. 

M : 2. C : 34. 16k X 7. 

From Boydell's edition of P. W. 1794-97. 
3 vols. 

6 Same plate. Proof before the border and 
without any inscription. 

Not in M. and C. Size of oval : 6^4 X ^/». 

7 Engraved by Edw" Radclyffe. Line. 

Vignette. Ins : Milton, Aetat. 10 . . . 
■ M : 3. Not in C. 3k X 2^. 

From Masson's Life of John Milton. 1859-80. 
6 vols. 

8 Same plate, with further inscription: Lon- 
don Published by MacmUlan & C° 1874. 

C:36. 

From Masson's edition of P. W. 1874. 3 vols. 

9 Anon. Line. 

Vignette. Ins. above: Portrait described 
in Gent Mag. for Sept. 1787. P. 759. 

M:4. C:37. 4%X3?4. 

This print is engraved from a distinct portrait 
(painter unknown), and was accepted by Marsh as 
genuine. The original has disappeared. 

ENGRAVINGS DERIVED FROM THE 
ONSLOW PORTRAIT. 

The Onslow portrait represents Milton at the 
age of twenty-one. The artist who painted it is 
unknown. The portrait, like the Janssens, re- 
mained in the possession of Milton's third wife, 



PORTRAITS 

and, in the words of George Vertue, the engraver, 
"This picture of Milton was painted in oil, and 
had been in the family till the death of Milton's 
third wife, who kept it with great regard. She 
lived to a great age and died at Nantwich in 
Cheshire. This was bought by a Gent, who 
brought it to London and sold it to The Hon'e 
Arthur Onslow, Speaker, from whence I engraved 
it" (see facsimile, facing this page). 

The first engraving from this original was by 
Vertue, and a little later it was engraved by 
Houbraken. It remained in the possession of the 
Onslow family until 1828, when it was sold, and 
unfortunately its present whereabouts is un- 
known. While in the Onslow family, a careful 
copy was made by Benjamin Van der Gucht for 
Lord Harcourt. which is still in the possession of 
the family, and was exhibited at the Christ's Col- 
lege Exhibition. 

10 G. Vertue Sculp. 173 i. Line. 

Portrait in rectangular frame, surrounded 
by stonework; below portrait, a ribbon, 
with Joannes Milton Aetatis XXI : on shelf 
below portrait, busts of Homer and Virgil, 
below which is a tablet, inscribed : Nascun- 
tur Poetae, non fiunt. 

M: 6. C: 38. 8?4X6. 

From Bentley's edition of P. L. 1732. (See 
facsimile of Vertue's note.) 

11 Same plate, with date altered to 1747: in- 
scription on tablet erased, and Dryden's 
lines, Three poets in three distant ages born, 
etc., inserted. At left. Front: Vol: i. 

M : 7. C : 40. 

From Newton's edition of P. W. 1749-52. 3 
vols. 

6 






Facsimile of note in George Vertiie's liandwritinR 
on a copy of No. lo. 



OF MILTON 

12 Same plate, but without Vertue's name, cut 
down. The busts of Virgil and Homer 
have been reengraved to come within the 
dimensions of the print ; ribbon erased and 
reengraved on smaller scale, and inscribed: 
loannes Milton Aetatis XXI; Dryden's lines 
appear on tablet, reengraved; face and hair 
show retouching. 

Not in M. See C: 40. 7^X4^. 

From P. L. Printed by John Exshaw, 1773. 

13 J. HouBRAKEN SCULPS. Amst. 1741. Line. 

Portrait in oval, with rectangular frame 
of heavy masonry; below, a lyre, serpent, 
apple, and book. 

M:9. C:42. I4>4X8^8. 

From Birch's Heads of Illustrious Persons of 
Great Britain, engraven by Houbraken and Vertue. 
1743-52. 2 vols. 

14 Stahlstich v. Carl Mayer in Nurn- 
BERG. Line. 

Similar portrait in rectangle, surrounded 
by single line. Below, an engraved scroll 
bearing the word Milton. At top: Ms. 
Conv. Lex. No. 428. At foot of print: 
Inst. Bibl. Excudt. 

Not in M. C:43. 4%6X3fe. 

15 Anon. Line. 

Portrait in oval stone frame, within 
rectangle. Ins. on frame : John Milton. At 
top right-hand corner. For the London 

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PORTRAITS 

Magazine; below, Puhlish'd by R. Baldwin 
at the Rose in Pater Noster Row 1752. 

M : 13. C : 49. &n X4i,8. 

From The London Magazine for 1752, vol. 21. 

16 Anon. Line. 

Portrait in oval stonework in rectangle. 
Ins : John Milton. 

M : 14. C : 49a. 4% X 3%. 

From the fifth volume of the British Biog- 
raphy, published by Baldwin, 1766-72. 7 vols. 

17 G. Vertue sculp. Line. 

Portrait in oval frame in rectangle. Be- 
low the oval, on a ribbon, are the words: 
loannes Milton AetatisSuae. 21. 

M:8. C:4i- &/i6'XZ''/i. 

Probably from one of Newton's editions of 
P. R. 1752 or 1753. 

18 I. B. Cipriani. Etching. 

Portrait in wreath. Ins : lohn Milton 
Drazmt and etched MDCCLX by L B. Cip- 
riani a Tuscan at the desire of Thomas 
Hollis . . . 

M: II. C:4S. 7kx6k. 

No. 2 of the series made for Thomas Hollis. 

19 Same plate. Impression on green paper. 
Said to be very rare in this state. 

Not in M. C : 46a. 

8 



OF MILTON 

20 GoLDAR SCULP'' Line. 

Oval portrait in rectangular frame. Ins. 
above: London; Engrav'd for Harrison's 
Editions of Rapin. John Milton. Below : 
In the collection of the R' Hon'''' Arthur 
Onslow Esq" Published . . . May 28 1785 

M : 12. C : 48. 7^8 X &n. 

From Harrison's edition of Rapin's History of 
England. 1785-89. S vols. 

21 Same plate, with margin cut down for 
quarto size volume. 

Not in M. and C. 

22 J. June, sc. Line. 

Oval portrait on same plate with por- 
traits of Ben. Johnson {sic), Robert Boyle, 
and John Locke. 

M : 16. Not seen by C. 2 X i^t. 

23 Engraved by B. Reading. Line. 

Portrait in oval, surrounded by single 
line. Ins: John Milton . . . Publish' d 
Aug' 24, 1793 . . . by J. Wilkins, Alder- 
manbury. Above: IVilkins's Edition of 
the Poets of Great Britain. 

Not in M. and C. 3^ X 2^4. 

From Newton's edition of P. W., published by 
Wilkins. 1793-94- 2 vols. 

24 W. N. Gardiner Sculp^ Stipple. 

Portrait in oval, with rectangular border 
of vertical lines. Ins : John Milton Aetat. 

9 



PORTRAITS 

21, . . . Publish' d June 4, 1794, by lohn & 
Josiah Boydell & George Nicol. 

M: 17. C: 50. 10^6X7^8. 

From Boydell's edition of P. W. 1794-97. 
3 vols. 



25 WOOLNOTH SC. 

Vignette. Ins 
M: 18. C: 51- 



Stipple. 

John Milton, Aetat XXI. 

2X2^8. 



26 FiDELE RocA pf Lithograph. 

Portrait in oval. Ins : Lith: de Langlume 
rue de I'Abbaye N" 4. Jean Milton. 

Not in M. and C. 4^X3^4. 

27 F. C. Garnier. Lithograph. 

Vignette. Ins: /. Milton Illustre Po'ete 
Anglais . . . Galerie Universelle Publiee 
par Blaisot . . . Lith. de Ducarme . . . d, 
Paris. 

Not in M. and C. 5^X5^. 

28 W. C. Edwards. Line. 

Vignette. Ins: [Facsimile of date and 
signature] Aet. XXI. 

Not in M. C: 52. 3^8X31-4. 

From Sir Egerton Brydges's edition of P. W., 
published by Macrone. 183S. 6 vols. 

Erroneously stated to be after Cornells Jans- 
sens. 



29 Same plate. Proof without facsimiles and 
age. Names of painter and engraver in 
10 



OF MILTON 

script and lower on the plate ; also /. Yates 
Printer: At bottom of plate : London John 
Macrone . . . & E. Graves . . . 
M : 19. Not seen by C. 

30 T. S. Engleheart, sc. Line. 

Vignette. Ins: John Milton. Aged 21. 
London, Published by John W. Parker, 
West Strand. 

Not in M. C: 55- 3^^*- 

31 Engraved by Edw" Radclyffe. Line. 

Vignette. Ins: Milton, Aetat. 21. After 
Vertue's engraving, in j/jj, from the origi- 
nal picture then in the possession of the 
Right Hon: Speaker Onslow. 

M : 20. C : 53- 3?8 X z^/g. 

From Masson's Life of Milton. 

32 Anon (but Edward Radclyffe). Line. 

Vignette, smaller than the above. 

Not in M. C : 54- 2 X i^^. 

From Masson's edition of P. W. 1874. 



WILLIAM MARSHALL'S ENGRAVING. 

This portrait was engraved for the first edition 
of Milton's Poems, published by Humphrey Mose- 
ley in 1645. It was supposed to represent Milton 
at the age of twenty-one, but can scarcely be said 
to follow the Onslow portrait. When an impres- 
sion was shown to Milton he wrote the four lines 
in Greek, which the engraver, probably believing 

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PORTRAITS 

them to be complimentary, placed beneath the 
portrait. The lines have been translated as fol- 
lows: 

Who, that my real lineament has scanned 
Will not in this detect a bungler's hand ? 
My friends, in doubt on whom his art was tried. 
The idiot limner's vain attempt deride. 

The portrait was reengraved on a smaller scale 
by Van der Gucht for Tonson's edition of Para- 
dise Regained, 1713. 



33 W. M. SCULP : Line. 

Portrait in oval, with window curtain 
drawn, disclosing a country scene. At the 
corners of the rectangle surrounding the 
oval are four muses, Melpomene, Erato, 
Urania, and Clio. Ins. about the oval: 
loannis Miltoni Angli Effigies Anno Aetatis 
viGess: Pri: At foot, the celebrated Greek 
epigram by Milton. 

M:2i. C:2S4. 5^X3^. 

From the first edition of Milton's Poems, pub- 
lished by Humphrey Moseley in 1645. (For this 
print, see No. 334.) 

34 A modern copy of the above. 

M : 22. C : 56. 

35 Same plate. Impression on India paper. 

Not in M. and C. 

36 M. V. DER GucHT, SCULP. Line. 

A reduced copy of the Marshall engrav- 
ing, without the muses, and with the in- 
12 



OF MILTON 

scription about the oval changed to loannis 
Miltoni Angli Effigies. Anno Aetatis. 21. 

M: 23. C: 58. 4^2X2^. 

From Tonson's edition of P. R. 1713. 

WILLIAM FAITHORNE'S ENGRAVING. 

The portrait of Milton engraved ad mvum by 
William Faithorne appeared in The History of 
Britain, 1670. It is the highest authority, and 
stands at the head of engraved portraits. The 
original crayon drawing made for this engraving 
has been identified by some writers with two 
separate portraits, known as the Hobart and Bay- 
fordbury, or Baker, drawings. Both of them 
were at one time in the possession of the Tonson 
family, and one of them, the Bayfordbury, or 
Baker, portrait, seems to have been owned by 
Jonathan Richardson, Senior. It can only be 
said that, if either of the drawings was used by 
Faithorne in engraving the 1670 portrait, he did 
not follow it very closely in the features or in the 
details of costume. 

The Faithorne engraving has been followed by 
many subsequent engravers. 

37 GuL. Faithorne ad Vivum Delin. et 
SCULPSIT. Line. 

Portrait facing toward right, in oval 
frame, resting on pedestal, within rectangle. 
Ins. on front of pedestal : loannis Miltoni 
Effigies Aetat: 62. 1670. 

M: 24. C: 60. 7x5^. 

From Milton's History of Britain, 1670. 

38 Same plate, cut oflF immediately below the 
oval so as to retain the engraver's name. 
Below, on a second plate, a tablet on which 

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PORTRAITS 

is a medallion containing Milton's arms 
rightly delineated with a two-headed eagle. 
About the medallion is an ornamented bor- 
der. Ins : Joannis Miltoni Effigies Natus 
Anno 1608. Obiit Anno 16/4. 

M:26. C:63. SS/ieXs^g. 

From Toland's edition of the Prose Works. 
1698. 3 vols. (For this print see No. 425.) 



39 Anon. Line. 

A modern copy of No. 37. 
M: 25. C: 61. 7X5^8. 

From Woodburn's Gallery of Rare Portraits. 
1816. 2 vols. 

It is stated in the index that this is a copy. 

40 A recent photogravure of No. 37. 

C:62. 6^8X5!^. 



41 W. DoLLE. scuLPSiT. Line. 

Portrait in oval frame, resting on pedes- 
tal. Ins. on front of pedestal: loannis Mil- 
toni Effigies Aetat. 63. i6ji. 

M: 28. C: 315- 5^8X3^18. 

From Milton's Artis Logicae Plenior Institutio. 
1672. Published again in the second and third 
editions of P. L. 1674 and 1678. 



41a Anon. Line. 

Portrait similar to the above except in 

features, and slightly smaller. The inscrip- 

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tion on the pedestal is the same, except the 
date, which is changed to 1673. 

M : 29. Not seen by C. 5 X 3^6. 

42 R. White sculp. Line. 

Portrait in oval frame of scroll work 
with cherubs' heads; below, a rectangular 
tablet in ornamental scroll, on which are 
Dryden's lines, appearing here for the first 
time. 

M: 31. C:67. lo^sX;. 

From the fourth edition of P. L., published by 
Tonson. 1688. 

43 Anon (but Vertue). Line. 

Similar to the Faithorne plate, but re- 
duced, and with the letters of the inscrip- 
tion smaller and closer together. 

M:27. C:64. 6^8X4^4. 

From the seventh edition of P. L. 1705. It ap- 
pears also in the eighth edition, 1707. 

A known example of the portrait bears the 
following in Vertue's handwriting: "This was 
done from the original print Engraved by W. 
Faithorne." (See facsimile on opposite page.) 

44 Anon (but Vertue). Line. 

Portrait in rectangle, facing toward left; 

with less rugged features than the above. 

Below, Dryden's lines in very small letters. 
M: 38. C: 72. 3^8X2^ 

From the ninth edition of P. L. 171 1. 

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PORTRAITS 

45 G. Vertue Sculp. Line. 

Portrait in oval with sides partly con- 
cealed by framework and a curtain draped 
over top and right side. On the curtain is 
inscribed: loannis Miltoni Effigies, ob: 
16/4. Aet. 66. Below is a highly orna- 
mented tablet, bearing Dryden's lines. 

M:32. C:67a. 8^4X6^. 

From Tonson's edition of P. W. 1720. 2 vols. 



46 Same plate, with inscription on curtain 
changed to: Joannes Milton. Aetatis LXII 
1670. Dryden's lines have been erased, 
and four Greek lines from the Odyssey sub- 
stituted. 

M:33. C:68. 

From Bentley's edition of P. L. 1732. 



47 Same plate, but with the framework, the 
face and the hair reengraved, conforming 
more closely to the Bayfordbury draw- 
ing. A border of one line has been added, 
slightly increasing the size. The sig- 
nature has been removed from the right- 
hand lower corner of the rectangular frame, 
and has been placed at the bottom of the 
plate, altered to G. Vertue Sculp. 1747. At 
left-hand lower corner: Front: Vol: 2. 

M: 34. C: 69. 

From the second volume of Newton's edition 
of P. W. 1749-52. 3 vols. 

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OF MILTON 

48 G. Vertue Sculp. Line. 

One of five portraits in oval frames with 
bow-knots, forming an octavo print. The 
center portrait is Chaucer, the others, Mil- 
ton, Butler, Cowley, and Waller. 

M : 39. Not seen by C. 

i?4Xi?8 (full plate 6V4X4). 

From Jacob's Poetical Register. 1723. 2 vols. 

49 J. GwiM Sculp. Line. 

Portrait in oval, with sides cut off by 
rectangular framework. A curtain draped 
at top of oval. Below, a tablet, with Dry- 
den's lines, unsigned. 

M : 35. Not seen by C. 5?4 X 3?4. 

From the eleventh edition of P. L. published 
by Grierson. Dublin, 1724. 

A copy of the Vertue portrait of 1720 (No. 
45). Mr. Marsh is in error in stating that this 
print has to be folded to go inside the book. 

50 Vertue: Sculp. Line. 

Similar to No. 44, but reversed, with 
Dryden's lines in much larger letters. 

M:36. C: 70. 3?4X2T^. 

From the twelfth edition of P. L. 1725. 

51 D. Coster sculp^ Line. 

Portrait in oval on pedestal, on which 
are inscribed Dryden's lines. 

Not seen by M. C: 174. 5?8X3. 

This is more likely to be a copy of No. 50 than 
of the Faithorne, as stated in the Cambridge 
Catalogue. 

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PORTRAITS 

52 Anon (but Vertue). Line and Stipple. 

Portrait in oval formed by serpent, sur- 
rounded by frame with shells at the sides. 
The serpent's head rests on a pedestal. Ins : 
Cui mens divinior, atque os \ Magna sona- 
turum. 

Not in M. and C. 3?4X2%6- 

From the thirteenth edition of P. L. 1827. It 
appears on p. [vii], where it forms a head-piece 
for the Life of Milton. 

53 Same plate. Proof before the printing of 
the text. 

M : 40. C : 74. 

54 Anon. Line and Stipple. 

Copy of the above, w^ithout the frame. 
Not in M. and C. 2k X 2. 

Vignette on title-page of an edition of P. L., 
printed by John Exshaw. Dublin, 1773. 

55 T. Phinn, ScuLpT Line. 

Portrait in oval, ins: The effigie of John 
Milton. Author of Paradise Lost and Re- 
gain'd. The oval is on a rectangular 
ground, diapered at the upper corners, and 
at the sides of the lower part of the oval 
are books, Comus and Lycidas being open ; 
below, acanthus leaves, cherubs, and the 
single-headed eagle, resting upon a tablet, 
on which are inscribed Dryden's lines. 

Not in M. and C. 4?4X2?4. 

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OF MILTON 

56 [F. Kyte fecit.] Mezzotint. 

Oval portrait in laurel wreath, with name 
on ribbon below. Ins : John Milton Natus 
A. D. 1608. Denatus A. D. 1674. London, 
Printed for John Bozides at the Black Horse 
in Cornhill. 

Not in M. C : 73. Size of oval, 5^4 X 4%e. 

From Worthies of Britain, a set of six plates 
published by Bowles, each plate containing four 
portraits. On the plate with Milton were Shake- 
speare, Jonson, and Butler. 

57 Anon. Line. 

Similar to No. 50, but with fuller face 
and milder features. In Dryden's lines, 
Thought and Tivo are spelled with capitals. 

M: 37. C: 71. 3%eX2%. 

From an edition of P. L; 1746. 

58 Anon. Line. 

Portrait in circular frame, twined with 
laurel branches. 

Not in M. and C. 4^X4^. 

Vignette on title-page of an edition of P. L., 
printed by R. & A. Foulis. Glasgow, 1770. 

59 Car. Knight Sculp: Stipple. 

Portrait in oval, resting on stone base, 
• within rectangle. Ins. on base: Joannis 
Miltoni Aet. LXII MDCLXX. Sana 
Posteritas sciet. 

M:44. C: 77- <SfeX4^. 

From Capel Lofft's edition of the first two 
books of P. L. Bury St. Edmunds, 1793. 

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PORTRAITS 

60 Anon. Stipple. 

Portrait in oval, surrounded by single 
line. Ins : lohn Milton Aged 62 . . . Pub'' 
13 June 1796, by I. & H. Richter . . . 

M: 45- C: 78. 5^16X4%. 

From Richter's edition of P. L. 1794. 

61 Woodman Jun" sc'' Stipple. 

Portrait in rectangular frame; above, a 
trumpet and laurel wreath; below, a sar- 
cophagus inscribed Milton, with laurel 
garland and caduceus. Ins: Published 
Nov' I'* 1807; by Mathews and Leigh. 

M:46. C:79- 5^2X311,18. 

From The Cabinet, or Monthly Report of Polite 
Literature. 

62 Engraved by Henry Cooke. Line. 

Portrait in oval, surrounded by single 
line. Below, a small rectangle containing 
a serpent and flashes of lightning. Ins: 
Milton. London, Published . . . April i^.*'' 
1813, by G. Jones. 

Not in M. C:88. 4?4X3?4. 

From the Encyclopedia Londinensis. 

63 Same plate. Printed in colors. 

64 Same plate. Tinted by hand. 

65 J. Shury Sculp. Line. 

Portrait of Milton in center, surrounded 
20 



OF MILTON 

by portraits of Burns, Chaucer, Spenser, 
Young, Cowper, and Shakespeare, con- 
nected by ornamental scrolls. Two cupids 
below Milton's portrait. Ins: London, 
Published by T. Tegg . . . June 1824. 
Not in M. and C. 

ifeXi^e (full plate 7^4X4^9). 



66 Landon DiREX'f Line. 

Portrait in outline, in rectangular frame 
of four double lines. Ins : Milton. Above : 
Hist. d'Angleterre. 

M:43. C: 76. 3^X2V4. 



67 Zeelander, sc. Line. 

Portrait in outline, similar to the above ; 
frame of horizontal lines and Milton in 
larger letters. 

Not in M. and C. 4k X 2^. 



68 H. Robinson sc. Line. 

Portrait in oval, with facsimile of auto- 
graph below. Ins: London, William Pick- 
ering, 1831. 

M:48. C:8o. 2^X2^4. 

From Pickering's Aldine edition of P. W. 
1832. 3 vols. 

69 Same plate. Proof on India paper. 

Not in M. and C. 

21 



portraits 

70 Anon (but Edward Radclyffe). 

Line and Stipple. 

Vignette, but closely resembling the above. 

Not in M. and C. I'^g X i?4. 

From Masson's Life, appearing again in his 

edition of P. W. 1874. 3 vols. 

71 Cochran, sculp'^ Stipple. 

Vignette. Ins: [Facsimile of autograph] 
Engraved for Ivimey's Life of Milton. 
London, Published by Effingham Wilson 
. . . 1833. 

M: 49. C: 81. 3^/8X4^4. 

From Ivimey's John Milton, His Life and 
Times. 1833. 

72 Engraved by W. C. Edwards. Line. 

Portrait in rectangle. Ins : John Milton. 

Published by Westley and Davis, London. 

M: 50. C: 82. S^X4?i6. 

73 Anon. Line and Stipple. 

Portrait in ornamental rectangular frame. 
Ins: Milton. London: L. Tallis. 

M:5i. C:86. 5^2X4%. 

From Leonard Townsend's Alphabetical Chron- 
ology of Remarkable Events. 

74 Engraved by W. Humphreys. Line. 

Portrait in rectangle. Ins: [In facsimile 
of handwriting] Cum sole, et Luna semper 
Aratus erit. Jo: Milton 1631. Below: Lon- 
don, William Pickering. Ap. 23, 18 ji. 

SeeM: 53. C: 87. 4^/8X37^. 

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OF MILTON 

From Pickering's edition of P. W. 1851. 
2 vols. It appeared again without Pickering's im- 
print in Works in Verse and Prose. Bickers & 
Bush, 1863. 

A very close and careful copy of the Faithorne 
print. 



75 T. A. Prior. Line. 

Portrait in oval on plate with oval por- 
trait of Selden, and rectangular portraits of 
Hobbes and Jeremy Taylor. In center of 
plate, a laurel wreath surrounding the four 
names. Under Milton's portrait, musical 
emblems. 

Not in M. and C. 

398X2?4 (full plate 7^X4!,!). 
From Knight's Popular History of England, 
1856-62. 

76 Engraved by H. Adlard after the origi- 
nal Print by G. Vertue. Line. 

Portrait in rectangle; background of 
parallel vertical lines. Inscription as above, 
beneath which is a shield with single- 
headed eagle, separating the words, John 
Milton. Below, facsimile of autograph. 

Not in M. C : 90. 5X4. 

This portrait is distinctly after Faithorne, and 
not after Vertue. 

77 H. Adlard sc. Stipple. 

Vignette. Ins : Milton. 

Not in M. C:89. 2X1^. 

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PORTRAITS 

78 Massol sculp. Stipple. 

Vignette, similar to the preceding. Ins : 
Deveria del. Massol sculp. 

Not in M. C: 91a. 2 X i^. 

On India paper. 

79 Anon. 

Vignette. Ins : Milton. 

Not in M. and C. 2^X2fe. 

80 Engraved by W. J. Alais after Fai- 
THORNE 1670. Stipple. 

Oval portrait in rectangle. Ins : John 
Milton I dedicate this first adequate por- 
trait of Milton to J. F. Marsh Esq''^ Hard- 
wick House Chepstow as author of THE 
authoritative treatise on Milton's Portraits. 

Alexander B. Grosart. Private plate. 18 
Artist proofs 32 Lettered proofs §0 Prints. 

C: 185. io?i6X8. 



ENGRAVINGS DERIVED FROM THE 

FAITHORNE PORTRAIT AND 

THE BAKER DRAWING. 

As before stated, the Tonsons were the owners 
at one time of what is known as the Baker draw- 
ing, and a number of engravers evidently made 
use of it in connection with Faithorne's engrav- 
ing of 1670 as the foundation of their own work. 
Cipriani expressly states that one of the series 
he engraved for Thomas Hollis was "from a por- 
trait in crayons now in the possession of Messrs. 
Tonson." 

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OF MILTON 

8i N. Parr sculp. Line. 

Portrait in oval frame, surmounted by 
ribbon. In lower part of frame: /. Milton. 

M : 60. Not seen by C. i^he X i^ie. 

Illustration in the text of the sketch of Milton 
in Whincop's Scanderbeg. 1747. 

82 I. B. Cipriani. Etching. 

Portrait in oval, surrounded by laurel 
wreath. Ins: lohn Milton Drawn and 
etched MDCCLX by I. B. Cipriani a Tus- 
can at the desire of Thomas Mollis . . . 
from a portrait in crayons nozv in the pos- 
session of Mess. Tonson booksellers in the 
Strand London . . . 

M: 54. C: 92. 7^4X6. 

No. 3 of the series made for Thomas Hollis. 

83 J. Miller, sc. Line. 

Portrait in oval frame on pedestal within 
rectangle. Top and left side of oval draped 
with curtain which falls below the oval. On 
front of pedestal, a circle containing a lyre, 
surrounded by laurel branches. 

M:s8. C:96. S?8X3^4. 

From P. L. 1760. 

84 Same plate. Later state, with face re- 
worked. 

Not in M. and C. 

85 T. Phinn Sculp* Line. 

Reversed copy of preceding, the only 
difference being the word Milton in upper 

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PORTRAITS 

left corner of frame. Ins : Published by A. 
Donaldson According to Act of Parliament. 

Not seen by M. and C. (See C: p. 21.) 

5^6 X 3k. 

From Donaldson's edition of P. W. Edin- 
burgh. 1762. 2 vols. 

86 Anon. Line. 

Portrait in rectangle, without inscription. 
Engraver's proof. 

Not in M. and C. 3^8 X 2k. 

87 I. Hall Sculp. Line. 

Portrait in oval frame in rectangle. 
Above oval, laurel branches, with ribbon. 
Below oval, a tablet, ins : John Milton. Be- 
low : Printed for John Bell near Exeter 
Exchange Strand London Mar. P* 1777- 

M: 55. C:93- 4X2^8. 

From the first volume of Bell's edition of 
P. W. 1776. 2 vols. 

88 Same plate, on large paper. Proof before 
publisher's inscription. 

Not in M. and C. 

An engraver's unfinished proof before all let- 
ters is in the New York Public Library. 

89 Milton, sculp'' From Vertue. Line. 

Portrait in oval. Ins : Publish' d by Har- 
rison & C° Dec" I, 1795. Below portrait, 
a biography of forty-three lines. 

M: 57. C: 94- 2Xi7^6. 

From The Biographical Magazine. 
26 



OF MILTON 

90 Same plate, surrounded by octagonal border 
of wavy parallel lines. Ins: Milton. No 
biography. 

Not in M. C : 95. she X i%6. 

91 Bartolozzi Sculp: Line. 

Portrait in circular frame, resting on 
base, in rectangle. Over the top of the 
frame are knotted ribbon and laurel sprays 
falling from top and sides. On base the 
word Milton. 

M:6i. C:97. 494X29*. 

92 Same plate. Proof before all letters. 

Not in M. and C. 

93 Anon. Stipple. 

Vignette portrait in ornamental rectan- 
gular frame, above which in circle is a gar- 
landed female head. On both sides of circle 
are ornamental scrolls formed by branches 
and fruit. Below portrait, in tablet, the 
word Milton. Ins: Perkins & Heath, 
Patent Hardened Steel Plate. 

Not in M. and C. 4^ X 298- 

The head is a copy of the Bartolozzi portrait. 

94 R. H. Cromek sculp. Line. 

Similar portrait in circle within rectangle. 

The base of the circle is a tablet containing 

the word Milton. Above the frame, and 

falling partly down, crossed olive branches. 

27 



PORTRAITS 

Ins: Published Jan. i, 1801 by Cadell & 
Davies Strand. 

M: 62. C:98. 3?4X2ih6. 

95 Heath sculp. Stipple. 

Portrait in oval within rectangle. Below 
oval, and within the rectangle, a tablet with 
John Milton. At top: Vol. i to face the 
Title. Below : From an original Painting. 

M : 63. Not seen by C. 4^8 X 3^6- 

From Aikin's British Poets. 

96 Same plate. Proof, without the words John 
Milton in tablet below the oval. 

Not in M. and C. 

97 Engraved by H. R. Cooke. Stipple. 

Portrait in oval, surrounded by single 
line. Ins : Milton. Engraved by H. R. 
Cooke from a Miniature Painting in the 
Possession of M*" Ascouth. Pub. by T. 
Tegg, Jan.y i, 1807. 

Not in M. and C. 2^4 X 2\i. 

There is no record of the miniature painting 
mentioned in this print. 

98 Anon. Stipple. 

Portrait within rectangular frame, the four 
corners of which are lions' masks within 
squares. Ins : John Milton. Published Dec" 
20, 182J by G. Smeeton, Arcade, Pall Mall. 

Not seen by M. C : 173 ( ?)• 3^8 X 2?ie. 

From The Unique. 3 vols. 
28 



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OF MILTON 

99 Same plate, without the publisher's inscrip- 
tion. 

Not in M. and C. 

ICG Eng" by Kirkwood & Sons. Line. 

Portrait in oval, surrounded by single 
line. Ins: Milton Engraved for Johnson's 
Lives of the Poets; Published by D. Bu- 
chanan Montrose. 

Not in M. and C. 2^4X2^. 

loi Anon. Stipple. 

Vignette. Ins : Milton. 
Not in M. and C. 1% X i^ie. 

102 N. De Launay Sculp; Line. 

Portrait in oval frame in rectangle. 
Above the frame, laurel branches and a 
trumpet. Below, a globe, serpent, and for- 
bidden fruit, back of which glow the flames 
of Hell. At base, within rectangle, the 
word Milton. 

Not in M. and C. 3^4X1^. 

103 J. Rogers, Sc. Stipple. 

Portrait of Milton, accompanied by those 
of Gray, Akenside, Thomson, and Gold- 
smith, connected by ornamental scroll work, 
below which are musical instruments, inter- 
twined with oak leaves and acorns, and at 
bottom of print, sprays of lilies and roses. 
29 



t 



PORTRAITS 

Ins: London, Published by Jones & C" 
March 20, 1824. 

Not in M. and C. i^ieXi^ie (full plate 5X2^). 

104 Anon. Stipple. 

Copy of above, without engraver's name, 
and date changed to 1827. 

Not in M. and C. 

From Jones's Cabinet Edition of Select British 
Poets. 1827. 

105 Engraved by W. T. Fry. Stipple. 

Portrait in ornamented rectangular frame. 
At top of frame, comic and tragic masks. 
Ins: Published by Tho^ Tegg, Cheapside. 



i M : 64. Not seen by C. 4^8 X 2^8- 

From Howard's Beauties of Milton. 

1106 Engraved by W. T. Fry. Stipple. 

Portrait in rectangle. Ins: Milton. 
Not in M. and C. 2^8 X 2. 

107 Engraved on Steel by W. T. Fry. 

Stipple. 

I Five small octagonal portraits, the center 

one being Milton, and the others, Spenser, 
Marvell, Young, and Churchill. The por- 
traits are connected by laurel branches and 
other ornaments. At top, a flaming torch, 
surrounded by rays. Ins: Pub'^ by C. 
Stocking, 5 Paternoster Rozv, June, 182/. 

Not in M. and C, i X^^s (full plate 4?8X3). 

Ill ^ 



bL 



OF MILTON 

It occurs, also, as one of the plates in Thirty 
Medallion Portraits of Celebrated Authors, pub- 
lished by Edward Lacey. 1830. 



THE WHITE-SIMON PORTRAIT. 

The fine mezzotint by Simon professes to be 
taken from R. White ad vivum. This has proved 
a puzzle. White engraved the folio portrait for 
the fourth edition of Paradise Lost, 1688, which 
is a copy of the Faithorne. If he had made a 
drawing from life, why did he not use it? The 
general type and character resemble not a little 
the etchings of Jonathan Richardson, and Simon 
may have made use of the same drawing that 
Richardson claimed to own, and which he called 
"an excellent origrinal." 

io8 R. White, ad Vivum delin. J. Simon- 
fecit. Mezzotint. 

Portrait in oval frame, in rectangle. 
Wreath on head. Ins : M" John Milton, 
followed by Dryden's lines, unsigned. Sold 
by T. Bowles in Pauls Church Y'' & I. 
Bozvles in Cornhill. 

M:67. C:99. ii^Xp^s. 

109 I. C. Bock, fc. Stipple. 

Portrait in oval, surrounded by a band of 
engraved work. Laurel wreath on head. 
Ins: Milton. 

Not in M. C : 100. 4% X 3%. 

1 10 Engraved by Anth^ Cardon. Stipple. 

Rectangular plate, with wreathed bust of 
Milton in foreground, and in the back- 
Si 



N 



PORTRAITS 

ground portraits of Cowley and Denham. 
Below, a tablet with the three names in- 
scribed. Ins: Engraved by Anthy Cardon, 
from a Drazuing by Thomas Uwins, after 
the Originals of Sir Peter Leiy and R. 
White, and Published i-'* Nov''' 1805, by 
John Sharpe; Piccadilly. 

M: 68. C: loi. 4X2916. 



WHITE-RICHARDSON PORTRAITS. 

111 J: R: sen: f. (Jonathan Richardson.) 

Etching. 

Portrait with laurel wreath on head; 
two-line inscription from Milton's Mansus, 
and From an Excel' Orig: (Crayons) in his 
Collection. 

M: 70. C: 103. 5l'8X3?4. 

From the Richardsons' Explanatory Notes and 
Remarks on Milton's Paradise Lost. 1734. 

112 Anon (but Richardson). Etching. 

Same portrait as above, reversed and 
without any inscription. 

Not in M. and C. 5^8 X 3?4. 

This print is somewhat puzzling, as it looks like 
a counterproof of the preceding, but it has a 
plate-mark. 

113 J: R: SEN F. (?) Etching. 

Portrait in rectangle, with same inscrip- 
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OF MILTON 

tion as No. in, but the portrait is reversed. 
Ins. at top : to Front Page 210. 

M: 73. C: 105. 4?ieX2?4. 

114 J. Richardson, f. Etching. 

Portrait, without wreath. Below, six 

lines of English verse, signed by /. R. jun. 

M: 74. C: 106. 6^4X598. 

115 Anon. Etching. 

Reversed copy of the above, more coarsely 
etched. Without any inscription. 

Not in M. and C. 6 X 5^. 

116 W. Doughty, 1771. Etching. 

Reversed copy of No. 114, in Richard- 
son's style. Ins. at foot : lohn Milton. 
(See No. 325.) 

Not in M. and C. 5?4 x 5. 

117 W. Ridley. Stipple. 

Portrait in oval, surrounded by single 
line. 

M : 76. Not seen by C. ^^ X 2^. 

Vignette on the title-page of Parson's edition 
of P. L. 1796. The title-page, with the excep- 
tion of the portrait, is engraved by J. Roper. 
(For this print see No.-:367.) 



GEORGE VERTUE'S PORTRAIT OF 1725. 

Ckorge Vertue used the Faithorne portrait of 
1670 as the original of all his early engravings of 

33 



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I 



If 



LL 



PORTRAITS 

Milton at the age of sixty-two years. He engraved 
more distinct portraits of Milton than any other 
engraver. He seems to have inclined later more 
to the type of the Baker drawing. He published 
in 1725 his large folio print of Milton as one of his 
series of English poets. This portrait seems to 
have been founded on the Faithorne, modified by 
the Baker drawing. It was extensively followed 
by later engravers. 

118 Geo: Vertue sculp: 1725. Line. 

Portrait in oval, surrounded by a rectan- 
gular frame of stonework. At top, in tablet : 
loannes Milton. On frame: Aetat: 62. A. 
D. 16/0. Below portrait, a shield with 
single-headed eagle; and on tablet at base, 
Dryden's lines, signed, below which is Ver- 
tue's dedication to Earl Percy, in Latin. 

M: 77. C: 108. 14X87/8. 

From Vertue's Scries of English Poets. 

119 Photogravure, after the folio print by Ver- 
tue of 1725. Ins: Photogravure & Imp 
Goupil & C" 

4V8X2%6. 

120 Another photogravure of the same print. 
No inscription. 

4X2^8- 

121 E. G. Schmidt Sculpsit. Line. 

Oval portrait in rectangle. The portrait 
rests on a base, under which is a shield with 
single-headed eagle. Below, on pedestal: 
Jean Milton Ne a Londres en 1608. Mort 

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OF MILTON 

en 1674. Age de 66 ans. At foot: A Paris 
chez Odieuvre M'' d'Estampes . . . 

M: 86. C: 119. S^8X3?4. 

From Dreux du Radier's Europe illustre. 
1777- Vol. 5. 

122 Anon. Line. 

Portrait in oval stone frame, surrounded 
by rectangle of stonework. Ins. at foot of 
oval: Jean MiltoHj Auteur du Po'eme du 
Paradis perdu . . . Below, on pedestal : 
Suite de Desrochers Se vent Paris chez 
Petit a la Couronne d'epines rue S. lacques, 
followed by six lines of French verse. 

M: 87. C: 120. S%eX4. 

123 F. Bonneville, del. Line. 

Portrait in oval, surrounded by single 
line. Ins : /. Milton. Ne a Londre le p x'"'' 
1608. mort a Brunhill, le 75 m*""^ 16^4. a 
Paris rue du Theatre Fr N" 4. 

M : 88. Not seen by C. 3%e X 3%- 

124 W. N. Gardiner Sculp^ Stipple. 

Portrait in oval, with rectangular border 
of vertical lines. Ins : John Milton. Aetat 
62 Front the Original Drawing by Vertue 
in the Collection of Tho' Brand Mollis Esq" 
at the Hyde Essex. Publish' d, June 4, 1794, 
by John & Josiah Boydell & Geo. Nicol. 

M: 79. C: no. 10^6X7. 

From Boydell's edition of P. W. 1794-97. 3 
vols. 

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PORTRAITS 



:'! 



» 



125 Same plate. Proof before the border, and 
without any inscription. 

Not in M. C: iioa. Size of oval: 5i^i6X4?4. 



126 Engraved by Owen. Line. 

Portrait in oval, with rectangular border 
of horizontal lines. Below the oval is a 
tablet, ins: John Milton. Aetat. 62. Below: 
Engraved by Owen, from a Drawing by 
Vertue, in the Collection of The' Brand 
Mollis, Esq. Published by R. Wilks . . . 
% M: 78. C: 109. 65/16 X 3^/8. 



127 Blood Sc. Stipple. 

Portrait in rectangle, surrounded by 
single line. At bottom, a tablet, with John 
Milton. Ins : Published by Longman, Hurst, 
Rees &■ Orme, Paternoster Row. 1809. 

M: 80. C: III. 4k6X2%6. 

From Mrs. Inchbald's British Theatre. 



128 Engraved by R. Cooper. Stipple. 

Portrait in rectangle, surrounded by 
frame of wavy lines. Ins : Milton. En- 
graven from an original Picture, for the 7** 
being the supplimental Number to the New 
Series of La Belle Assemblee. Published 
July I, 1810, by J. Bell ... 

M: 81. C: 113. SkX4lVl8. 

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OF MILTON 

129 RiEDEL sc. Lips : Stipple. 

Octagonal portrait. Ins : Milton. Ztvickau 
bei Gebr. Schumann. 

Not seen by M. C : 172. 3"/i6 X 2i?i8. 

From Bildnisse der beriihmtesten Menschen. 

130 Anon. Line. 

Portrait in rectangle, with background of 
parallel horizontal lines. Below, a tablet, 
with John Milton (1667) in facsimile of 
autograph. Ins : Published by William Pick- 
ering, Chancery Lane, 1826. 

M: 82. C: 114. S^6X3?4. 

From Pickering's edition of P. W. 1826. 
3 vols. 

131 R. Hicks, sculp. William Faithorne, 
DEL. Stipple. 

Portrait in rectangle. Ins: John Milton 
[in facsimile of autograph]. London, Pub- 
lished by Thomas Kelly, Paternoster Row, 
June I, 1829. 

M: 83. C: IIS. 3^8 X 27^16. 

From Huish's Historical Galleries of Celebrated 
Men. 

132 Same plate. Impression on India paper. 

Not in M. and C. 

Proofs on India paper without any lettering 
exist (C: 117). 

133 Same plate, surrounded by fancy border, at 
top of which is a bust of Pallas flanked by 

37 



PORTRAITS 

two female figures. A curtain draped from 
top of frame. At two lower corners : on 
right, artistic implements; on left, chalice, 
paten, and Holy Bible. On base, the words 
John Milton. Below, autograph in fac- 
simile. Ins : Engraved by R. Hicks, from 
a Painting by IV. Faithorne. London: Pub- 
lished by Thomas Kelly . . . i8jo 

Not in M. C: ii6. (^4X4^4. 

134 Same plate. Impression on India paper. 
Not in M. and C. 



135 Same plate, without border. Similar in- 
scription to preceding, but with date changed 
to 1836. 

Not in M. and C. 

136 W. C. Edwards. Vertue. ' Line. 

Portrait in rectangle. Below : John Mil- 
ton [in facsimile]. London, John Macrone 
■ ■ ■ 1835. 

M: 84. C: 118. 4 X 3^/16. 

From Macrone's edition of P. W., edited by 
Sir Egerton Brydges. 1835. 6 vols. 

137 Same plate. Proof on India paper. Ver- 
tue's and Edwards's names and publisher's 
imprint are lightly engraved in script; also 
the words Printed by J. Yates. 

Not in M. and C. 

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OF MILTON 

138 Same plate. ' Ins. (nearer the autograph) : 
London, John Macrone . . . MDCCCXXXV. 

Not in M. and C. 

139 Same plate, without publisher's inscription. 

Not in M. and C. 

140 Anon. Line. 

Reduced copy of the above plate; vign- 
ette, inclosed in single rectangular line. 
Below, facsimile of autograph. 

2?16X2. 

141 J. Brandard. Lithograph. 

Same type of portrait, below which is 
ins: 0! Nightingale. Below, a gothic gate- 
way, flanked by old trees. 

Not in M. and C. 

3^X4% (full plate 9^^6X7^). 

THE VAN DER GUCHT ENGRAVING. 

Engraved for an Italian translation of Paradise 
Lost, this engraving has features resembling 
the Simon mezzotint, but as it antedates that por- 
trait it must have been founded on the folio 
Vertue and modified by the drawing that after- 
wards was owned by Richardson. 

142 Jn» Vander Gucht Sculp. Line. 

Portrait in oval frame in rectangle. Dress 
open at neck. At base, musical instruments 
and laurel garlands ; in center, shield with 

39 



PORTRAITS 

single-headed eagle. On lower portion of 
oval frame: Giovanni Milton. (See No. 

325-) 

M: 89. C: 122. 11^/8 X7?4. 

From Rolli's Italian translation of P. L. 1729 
and 1736. 

143 N. Parr sculp. Stipple. 

Portrait in oval frame resting on pedestal 
within rectangle. On lower part of frame : 
Joannes Milton. In front, a shield with 
single-headed eagle, at the sides of which 
are laurel wreaths and branches, a harp and 
trumpets. 

M : 90. C : 123. 5^4 X 3?16. 

144 [Antonio Baratti, sculpt.] Line. 

Portrait in oval on pedestal within rec- 
tangle. Ins : Giovanni Milton. 

M: 91. C: 123a. 5X2'^s. 

From Rolli's translation of P. L. 1758. 2 
vols. 

145 T. MoLLisoN SCULP. Stipple. 

Vignette. Ins : John Milton. 
Not in M. C : 122a. 3^2 X 31.4. 

From Hatchards' edition of Select Prose 
Works. 1836. 2 vols. 

146 Engraved by Freeman. Stipple. 

Portrait in rectangle, surrounded by three 
lines. Ins: Milton. Engraved by Freeman 
from a Portrait in the Collection of the late 
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OF MILTON 

C. Lamb, Esq"-' South Sea House London, 

Published by John Bumpus, Holborn. 1822. 

Not in M. and C. 3%X3. 

147 Same plate. Impression on India paper. 
Not in M. and C. 



ENGRAVINGS AFTER THE BAKER 
DRAWING. 

The Baker drawing was followed by a number of 
engravers, among whom is George Vertue in his 
later yeats, followed by Miller, Fritzsch, and 
others of later date. 

148 J. Miller sc. Line. 

Portrait in oval frame, surrounded by- 
fringed drapery. Below, a vignette repre- 
senting the expulsion from Paradise. A 
lyre and laurel leaves in the drapery. 

M: 92. C: 124. 61,2X41,4. 

From Tonson's edition of P. L., edited by 
Newton and printed by Baskerville. Birming- 
ham, 1759. 

149 Same plate. Brilliant proof. 

Not in M. and C. 

150 Same plate, cut down, without engraver's 
name. 

^•'3. C:i25. 5i?i6X3?8. 

J^rom the eighth edition of Newton's P. L 
1778. 2 vols. 

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PORTRAITS 

151 Engraved by Holl. Stipple. 

Portrait in oval, surrounded by single 
line. Ins: John Milton Aetat 62. London: 
Published Nov. 2J'' 1799, by T. Heptinstall 
Holborn. 

M: 98. C: 127. A'/ieXih- 

From Heptinstall's edition of P. L., printed by 
C. Whittingham. 1799. 

152 Same plate, with publisher's inscription 
altered to : Printed for Vernor & Hood, & 
the other Partners. 

Not in M. C: 128. 

From Johnson's edition of P. L. 1802. 

Still another state of this plate appears in 
Mawman's edition of P. L. 1817. The imprint 
reads : Published by J. Mawtnan and the other 
proprietors. 

153 Engraved by J. Collyer. Drawn by T. 
Simpson. Stipple. 

Portrait in rectangle, surrounded by 
single line. Ins : John Milton, Born 1608. 
Died 1674. From the original Painting by 
Faithorne, in the possession of William 
Baker Esq'' Published i8op, by F. C. & J. 
Rivington, S' Paul's Church Yard. 

M: 95. C: 126. 4^/3X3^4. 

From Todd's second edition of P. W. 1809. 
6 vols. Also in his Life, published separately. 

153a Engraved by T. A. Dean. Stipple. 

Similar to the above. Ins: [As above]. 
42 



OF MILTON 

Published 1842 by J. G. F. & J. Riving- 

ion . . . 

M : g6. Not seen by C. 5X4- 

From Todd's third edition of P. W. 1826. 

154 J. Mc Gahey, sculp. Line. 

Vignette, similar to the above. Ins : Pub- 
lished by J. Mason . . . 

Not in M. and C. 2^8X2^/18. 

155 Anon. Stipple. 

Vignette. In background, lightly sketched, 
a lyre and laurel wreath. Ins: John Mil- 
ton, followed by five lines of biography. 
Below : London: William Dart on . . . 1822. 

M: loi. Not seen by C. 3^X294. 

From Darton's Cabinet of Portraits. 

156 HoLL SCULP. Stipple. 

Portrait in oval, surrounded by single 
line, on page with biography of Milton in 
forty-six lines. 

Not in M. C: 129. 2^8Xl98. 

From The Biographical Cabinet. 1823. 2 vols. 

157 Same plate. Proof on India paper. 

Not in M. C : 129a. 

158 Engrav" by J. Archer. Stipple. 

Portrait in rectangle, surrounded by two 
lines. Ins : John Milton. Engraved for the 
Select Portrait Gallery in the Guide to 

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I 



PORTRAITS 

Knowledge. In lower left corner: Plate 
VI. 

M : 99. Not seen by C. 4% X 31^6- 

159 Anon. Line. 
Vignette. Ins : Milton. 
Not in M. and C. 1% X i^/ig. 

160 W. French sc. Line and Stipple. 
Vignette portrait, surrounded by fancy 

frame of looped curtains, laurel branches, 
and ivy leaves. Ins : Milton. London: E. 
T. Brain &€"... 

Not in M. C : 130. 6^4 X 6^4. 

^ 161 Same plate, with publisher's inscription 

I altered to : John Tallis & Company, London 

& New York. 
M : 100. C : 129c. 

From Wright's Universal Pronouncing Dic- 
tionary. London & New York, 1852-56. 3 vols. 

162 Same plate, with publisher's inscription : 
Verlag der Englischen Kunstanstalt von A. 
H. Payne in Leipzig. 

Not in M. C: 131. 

Still another variety is inscribed: The London 
Printing and Publishing Co. 

163 Engraved by Mariano Bovi. Stipple. 
Portrait in oval, surrounded by single 

line. Ins : Giovanni Milton. Onorate L'al- 
tissimo Poeta. 

M: 103. C: 132. S?4X4^e. 

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OF MILTON 

164 GiACOMO Zatta inc. Stipple. 

Copy of the above. Ins: Giovanni Mil- 
ton. 

Not in M. and C. 5?4X4?8. 

165 G. Vertue 1750. Line. 

Oval resting on base, within rectangle. 
At top, above the oval, a tablet flanked by 
ribbons, ins : Milton. 

M: 105. C: 133- 6X3^,8. 

From Newton's edition of P. L. 1750. 2 vols. 

166 Same plate, with face reworked, giving an 
entirely different expression to the features. 

From Newton's edition of P. L. 1778. 

167 G. Vertue sc. [G and V in monogram]. 

Line. 

Portrait in rectangle. Immediately below 
the figure, a portion of an oval frame. Be- 
low, on tablet : John Milton. 

M: 106. C: 134- 4^^6X27^. 

From Tonson's edition of P. L. 1751. 

168 G. Vertue sc. [G and V in monogram]. 

Line. 
A similar print, but with slight differ- 
ences. 

Not in M. and C. 4% X 2%e. 

169 G. V. [monogram] sc. 1756. Line. 

A similar portrait. 

M: 107. C: 135. 4^^6X21^6. 

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I PORTRAITS 

From a twelvemo edition of P. L. with Fen- 
ton's Life. 

It is evident that these three plates represent 
the latest portraits engraved by Vertue, and dis- 
play his loss of artistic skill, 
r 

i 170 C. Fritzsch sculps. 1761. Line. 

\ Portrait in oval stone frame, surrounded 

by rectangular stone background. Oval on 

pedestal, the lower part of which contains 

t a tablet with the word Milton. 

r Not in M. C: i3Sa. 67/8X4^8. 

From a German translation of P. L. Altona, 

, 1762. 

^yi Ornamented & Engraved by J. Chapman 
1804. Stipple. 

Portrait in octagon, with a dove and rays 
of light above ; below, garlands, a cross, vase, 
and scroll, inscribed : lohn Milton. Ins : 
Pub. April I, 1804, by James Cundee, Al- 
bion Press . . . 

M : 108. Not seen by C. 4^ X 3^8- 

From Evans's edition of P. L. 1804. 2 vols. 

172 Engraved by Chapman. Stipple. 

Portrait in oval, below which is the word 
Milton. 

Not in M. and C. (but see C: p. 72). 

1 1^6 X i^ie. 
Forms a portion of the title-page of P. W., 
publish'd by W. Suttaby, & B. Crosby & Co, 
1806. 

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PORTRAITS DERIVED FROM 

BUSTS, MEDALLIONS, 

SEALS, ETC. 

The bust of Milton formerly in the possession of 
Thomas Hollis has been made the basis of a num- 
ber of engravings, the earliest being the work of 
Vertue. The monument by Rysbrack in West- 
minster Abbey and the monument at St. Giles's 
Church have also been several times engraved. 
A seal executed by T. Simon has been the subject 
of a number of engravings. 



173 G. Vertue Sculpsit. I. Richardson de- 
li n : Line. 

Bust portrait in niche of masonry, with 
rounding top. Below bust, serpent and 
apple. Ins. on base: Milton. 

M: 110. C: 136. 12X7^8. 

From Prose Works. 1738. 2 vols. 

174 Same plate, cut down from the top. 

M: III. Not seen by C. 9^16X7^ 

From Baron's edition of Prose Works. 1753. 
2 vols. 



175 E. Verhelst. fec. Mannheim. Line. 

Bust, with similar ornaments. On base: 
Milton. 

M:ll2. Not seen by C. 3^X3. 

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PORTRAITS 

176 I. B. Cipriani. Etching. 

Bust portrait in wreath of leaves. Ins : 
lohn Milton Drawn and etched MDCCLX 
by I. B. Cipriani a Tuscan from a bust in 
plaister modelled from the life now in the 
possession of Thomas Mollis . . . 

M: 113. C: 137- 7?4X6. 

No. 4 of the series made for Thomas HoUis. 



177 Same plate. Impression on green paper. 
Said to be very rare in this state. 

Not in M. and C. 

178 Engraved by H. Meyer. Stipple. 

Bust, in profile. Ins: John Milton. En- 
graved by H. Meyer, from a Drawing by 
M'' Cipriani, in the Possession of the Rev: 
D'' Disney. Published April 16, 1810, by T. 
Cad ell & IV. Davie s 

M: 114. C: 138. 4%X4^- 

179 Same plate. Engraver's unfinished proof. 

Not in M. and C. 

180 Anon. Line. 

Bust, in rectangle. Above : Literary Mag- 
azine. Below : John Milton 

M: 116. Not seen by C. S^isXz'^s- 

The print appears with Literary spelled with 
two "t's." 

48 



OF MILTON . 

i8i J. Richardson, f. Etching. 

Bust very like White portrait reversed, 
bearing on base the word MIATO. Below, 
three Latin lines from Milton's Mansus. 
The head is wreathed with laurel, twelve 
leaves on one side and six on the other. 

M: 117. C: 140. 65^X51-4. 

182 Anon (but undoubtedly Richardson). 

Etching. 

A similar bust, with MIATO, on base, but 
with no further inscription. 

Not in M. C: 141. 6^6 XsW 

183 J. Richardson 1738. Etching. 

Bust, in profile, surrounded by single 
line, forming oval. Ribbon band around the 
hair. Ins. within oval at foot : MIATO. 

M: 119. C: 142. 3^/3X3^2. 

184 Anon (but Cipriani). Etching. 

Bust on terminal pillar. On face of pillar, 
a volume lettered Def. Pro Pop. Anglic. 
beneath which is a palm branch from which 
is suspended a medallion portrait of Sal- 
masius. On the sides of the pillar, laurel 
branches. Rectangular background, with 
sun's rays piercing through a gloomy wood. 
Below : /. B. C. I. F. MDCCLXVII. Life 
of M. by I. T. Ed. II, P. LXXX. 

M: 122. C: 143- 9^/8X7^4. 

From Blackbume's Memoirs of Thomas Mol- 
lis. 1780. 

49 



PORTRAITS 

185 I. HopwooD. S. Stipple. 

Reduced copy of the above, without the 
foHage. A ribbon inscribed Defensio Se- 
cunda takes the place of the palm branch 
holding the portrait of Salmasius, and this 
is placed higher on the pillar, the volume 
being omitted. Below : /. B. C. I. F. 
MDCCLXVII. 

M : 123. Not seen by C. 4?8 X 3^4. 

From the third vohime of the Works of Arch- 
deacon Wrangham. 1816. 

186 Same plate. The ribbon and portrait of 
Salmasius have been badly erased, and the 
words John Milton, substituted. Beneath 
has been added : Do fermented liquors con- 
tribute to intellectual excellence? 

M : 124. Not seen by C. 

187 Nath"- Parr sc. H. Gravelot delin. Line. 

Bust, with architectural background, in 
rectangle. Ins. on pedestal of bust : Milton. 
Below, a panel, with long inscription. (See 
No. 325.) 

M : 125. Not seen by C. 12 X T^ig. 

This represents the monument by Rysbrack in 
Westminster Abbey. 

188 Engraved by Thornton. Drawn by Ham- 
ilton. Line. 

Reduced copy of the above, with slight 
changes in the inscription on monument. 
Ins. below : The Monument of the celebrated 

50 





OF MILTON 




John Milton as it now stands in Westmin- 
ster Abbey. Published by Alex" Hogg . . . 
Dec 2, 1782. Above: Engraved for The 
New Christian's Magazine. 


M : 126. C 


144. 


6V4X4. 



189 Le Bouit delineavit et sculpsit ab Ori- 

GINE APUD WeSTMONASTERIENSEM EcCLE- 

SIAM. 1751. Line. 

Another copy of No. 187, with back- 
ground of masonry. The word Milton on 
the bust is in smaller letters than the above, 
and Rysbrack is in italics. 

Not in M. C: 14S. 6^X ? (cut). 



190 HuLETT SCULP. Line. 

Another copy of No. 187, still further 
reduced. Pillars and an arch at the sides 
and top of the monument, on which the in- 
scription is in script. 

Not in M. and C. 5% X 3^. 

191 Engraved by W. Ridley. Stipple. 

Portrait in oval, surrounded by single 
line. Ins: Engraved by W. Ridley from a 
drawing taken from a Bust in the posses- 
sion of the Proprietor. Milton. Printed for 
C. Cooke . . . J any 2^, 1796. Above: 
Cooke's edition of select Poets. 

See M: 128. C: 146 (later issue). 3?i6X29i6. 
51 



PORTRAITS 

192 A. Raimbach sculp. J. Flaxman R. A. 
DEL. Line. 

Rectangle, with work in outline. Figure 
seated on raised dais, with hand raised to 
head. At either side, a Winged Victory. 
Below seated figure the words lohn Milton. 
Above the head of Milton, the figure of 
Fame, inscribing on a tablet Graecia Maeo- 
nidem iactet sibi Roma Maronem. Angli 
Miltonum iactat utrique parent. At foot of 
dais, a panel showing Satan and his angels 
overcome. At the sides, two symbolical 
female figures beneath which are the 
words: Paradise Lost and Paradise Re- 
gained. Ins: Published March ^p"' 1808, 
by J. Johnson, S* Pauls, London, and /. 
Seagrave Chichester. (See No. 441.) 

Not in M. and C. pl-i X (^s- 

From Cowper's translation of Milton's Latin 
and Italian Poems. Chichester, 1808. 



193 Abr. Raimbach sculp'^ Rich" Smirke 
DEL''. Line. 

Bust in rectangle, surrounded by two 
lines. The bust is on a round base, ins : 
Milto[n]. Leaning against base, a medal- 
lion, ins : Cozvper. Ins : Published by John- 
son & JO. St. Paul's Church Yard London 
June 15 1810. 

M : 130. Not seen by C. 5?i6 X 3%- 

From Hayley's edition of P. W., with Cowper's 
translation. Chichester, 1810. 4 vols. 

52 



OF MILTON 

194 H. Adlard Sc. H. Cordould Del^ Stipple. 

Bust of Milton surmounting framed por- 
trait of Sir Francis Bacon, against which, 
and supported by bases, are portraits of 
Shakespeare, Wyclif, Johnson, Pope, New- 
ton, and Buxton. On ornamented base, 
books, paper, pen, and ink bottle. In back- 
ground, a draped curtain with tassels. Ins : 
Published by Harvey & Darton, May i, 
1822. Above: Bingley's Eminent British 
Characters. 

Not in M. and C. i X% (full plate 5^X3%). 

195 LizARS, sc. Line. 

Bust of Milton on rectangular plate, with 
busts of Melancthon and the Duke of Marl- 
boro' (above), and the Earl of Mansfield 
and Metastasio (below). Background of 
parallel vertical lines. 

Not in M. and C. 

»?ie X 1^18 (full plate 3^4 X 2^). 
From Bellchamber's General Biogralihical Dic- 
tionary. 1835. 

196 Same plate. Used for a subsequent publica- 
tion, cut down to the rectangle and sur- 
rounded by a border of four printed lines. 

197 J. Bacon sc. 

Colored print. Ins: Milton's Monument 
in St. Giles's Church, Cripplegate. 

Not in M. C: 187. 11X7. 

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PORTRAITS 

198 J. HuLETT DEL. ET SCULP. Line. 

A rectangular plate, bearing the obverse 
and reverse of a medallion. On obverse, 
bust of Milton and words lohannes Mil- 
tonus. Tanner f. Reverse ins : E marmore 
. . . erectore Gulielmo Bensono Arm . . . 
Rysbrachius sculpsit. Between, a tablet, 
ins: Aere. Arg. Auro. Below, two lines of 
Greek from the Odyssey, and Francis 
Peck's dedication in two Latin lines. 

M: 131. C: 147. 6^2X5^8- 

From Peck's New Memoirs . . . of Mr. John 
Milton. 1740. 

199 Modern copy of the above, reduced, and 
without inscription at foot. 

Not in M. and C. 5^ X 3%6. 

200 Medallions per J. Newton. Line. 

Medallion heads of Milton and nine other 
English poets on the side of Mount Par- 
nassus, with Pegasus in the clouds above. 
Ins. on the side of the mountain: English 
Poets. Below : R. Smirke del. J. Newton 
& J. Landseer fecit . . . Published by R. 
Bowyer . . . May 20, 1795. 

M : 136. Not seen by C. 

i^Xiirs (full plate 12X8^4). 
From Hume's History of England. 1806. 

201 Cha* Heath Sculp. Line. 

Bust, in profile, on medallion. Ins : John 
54 



OF MILTON 

Milton Published by J. Mawman & the 
other Proprietors. iSiJ. 

M : 135. Not seen by C. 2^ X l^. 

202 Executed by A. Spencer. Line. 

Bust, on medallion, ins : Milton. Rectan- 
gular background of parallel horizontal 
lines. 

Not in M. and C. 2V4 X ak- 

203 W. W. Rylands Sc. Line. 

Bust, in profile, in oval. Ins: Milton 
From a Drawing of M' Deacon, taken from 
an Impression of a Seal of T. Simon, in the 
Possession of M' Yeo. Between the por- 
trait and the inscription is an engraved oval, 
showing the size of the seal. 

M: 137. C: 149 2?ieXi'^(seal%6X58). 

Impression on India paper. 

204 T. Hollow AY sculpsit. Line. 

Print similar to the above, but reversed. 
Ins : Milton. From an Impression of a Seal 
of T. Simon, in the possession of the late 
M' Yeo. Published . . . 6 March 1795 by C. 
Dilly, Poultry, & the rest of the Proprietors. 

Not in M. and C. 2^X i%6 (seal ^eX^s). 

From P. L. 1795. 

There is an impression of this plate in the New 
York Public Library, dated 1790. 

205 Same plate, with publisher's inscription 
changed to: Published . . . Aug. 15, 1801 

55 



PORTRAITS 

by J. Mawman Poultry . . . and the rest 
of the Partners. 

M : 139. Not seen by C. 

206 Engraved by Romney. Line and Stipple. 

A close copy of No. 204. Ins : Milton 
. . . M'' Yea [see 204] London, Printed 
1828, for J. Smith . . . 

M : 140. Not seen by C. 

2i.8XiiS/i6 (seal.i-}ieX%). 

207 Engraved by [ ?] Line. 

Another copy of No. 204. The plate is 
so worn that the engraver's name cannot be 
deciphered. Ins : From an Impression of a 
Seal of T. Simon, in the possession of M'' 
Yea. 

M: 138. Not seen by C. 2\»Xi'/s, (seaF^gX^). 

From an edition of Milton published by J. 
Smith, 1830. 



PRETENDED PORTRAITS. 

It is singular that there should be so many por- 
traits of Milton— some of which have been greatly 
popular, as shown by their frequent reengraving 
by different artists— the originals of which have 
absolutely no proof to sustain their claim to 
authenticity. 

The Cooper miniature, first engraved by Caro- 
line Watson and published January 4, 1786, is the 
most prominent in this class. The original came 
into the hands of Sir Joshua Reynolds, who 
strongly defended its claim to be an original 

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OF MILTON 

portrait of Milton by Cooper. The controversy- 
raged in the Gentleman's Magazine, but there is no 
question among modern students that as far as it 
represents Milton its claims are absolutely false, 
though it is conceded that Cooper was the artist 
(see No. 208, etc.). 

Peck's mezzotint is a beautiful engraving, but 
a barefaced attempt to foist a portrait on the 
public. It was rejected by Vertue and others at 
the time of its issue (see No. 235). 

No one knows why Vertue, usually so par- 
ticular as to his originals, could have been induced 
to engrave the portrait "Ex Museo J. Richardson" 
in 1751, supposed to represent Milton at the age 
of forty-two. This has been rejected by Marsh 
and Dr. Williamson (see No. 238). 

The Chesterfield miniature and the Harding 
portrait have also been rejected by Marsh and 
Dr. Williamson, the Harding being after a por- 
trait now called Sir William Killigrew (see Nos. 
240 and 244). 

The Van Plas portrait, now in the National 
Portrait Gallery, presents many difficulties, and is 
not believed to be Milton, though it may be 
Bunyan. The features do not in the least re- 
semble any known portrait of Milton, while there 
are some traces of the features of Bunyan, and 
the emblems of a pilgrim seem to confirm that 
designation (see No. 246). 

In the Falconer miniature we come to the name 
of Faithorne. There never has been any proof 
advanced that the original was by Faithorne, who, 
so far as known, was not a miniature painter, or 
that the person represented was Milton. Never- 
theless this has been one of the most popular of 
portraits, and has been engraved again and again 
m England and America (see No. 258, etc.). 

A series of French engravings representing the 
blind Milton are clearly the work of the imagin- 
ation of the engravers (see No. 273, etc). 



57 



PORTRAITS 



THE COOPER MINIATURE. 

208 Caroline Watson. Stipple. 

Portrait in oval, resting on pyramid, over 
and behind which is draped a curtain. On 
panels of base of pyramid appear the 
Temptation and the Expulsion. In lower 
right corner of engraved portion, facsimile 
of writing on back of miniature. Below is 
a certificate in eight lines of script, signed 
by Sir Joshua Reynolds in facsimile, ex- 
pressing his belief in the genuineness of the 
portrait. Below oval, on top of pedestal, 
the words John Milton. At bottom of plate : 
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament, 
Jan''y 4, 1786, by Caroline Watson, Fitzroy 
Street. (See No. 325.) 

M: 141. C: ISO. 7kX5%6. 

This portrait was the subject of great contro- 
versy, but it is not now accepted as a genuine 
portrait of Milton. 

209 Same plate. Earlier state before the name, 
John Milton, on pedestal, beneath oval. 

Not in M. and C. 

210 Same plate. Oval alone, without other work 
or inscription. 

Not in M. and C. 2^XlT/8. 

211 Same plate. Modern impression on India 
paper. 

Not in M. C: 151 (?). 
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OF MILTON 

212 Anon. Line. 

Similar portrait on reduced scale, consist- 
ing of outline of portrait alone, but on top 
of a large plate, as if the intention were to 
copy the Watson portrait on somewhat 
smaller scale. 

Not in M. and C. iTsXl^. 

213 Engraved by Caroline Watson. Stipple. 

Portrait in oval, surrounded by single 
line, very similar to portrait in No. 208, 
and of the same size, exclusive of line. Ins : 
Milton. Engraved by Caroline Watson, 
j8o8, from a miniature by Cooper. Pub- 
lished Jany 20, 1808, by Richard Phillips . . . 

M: 142. C. IS2. 2^X2^18- 

214 BouTROis S. Line. 

Vignette portrait similar to the above, but 
reversed, in rectangular frame formed by 
three lines. 

Not in M. and C. 3^8 X 3^16. 

This is a proof. The finished print, described 
in M: 143 (C: 153) bears the inscription: /. 
Milton. Ne en 1608. mart en 1674. Reynolds 
pinx. There is an impression in the New York 
Public Library without Reynolds pinx. 

215 Same plate. Proof on India paper. 

Not in M. and C. 

216 Same plate. A still earlier proof, with 
rectangle formed by only one line. 

Not in M. and C. 3'5sX2%8. 

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PORTRAITS 



217 Same plate. Trial etching. 
Not in M. and C. 



218 John Elias Haid. Mezzotint. 

Portrait in oval frame, in rectangle. Ins : 
lohn Milton. Augsbourg by John Elias 
Haid. (See No. 325.) 

M : 144. Not seen by C. 7^8 X 5?4- 

219 Engraved by J. Cochran. Stipple. 

Vignette. Ins: John Milton. Engraved 
by J. Cochran, from a miniature painted by 
M^ Sam' Cooper . . . and originally in the 
possession of Milton's Daughter Deborah. 
London. I. J. Chidley . . . 

Not in M. C : i55- 31-8 X 3^. 

The same plate, with publisher's name changed 
to E. Churton, appears in Churton's edition of 
P. W. 1840. 

220 Cochran sc. Cooper del. Stipple. 

Copy of the above. Ins : John Milton. 
M: 14s. C: 154- 3^8X3^2. 

From Bohn's edition of P. W. 1855. 



221 Anon. Line. 

Vignette. Ins : Milton (Jean) Illustre 
Po'ete Anglais, Ne a Londres en 1608, Mart 
en 16^4. Publie par Blaisot. 

Not in M. and C. i^gXz^- 

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OF MILTON 

222 SixDENiERS ScuLP'' Line. 

Vignette. Ins: Milton. Imp. F. Char don 
aine. 

Not in M. and C. S^y.6^. 

From Chateaubriand's translation of P. L. 
Paris. 1855. 

223 Same plate. Proof on India paper, with 
further inscription at left: Paris, Chez les 
Editeurs . . . 

Not in M. and C. 



224 Same plate. Proof on India paper, before 
all letters. 

Not in M. and C. 



225 LiTH. PAR JUHEN d'aPR^S J. REYNOLDS. 

Lithograph. 

Portrait in rectangle surrounded by two 
lines. Ins: Jean Milton Ne d, Londres en 
1608. Mort en 1674. At bottom of plate: 
Fragmens. Lith. de V. Batter. 

Not in M. and C. 3^eX2?s. 

Of course, this refers to the miniature by 
Cooper, which belonged to Sir Joshua Reynolds. 



226 Same plate. Proof on India paper, before 
all letters. 

Not in M. and C. 

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PORTRAITS 

227 Anon. Stipple. 
Vignette. Ins: John Milton. Verlag v. 

Franz Peter in Leipzig. Stick u. Druck. v. 
Winkles & Lehmann in Leipzig. 

Not in M. (See C : p. 89.) 3^4 X 3?i6. 

Impression on India paper. 

228 Engraved by W** Sharp. Line. 
Portrait in oval, surrounded by wreath, 

in rectangle. The oval is placed in front of 
a column. Above, musical instruments. 
Against base, medallion representing the 
Temptation. Ins: Milton. Engraved by 
W" Sharp, after an original miniature by 
Samuel Cooper: the ornaments by G. B. 
Cipriani and E. F. Burney. 

M: 147. C: issa. 4^X35'i6. 

From Du Roveray's edition of P. L. 1802. 

I 229 Same plate. Proof before the word Milton. 

Not in M. and C. 

230 Same plate, with publisher's ins : London: 
Published by Vernor, Hood & Sharpe, 
Poultry, 1808. 

Not in M. C: 156. 

From Johnson's edition of P. L. 1808. 

231 R. Hicks. Stipple. 
j' Portrait in oval, above which is a crown 

^ LJ of thorns, from which proceed rays. In 

l|^" background, branches, and sprays of roses. 

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OF MILTON 

At foot, a serpent and apple. Ins: John 
Milton. Drawn by IV. M. Craig Esq'' from 
a miniature by Cooper. Publish'd by Nut- 
tall, Fisher & Dixon, Liverpool, Mar. 30, 18 12. 
M: 148. C: 157- &m'>^A^a. 

232 Hicks sc. Stipple. 

Same, or similar, plate, with publisher's 
ins: Published by Henry Fisher, Caxton, 
London, 1823. 

Not in M. C: lS7a. 6^X4^18. 

233 Same plate, with publisher's inscription 
changed to Fisher, Son, & C London, 1832. 

Not in M. and C. 

234 Same plate, with date changed to 1839. 

Not in M. and C. 

235 J. Faber fecit. Mezzotint. 

Portrait in oval within rectangle. Ins: 
Johannes Miltonus circa annum aetatis 
XXV" . . . 

M: 149. C: 158. 6%6XS%6. 

From Peck's Memoirs. 1740. 

236 Same plate. An earlier and more brilliant 
impression. 

Not in M. and C. 

237 Same plate. Brilliant engraver's proof, be- 
fore inscription. 

Not in M. and C. 

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PORTRAITS 

238 G. Vertue Sculpsit 175 i. Ex Museo I. 
Richardson. Line. 

Oval portrait in rectangle of stonework. 
At top of plate, a flash of lightning on left, 
and serpent and apples at right. Below, a 
tablet, bearing words Joannes Milton. Aetat: 
42. At upper right corner : Frontis: Vol III. 

M:isi. (See C: p. 83.) 8^3X61,8. 

From the third volume of Newton's edition of 
P. W. 1749-1752. 

239 Same plate. Proof impression, "42" being 
inserted by pen, and without Frontis: Vol 
III in upper right-hand corner. (See No. 

3250 

Not in M. and C. 

240 Cook Sculp^ Line. 

Portrait in oval in rectangular frame. 
Head supported by right hand. At top of 
oval, ribbon and wreath ornaments. On 
tablet below, with rounded ends : Johi Mil- 
ton. Ins : From an Original in L'^ Chester- 
field's Collection. Printed for John Bell 
. . . Nov'' 12"', 7777. 

M: 152. C: 161. 4^8X2^8. 

From the second volume of Bell's edition of 
P. W. 1776. 

241 CooK ScuLpf Line. 

Similar print. The tablet has square ends. 
Ins : From an Original in L^ Chesterfield's 

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OF MILTON 

Collection. London Printed for John Bell 
. . . March lo"' 1785. 

M: 153. C: 162. 4X2^. 

From a later issue of Bell's edition. 

242 Anon. Line. 

Similar portrait, in oval frame. Ins : Mil- 
ton. 

Not in M. and C. 2^6 X i^u. 

Forms vignette on title-page of The Spectator, 
Volume fifth. Edinburgh. 

243 B[asire], sc. Line. 

Portrait in outline, within oval, forming 
one of the pages of illustration to the Gen- 
tleman's Magazine. Ins : Picture supposed 
to be Milton. 

M: ISO. C: i6o. 2^6 Xi7^. 

From the Gentleman's Magazine, January, 1792. 

244 E. Harding Jun sculpt. S. Harding, 
DEL. Stipple. 

Portrait in rectangle, surrounded by 
single line. Ins: John Milton. From an 
Original Picture in the Collection of Lord 
Orford, at Strawberry Hill. Published Dec^ 
I 1796 by E. & S. Harding Pall Mall. 

M: 155 C: 163. 7^/16X6^4. 

iTom Harding's Biographical Mirrour. 1795. 

The same print appeared later without pub- 
lisher s name as a portrait of Sir William Killi- 
grew, whom it probably represents 

65 



PORTRAITS 

245 Anon. Etching. 

Unfinished copy of the above, reduced, 
and without any inscription. 

Not in M. and C. 4h X 3^16. 

Impression on India paper. 

246 Drawn & Engrav'd by G. Quinton. 

Stipple. 

Portrait in rectangle, surrounded by two 
lines, heavy and Hght. After P. v. Plas. 
Ins : Milton. From an Original Picture, in 
the possession of Capel Lofft, Esq" Pub- 
lish d August i^* 1797, by W. Stevenson 
. . . & Sold by Mess" Boydell . . . 

M: 156. C: 164. 35/8X71,4. 

247 Lemerciergravure after the painting by Van 
Plas. Ins : Lemerciergravure Printed in 
Paris John Milton After the portrait by 
Pieter Van der Plaas. 

248 Lithograph after Van Plas. 

Head of No. 246, reversed. Ins: Mil- 
ton, (from a Picture by Plas.) Drawn on 
Stone by M. Gauci Esq''" Printed by F. 
Moser . . . 

M: 157. C: 165. 6Jr4Xs?8. 

249 Same plate. Impression on India paper. 

Not in M. and C. 

250 Mackenzie sculp. P. v. Plass pinx^ W. 
M. Craig. 1808. Stipple. 

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OF MILTON 

Portrait in oval, surrounded by trees. At 
foot of oval, apparently Adam and Eve in 
deep sleep. Ins. above: Milton. Below: 
Published July 1808, by George Nicholson, 
Stourport. 

Not in M. and C. 4^X3^4. 

251 Engraved by J. T. Wedgwood. Drawn by 
J. Thurston. Line. 

Portrait in rectangle, surrounded by two 
lines. Ins: John Milton. From a Picture 
by Dobson, in D' Williams's Library. Lon- 
don, March i, 1820: Published by W. 
Walker . . . Printed by B. M'^Queen. 

M: 158. C: 166. 4X3V4. 

From Effigies Poeticae. 1824. 2 vols. 

252 Same plate. Impression on India paper. 

Not in M. and C. 

253 Engraved by R. Page. Stipple. 

Portrait in suspended frame, with orna- 
mented corners. Ins : Engraved by R. Page, 
from an Original Painting. London, Pub- 
lished by John Bumpus, 1821. On frame, 
the word Milton. 

M : 160. Not seen by C. 3^ X 294. 

254 Engraved by Charles Pye. Painted by 
C. Janssen. Line. 

Portrait in rectangle, surrounded by three 
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PORTRAITS 

lines. Ins : John Milton . . . London Pub'' 
for the Proprietor, March, 1823. 

M: 159. C: 167. 2?4X2. 

From Walmsley's Physiognomical Portraits. 
1822-24. 2 vols. 

255 Same plate. Lettered proof on India paper. 

Not in M. and C. 

256 Same plate. Proof on India paper before 
all letters and inscription. 

Not in M. C : 167a. 

257 Anon. Line. 

Same portrait, on plate with Sir Thomas 
More, John Churchill, Duke of Marlbor- 
ough, and James Graham, Marquis of 
Montrose. 

Not in M. and C. 2^4X2. 

258 Engraved by T. Woolnoth. Stipple. 

Portrait in oval, surrounded by rectan- 
gular frame. Ins : John Milton. From a 
Miniature of the same size by Faithorne, 
Anno 1667, in the possession of William 
Falconer Esq. Under the Superintendance 
of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful 
Knoivledge. London, Published by Charles 
Knight . . . 

M: 161. C: 168. 4^/16X3%. 

From Knight's Gallery of Portraits. 1833-7. 

Impression on India paper. 

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OF MILTON 

259 Same plate, ins : Published by W"' S. Orr & 
C° London. 

Not in M. and C. 

260 Same plate, without any inscription follow- 
ing the name of William Falconer. 

Not in M. and C. 



261 Engraved by Sam"- Freeman. Stipple. 

Vignette. Ins: John Milton. Engraved 
. . . from a Miniature by Faithorne, Anno. 
1667. Published by Arch'' Fullarton &■ Co. 
Glasgow. 

M: 162. C: 169. 3TsX3?4. 

From Cunningham's Lives of Eminent and 
Illustrious Englishmen. Glasgow, 1836-37. 8 
vols. 



262 Same plate. Ins: John Milton. Engraved 
by S. Freeman . . . A. Fullarton & C 
London & Edinburgh. 

Not in M. C : 170. 

From Cunningham's History of England in 
the Lives of Englishmen. 1853. 8 vols. 

263 W. HOLL. 

Copy of above, in rectangle. Ins. in fac- 
simile of handwriting: John Milton. Be- 
low: John Milton. A. Fullarton & C" 
London & Edinburgh. 

Not in M. and C. 5 X f^. 

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PORTRAITS 

264 Engraved by C. Cook. Line and Stipple. 

Portrait in rectangle. Ins: Engraved by 
C. Cook from a Miniature by Faithorne. 
Milton. William Mackenzie, Glasgow, 
Edinburgh, London, &• New York. 

Not in M. C: 171a. 5^X4^8. 

From the Imperial Dictionary of Universal 
Biography. 1865. 

265 Anon. Line and Stipple. 

Portrait in rectangle; on same plate with 
Barrow, Pope, and De Foe. Ins : London: 
Charles Knight, 1850. 

M : 164. Not seen by C. 

2\i X 1% (full plate 7 X4%6). 
From Knight's Half Hours with the Best Au- 
thors. 

266 T. Cowan Sc. Line. 

Portrait in rectangle. Ins : Faithorn. T. 
Cowan Sc. Milton. 

Not in M. and C. 2^4 X 2^ia. 



267 Anon. Stipple. 

Portrait in rectangle, surrounded by single 
line. Ins : John Milton. 

M: 163. C: 171. 2?4X2^6. 



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OF MILTON 



MISCELLANEOUS PRETENDED 
PORTRAITS. 

268 G. Vertue sc. (G & V in Monogram.) 

Line. 

Portrait of Milton in rectangle, between 
figures of Homer and Virgil, who hand him 
a wreath. Above, winged figure with lyre. 
Below, Dryden's Three poets, etc. 

Not in M. C : 182. S% X i^\iz. 

From the thirteenth edition of P. L., published 
by Tonson. 1727. 

269 P. FouRDRiNiER. Line. 

Same design, reduced. 

Not in M. and C. 49i6 X 3!^. 

From the fourteenth edition of P. L., published 
by Tonson. 1730. 

270 J. FouGERON SCULP. Line. 

Full-length figure in rectangle. Land- 
scape with two houses in background. 

Not in M. C: 176. 4^X2^/18. 

From The British Plutarch. 1762. 

271 Anon. Line. 

Vignette portrait in oval. No inscription. 
Not in M. and C. 3X2^. 

272 Anon. Line. 

Portrait with engraved background, sur- 
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PORTRAITS 

rounded by two lines. All corners rounded. 

Ins : Milton Caspar y Roig Editores Madrid 

Not in M. and C. 4^X3!^!. 

273 Schubert Lith. Lith de Loux. 

Lithograph. 

Vignette of blind man. Ins: /. Milton. 
Biographic univ. Album. 35. Public par H. 
Ode. 

Not in M. C: I77- 3^8X3^- 

274 BossELMAN sc. Line and Stipple. 

Vignette. Same design as preceding, but 
reversed. Ins: Milton. Public par Fume, 
Paris. 

Not in M. C: 177a. 3?4X4. 

275 Same plate, with Milton reengraved lower 
on the plate, and Boston. Estes & Lauriat 
substituted for Public, etc. 

Not in M. and C. 

276 Same plate. Impression on India paper. 
Ins: Milton Imp. F. Chardon aine . . . 
Public par Furne, a Paris. 

Not in M. and C. 

277 Anon. Line. 

Vignette portrait of blind man with 
pointed beard. Ins., in script: M*"^ Ethiou. 

Not seen by C. in this state. 3V2 X 3?4. 

This is a proof. The finished plate is ins: 
Milton. Marckl. d. Mad Ethiou. (C: 178) 
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OF MILTON 

278 Maulet del & SCULP. Line. 

Vignette. Ins : Milton. Public par Fume 
a Paris. Imp. F. Chardon . . . 

Not in M. C : 180. 3% X 3^4. 

279 Same plate. Proof on India paper, with no 
inscription except Maulet Sculp (in script) 
and the date, 1833. 

Not in M. and C. 

280 Engraved by James Faed. Painted by 
John Faed, R. S. A. Mezzotint. 

Full-length figure seated before a table 
on which are books and manuscripts. 
Gothic window in background. Woodwork 
of room highly ornamented with carving. 
Ins. below : London, Published by Henry 
Graves & Compy June 20"' i8^g . . . Also, 
Philadelphia, Published by J. S. Earle & 
Son, June 20"' 1859 . . . 

Not in M. and C. 20 X 14. 

Impression on India paper, with facsimile of 
Milton's autograph. 

281 Photogravure after the above. Ins : John 
Milton. 

282 C. W. Sherborne. Etching. 

Monogram of C. W. S. below portrait. 
Ins. at top of plate : London Published Aug. 
30 1883 by P. & D. Colnaghi & Co . . . 

C:i8i. 3X2?8. 

Taken from a miniature in the possession of 
the Duke of Buccleuch. Signed proof. 

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PORTRAITS 

283 Edmund J. Sullivan, '01. Etching. 

Figure of man walking, with hat, gloves, 
and stick in right hand; left hand held by 
person not shown. Cloak draped over 
shoulders. 

Not in C. 5% X 3%. 

From the Caxton Classic edition of Milton, 
published by George Newnes. 



AMERICAN PORTRAITS. 

284 Engraved by F. E. Jones. Mezzotint. 

Portrait of young boy, with long hair 
and velvet dress. Landscape in back- 
ground. Ins : Painted by F. Nezvenham 
. . . John Milton at the age of Twelve. 
Engraved expressly for the Ladies Reposi- 
tory. 

6%xsk. 

This portrait is entirely without authority. 

285 Norman Sc. Line. 

Portrait in rectangle. Below, Dryden's 
lines, signed. 

Stauffer: 2341. 3?4X2?4. 

From P. L. Philadelphia, printed by Robert 
Bell, 1777. For this print see No. 388. 

A copy of Vertue's 1711 portrait (No. 44). 

286 Anon. ^«»^- 

Portrait in oval, within rectangle repre- 
senting stonework. At top of oval, wreath 

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OF MILTON 

and ribbon ornaments. Below, tablet, ins : 
John Milton. 

4^/8X3. 
A coarsely engraved and slightly enlarged copy 
of the so-called Chesterfield portrait (No. 240). 



287 W. H.MNES ScuLpT Stipple. 

Portrait in oval, surrounded by single 
line. Ins : Milton. 

Stauffer: 1205. 2^4 X 2^8- 

From P. L. Philadelphia, printed for Benja- 
• min Johnson and J. Johnson, Market-Street, 1804. 
A copy of the portrait by Cromek (No. 94). 



288 ScoLES sc. Stipple. 

Portrait in oval, surrounded by single 
line. Ins: Milton. 

Stauffer: 2794. 2^X2. 

From The State of Innocence and the Fall of 
Man. Trenton, published by William Robinson 
and John C. Moore, 1813. 

A copy of the preceding. 



289 A. Anderson Sc. Stipple. 

Portrait in oval, surrounded by single 

line. Ins : Milton. 

Stauffer : 57. 2?4 X 2h- 

From Forbes's edition of P. W. New York, 

1815. 3 vols. 

Reversed copy of H. R. Cooke's portrait 
(No. 97). 

75 



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PORTRAITS 

290 Anon. Stipple. 

Portrait in oval, surrounded by single 
line. Ins : Milton. 

3X2V2. 
Reversed copy of the preceding. 

291 Engraved by M. Pekenino N. York 1821. 

Stipple. 

Vignette in suspended frame. Ins : John 
Milton. New York Published by R. & W. 
A. Bartow 1822. 

Stauffer: 2449. ' 3^6X2?i6. 

292 P. E. Hamm Sc. Stipple. 
I Vignette in suspended frame, ornamented 

at corners. Ins : John Milton. Princeton, 
Published by D. A. Borrenstein, 1828. 

Stauffer: 1256. 2%6X2?i6. 

I A copy of the preceding. 

I 293 Illman & Pilbrow, Sc. Stipple. 

Vignette in suspended frame, similar to 
preceding. Ins : John Milton. 

2%6 X 2^8. 
A copy of the preceding. 

294 E. Prud'homme Sc. Stipple. 

I, Portrait in suspended frame. Frame 

f slightly more ornamented than preceding. 

■ " Stauffer: 2593. 2^4X2. 

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OF MILTON 

295 D. C. Johnston, Sc. Stipple. 

Vignette. Ins: Milton 
Stauffer: 1492. 2?4X2?ie. 

From P. L. Boston, T. Bedlington, 31 Wash- 
ington Street, 1825. 
Copy of No. 155. 

296 Engraved by J. B. Longacre. 

Line and Stipple. 

Portraits in frame elaborately engraved 
in compartments. At top, Milton. Below, 
Gray, Beattie, and Young. 

Stauffer: 2135. 7^X4?16. 

From The Poetical Works of Milton, Young, 
Gray, Beattie, and Collins. Philadelphia, J. Grigg, 
1832. 

Milton's portrait is a copy of the one by Heath 
(No. 95). 

297 Illman & PiLBRow Sc. GuL. Faithorne 

AD ViVUM DEL. Stipple. 

Vignette. Ins: John Milton [in fac- 
simile of autograph] Engraved for Ivimey's 
Life of Milton. New York, Daniel Apple- 
ton & C" .. . 1833. Printed by Illman & 
Pilbrow. 

2^2X2^8. 
From Ivimey's Life of Milton. 1833. 
Reduced copy of portrait by Cochran (No. 71). 

298 F. Halpin. Vertue. Line and Stipple. 

Portrait in oval, surrounded by single 
77 



PORTRAITS 

line. Below, Milton's autograph, in fac- 
simile. 

A copy of the Edwards portrait of 1835 (No. 
136). 



299 Same plate. Proof on India paper, before 
all letters. 



300 Engraved by O. Pelton. Stipple. 

Portrait in oval, within rectangle. Ins: 
John Milton. From a Miniature of the same 
size by Faithorne, Anno i66'j, in the pos- 
session of William Falconer Esq. Lowell. 
[Mass.] Published by Daniel Bixby & Co. 

A copy of the portrait by Woolnoth (No. 258). 
The same plate occurs in P. W. Boston, Hil- 
liard, Gray & Co. 1836. 2 vols. 

300a O. Pelton Sc. Stipple. 

Plate divided into twenty small rectangles, 

each containing a portrait of a general, 

writer, or statesman. The third portrait in 

the second row is Milton. 

S^6X39l6. 

301 Engraved by W. Hoogland. Painted by 
Samuel Cooper. Line. 

Portrait in oval against pillar in rectangle. 
Below, vignette of the Temptation. Ins: 

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OF MILTON 

Milton. Published by Samuel Walker 
(Harlem Place) Washington Street Boston. 
Stauffer: 1427. 4^X3^8- 

A copy of the portrait by Sharp (No. 228). 

302 Same plate, without publisher's inscription. 

From P. L. Boston, published by Phillips 
and Sampson, 1848. 

303 Anon. Line and Stipple. 

Portrait in oval, surrounded by indicated 
frame. Ins: John Milton [in facsimile of 
autograph]. 

2^8X2^. 

From P. W. Boston, Little, Brown & Co., 
i8S3- 

A copy of the portrait by Robinson (No. 68). 
Copies on India paper exist. 

304 D. L. Glover Sc. Stipple. 

Vignette. 

2kX2k. 

From P. W. Boston, Phillips, Sampson & Co. 
1854. 2 vols. 

Of the so-called Faithome miniature type. . 

305 Anon. Stipple. 

Portrait in rectangle, surrounded by three 
lines. Ins: John Milton. 

4keX3. 
Of the Cooper miniature type. 

306 Anon. Line and Stipple. 

Octagonal portrait. Ins: John Milton 

79 



PORTRAITS 

[in facsimile of autograph] Born 1608. — 
Died, 1674. 

3^4X258. 

Of the Vertue (1725) type. 

307 Same plate, printed with tinted background. 

308 Anon. Stipple. 

Vignette. Ins : Milton. 

2^X2. 
Of the Faithorne miniature type. 

309 Eng" by H. B. Hall & Sons, 62 Fulton 
S^ N. Y. Stipple. 

Seven portraits in ovals, the top one 
being John Milton. The others are Ed- 
mund Burke, Joseph Addison, John Locke, 
Lord Camden, Lord Chatham, and Sir 
Isaac Newton. 

2^xi%9 (full plate 8^4X5). 

Engraved between 1866 and 1869. Of the 
Faithorne miniature type. 

310 Anon, [probably H. Wright Smith]. 

Stipple. 
Vignette. No inscription. 

3X2?4. 

From Smith's Milton. Boston, Ticknor & 
Fields, c. 1864-65. 

Clearly taken from the Vertue-Gardiner por- 
trait (No. 124). 

311 Same plate. Impression on India paper. 

80 



OF MILTON 

312 Anon (probably J. C. Buttre). Stipple. 

Portrait in rectangle. Ins : John Milton. 

Copy of the Cooper-Watson portrait (No. 213). 

313 Same plate. Impression on India paper. 

314 C. Burt, Sc. Line. 

Vignette. Ins: Milton. 

398X3^. 
Of the Vertue (1725) type. 

315 Eng" by J. S. King, N. Y. 

Line and Stipple. 
Vignette. Ins: Jo: Milton [facsimile of 
autograph] /. B. Ford & C" Nezv York. 

4^X3^. 
The same plate occurs with the publisher's 
name, Fords, Howard & Hulbert. It is a copy of 
the portrait by Henry Cook (No. 62). 

316 Eng" by H. B. Hall & Sons, N. Y. 

Line and Stipple. 
Vignette. Ins: Jo: Milton [in facsimile 
of autograph] New York, Dodd, Mead & 
Company. 

4^8X4. 
From Library of Religious Poetry. New 
York. 1882. 

Of the Faithomc miniature type. 

317 Same plate, without inscription save fac- 
simile of autograph. 

318 Same plate. Impression on India paper. 

81 



PORTRAITS 

Engraver's inscription below the facsimile 
of autograph. 

319 [G. Mercier.] Etching. 

Vignette. Proof of finished plate. 

3^16X2l?i6. 

Copy of the portrait by Faithorne, 1670, pub- 
lished by the Grolier Club in its edition of Mil- 
ton's Areopagitica, 1890. 

320 Same plate. First state, with the etcher's 
name scratched on the plate. 

321 Steel-faced copper plate of the above, 
framed with two early impressions before 
the etcher's name was erased. 

322 Anon. Stipple. 

Portrait in oval, within rectangle. Ins: 
D. Appleton & Company. John Milton [in 
facsimile of autograph]. 

41^4 X alibis. 

From P. W. New York, Appleton & Co. 1894. 

Of the Faithorne miniature type. 

323 Anon. Line and Stipple. 

Vignette. Ins: Aet. 21. John Milton, [in 
facsimile of handwriting]. 

3k X 2^. 

From P. W. Boston and New York, Hough- 
ton, Mifflin & Co. 1899. 

Of the Onslow type. 

324 Same plate. An earlier impression. 

82 



OF MILTON 



325 Marsh, John Fitchett. On the Engraved 
Portraits and Pretended Portraits of Mil- 
ton. 

From the Transactions of the Historic Society 
of Lancashire and Cheshire, i860. Vol. 12. 

The leaves have been inlaid to make a volume 
of folio size, and extra-illustrated with fac- 
similes, views, an original drawing by Vertue, 
and the following forty-two engraved portraits of 
Milton: Nos. i, 3, 5. 9. I3. i". 18, 24, 34, 36, 37, 38, 
39, 41,42,47, 59, 82, 108, III, 113, 116, 118, 121, 124, 
142, 173, 176, 178, 181, 182, 184, 187, 188, 205, 208, 
210, 218, 23s, 239, 243, and 246. All of these por- 
traits, with the exception of Nos. 116, 142, 187, 
218, and 239 appear elsewhere in the exhibition. 

326 Milton Tercentenary. The Portraits, 
Prints, and Writings of John Milton Exhib- 
ited at Christ's College, Cambridge, igo8. 
Square octavo. 168 pp., portraits, fac- 
similes. 

327 G. H. Boughton's sketch in oils for his 
larger Milton picture. 

328 Portrait in water-colors, similar to No. 60. 

329 Photograph of the so-called "Hobart Draw- 
ing." Ins: John Milton. By Faithorne. 
The Property of Mr. Edzvard Moore . . . 
Published by The Arundel Society. 

330 Small bronze bust, similar to the Rysbrack 
bust. 

Height, exclusive of pedestal, 9 inches. 

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330a I Wood Sculp. Gul= Green Iun* 
Delin. 

Portrait medallion. Ins: Johannes Mil- 
tonus. 

M : 132. Not seen by C. 

Vignette on title-pages of Dobson's translation 
of P. L. 1750-53. 2 vols. 



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POETICAL WORKS. 

331 M" William Shakespeares Comedies, 
Histories, and Tragedies . . . The fecond 
Imprefsion. London, Printed by Tho. 
Cotes, for Robert Allot . . . 1632. Folio. 
Second edition. 

Containing An Epitaph on the admirable Dra- 
maticke Poet, [V. Shakespeare, beginning "What 
neede my Shakespeare for his honour'd bones," 
Milton's first appearance in print. 

332 A Maske Presented At Ludlow Castle, 
1634 . . . London, Printed for Humphrey 
Robinson, at the figne of the Three 
Pidgeons in Pauls Church-yard. 1637. 
Quarto. First edition. 

Collation : A, two leaves ; B-E, in fours ; 
F, two leaves. 

Milton's first published work. The name 
Comus, by which the poem is best known, does 
not appear in the title of this edition, nor in the 
collected editions of the author's poeras published 
in 1645 and 1673. The music was composed by 
Henry Lawes, who published the work, without 
Milton's name, in consequence of many requests 
for copies. 

333 Justa Edouardo King naufrago, ab 
Amicis moerentibus, amoris & fxvtiat xapw. 
. . . Cantabrigiae : Apud Thomam Buck, 

85 



EARLY EDITIONS 

S- Rogerum Daniel . . . 1638. Quarto. 
First edition. 

Collation : A-D, in fours ; E, six leaves ; 
F-I2, in fours. 

A collection of memorial verses by the friends 
of Edward King, who was drowned while cross- 
ing the Irish seas in 1637. There are twenty- 
three tributes in Latin and Greek, and thirteen in 
English, preceded by a new title-page. The last 
poem in the book is Milton's Lycidas, signed with 
the initials "J. M." 



334 Poems Of Mr. John Milton, Both English 
and Latin . . . London, Printed by Ruth 
Raworth for Humphrey Mofeley, and are 
to be fold at the figne of the Princes Arms 
in Pauls Church-yard. 1645. Octavo. 
First edition. 

Collation : a, four leaves ; A-H4, in eights ; 
A-F4, in eights. 

Facing the title is the portrait engraved by 
Marshall, described in No. 33. 

The work contains all the poems written by 
Milton up to the date of its publication, with the 
exception of those On the death of a fair infant 
and At a vacation exercise in the Colledge, 
both of which appear in the second edition. With 
the exception of Lycidas and Comus, and the epi- 
taph on Shakespeare, all the pieces were printed 
here for the first time. 

335 Another copy. 

336 Another copy, with slight change in the im- 
print, "S. Pauls" Church-yard. 

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337 Poems, &c. Upon Several Occasions. By 
Mr. John Milton . . . With a fmall Trac- 
tate of Education To Mr. Hartlib. London, 
Printed for Tho. Dring at the Blew Anchor 
. . . 1673. Octavo. Second edition. 

Collation : A, four leaves ; A-S, in eights. 

In addition to all that was published in the 
first edition, a number of poems are printed here 
for the first time. The tract Of Education was 
first published as a separate piece in 1644. 

338 Another copy. 

339 Another copy, with variation in the imprint. 
Printed for Tho. Dring at the White 
Lion . . . 

340 Lawes, Henry and William. Choice 
Psalmes put into Musick . . . London, 
Printed by James Young, for Humphrey 
Mofeley . . . 1648. Quarto. First edi- 
tion. Four parts (Cantus Primus, Cantus 
Secundus, Bassus, and Thorow Base), por- 
trait of Charles I on verso of title of Parts 

1-3- 

On the verso of signature a in each part are 
Milton's verses To my Friend M"" Henry Lawes, 
beginning "Harry, whose tuneful! and well 
measur'd song," which appear here for the first 
time. 

341 Paradise lost. A Poem Written in Ten 
Books By John Milton. Licenfed and En- 
tred according to Order. London Printed, 

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and are to be fold by Peter Parker under 
Creed Church neer Aldgate ; And by Robert 
Boulter at the Turks Head in Bifhopfgate- 
ftreet; and Matthias Walker, under St. 
Dunftons Church in Fleet-ftreet, i66j. 
Quarto. First edition (first title-page). 

Collation : Two leaves without signa- 
tures ; A-Z and A-Vv2, in fours. 

Bibliographers have recognized eight distinct 
issues of this first edition of Paradise Lost, the 
more important variations of which consist in 
changes in the title-pages. The text of the poem 
is identical in all cases with the exception of a 
few typographical errors which were corrected as 
the work went through the press. 

The so-called fifth and sixth issues mentioned 
by Lowndes have not appeared in modern times, 
notwithstanding diligent search, and consequently 
we do not recognize them. 

It has been supposed that the sale of the book 
was so slow that the publishers found it necessary 
to stimulate the demand by printing new titles 
and conveying the impression of new editions. 
A more plausible theory would be that the whole 
edition was printed at the same time, but without 
title-page, which was set up and printed only as 
purchasers were found for portions of the edi- 
tion, and that the imprint was changed to agree 
with the names of such purchasers. 

342 Another copy, with Dryden's lines inscribed 
in his own handwriting. 

343 Paradise lost . . . London Printed, and 
are to be fold by Pater Parker . . . 1667. 
Quarto. First edition (second title-page). 

The collation is exactly the same as that of 
the first issue, the only difference between the two 
issues lying in the size of the type in which the 



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name of the author is printed on the title-pages, 
that of the second being about half the size of 
the first. Indeed, there seems to be no good 
reason why one of the issues of 1667 should be 
placed before the other in point of time. 

344 Another copy. 

345 Paradise lost. A Poem In Ten Books. 
The Author J. M. . . . London, Printed, 
and are to be fold by Peter Parker . . . 
1668. Quarto. First edition (third title- 
page). 

The text is identical with that of the two 
earlier issues, the slight differences in the title- 
pages being easily noted. A slight variation of 
this title exists in which there is no period after 
the word "Books." 

346 Another copy. 

347 Paradise lost. A Poem In Ten Books. 
The Author John Milton. London, Printed 
by S. Simmons, and are to be fold by S. 
Thomfon at the Bifhopf-Head in Duck- 
lane, H. Mortlack at the White Hart in 
Weftminfter Hall, M. Walker under St. 
Dunftans Church in Fleet-ftreet, and R. 
Boulter at the Turks-Head in Bifhopfgate 
ftreet, 1668. Quarto. First edition ( fourth 
title-page). 

Collation : One leaf without signature ; 
A and a, four leaves each; A-Z and 
Aa-Vv2, in fours. 

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The changes in the title-page are apparent, the 
fleur-de-lis ornament being substituted for the 
Licenfed, etc., the full name of the author being 
restored, and the names of the booksellers being 
changed. The name of S. Simmons as the printer 
appears here for the first time. 

The most important change consists, however, 
in the addition of seven preliminary leaves, con- 
taining the address of The Printer to the 
Reader, The Argument, The Verse, and the 
Errata. The address of the printer is here in 
three lines, whereas in a later issue of the same 
title-page the address is in five lines. 

348 Another copy. 

349 Paradise lost . . . London, Printed by S. 
Simmons, and are to be fold by T. Helder 
at the Angel in Little Brittain. 1669. 
Quarto. First edition (so-called seventh 
title-page ; believed by us to be the fifth). 

The collation is the same as that of the fourth 
issue, and the text of the title is the same. The 
imprint is again changed, and the fleur-de-lis 
ornament is dropped. 

350 Another copy. 

351 Paradise lost . . . London, Printed by S. 
Simmons . . . i66p. Quarto. First edi- 
tion (so-called eighth title-page; believed 
by us to be the sixth). 

While the signatures remain the same as in 
the preceding number, the preliminary leaves have 
been reprinted, and the address of "The Printer 
to the Reader" has been omitted. The changes 
in the title-page are slight. London in the imprint 

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is in smaller characters, a comma is added after 
the name of T. Helder, and the word Angel has 
been put in italics. 



352 Paradise Lost. A Poem In Twelve Books. 
The Author John Milton. The Second Edi- 
tion Revifed and Augmented by the fame 
Author. London, Printed by S. Simmons 
next door to the Golden Lion in Alderfgate- 
ftreet, 1674. Octavo. Second edition. 

Collation : A, four leaves ; B-Y7, in 
eights. 

Facing the title is the portrait engraved by 
W. Dolle. (See No. 41.) 

The number of books in the poem has been 
increased from ten to twelve by dividing Books 
VII and X into two each. Three new lines are 
added to the beginning of Book VIII, and five 
new ones to Book XII. The Argument is also 
divided and the separate parts prefixed to the 
books to which they severally apply. 

353 Another copy. 

354 Paradise Lost . . . The Author John Mil- 
ton. The Third Edition . . . London, 
printed by S. Simmons . . . 1678. Octavo. 
Third edition. 

Collation : A, four leaves ; B-U and X-Y, 
in eights. 

The portrait by Dolle appears ag^ain in this 
edition. 

355 Another copy. 

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356 Paradise Lost . . . The Authour John 
Milton. The Fourth Edition, Adorn'd 
with Sculptures. London. Printed by 
Miles Flefher, for Jacob Tonfon . . . 
MDC LXXXVIII. Folio. Fourth edition. 

Collation: A, two leaves; B-Z and 
Aa-Yy2, in fours ; Zz and Aa, two leaves 
each. 

The title is preceded by the portrait engraved 
by R. White (see No. 42). 

This is the first folio edition and the first to 
be illustrated; besides the portrait there are 
twelve full-page copperplates, most of them en- 
graved by M. Burgesse, or Burger. That Tonson 
was especially proud of this publication is proved 
by his portrait, painted by Kneller, in which he 
holds the book conspicuously in his hand. 

Copies exist "Printed by Miles Flefher, for 
Richard Bentley," etc. 

Some copies were printed on large paper. 

357 Another copy. 

358 Another copy, on large paper. 

359 Paradise Lost . . . The Fifth Edition, 
Adorn'd with Sculptures. London. Printed 
for Jacob Tonfon . . . M DC XC II. Folio. 
Fifth edition, second issue. 

The portrait and plates are the same as in the 
fourth edition. This copy contains also the third 
edition of Paradise Regained, with Samson 
Agonistes, 1688. 

360 Paradise Lost . . . The Seventh Edition, 
Adorn'd with Sculptures. London. Printed 

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OF MILTON 

for Jacob Tonfon . . . 1705. Octavo. 
Seventh edition. 

Facing the title is a portrait by Vertue (see 
No. 43). The plates are reduced copies of those 
of 1688, reversed. 

361 Paradise Lost . . . The Eighth Edition 
. . .London. Printed for Jacob Tonfon . . . 
170^. Octavo. Eighth edition. 

The portrait and plates are the same as in the 
preceding. 

362 Paradise Lost . . . The Ninth Edition, 
Adorn'd with Sculptures. London: Printed 
for Jacob Tonson . . . MDCCCXI. Duo- 
decimo. Ninth edition. 

Facing the title is a portrait by Vertue (see 
No. 44). The plates are copies of the early ones 
still further reduced and again reversed. 

363 Another copy. 

364 Par.\dise Lost . . . with Paradife Re- 
gain'd . . . Dublin. Printed by and for 
George Grierson . . . 1724. Small octavo. 
Called on separate title-page the eleventh 
edition. 

Facing the title-page is the portrait by Gwitn 
(see No. 49), and there are twelve folded plates 
by Gwim. 

365 Paradise Lost . . . The Twelfth Edition 
. . . London: Printed for Jacob Tonson in 
the Strand. MDCCXXV. Duodecimo. 
Twelfth edition. 

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Facing the title-page is a portrait by Vertue 
(see No. 50), and the twelve plates are engraved 
by Fourdrinier. 

366 Paradise Lost . . . [Portrait] Glasgow: 
Printed by Robert and Andrew Foulis, 
Printers to the University, M.DCC.LXX. 
Folio. 

The portrait on the title-page is the one de- 
scribed in No. 58. 

367 Paradise Lost . . . London, Printed for 
T. Parsons . . . 1796. Octavo. Two vol- 
umes. 

The title-page has the vignette portrait by 
Ridley, described in No. 117. There are plates 
after designs by Corbould and Singleton. 

368 Milton's Paradise Lost . . . [Vignette] 
London. Printed by C. Whittingham . . . 
for T. Heptinstall . . . 1799. Octavo. 

Facing the title-page is a portrait by Holl (see 
No. isi)> and there are twelve plates after designs 
by Burney. 

369 Paradise Lost . . . London: Printed for 
J. Johnson . . . 1808. Octavo. 

Facing the title is a variety of the portrait by 
William Sharp (see No. 230), and there are plates 
after Fuseli and Hamilton. 

370 The Paradise Lost of Milton. With 
Illustrations by John Martin. London: 
Printed for Henry Washbou^rne & Co . . . 
MDCCCLIIL 

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There are twenty-four plates in mezzotint by 
John Martin. 

371 Paradise Lost . . . The Text exactly re- 
produced from the first edition of 1667. 
London Basil Montagu Pickering . . . 
1873. Quarto. 

372 Paradise Lost . . . Being a facsimile re- 
production of the First Edition . . . Lon- 
don: Elliot Stock . . . 1877. 

373 't Paradys Verlooren . . . Te Haarlem, 
By Geertruyd van Kessel, 1728. Quarto. 
Second Dutch edition. 

373a Paradisus Amissus . . . Latine red- 
ditum a Guilielmo Dobson . . . [Por- 
trait] Oxonii, E Theatro Sheldoniano 
MDCCL[-LIII]. Quarto. Two volumes 
in one. 

The portrait on the title-page is the one by 
Wood described in No. 330a. 

374 Le Paradis Perdu . . . A Londres, Chez 

Jos. de Boffe . . . et d Paris . . . 1792. 

Folio. Two volumes. 

There are twelve plates after designs by Schall, 
printed in color. 

375 Paradise Regain'd. A Poem. In IV 
Books. To which is added Samson Agon- 
istes. The Author John Milton. London, 

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Printed by J. M. for John Starkey . . . 
MDCLXXI. Octavo. First edition. 

Collation : A, two leaves ; B-O, in eights ; 
P, four leaves. 

376 Another copy. 

377 Paradise Regain'd . . . London, Printed 
for John Starkey . . . MDCLXXX. Oc- 
tavo. Second edition. 

Collation : A-I4, in eights. 

378 Another copy. 

379 Paradise Regain'd ... To which is added 
Samfon Agoniftes . . . London, Printed 
by R. E. and are to be fold by Randal Tay- 
lor .. . MDCLXXXVIII. Folio. Third 
edition. 

Collation : A-R, in twos ; A-H, in fours. 
Bound with No. 359. 

380 Paradise Regained ... To which is added 
Samson Agonistes, and Poems upon feveral 
Occafions. With a Tractate of Education 
. . . The Fifth Edition. Adorn'd with 
Cuts. London: Printed for J. Tonfon . . . 
1713. Duodecimo. 

Prefixed to this edition is the portrait by Van 
der Giicht copied from the Marshall (see No. 
36). This is the first illustrated edition of Para- 
dise Regained. 

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381 Paradise Regained . . . London: Printed 
foraCompany ofStationers. MDCCXXXIX. 
Duodecimo. 

There are plates engraved by Lightbody. 

382 Paradise Lost [and Paradise Regained, 
Samson Agonistes, and Poems upon Several 
Occasions] ... A New edition, With Notes 
... by Thomas Newton, D. D. . . . Lon- 
don: Printed for J. and R. Tonson and S. 
Draper in the Strand. MDCCXLIX[-LII]. 
Quarto. Three volumes. 

The frontispieces of the volurnes are three 
portraits by Vertue (see Nos. 11, 47, and 238). 
The plates are after designs by Hayman, en- 
graved by Ravenet and Grignion. 

383 Paradise Lost [and Paradise Regained, 
Samson Agonistes and Poems upon Several 
Occasions] . . . From the Text of Thomas 
Newton, D. D. Birmingham: Printed by 
John Baskerville, for J. and R. Tonson, in 
London. MDCCLX. Octavo. Two vol- 
umes. 

384 The Poetical Works of John Milton. 
With a Life of the Author, by William 
Hayley . . . London: Printed by W. Bul- 
mer and Co . . . for John and Josiah 
Boydell, and George Nicol . . . i794[-97]- 
Folio. Three volumes. 

The first volume contains the three portraits 
engraved by Gardiner (see Nos. 5, 24, and 124). 
The plates are after designs by Westall. 

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early editions 

385 The Poetical Works of John Milton 
. . . London, William Pickering, i8j2. 
Duodecimo. Three volumes. (The Aldine 
Edition of the British Poets.) 

Edited by the Rev. John Mitford. In the first 
volume is the portrait by Robinson (see No. 68). 

386 The Poetical Works of John Milton. 
Edited by Sir Egerton Brydges, Bart. With 
imaginative illustrations by J. M. W. 
Turner . . . London: John Macrone . . . 
MDCCCXXXV. Octavo. Six volumes. 

Facing the title of the first volume is the por- 
trait by Edwards (see No. 136, etc.), and in the 
fourth volume is the Edwards portrait, No. 28. 

387 Paradise Lost . . . London: Printed for 
Joseph Wenman . . . MDCCLXXXI. Duo- 
decimo. Three parts. Frontispieces. 

These small pamphlets with covers of marbled 
paper form Vols. 19-21 of The Poetical Maga- 
zine, or Parnassian Librarv, published weekly at 
sixpence a part, and attest the popularity which the 
work had attained in the late eighteenth century. 



EARLY AMERICAN EDITIONS OF THE 
POETICAL WORKS. 

388 Paradise Lost . . . With the Life of 
Milton. By Thomas Newton . . . [and 
Paradise Regained, Samson Agonistes and 
Poems on Several Occasions]. Philadel- 
phia: Printed by Robert Bell, in Third- 
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Street. MDCCLXXVII. Octavo. First 
American edition. Two volumes. 

Facing the title of Paradise Lost is the por- 
trait by Norman (see No. 285). 

389 The Poetical Works of John Milton. 
From the Text of Doctor Newton . . . 
Printed at Springfield, Massachusetts, by 
James R. Hutchitis, for Ebenezer Larkin, 
Cornhill, and E. & S. Larkin, State-Street, 
Boston. MDCCXCIV. Duodecimo. Two 
parts in one volume. 

390 The Poetical Works of John Milton 
. . . Nezv York: Published by J. Forbes & 
Co . . . 1815. Sixteenmo. Three vol- 
umes. 

Facing the title-page of the first volume is the 
portrait by Anderson, described in No. 289. The 
illustrations are woodcuts by Anderson. 



99 



PROSE W^ORKS. 

391 Of Reformation Touching Chvrch-Dis- 
ciPLiNE In England . . . Printed for 
Thomas Vnderhill 1641. Quarto. First 
edition. 

Collation: A, two leaves; B-M, in fours; 
N, one leaf. 

This is claimed to be the first of Milton's 
prose worlcs. It and the four following numbers 
are his contributions to the dispute between 
Joseph Hall, Bishop of Exeter, his son Robert, 
and Archbishop Ussher on the one side, and the 
five ministers whose united initials formed the 
name "Smectymnuus," on the other side. The 
works are arranged in the order in which they 
appeared between May, 1641, and March or April, 
1642. 

392 Of Prelatical Episcopacy . . . London, 
Printed by R. 0. & G. D. for Thomas Vn- 
derhill . . . 1641. Quarto. First edition. 

Collation : One leaf without signature ; 
A-C, in fours. 

393 Animadversions Upon The Remon- 
strants Defence, Against Smectymnuus. 
London, Printed for Thomas Vnderhill . . . 
1641. Quarto. First edition. 

Collation : One leaf without signature ; 
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B-F, in fours; G, two leaves; H-K2, in 
fours. 

Several controversial pamphlets are bound 
with this copy. 

394 The Reason Of Church-governement 
Urg'd against Prelaty By Mr. John 
Milton. In two Books. London, Printed 
by E. G. for John Rothzvell . . . 1641. 
Quarto. First edition. 

Collation : One leaf without signature ; 
A-G, in fours ; H, five leaves. 
Bound with No. 395. 

395 An Apology Against a Pamphlet Call'd 
A Modest Confutation of the Animad- 
versions upon the Remonstrant against 
Smectymnuus. London, Printed by E. G. 
for lohn Rothwell . . . 1(542. Quarto. First 
edition. 

Collation : One leaf without signature ; 
A-H2, in fours. 

A portion of the edition was reissued in 1654 
with a new ornamental title-page, as follows : 
An Apology For Smectymnuus With The Reason 
Of Church-Government. By John Meltom, Gent. 
London, Printed for John Rothwell, at the Foun- 
tain and Beare in Cheapfide, 1654. 

Bound with this copy are The Reason of 
Church-governement, 1641, Divorce, 1645 (fourth 
edition), Colastcrion, 1645, Tetrachordon, 164S, 
and The Tenure of Kings, 1650. 

396 The Doctrine And Discipline Of Di- 
vorce; Restor'd To The Good Of Both 

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EARLY EDITIONS 

Sexes, From the bondage of Canon Law, 
and other miftakes, to Chriftian freedom, 
guided by the Rule of Charity . . . Lon- 
don, Printed by T. P. and M. S. In Gold- 
fmiths Alley. 164J. Quarto. First edi- 
tion. 

Collation : A, two leaves ; B-G, in fours ; 
Hi. 

This first edition does not contain the four 
pages of admonition to Parliament, found in the 
later editions. Copies often lack the leaf Hi, 
containing omitted passages. 

397 The Doctrine & Discipline Of Divorce: 
Reftor'd to the Good of both Sexes . . . 
to the true meaning of Scripture in the Law 
and Gofpel compar'd . . . Now the fecond 
time revis'd and much augmented. In Two 
Books : To the Parlament of England with 
the Affembly. The Author J. M. . . . 
London, Imprinted in the yeare 1644. 
Quarto. Second edition. 

Collation: A-Mi, in fours. 

Containing the same matter as the first edition, 
with additions, including the admonition to Par- 
liament. Copy containing manuscript corrections,, 
possibly in Milton's handwriting. 

398 The Doctrine & Discipline Of Divorce 
. . . Now the fecond time revis'd and much 
augmented . . . The Author L M. . . . 
London: Imprinted in the yeare 1645. 
Quarto. Third edition. ( ?) 

Collation: A-Mi, in fours. 
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Of the two editions published in 1645 there is 
nothing to indicate which is the earlier. Both of 
them, as well as the second edition, have the 
statement on the title-page : "Now the second 
time revised," etc., evidently due to the fact that 
each was slavishly copied from a previous edition, 
without attempt at correction, and the books are 
almost paginary reprints, one of the other, 
generally repeating the same errors, though noted 
in the errata. 

399 Another copy. 

400 The Doctrine and Discipline Of Di- 
vorce . . . The Author J. M. . . . Lon- 
don, Imprinted In the Year 1645. Quarto. 
Fourth edition. ( ?) 

Collation : A-M2, in fours. 
Bound with No. 395. 

401 The Ivdgement Of Martin Bucer, Con- 
cerning Divorce . . . London, Printed by 
Matthczi' Sitnmvns, 1644. Quarto. First 
edition. 

Collation : A-E, in fours ; F, one leaf. 

402 Areopagitica ; A Speech Of M"" John Mil- 
ton For the Liberty of Vnlicenc'd Printing, 
To the Parlament of England . . . London, 
Printed in the Yeare, 1644. Quarto. First 
edition. 

Collation: A-Fi, in fours. 

Milton's protest against an ordinance of Par- 
liament passed in June, 1643, for the purpose of 

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EARLY EDITIONS 

restraining unlicensed printing, called for in part 
by the general neglect on the part of authors 
(including Milton himself) to comply with the 
law requiring new publications to be entered at 
Stationers' Hall. This "most close, conclusive, 
comprehensive, and decisive vindication of the 
liberty of the press" is the only one of the au- 
thor's prose works which has retained its popu- 
larity. 

403 Areopagitica . . . New York The Grolier 
Club MDCCCXC. Octavo. 

The frontispiece is the etching by Mercier, the 
plate and proofs of which are shown in Nos. 
319-21. 

404 Another copy, printed on vellum. 

405 CoLASTERioN : A Reply To A Nameless 
Answer Against The Doctrine and Dif- 
cipline of Divorce ... By the former 
Author, J. M. . . . Printed in the Year, 
1645. Quarto. First edition. 

Collation: One leaf without signature; 
B-E2, in fours. 

Bound with No. 395. 

406 Tetrachordon : Expositions Upon The 
Foure chief places in Scripture, which treat 
of Mariage, or nullities in Mariage ... By 
the former Author J. M. London: Printed 
in the yeare 1645. Quarto. First edition. 

Collation : A-O, in fours. 
This work and Colasterion appeared upon the 
same day, March 4, 1645. 

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407 The Tenure Of Kings And Magistr.\tes 
. . . The Author, J. M. London, Printed 
by Matthew Simmons, at the Gilded Lyon 
. . . 1649. Quarto. First edition. 

Collation : A-E, in fours ; F, two leaves. 

This tract was omitted from all the editions of 
Milton's prose works until that of 1806, as the 
nature of its contents would have made its pos- 
session a treasonable offence after the Restora- 
tion. 

408 The Tenure Of Kings And Magistrates 
. . . Publifhed now the fecond time with 
fome additions, and many Teftimonies . . . 
The Author, J. M. London, Printed by 
Matthew Simmons, nextdoore to the Gil- 
Lyon . . . 1650. Quarto. Third edition. 

Collation : A-H3, in fours. 

Although stated in the title to be the second, 
this is really the third edition. The second, con- 
taining several pages of new matter, appeared in 
1649. 

Bound with No. 395. 

409 EIKONOKAA5TH2 In Anfwer To a Book 
Intitl'd EIKISn BA2IAIKH, The Portrature 
of his Sacred Majesty in his Solitudes and 
Sufferings. The Author I. M. . . . Pub- 
lifhed by Authority. London, Printed by 
Matthew Simmons . . . 1649. Quarto. 
First edition. 

Collation : One leaf without signature ; 
B-Z and Aa-Ii, in fours ; Kk, two leaves. 
EikoHoklastes was written, as the title indi- 
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cates, in answer to the book entitled Eikon 
Basilike, believed at the time to have been written 
by Charles I, though John Gauden is now known 
to have been its author. After the Restoration 
Milton's work was ordered by the House of Com- 
mons to be burned by the common hangman, to- 
gether with his Pro Populo Anglicano Defensio. 



410 Another copy. 



41 1 EIKONOKAA2TH2 ... By John Milton . . . 
Amsterdam, Printed in the Year, 1690. 
Octavo. Third edition. 

Collation : A-O, in eights. 

This edition contains an Advertisement, stat- 
ing that Charles I was not the author of Eikon 
Basilike. 



412 JoANNis MiltonI Angli Pro Populo An- 
glicano Defensio Contra Claudii 
Anonymi, alias Salmasii, Defensionem 
Regiam. Londini, Typis Du Gardianis. 
Anno Domini 1651. Quarto. 

Collation : A, two leaves ; B-Ff, in fours. 

One of the seven distinct editions of this work 
issued in 1651. There is nothing to indicate the 
order in which they were published. All bear 
the Latin imprint of William Dugard, as do the 
two editions issued in 1652. The work appeared 
first in 1650. 

412a Another of the editions of 1651. Oliver 
Cromwell's copy with his autograph. 
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413 A Defence Of The People of England, 
By John Milton: In Answer to Salmasius's 
Defence of the King. Printed in the Year 
1692. Octavo. First edition. 

Collation : A and a, eight leaves each ; 
B-R4, in eights. 

This first translation of Milton's Pro Populo 
Angticono Defensio is said to have been made by 
a Mr. Washington of the Temple. It is thought 
to have been printed at Amsterdam. 

414 A Treatise Of Civil Power In Eccle- 
siastical CAUSES . . . The Author J. M. 
London, Printed by The. Newcomb, Anno 
1659. Duodecimo. First edition. 

Collation : A-D, in twelves. 

415 Another copy. 

416 Brief Notes Upon a late Sermon, Titl'd, 
The Fear of God and the King ... By 
Matthew Griffith, D. D. . . . Wherin many 
Notorious Wreftings of Scripture, and 
other Falfities are obfervd by J. M. Lon- 
don, Printed in the Year 1660. Quarto. 
First edition. 

Collation : A and B, four leaves each. 

417 Accedence Commenc't Grammar, Sup- 
ply'd with fufficient Rules, For the ufe of 
fuch as. Younger or Elder, are defirous 
... to attain the Latin Tongue ... By 

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J. M. London, Printed by S. Simmons . . . 
i66g. Duodecimo. First edition. 

Collation : A-Cii, in twelves. 

Copies occur with full name of the author in- 
stead of the initials on the title, which is also 
differently set up. 

418 The History Of Britain, That part efpe- 
cially now call'd England . . . Collected 
out of the antienteft and beft Authours 
thereof by John Milton. London, Printed 
by J. M. for James Alleftry . . . MDCLXX. 
Quarto. First edition. 

Collation : One leaf without signature ; 
B-Z and Aa-Zz, in fours ; Aaa, two leaves. 

Facing the title is the portrait of Milton en- 
graved by Faithorne (see No. 37). 

In all early editions of this work there are cer- 
tain parts of the text of the third book, as 
written by Milton, omitted "out of tendernefs to 
a Party." These omissions were printed in 1681 
under the title of Mr. John Milton's Character 
Of The Long Parliament. 

Second and third editions appeared in 1677 
and 1695. 

419 Another issue, with a new title-page with 
different spacing, and the imprint reading 
Printed by J. M. for Spencer Hickman . . . 
MD.CLXXI. 

420 JoANNis MiLTONi Angli, Artis Logicae 
Plenior Inftitutio, Ad Petri Rami Metho- 
dum concinnata . . . Libris Duobus. Lon- 

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dim, Impenfis Spencer Hickman . . . 16^2. 
Duodecimo. First edition. 

Collation : A, ten leaves ; B-L6, in twelves. 

Facing the title is the portrait of Milton en- 
graved by W. Dolle (see No. 41). 

It is stated by Lowndes and by the Dictionary 
of National Biography that the first edition of 
this work was published in 1670, but this is 
thought to be an error. 

421 JoANNis MiLTONii Angli, Epistolarum Fa- 
miliarium Liber Unus . . . Londini, Impen- 
fis Brabazoni Aylmeri . . . An. Dotn. 1674. 
Octavo. First edition. 

Collation : A-K7, in eights. 

422 A Brief History Of Moscovia: And Of 
other lefs-known Countries lying eaftward 
of Ruffia as far as Cathay. Gather'd from 
the Writings of feveral Eye-witneffes. By 
John Milton. London, Printed by M. 
Flefher, for Brabason Aylmer . . . 1682. 
Octavo. First edition. 

Collation : A. four leaves ; B-G, in eights ; 
H, seven leaves. 

An Advertisement states that this work was 
written by the author's own hand before he lost 
his sight, and disposed of to be printed some time 
before his death : "But it being small, the Book- 
seller hop'd to have procured some other suitable 
Piece of the same Authour's to have joyn'd with 
It, or else it had been publish'd 'ere now." 

423 Letters Of State, Written by Mr. John 
Milton, To moft of the Sovereign Princes 

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EARLY EDITIONS 

and Republicks of Europe ... To which 
is added, An Account of his Life. Together 
with feveral of his Poems ; And a Catalogue 
of his Works, never before Printed. Lon- 
don: Printed in the Year, 1694. Duodecimo. 
First edition. 

Collation: A and a, twelve leaves each; 
b, six leaves ; B-P, in twelves. 

This translation of Literae Pscudo-Senatus 
Anglicani, 1676, is by Milton's nephew, Edward 
Phillips, who also wrote the life of Milton pre- 
fixed to it. Sonnets addressed to Cromwell, Fair- 
fax, Vane, and Skinner appear here for the first 
time. 

424 The Works Of M» John Milton. Printed 
in the Year MDCXCVII. Folio. First col- 
lected edition of the prose works. 

Not mentioned by early bibliographers. The 
collection is not complete, as it lacks The History 
of Britain and some of the smaller prose works. 

425 A Complete Collection Of The His- 
torical, Political, and Miscellaneous 
Works Of John Milton, Both English 
and Latin, With fom Papers never before 
Publifh'd . . . Amsterdam, Finifh'd in the 
Year M. DC. XC. VIII. Folio. First com- 
plete collected edition of the prose works. 
Three volumes. 

Facing the title of the first volume is the 
Faithorne portrait described in No. 38. 



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MILTONIANA. 

426 An Argument Or, Debate In Law: Of 
The Great Question Concerning The Militia 
... By J. M. C. L. London: Printed by 
The. Paine, and M. Simmons, for Tho. 
Vnderhill . . . 1642. Quarto. First edition. 

This is sometimes included in a collection of 
Milton's works on the authorit>- of a note by the 
second Earl of Bridgewater, contained in a copy 
of the work in the Bridgewater Library, ascrib- 
ing it to his authorship. Modern authorities 
credit it to John March. 

427 La Serre, Jean Paget de. Le Miroir qui 
ne flatte point, dedie a leurs Majestez de la 
Grande Bretagne . . . Bruxelles, G. Schoe- 
vaerts, i6j2. 

Portraits and plates on vellum, and contem- 
porar>- embroidered binding ornamented with 
miniatures painted on vellum. Evidently the 
dedication copy to King Charles I and Queen 
Henrietta. On the title-page are the signatures 
of J. Brackley and Alice Egerton, who acted in 
Comus (see note in the book and No. 332), and 
for whom it was written. Probably this volume 
was presented to them by the King and Queen. 

428 An Answer to a Book, Intituled, The 
Doctrine and Difcipline of Divorce . . . 
London, Printed by G. M. for William Lee 
. . . 1644. 

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429 EIKON BA2IAIKH. The Pourtraicture of 
His Sacred Maiestie In His Solitudes And 
Sufferings . . . M. DC. XLVHI. Octavo. 
First edition. 

Collation : A, four leaves ; B-S, in eights. 

Believed at the time of its publication to have 
been written by Charles I, though John Gauden 
was probably its author. It was in answer to 
this that Milton wrote Eikoiioklastes (see No. 
409). 

430 EIKON AAH0INH. The Pourtraiture Of 
Truths most sacred Majesty truly suffering, 
though not solely . . . London printed by 
Thomas Paine . . . 1649. Quarto. 

Facing the title is a plate showing a hand 
drawing a curtain, with the words "Spectatum 
admissi risum teneatis" above, and below, lines 
beginning "The Curtain 's drawne." 

431 EIKON H III2TH or, The faithfull Pour- 
traicture of a Loyall Subject, in Vindication 
of EIKQN BA2IAIKH . . . Printed in the 
Year, M.DC.LXIX. Quarto 

An answer to the above. 

Facing the title is a plate representing Charles 
I seated at a table, beside a drawn curtain, below 
which are lines in his favor also beginning "The 
Curtain 's drawne." 

432 Jane, Joseph. EIKON AKAA2T02. The 
Image unbroaken . . . Printed Anno Dam. 
16^1. Quarto. 

An answer to Milton's Eikonoklastes. 
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MILTONIANA 

433 [Wagstaffe, Thomas.] A Vindication 
Of King Charles the Martyr, Proving 
that His Majesty Was The Author of 
EIKQN BASIAIKli . . . London, Printed 
for Joseph Hindmarsh . . . i6qj. Octavo. 

A second edition was published in 1697. 

434 By the King. A Proclamation for . . . 
suppressing of two Books ... by John 
Milton. London, Printed by John Bill . . . 
1660. Broadside. 

The books to be suppressed were Milton's 
Eikonoklastes and Pro Populo Anglicano De- 
fensio. 

435 J- V. VoNDELS Lucifer. Treurspel . . . 't 
Amsterdam, Voor Abraham de Wees . . . 
1654. Quarto. First edition. 

Collation: *, **, A-K, in fours. • 

Mr. George Edmtindson has brought forth the 
theory (see next number) that Milton was in- 
fluenced by this work in writing Paradise Lost, 
which did not appear until thirteen years later. 

436 Edmundson, George. Milton and Vondel: 
A Curiosity of Literature . . . London: 
Triibner & Co . . . 1885. Octavo. 

437 Phillips, Edward. Theatrum Poetarum, 
Or A Compleat Collection of the Poets . . . 
London, Printed for Charles Smith . . . 
M.DC.LXXV Duodecimo. 

The criticisms on Shakespeare and Marlowe 
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are said to have been written by Milton, who was 
Edward Phillips's uncle. Sketch of Milton on 
p. 113. 

438 Ellwood, Thomas. The History Of The 
Life Of Thomas Ellwood . . . Written by 
his own Hand . . . The Second Edition. 
London: Printed and Sold by the Assigns 
of J. Sozvle . . . 171 4. Octavo. 

Thomas Ellwood was Milton's Quaker friend 
who suggested the writing of Paradise Regained 
(see pp. 246-7). 

439 The Spectator, Nos. 267, 273, 279, 285, 
291, 297, 303, 309, 315, 321, 327, 333, 339, 
345, 351, 357.. 363 and 369. 1711-12. 
FoHo. First edition. 

This is the original appearance of Addison's 
Notes upon the Twelve Books of Paradise Lost. 

440 Addison, Joseph. Notes upon the Twelve 
Books of Paradise Lost. Collected from 
the Spectator . . . London: Printed for 
Jacob Tonson . . . MDCCXIX. Duodecimo. 
First edition in book form. 

A reprint of the preceding. 

441 Latin And Italian Poems Of Milton 
Translated into English Verse, and a 
Fragment of a Commentary on Paradise 
Lost, by the late William Cowper, Esqr. 
With a preface by the Editor, and Notes of 
various Authors . . . Printed by J. Sea- 
grave, Chichester, for J. Johnson . . . and 
R. H. Evans, . . London. 1808. Quarto. 

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Facing the title is the portrait engraved in out- 
line by Raimbach (see No. 192). 

442 The Original Manuscript of Book I of 
Paradise Lost, on thirty-three quarto 
pages, with the License on leaf at the begin- 
ning. 

The manuscript passed from the hands of the 
Tonsons to the Baker family, whose connection 
with the original drawing of Milton has been 
several times mentioned. Corrections occur 
throughout and in the margins are the printer's 
marks for the division into sheets. It is without 
doubt the manuscript as dictated by Milton in his 
blindness. 



442a John Milton's copy of Lycophronis 
Alexandra, 1601, with his autograph and 
sixty critical annotations in his handwriting. 
One of the five volumes known to Mr. 
Sotheby (No. 444) as bearing Milton's autograph 
with date of purchase (1634) and price paid 
("/-)• 

443 Facsimile of the Agreement between 
Milton and Samuel Symons, printer for 
the sale of the copyright of Paradise Lost, 
for the sum of five pounds, and further pay- 
ment of five pounds on the completion of 
the sale of each of the first three editions. 

444 Sotheby, Samuel Leigh. Ramblings in 
the Elucidation of the Autograph of Milton 
. . . London, 1861. Folio. Facsimiles and 
photographs. 

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445 Facsimile of the Manuscript of Mil- 
ton's Minor Poems. Preserved in the 
Library of Trinity College, Cambridge. 
Cambridge, i8pp. Folio. 

446 John Milton 1608-1674. Facsimiles of 
Autographs and Documents in the British 
Museum . . . London, ipo8. Folio. 

Containing facsimiles of Milton's Common- 
place Book, his signatures, 1651 and 1655, his 
family Bible, and Sale of the copyright of Para- 
dise Lost. 

447 Twenty-four proofs of mezzotint 
plates by John Martin in illustration of 
Paradise Lost. 

448 Twelve water-color drawings by Wil- 
liam Blake for L' Allegro and // Penseroso. 

449 Twenty-two proofs of illustrations 
after Richard Westall, engraved by 
Heath and others for the Poetical Works, 
published by John Sharpe, 1816. 



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