Paradise Lost by Milton Illustrated by Gustave Doré

Paradise Lost by Milton Illustrated by Gustave Doré


Milton's Paradise Lost  

Henry Altemus, Publisher, 507, 509, 511, &513 Cherry St., Philadelphia,

By D Gustave  Doré 

 First Edition The Altemus Edition. No date; circa 1885- 1888

Large gift book design; 10" x 12". Dark green cloth board cover with faded but still visible gilt embossed cover design as shown in the photos. This cover has wear and scuffed up corners, The binding has a slight pull at the bottom but all pages are still bound. Pages are in relatively  good condition. Some foxing is present throughout. 

Illustrated with numerous full-page plates by Gustave Dore. Includes introductory piece: A Life of Milton. Among the events depicted: the expulsion of Satan from Heaven, Adam and Eve in Paradise, the nine-day fall of Lucifer's legions to Hell, the Creation, the temptation of Eve, and the Flood. Milton's epic poem shares the story of Adam and Eve by the fallen angel Satan and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden.

319 pages. 

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