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Catalogue of the Books Presented by Edward Capell to the Library of Trinity College in Cambridge
written by "Greg, W. W."
...[90] London, Printed for Hvmphrey Robinson, at the signe of the Three Pidgeons in Pauls Church-yard. 1637. 4o. (73⁄8 × 53⁄4). Q. 14. 3. Collation: A2B-E4F2, paged. Epistle dedicatory to the young Viscount Bracly, signed H. Lawes. Personae at end. This, the only separate edition of 'Comus', was published with Milton's consent by his friend Lawes, the composer. BM 1027. Paradise lost. A Poem Written in ten Books By John Milton. Licensed and Entred according to Order. London Printed, and are to be sold by Peter Parker under Creed Church neer Aldgate; And by Robert Boulter at the Turks Head in Bishopsgate-street; And Matthias Walker, under St. Dunstons Church in Fleet-street, 1667. 4o. (7 × 53⁄8). S. 10. Collation: titlepage unsigned, A-2T42V2, unpaged. The first edition, with Lowndes' first titlepage (Bohn). The poem begins on A 1. It was not divided into twelve books till the second edition. The second titlepage differs in having the author's name in smaller type. Paradise lost. A Poem in ten Books. The Author J. M. Licensed and Entred according to Order. London Printed, and are to be sold by Peter Parker under Creed Church neer Aldgate; And by Robert Boulter at the Turks Head in Bishopsgate-street; And Matthias Walker, under St. Dunstons Church in Fleet-street, 1668. 4o. (71⁄8 × 51⁄4). S. 11. [Another copy.] 4o. (7 × 51⁄4). S. 12. Both copies of the first edition, having Lowndes' third titlepage. Except for the alterations observable in the transcript, the titlepage has been printed from the same setting up of the type as the first, the rules round the title are however new. A fourth titlepage also bearing the date 1668 was printed by S. Simmons and has four rows of fleurs-de-lis under the author's name. Of the fifth and sixth titlepages recorded in Bohn's Lowndes no copies are known. The second of the above copies has the heraldic bookplate of Rob....

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