Cassell and Company, Limited. London. 1905.
Reprint edition. Large 4to. (13.2 x 10.6 inches). Fully illustrated throughout with 50 engravings. Original parts issue front cover bound in at the front. Extra title page and the contents pages are bound in at the rear. A few pages affected by foxing, but mostly to the margins or the blank rear sides of the plates, otherwise a very good copy in a recent leather binding of full tan Morocco. Front board lettered in gilt and with a dyed portrait image of Milton to an oval central panel, illustrated with green, white and flesh dye, within black lines and gilt and blind decorations. Bevelled edges with ruled gilt and blind borders. The spine has five raised bands. Compartments with ruling and floral designs in gilt. Twin burgundy Morocco labels, gilt. Red silk endpapers. All edges gilt. Some very minor rubbing to the binding but overall a very good attractive volume.