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Poems in English: PB 1926.4

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Poems in English


Author: Milton, John
Illustrator: Blake, William
Printer: Lewis, Walter
Printer: Cambridge University Press
Printer: Chiswick Press
Designer: Bliss, Douglas Percy
Designer: Meynell, Francis



John Milton with illustrations by William Blake

2 v ([53] leaves of plates) : ill ; 26cm.

Place(s) associated

  • Cambridge (Cambs.)
  • London

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1935) by Riches, Thomas Henry


Production date: AD 1926


"This edition ... consists of 1450 copies in two volumes on Van Gelder rag paper ... and 90 copies (the two volumes bound together) on Oxford India paper. The letter press has been printed in the Italic type of Blado by Walter Lewis, M.A., printer to the University, at the Cambridge University Press; the collotype illustrations by the Chiswick Press, London. The Arabesque ornaments have been designed by D. P. Bliss. The whole has been arranged by Francis Meynell." Volume 2: "out of series for T. H. Riches from the Nonesuch Press" Binding: quarter vellum, decorative paper sides; gilt lettering; page edges uncut.

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Materials used in production

Printing ink

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: PB 1926.4
Primary reference Number: 98789
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 30 June 2016 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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