Areopagitica; A Speech of Mr. John Milton for the Liberty…

Areopagitica; A Speech of Mr. John Milton for the Liberty of Unlicenc’d Printing, to the Parliament of England. by DOVES PRESS. MILTON, John. < >
The purest printing of the great defense of freedom of the press

~ Areopagitica; A Speech of Mr. John Milton for the Liberty of Unlicenc’d Printing, to the Parliament of England.

Hammersmith The Doves Press 1907

One of 300 copies printed on paper of a total edition of 325. Printed lettering at the beginning of the text designed by Edward Johnston. Sm. 4to., original full limp vellum, spine lettered in gilt, uncut. Very light bubbling to rear pastedown but generally a very handsome, fresh, crisp copy.

Surely the purest printing of Milton’s famous defense of the liberty of the press, this text taken from the 1644 first edition. The title page quoting Euripides is printed in Greek type with Milton’s translation “This is true Liberty when free born men/Having to advise the public may speak free/Which he who can, and will, deserve’s high praise,/Who neither can nor will, may hold his peace;/What can be juster in a State than this?

Tidcombe,The Doves Press, DP12.
Stock ref: 11339
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