PALMER, Samuel. MILTON, John. ~ The Shorter Poems of John Milton with 12 Illustrations by Samuel Palmer, Painter & Etcher.
12 photogravures from engravings by Samuel Palmer. Deluxe large paper copy being one of only 135 copies, this no.27. Folio, in a special vellum binding by Roger de Coverly, decorated and lettered in gilt with a Palmer image in gilt on the upper cover. Expert and barely noticeable repair to spine, some spotting to endpapers, edges a little darkened, prints with some spotting to very edges, not affecting images, e4otherwise a very good, untrimmed copy.
Produced by Samuel Palmer’s son, A.H. Palmer, who used photo-engraved versions of the etchings instead of the plates themselves. Still they are exquisitely executed and things of beauty.
Rare deluxe edition.
Book label of the noted collector Bent Juel-Jensen with a letter to him from the dealer Alan Thomas