RAMPANT LIONS PRESS. MILTON, John. ~ Areopagitica. A Speech of Mr John Milton for the Liberty of Unlicensed Printing to the Parliament of England.
One of only 100 special copies, this no. XVII, from a complete edition of 500 copies. Introduction by Isabel Rivers. Designed by Sebastian Carter and printed on Barcham Green mould-made paper by Will Carter at the Rampant Lions Press. Set in Palatino and Plantin types, with the initials in Grot R designed by Michael Harvey. Pp. 50. Folio, bound by John P. Gray and Son in original full black morocco, gilt lettering to spine, t.e.g, others uncut. Housed in the original, slightly rubbed and faded, purple cloth covered slipcase. Extremely good copy.
The most widely read of Milton’s prose works, his famous defence of the freedom of the press, written in opposition to the parliamentary order that all books must be licensed and approved before being printed. First published in 1664, this edition is a fine example of printing and letter design.