Paradise regained / John Milton.
- Other Title:
- Half-title: Paradise regained and Samson Agonistes
- Philadelphia : Henry Altemus, [1899?]
192,  leaves of plates : port. ; 17 cm.
- Bible. N.T. Gospels -- History of Biblical events -- Poetry.
Bible. O.T. Judges -- History of Biblical events -- Poetry.
Jesus Christ -- Temptation -- Poetry.
Samson (Biblical judge) -- Poetry.
- Advertisements -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- 19th century.
- Place of Publication:
- United States Pennsylvania Philadelphia.
- Paradise regained
- Date of publication conjectured from copyright statement on frontispiece.
Plates: added photographic title leaf with title and author's name lettered in red; unsigned frontispiece portrait of John Milton as a young man ("Copyright, 1899, by Henry Altemus"); title leaf lettered in red with decorative green trim.
Introduction signed: H.M. [i.e. Henry Morley]. Cf. Wickenheiser, R.J., Collection of John Milton, p. 396.
- Local notes:
- Milton Collection copies 1, 2 and 3 presented to the Penn Libraries by Joseph A. Wittreich in honor of Stuart A. Curran.
Penn Libraries copy 1 bound in original one quarter white cloth (upper board and spine tooled in gold with a stylized pattern of flowers, buds and leaves) over white cloth patterned with dark pink buds and green leaves; white endpapers with green floriate designs around central publisher's monogram ("HA").
Penn Libraries copy 1 has ms. inscription ("W. Scott Trosh Xmas 99 No. 31") on front pastedown.
Penn Libraries copy 1: frontispiece portrait (plate) detached from spine and laid in.
Penn Libraries copy 1 has 16 p. of publisher's advertisements bound in at end of volume.
Penn Libraries copy 2 bound in original tan(?) cloth lettered in gold and decorated with flowers in green and black across a background of horizontal gold rules shaped like wooden sticks; white endpapers with green floriate designs around central publisher's monogram ("HA").
Penn Libraries copy 2 has autograph ("Burnell B. Lydell") on recto of leaf preceding half-title leaf.
Penn Libraries copy 2 has  p. of publisher's advertisements bound in at end of volume.
Penn Libraries copy 3 bound in "original decorated deep teal cloth ..., art deco floral sprays in burgundy, pink, and gilt with decorative gilt floral stems and leaves, decorative gilt butterlies at the corners, decorative decorative gilt trim along the edges, and title in gilt on front cover, spine similarly decorated with floral pieces in gilt and gilt lettering, endpapers elaborately decorated with green trim and the initials 'HA' at the center."--Wickenheiser, R.J., Collection of John Milton, p. 397 (no. 1653).
Penn Libraries copy 3 has  p. of publisher's advertisements bound in at end of volume.
Penn Libraries copy 3 has a few ms. marginal scribbles in text.
- Penn Provenance:
- Curran, Stuart A. (honoree)
Wittreich, Joseph Anthony (donor)
Trosh, W. Scott (autograph, 1899) (copy 1)
Lydell, Burnell B. (autograph) (copy 2)
- Penn Chronology:
- Morley, Henry, 1822-1894.
Stuart Curran-Joseph Wittreich Milton Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
- Milton, John, 1608-1674. Samson Agonistes.
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