Brimingham: Printed by John Baskerville for J. and R. Tonson, 1759.
Second setting of the type. Paradise in the uncancelled state with "Sampson" erased and overprinted "Samson" Two volumes. (viii), lxxii. 416p; (ii). 390p. Quarto. Portrait frontispiece signed Miller. Bound in later straight-grained red morocco with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., the spines with gilt titles and decorative frames in the panels, the covers with decorative rolled borders, dentelles. Large gift inscription on flyleaf, a few pages of vol. 2 creased and a small contemporary note on a single page. Slight joint rubbing, but lovely respectable copies. Item #22049
"There are usually no plates [in Paradise Lost], but occasionally a frontispiece and a set of 12 plates are found." Gaskell 6 and 7. Frontispiece is present in this copy.
Baskerville produced octavo editions in 1758 and 1760, and quartos in 1758 and 1759. The edition of 1759 was entirely reset but for the title of Paradise Lost.