Facsimile of the Manuscript of Milton's Minor Poems. Preserved in the Library of Trinity College Cambridge. [Preface by William Aldis Wright].
"University Press, Cambridge, 1899" "Large folio, First and Sole Edition, on fine laid paper, with 47 fine separate large collotype facsimiles, each accompanied by a printed leaf bearing the transliterated text with variants and revisions as appropriate; disbound as issued, uncut, the collection housed in the publisher's original and substantial cloth portfolio, front lettered in gilt, gilt back, with original lock, the portfolio neatly and skilfully refurbished at several joints and the whole work in very good, clean state. Mild bookplate scar on inner cover of portfolio. In addition to the superb facsimiles, the work includes the editor's preface, and printed leaves of errata, notes and index. 'Each page of the MS. has been represented as far as possible by ordinary type, the words and letters printed in italic being those which in the MS. are struck out by the writer. It will be observed that some words in italic are underlined in the MS. This is to indicate that although they had been struck out they were to be restored. The peculiarities which could not be represented by the use of ordinary type are recorded in the Notes.' Preface. Milton's manuscript volume remains the chief treasure of the College Library. Extremely scarce. Stevens 304."
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Keywords: "milton, poetry, english literature, manuscripts, palaeography, trinity college"