This book was found online, purchased by a few of us GLOSSers, and is now returned to the Library at Chawton House. It was in the 1818 catalogue and shelved in the East Case: column 5, shelf 6.
Milton, John. Paradise Lost
Milton, John. Paradise Lost. A Poem. Book The First. Paradisus Amissa. Poema, A Joanne Miltono Conscriptum (Latin and English). J. Hughs, 1736. Bookplate of Montagu George Knight of Chawton to front end paper.
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3 thoughts on “Found! ~ John Milton, Paradise Lost, 1736”
Wonderful news! Milton is all over Sotherton.
Thanks Jocelyn! We can only believe that this was the Milton she read!
Yes–plenty of other copies would be around too. But DNA test, starting with the hair????