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Gustave Doré Illustrated "Paradise Lost" by John Milton, 1885

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“Paul” Gustave Doré was a French artist, engraver, illustrator and sculptor. Doré worked primarily with wood engraving. He was born in Strasbourg and his first illustrated story was published at the age of fifteen. His talent was evident even earlier, however. At age five he had been a prodigy troublemaker, playing pranks that were mature beyond his years. Seven years later, he began carving in cement. Subsequently, as a young man, he began work as a literary illustrator in Paris, winning commissions to depict scenes from books by Rabelais, Balzac, Milton and Dante.

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Title and Author/Editor: Paradise Lost (John Milton)
Genre: Literary and Classic, Poetry
Illustrator: Gustave Doré (French, 1832–1883)
Type of Illustration: Engraving
Binding: Cloth
Publisher: Pollard & Moss
Publication Year: 1885
Period: Late 19th Century
Place of Publication: New York
Language: English


- shaken but generally tight binding with some slightly loose pages, loose hinges, page discoloration, edge wear, bowing, and bumped and cocked spine; nameplate affixed to front pastedown.


1.25" W x 13.25" H x 10.0" D

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