London: Oxford University Press, 1968. Hardcover. Complete 2-volume set. 8vo. Blue cloth with copper spine lettering, dust jackets. xx, 666pp, pp. 667-1489. Frontispieces (Volume I color), 2 full-page plates. Near fine/very good. Mild jacket edgewear, with jacket spines age toned. Item #46161
Handsome and tight first edition of this massive biography. Ownership signature on each front pastedown of literature professor/critic John D. Soley (1935-2016), whose graduate thesis was "John Milton's Idea of the 'Right Poet'."