New York: Barnes & Noble, Inc., . Hardcover. 8vo. Lavender cloth with gilt spine lettering, dust jacket. x, 180pp. Fine/very good. Mild jacket edgewear only. Item #46172
Quite tight, quite attractive first U.S. edition of these ten "Essays by Various Hands" by such notable Miltonists as John Wain, G.S. Fraser, David Daiches, Bernard Bergonzi and others (first published U.K. 1960). Front pastedown bears ownership signature of literature professor/critic John D. Soley (1935-2016), whose graduate thesis was "John Milton's Idea of the 'Right Poet'"; occasional pencilled margin comments in his neat, miniscule hand.