London: Tilt and Bogue, Fleet Street, 1843. Two volumes, measuring 8 x 5.25 inches: , lii, 378, ; viii, 341, . Original dark blue pictorial cloth stamped in blind and gilt, pale yellow coated endpapers, publisher's ads at rear of both volumes. One hundred and twenty wood engravings throughout text. London bookseller ticket to final pastedown of Volume I; ink presentation inscription, dated 1852, to front free endpaper of Volume I. Lightest edgewear.
Victorian set of John Milton's collected poems, illustrated with over one hundred wood engravings based on drawings by William Harvey. In addition to Paradise Lost, the set contains all of Milton's shorter works, including Paradise Regained, Samson Agonistes, Comus, and Lycidas: “Sunk though he be beneath the watery floor; / So sinks the day-star in the ocean bed, / And yet anon repairs his drooping head, / And tricks his beams, and with new-spangled ore / Flames in the forehead of the morning sky." A bright, near-fine set.