MILTON, John (1608-1674). -- PALMER, Samuel and A.H., illustrators. The Shorter Poems. London: Seeley & Company, 1889.
Folio (374 x 263 mm). Half-title and title printed in red and black, 12 etched plates. (Some light dust-soiling to outer margin, a few leaves with scant marginal spotting.) Original vellum gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut (covers slightly bowed, a few minor stains). LIMITED EDITION, number 72 of 135 LARGE PAPER COPIES. A.H. Palmer carried out the publication of this work after his father's death: "I proposed to embellish an edition of Milton's Minor Poems with reproductions, carefully prepared by my own hand, of ten drawings in Mr. Valpy's collection, besides one or two examples existing elsewhere, and to publish the volume as a companion to the Virgil (introduction, p.xix).
Estimate $ 300-400