Photos of Paradise Lost A Poem in Twelve Books illustrated by Ian Pollock

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Photos of Paradise Lost A Poem in Twelve Books illustrated by Ian Pollock

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1HU2013
oct. 25, 2013, 8:00am

Anyone owns a copy of this book and care to share some illustrated pages? Thank you!

2rainerc
oct. 25, 2013, 9:58am

I should be able to share some photos this weekend.

3HU2013
oct. 25, 2013, 12:00pm

>2 rainerc: Many thanks!

5cronshaw
oct. 26, 2013, 8:08am

Many thanks Rainer for posting those images, I'd not seen them previously. Ian Pollock's illustrations are certainly a world apart from William Blake's!

6rainerc
oct. 26, 2013, 9:10am

>5 cronshaw:
You are right: the illustrations are totally different from Blake's but I like them very much. And the book itself is gorgeous. As Paul W. Nash says in "Folio 60": "The typography, illustration and binding combine to make this one of the most satisfying books published by the Society."

7Conte_Mosca
oct. 26, 2013, 3:22pm

This is absolutely one of my favourite FS publications. These are illustrations you either love or hate, and I love them! The binding and typography are indeed superb.

8EclecticIndulgence
oct. 26, 2013, 3:53pm

Aquest missatge ha estat suprimit pel seu autor.

9UK_History_Fan
oct. 26, 2013, 6:08pm

> 7
I agree, you either love them or hate them. I am a hater.

10HU2013
oct. 27, 2013, 8:50pm

>4 rainerc: Thank you Rainer for posting the photos. Really appreciate your kind gesture. I like the illustrations.

What is the original price? I found one on ABE. The seller is asking for 58 pounds inclusive shipping.

11rainerc
oct. 28, 2013, 4:55am

>10 HU2013:: I paid about 35 pounds incl. shipping for my ebay copy in May 2012. I'm not sure about the original price but 58 pounds incl. shipping for a fine copy sounds reasonable.

12crazysyd
oct. 28, 2013, 9:05am

>10 HU2013: I paid equivalent 41 pounds incl post for a fine copy a few weeks ago on ABE. Shipping was within the US. No idea of original price.

13housefulofpaper
oct. 28, 2013, 2:33pm

> 10

The price given in the 1992 prospectus was £55.00. I suppose, given the current prices, that either makes the book either a bargain or a bad investment, depending on how you look at it.

14HU2013
oct. 28, 2013, 9:38pm

Thank you all for your posts. I want to buy this book for reading. So far I did't buy any book as an investment.

15cronshaw
oct. 29, 2013, 6:46am

Reading a book is the best investment you can get from it.

16HU2013
oct. 29, 2013, 7:54am

>15 cronshaw: cronshaw, I can't agree more. BTW I enjoy your posts very much:)

17cronshaw
oct. 29, 2013, 8:42am

Thank you! Life may be the longest thing we do, but it's still too short to take too seriously ;)

18HU2013
oct. 29, 2013, 10:28am

My dear fellow devotees, I noticed that there is a 2003 version of this book, illustrated by W Blake. What's the original price?

19cronshaw
oct. 29, 2013, 12:11pm

>18 HU2013: You can always check the original price of Folios from the lengthy list of prospectuses stored about halfway down the FSD wiki - the link to the wiki is at the very top of the FSD home page. The price of the quarter leather/moire silk Blake-illustrated Paradise Lost was £75 in the 2006 prospectus, so around £95 in Folio inflation-adjusted prices today.

20HU2013
oct. 29, 2013, 12:12pm

>19 cronshaw: Thank you, cronshaw! That helps a lot.

21EclecticIndulgence
oct. 29, 2013, 1:15pm

Aquest missatge ha estat suprimit pel seu autor.

22rainerc
Editat: oct. 29, 2013, 4:47pm

>19 cronshaw:, 21
I won my quarter leather Blake Paradise Lost at ebay last year for £ 43 plus £ 12 shipping UK to Germany. Book and slip case are in fine condition. As copies start at £ 55 on abebooks currently I think I made a good investment both financially and educationally ;) (and it sure looks very nice aside my Blake illustrated Dante Folio).