Paradise Lost: a Poem in Twelve Books. With the Life of the Author. London, Printed for John Sharpe, 1809. Engraved title page with a portrait of Milton. 12mo, full contemporary red morocco, gilt panels on sides, gilt edges. A beautiful painting on the fore edge shows a view of London Bridge. Boats in full sail are to the right and left of the painting and the buildings of London are shown in the background. I. Title.