A Selection
Prepared for: ENL 4221 Spring 2005
Dr. R. Allen Shoaf

Following is a list of first editions by John Milton held at the University of Florida. Also included are first editions of titles that either criticize Milton's work or which Milton criticizes. This does not exhaust the the Milton collection in the Rare Book Collection; this list only includes first editions published during his lifetime. The two exceptions are the 1697 and 1698 collected editions.

The citations for the titles are from:

Wing, Donald Goddard, 1904-
Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and British America, and of English books printed in other countries, 1641-1700 / Compiled by Donald Wing.
2d ed., rev. and enl.
New York, Index Committee of the Modern Language Association of America, 1972-1998.
4 v. ; 29 cm.

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173.1 A626
An Answer to a book, intituled, The doctrine and discipline of divorce, or, A plea for ladies and gentlewomen, and all other maried women against divorce. : Wherein, both sexes are vindicated from all bonadge [sic] of canon law, and other mistakes whatsoever: and the unsound principles of the author are examined and fully confuted by authority of Holy Scripture, and the laws of this land, and sound reason.
London, : Printed by G.M. for William Lee ..., 1644.
Response to: Doctrine and discipline of divorce.
Wing A3304

824.4 M662t
Milton, John, 1608-1674.
Tetrachordon: expositions upon the foure chief places in Scripture, which treat of mariage, or nullities in mariage : wherin The doctrine and discipline of divorce, as was lately publish'd, is confirm'd by explanation of Scripture, by testimony of ancient fathers, of civill lawes in the primitive church, of famousest reformed divines, and lastly, by an intended act of the Parlament and Church of England in the last yeare of Edward the Sixth / by the former author J.M.
London : [s.n.], printed in the yeare 1645.
Response to: An Answer to a book, intituled, The doctrine and discipline of divorce.
Wing M2184

PR3550 .C23 1645
Milton, John, 1608-1674.
Poems of Mr. John Milton : both English and Latin, compos'd at several times : printed by his true copies : the songs were set in musick by Mr. Henry Lawes ... Printed and publish'd according to order.
London : Printed by Ruth Raworth for Humphrey Moseley, and are to be sold at the signe of the Princes Arms in S. Pauls Church-yard, 1645.
Wing M2160

DA400 .C482 1648
Eikon basilike, the pourtraicture of His Sacred Maiestie in his solitudes and sufferings.
[London, s. n.], 1648.
Wing E268

824.4 M662e
Milton, John, 1608-1674.
Eikonoklastes [Greek transliterated], in answer to a book intitl'd Eikon basilike [Greek transliterated], the portrature of His sacred Majesty in his solitudes and sufferings. The author I. M. [i.e. John Milton]
London, Printed by Samuel Simmons ..., 1649.
Response to: Eikon basilike.
Wing M2112

824.4 L643
L'Estrange, Roger, Sir, 1616-1704.
No blinde guides : in answer to a seditious pamphlet of J. Milton's, intituled Brief notes upon a late sermon titl'd, The fear of God and the king, preachd, and since publishd, by Matthew Griffith, D.D. and chaplain to the late king, &c. / addressed to the author. London : Printed for Henry Broome, April 20, 1660.
Response to: Brief notes upon a late sermon, titl'd The fear of God and the king.
Wing L1279

848.4 S256a
Saumaise, Claude, 1588-1653
Claudii Salmasii ad Johannem Miltonum responsio, opus posthumum.
Londini, typis Tho. Roycroft; impensis Jo. Martin [etc.], 1660.
Response to: Pro populo Anglicano defensio.
Wing S736

821.4 M662p
Milton, John, 1608-1674.
Paradise lost : a poem in ten books / the author, John Milton.
London : Printed by S. Simmons, and to be sold by S. Thomson ... H. Mortlack ... M. Walker ... and R Boulter, 1668.
A reissue of the 1667 sheets; fourth title page, with 4 rows of type ornaments following author's name.
Wing M2139

942.01 M662h
Milton, John, 1608-1674.
The history of Britain : that part especially now call'd England : from the first traditional beginning continu'd to the Norman Conquest / collected out of the antienest and best authours thereof by John Milton.
London: Printed by J. M. for James Allestry, at the Rose and Crown in St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1670.
Wing M2119

821.4 M662pa
Milton, John, 1608-1674. Paradise regain'd : a poem in IV books to which is added Samson Agonistes.
London : Printed by J.M. for John Starkey, 1671.
Samson Agonistes has special t.p. dated 1671, and separate paging.
Wing M2152

PR3552 .D71 1673
Milton, John, 1608-1674.
Poems, &c. upon several occasions. By Mr. John Milton: both English and Latin, &c. composed at several times. With a small tractate of education to Mr. Hartlib.
London, Printed for Tho. Dring at the White Lion next Chancery Lane end, in Fleet-street, 1673.
Wing M2161

828.4 M662 Oversize
Milton, John, 1608-1674.
The works of Mr. John Milton.
[London] 1697.
Wing M2086

828.4 M662 1698 Oversize
Milton, John, 1608-1674
A complete collection of the historical, political, and miscellaneous works of John Milton, both English and Latin. With som [sic] papers never before publish'd ... To which is prefix'd the life of the author ...
Amsterdam [i.e. London], 1698.
Wing M2087

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