The Poets

July 19, 2010

Poetic Gold, My Friends

Oh my .... I just hit a goldmine: twenty-two lectures on John Milton, his Paradise Lost, and his Paradise Regained!


Aleksis said...

What a find. What's the date on that thing? I can just make it out on the bottom. I've only come across a couple of books that replace 's' with 'f' (some kind of Germanic thing?). All I know is that means they're OLD.

cheryl said...

Wow. Tell me you found it for .50 at a yard sale? :)

John W. May said...

Paradise Lost was originally published in 1667; this particular copy has a publishing date of 1668.

I think 'ſ' is related to 15th century Gothic print and was used to replace the what we'd call the lower case 's' when printing first emerged.

As of April 9th, 2010