The Robert J. Wickenheiser Collection of John Milton at the University of South Carolina
A Descriptive Account With Illustrations
Beautifully designed and augmented by nearly three hundred color illustrations, this comprehensive descriptive account of the Wickenheiser Collection is being published in 2008 to honor Milton's birth four hundred years ago. The book includes descriptions of nearly twenty-eight hundred editions in the collection, with a large number of the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century editions described for the first time. Detailed listings are provided for all seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Miltoniana as well as select later works. In addition, Wickenheiser provides a section devoted to original drawings, illustrations, engravings, prints, portraits, manuscripts, illuminated texts, ephemera, memorial medals, and other artifacts to show responses to Milton through the centuries.
The Wickenheiser Collection and its corresponding illustrated descriptive account collectively offer Milton scholars and devotees an unparalleled treasure trove of research opportunities into the writings, reception, and lasting literary and cultural influence of this most important of seventeenth-century English-language poets.
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"Wickenheiser's is one of the major collections of materials related to John Milton, editions and studies and artworks, in the world indicating the breath and nature of Milton's position in the literary, political, religious, and sociological world over the nearly three and a half centuries since his death."—John T. Shawcross, professor emeritus of English, University of Kentucky
"There is, to the best of my knowledge, no other privately held collection that even remotely begins to approach the Wickenheiser Collection in scope, range, or importance."—G. W. Stuart, Jr., antiquarian book dealer and Milton specialist
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