Areopagitica : a speech of Mr John Milton for the liberty of unlicensed printing to the Parliament of England.

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Author / Creator:Milton, John, 1608-1674, author.
Imprint:Cambridge [England] : Deighton, Bell & Comapny, [1973]
Description:xiv, 48 pages ; 34 cm
Subject:Freedom of the press -- Early works to 1800.
Liberté de la presse.
Freedom of the press.
Private press books.
Numbered limited editions.
Early works.
Morocco bindings (Binding) -- England -- Cambridge -- 20th century.
Mould-made papers (Paper) -- England -- Maidstone -- 20th century.
Typefaces (Type evidence) -- Palatino.
Typefaces (Type evidence) -- Monotype Plantin Light.
Typefaces (Type evidence) -- Sistina.
Typefaces (Type evidence) -- Grot R.
Format: Print Book
Local Note:The D’Angelo Law Library acquired this book in honor of Professor Geoffrey R. Stone as a recipient of the 2021 Norman Maclean Faculty Alumni Award. The award, established in 1997, is named in honor of Norman Maclean, a professor at the University of Chicago for forty years. The University of Chicago Alumni Association recognized Professor Stone’s professional achievements and service with this award.
Two page letter from Wendy Ewen Roberts discussing what she was trying to achieve with the binding. Correspondance with Wendy Ewen Roberts from Joe Luttrell. Envelope from Meyer Boswell Books, Inc. to Joe Luttrell also laid in.
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Other authors / contributors:Stone, Geoffrey R., honoree.
Rivers, Isabel, editor, writer of introduction.
Carter, Sebastian, book designer, printer.
Carter, Will, 1912-2001, printer.
Roberts, Wendy Ewen, book designer.
Rampant Lions Press, printer.
John P. Gray and Son (Firm), binder.
Smithy Cottage, binder.
Provenance:"Printed in black and brown on Barcham Green mould-made paper, designer binding of brown Niger morocco and natural vellum, the upper cover in vellum with diagonal morocco bands across center & corners, pattern repeqted in reverse on lower cover, the diagonal bands in vellum, inner doublures in vellum, gilt edges, preserved in silk clam-shell box with inlaid morocco corner & lettering pieces, by Wende Ewen Roberts."--vendor's description.
Notes:Edited, with an introduction, by Isabel Rivers.
"Designed by Sebastian Carter and printed by him and Will Carter at the Rampant Lions Press ... The largesr text type was set by hand in 18pt Palatino ... the smaller by machine in 12pt Monotype Plantin light; the titling is Sistina ... and the display and initials are Grot R ... The book was bound by John P. Gray and Son of Cambridge"--Colophon.
"Five hundred copies have been printed of which one hundred have been bound in full morocco numbered I-C and four hundred in bruckram numbered 1-400, This number out of Series"--Page [vii].
Includes bibliographical references on page xiv.
Summary:Areopagitica, the most widely read of Milton's prose works, is justly famous for its support of the principles of liberty of the press and religious toleration. As such it has come to be seen as in some ways the forerunner of ideas which, though much abused in practice, are basic to modern western democracies. But while the book's perennial appeal, is important to understand the component parts of Milton's argument, and what he owed to his historical situation. It is a mistake to see him, as a nineteenth-century admirer like Macaulay did, as an anticipator of liberalism. When John Locke defended religious toleration in 1689, he argued that 'the church itself is a thing absolutely separate and distinct from the commonwealth. The boundaries on both sides are fixed and immovable. He jumbles heaven and earth together, the things most remote and opposite, who mixes these two societies, which are in their original, end, businesses, and in everything perfectly distinct and infinitely different from each other' classification:GB73-27946

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