Paradise Lost, 1667, by John Milton (Poet. England, 1608-1674). Epic Poem. 20th century Treasure Binding by SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE (Bookbinder). More on S+S: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sangorski_%26_Sutcliffe KEEP attribution & organization link when repinning or posting to other social media (ie blogs, twitter, tumblr etc). Don't pin the image & erase the story. Give credit where due. See: http://pinterest.com/picturebooklove/how-to-pin-responsibly/ -pfb
William Blake and John Milton lived through two of the most tumultuous periods of European history, so perhaps it is not surprising that Blake would have been drawn to illustrate Milton's great epic. Blake completed two sets of water color illustrations to Paradise Lost.
Paradise Lost is an epic poem in blank verse by the 17th-century English poet John Milton (1608–1674). The first version, published in 1667, consisted of ten books with over ten thousand lines of verse. A second edition followed in 1674, arranged into twelve books (in the manner of Virgil's Aeneid) with minor revisions throughout and a note on the versification. Wikipedia