Paradise Lost Illustrations by Terrance Lindall

Two new major Milton publications in 2017 to contain   

               Lindall's work for Paradise Lost


From: Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Yuko Nii

Terrance Lindall's illustrations for Paradise Lost will be featured in ‘Paradise Lost and the Private Presses’, a catalog for a major exhibit of private press books in the collection of James Freemantle at Milton's Cottage in England. 

James Freemantle (born 1979) is an English bibliographer, private press historian, printer and book-collector. He is a co-Editor of The Private Library, the journal of the Private Libraries Association, alongside David John Chambers and others. He writes or has written for The Private Library, Parenthesis (Fine Press Book Association), and Matrix (Whittington Press), amongst others. He is a member of the Oxford Guild of Printers and the Double Crown Club. He has been a Judge at the Oxford Fine Press Fair, and is the proprietor of the St James Park Press, a Fine press printing by letterpress.

James said "I actually discovered Private Press books because I was interested in Milton’s Paradise Lost, having studied it at school. We were given a school copy of the book with an illustration by William Blake on the cover, and that image (and indeed that book) has never been forgotten. I took an interest in the publishing history of Paradise Lost, which was first printed in 1667, and bought early editions, including those illustrated by John Martin, Fuseli and others. Whilst I was reading around the subject, I found and bought copies of the Golden Cockerel Press as well as Doves Press editions of Paradise Lost. Both are extraordinarily attractive printings, and immediately introduced me to what a Private Press could offer."


Terrance Lindall's illustrations for Paradise Lost will be featured in “Digital Milton” to be published by Palgrave Macmillan. His Gold Scroll will be featured in an essay by Hugh Macrae Richmond  “Milton for Millenials” covering the range of dynamic approaches to Milton resulting from modern technology.  Editor David A Currell said to Hugh: "Lindall's image is both beautiful and striking; I think it would be a wonderful inclusion."