Above: Dr. Robert J. Wickenheiser, the world's greatest collector of books and art related to John Milton
examines his copy of the Paradise Lost Gold Elephant Folio, April 14th 2012
A third 13 X 19 inch elephant folio has been produced for tour. It contains the complete synopsized version of Paradise Lost plus the Wickenheiser commentary and all of the illustrations as giclee prints. There are also many original drawings and decorations by Terrance Lindall and even some 24 k gold leaf appointments. It is an impressively large folio designed to engage the viewer who will actually be able to open the book and turn the pages, not usually allowed for in rare book collections, a great way to engage students of Milton!
Besides the book for display, we provide:
1) A set of framed giclee prints of the drawings
2) The Paradise Lost Broadsheet for classes
3) A DVD of Lindall's recitation that can be played in classrooms
5) Paradise Lost Gold Folio book and postcards
for the shop
We suggest a four week display.
One week: $1000
Two weeks: $1500
The weeks: $1750
Four weeks: $2000
With artist;s presentation and lecture: $5000, plus travel expenses
Shipping additonal. Insurance must be provided.