Book Fair’s rare edition of Paradise Lost sold – via Twitter

Book Fair 2015 boasted  a number of exceptional rare finds, including a 1783 edition of John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost.

Paradise Lost – 1783 – Valued at $600

Paradise Lost – 1783 – Valued at $600

On a tip from former RPPS parent and uOttawa English Professor Nicholas von Maltzahn, Book Fair Communications Coordinator Adrienne Blair reached out to Western University – via Twitter.

A few direct messages and emails later, the university library archives agreed to purchase the rare volume  for the asking price of $600 – plus shipping, of course. The 232-year-old book will be added to The G. William Stuart Jr. Collection of Milton & Miltoniana at Western University’s Archives and Research Collections Centre in London, ON.

That’s what we call #winwin.