Tue, 9th Nov 2021 10:00

Fine Books & Works on Paper

  Lot 546

Spencer: Faerie Queen.

Spenser (Edmund)

The Faerie Queen: The Shepheards Calendar: Together with the Other Works of England's Arch-Poet,

first Collected edition , Faerie Queen title-page laid and loose before The Shepheards Calender, 1611, A1-F5, Mother Hubberds Tale, A1 8pp, 1612, Colin Clouts Come Home Againe, n.d., A1-M2, A letter to the Authors 6pp., blank, Mss title to The Faerie Queen, First Part A2-Q2, Second Part. Title-page, R1 – Hh5, 1613, Colophone 16012, woodcut canto headings and head and tailpieces, early quarter calf over marbles boards, lettering label, worn, broken at head of spine at boards, H[umphrey] L[ownes] for Mathew Lownes, 1611; Another copy, no title, A Letter of the Authors…, loose, A2-A6 loose from another copy, Second part with colophon dated 1609, Shepheards Calender, 1611, Colin Clouts Come Home Againe, n.d., A1 – M1, Mother Hubberds Tale, A1-8pp loose from another copy, contemporary quarter calf over mafbled boards, worn joints cracked, colophon: Printed by H.L. for Mathew Lownes, 1609; Another copy, blanks for E3&4, P1-P6 lacking, F1&2 corners torn lacking small amount text, I2 lacking all after; Shepeards Calender, 1611, F1&2 missing, Mother Hubberd Tale only 5pp lacking all after; Another Copy, first edition, lacks all before A2 and after Oo8 [p1- p596] lacking M5 St, George and blank p590?, lower right corner badly stained throughout, contemporary vellum very worn and book loose in binding, [ for William Ponsonby, 1596] folio & 4to. (4). Sold not subject to return

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