1679 RARE Edmund Spenser 1ed Fairy Queen Shephards Calendar FOLIO Provenance

SPENSER, Edmund

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For there is nothing lost, that may be found, if sought.”

― Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene

 

Edmund Spenser is one of the most well-known 16th-century English poets. His most-famous poem, ‘The Faerie Queene’ is one of fantasy and allegory that celebrated the Tudors and Queen Elizabeth. Spenser explores human emotion, consciousness, and conflict and drew much of his influence from Italian greats Ariosto and Tasso.

 

This 1679 first complete works edition contains not only ‘The Fairy Queen’, but also works such as ‘The Shephards Calendar’, ‘Complaints’, and ‘Amoretti and Epithalamion’. A valuable and highly desirable printing of Spenser!

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1679 RARE Edmund Spenser 1ed Fairy Queen Shephards Calendar FOLIO Provenance

 

For there is nothing lost, that may be found, if sought.”

― Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene

 

Edmund Spenser is one of the most well-known 16th-century English poets. His most-famous poem, ‘The Faerie Queene’ is one of fantasy and allegory that celebrated the Tudors and Queen Elizabeth. Spenser explores human emotion, consciousness, and conflict and drew much of his influence from Italian greats Ariosto and Tasso.

 

This 1679 first complete works edition contains not only ‘The Fairy Queen’, but also works such as ‘The Shephards Calendar’, ‘Complaints’, and ‘Amoretti and Epithalamion’. A valuable and highly desirable printing of Spenser!

 

Item number: #25207

Price: $1500

 

SPENSER, Edmund

 

The works of that famous English poet, Mr. Edmond Spenser

 

London : Printed by Henry Hills for Jonathan Edwin, 1679. First edition!

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [10], 339, [1]; 16; [8], 258 (i.e., 256), 369-391, [3]
      • ‘Shepherds Calendar’ is mispaginated as expected
    • Works have separate, dated title pages (each dated 1678)
      • ‘The Fairy Queen’ (in two parts)
      • ‘Daphnaida’
      • ‘Complaints’
      • ‘Prosopopoia’
      • ‘Shepherds Calendar’
      • ‘Amoretti and Epithalamion’
      • ‘Four Hymns’
      • ‘Brittain’s Ida’
        • Originally ascribed to Spenser, but written by Phineas Fletcher
      • References: Lowndes 2477; van Es, Companion to Spenser Studies, 270; Wilkinson I, p. 132; Wing S 4965; ESTC R 7177
      • Provenance: Armorial bookplate – Sr. William Robinson Knight, 1704
        • Sir William Robinson (1644–1712) was a British architect, military engineer and politician. He held several posts in the Dublin Castle administration, including as Surveyor General of Ireland from 1671 until 1700. He was an influential figure in the development of classical architecture in Ireland, designing many buildings in the English Baroque-style, particularly in Dublin. Robinson was knighted in 1702 and was appointed to the Privy Council of Ireland the same year.
      • Language: English / Latin
      • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
      • Size: ~13in X 8.25in (33cm x 21cm)

 

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25207

Category

Literature

Authors

SPENSER, Edmund

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete