Item #023316 The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser. Edmund Spenser, Francis J. Child.
The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser

The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser

Boston: Little, Brown and Co, 1860. 12mo. Item #023316

In five volumes. Portrait frontispiece in volume 1. These volumes were at first intended to be a little more than a reprint of the edition published in 1839. But the necessity of reducing the annotations to a more compact form, and the hope of making some improvements, led to alterations, becoming more extensive as it progressed. The glossary had been entirely reconstructed. The life of the Poet is believed to be more complete and more correct than any former biography. A very good set bound in full contemporary calf, boards triple ruled in blind, slightly raised bands gilt with compartments fully gilt decorated, red morocco spine labels gilt, all edges marbled with matching endpapers, Bookplate belonging to Minot, Volume 4 with chip to head, some light chipping to foot of volume 3 and wear through to corners, a few spots of rubbing, internally clean and bright without foxing.

Price: $215.00

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