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Tales & Stories from Spenser's Faery Queene: N G Royde-Smith

N G Royde-Smith

Published by J M Dent, London (1890)

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About this Item: J M Dent, London, 1890. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition.. Undated but around 1900. Very slight wear. Pictorial boards with gilt titles. 141pp with decorated title-page and a frontis plate. Pocket edition. Glasgow style design to front board with the typical 'rose' motif, initialled RK. An attractive copy. IMMEDIATE DESPATCH FROM UK, ALL OVERSEAS ORDERS SENT AIRMAIL Size: 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 129126

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O'Connell, Michael:

Published by Chapel Hill; University of North Carolina Press ISBN 0-8078-1307-9 (1977)

ISBN 10: 0807813079 ISBN 13: 9780807813072

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About this Item: Chapel Hill; University of North Carolina Press ISBN 0-8078-1307-9, 1977. First edition.With a frontispiece.pp xiii 220.Hard cover,original blue cloth gilt.A near fine umarked copy in a very good + unclipped dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 5827

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Hough, Gerald

Published by Duckworth, London (1962)

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About this Item: Duckworth, London, 1962. Hardback. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No dustwrapper. First Edition. 239pp. Name on endpaper. Green cloth gilt. Seller Inventory # 14130

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Graham Hough

Published by Duckworth, London (1962)

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About this Item: Duckworth, London, 1962. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. 239 pp , bound in green cloth, gilt title to spine. Cloth shows a few pale spots and faded patches, Name to ffep, lots of neat PENCIL NOTES TO MARGINS, dust wrapper tanned and edge worn solid study copy. Seller Inventory # 034922

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Spenser, Edmund

Published by New York & London Newsweek Books (1980)

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About this Item: New York & London Newsweek Books, 1980. Hardback, 278mm x 186mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 192pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Good +/Good +. Gift Inscription. Book has been well read, exterior bumped and scuffed, hint of foxing to top block edge, pages clean. Library stamp and sticker on half-title. Dustwrapper has wear to edges and some indentations from handling, price sticker on front flap. Lovely modern-language edition of Spenser's epic Elizabethan poem of the age of chivalry, illustrated throughout with contemporary paintings and drawings. Catalogue: Literary Criticism. Keywords: Elizabeth, knight, chivalry, medieval. Seller Inventory # 15921

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Atchity, Kenneth John, Ed

Published by Archon, Hamden, Conn. (1972)

ISBN 10: 0208012028 ISBN 13: 9780208012029

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About this Item: Archon, Hamden, Conn., 1972. Hard Cover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. First Edition. 209pp. Green buckram, gilt titles, lib no on spine. Slightly rubbed, spine splitting at fold. Ex-university lib bookplate, etc, slight crinkle to corner of first few pages. Overall contents vg. Trace of erased pencil. Collects papers on the subject from Judith Cramer, Susan C Fox, Janet Gezari, Gerald Grow, Jean McMahon Humez, Paula Johnson, Suzanne Murphy, John E O'Connor, Richard Pindell, Sherry L Reames. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # C07347

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Hough, Graham

Published by Published by Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd., 3 Henrietta Street, London First Edition . London 1962. (1962)

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About this Item: Published by Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd., 3 Henrietta Street, London First Edition . London 1962., 1962. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original grass green cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 8½'' x 5½''. Contains 238 printed pages of text. Tiny rubs to the spine ends, ink and pencil underlining to a few of the pages, ink name and address to the front free end paper. Very Good condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with 50 mm closed tear to the top of the upper panel, age darkened spine, not price clipped 25s. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this preserves and prolongs the life of the paper, it is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A. LITERARY CRITICISM. Seller Inventory # 68901

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Padelford, Frederick Morgan

Published by Ginn and Company, Boston (1911)

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About this Item: Ginn and Company, Boston, 1911. Red Cloth. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Assume 1st. the political and ecclesiastical allegory of the first book of the faerie queen is the second volume of the University of Washington's publications in English. Beautiful and bright gilt on cover and spine. Very nice inside and out. Light browning to endpapers. Small break in cloth at bottom of spine. Seller Inventory # 1661

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Dixon, Michael F.N.

Published by McGill-Queen's University Press (1996)

ISBN 10: 0773514252 ISBN 13: 9780773514256

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About this Item: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Green cloth hardcover, gilt titles on the spine and front board, showing light corner wear and smoke damage to spine. The inside is unmarked. The pages are clean and clear. The edge of the textblock is smoked. The binding is tight. **Over sized book. Extra shipping ma be required**. Seller Inventory # 011125

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EVANS, Maurice.:

Published by Cambridge: The University Press (1970)

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About this Item: Cambridge: The University Press, 1970. 1st ed. "A study of Spenser's conception of the nature of heroism and the way it is embodied in the seperate books of The Faerie Queene. Stresses the coherence of Spenser's scheme of virtues and examines the fusion of christian symbol and classic myth through which the underlying christian theme is expressed". Pp 244, ex-college inkstamps to verso front cover and title page. Brown cloth cover with gilt title to spine, d/w. G+/VG. Seller Inventory # 26466

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Edmund Spenser.

Published by E.P. Dutton: Everyman Library, New York, NY (1910)

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About this Item: E.P. Dutton: Everyman Library, New York, NY, 1910. Hardcover. Very Good+: shows very light wear to the extremities and the mildest rubbing to the panels; there is a small dampstain at the top of the front panel; he pages have tanned ever so slightly, due to aging; the outside edges of the text block shows the faintest smudges and soiling; the binding leans very slightly off square, but remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A lightly-used copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear and minor cosmetic flaws. A sturdy reading copy with a clean text. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (7.25 x 4.75 x 1 inches). 480 pages. Includes a 25-page Glossary. Introduction by J.W.Hales. Green cloth over boards with gilt titles at the backstrip. Language: English. Weight: 14 ounces. First Edition Thus (1910), later printing (1960). Hardback: Lacks DJ. First Edition Thus (1910), later printing (1960). Seller Inventory # 50919

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WILLIAMS, Kathleen

Published by Routledge & Kegan Paul, London (1966)

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About this Item: Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1966. Hard Cover. First Edition. Octavo, green cloth, gilt title at spine, xx + 241pp. No dustwrapper, pages lightly tanned, no remarkable wear. A very good copy. Seller Inventory # 18155

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Frushell, Richard C; Vondersmith, Bernard J [eds.]

Published by Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale and Edwardsville (1975)

ISBN 10: 0809306956 ISBN 13: 9780809306954

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About this Item: Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale and Edwardsville, 1975. Red/gilt hardback cloth cover. First Edition. xii, 240pp. With dust jacket Signed by editors. Anthology of essays on Spenser. VG : in very good condition. Inscribed and signed by both editors on fep. Seller Inventory # r5676

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Freeman, Rosemary

Published by Chatto & Windas, London, United Kingdom (1970)

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About this Item: Chatto & Windas, London, United Kingdom, 1970. Hardcover. 1st UK Edition. Mauve boards with gilt letters and graphics. The corners and spine are sharp/. FIRST U.K. EDITION. Previous owner's name and price on the front free page. DJ has one half inch tear. 350 pages. Near Fine in Very Good, but Torn DJ. Seller Inventory # 5559

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Dawson, Lawrence H. (Illustrated by Gertrude Demain Hammond R.I.)

Published by Published: London, George G. Harrap & Company (1914)

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About this Item: Published: London, George G. Harrap & Company, 1914. Embossed Cloth Bound Board. Condition: Good. No Jacket. Illustrated by Gertrude Demain Hammond R.I. (illustrator). First Edition. Size 12mo large 7 5/8" x 5 5/8". Book condition Very Good/Good, No Jacket. Quarter morocco on green decorated covers. Gilt title and decorations to spine. Inside clean and complete. 234 pages plus 4 pages of publisher's adverts at rear. Illustrated with 16 full page mono plate illustrations paintings by Gertrude Demain Hammond R.I. Seller Inventory # 10056

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Stories from the Faerie Queene: Retold from: Dawson, Lawrence H.

Dawson, Lawrence H.

Published by George G. Harrap, London (1911)

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About this Item: George G. Harrap, London, 1911. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Gertrude Demain Hammond (illustrator). 1st Edition. George G. Harrap. London, 1911. First Edition. Decorative Cover. Book Condition: Good. Green boards. Highly decorative gilt leaf pattern and paste down plate to front. Again decorative gilt devices and titles to spine. All corners a little rubbed and rolled. Top fore edge gilt. Name in ink to front paste down. light foxing. 42 stories and 16 full page coloured plates. 234+5 ads. Seller Inventory # 014434

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Hough, Graham

Published by Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd., London (1962)

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About this Item: Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd., London, 1962. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 8vo. Green cloth, gilt, dust jacket price intact, light bump to one corner and boards very lightly bowed. Overall a clean and tight copy. Seller Inventory # 004251

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Dawson, Lawrence H.:

Published by London: George G. Harrap & Co., 1912. (1912)

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About this Item: London: George G. Harrap & Co., 1912., 1912. First edition. 234 pp. Illustrated by Gertrude Demain Hammond. Frontispiece, 15 other illusrtations. Illustrated endpapers. Prelims foxed and light foxing intermittantly through text. Top edge gilt. Illustrated front board lightly stained. Overall condition Good. Seller Inventory # 143

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Spenser, Edmund

Published by George Routledge (1843)

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About this Item: George Routledge, 1843. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. presumed to be a "first edition thus" (NAP). One of the oldest copies of this classic available!olive floral boards with some light soiling; small edge tears ( 2 1/2"tears at top of spine) and 1" tear at bottom; (repair seems very possible) corners are slightly bumped and frayed, title on spine clearly legible in slightly faded gilt; interior is free of any marking other than a small 3/4" x 2 1/2" previos owner's lable on inside cover, interor pages are clean tight and has just minor foxing; For a book of this age, it is quite a good copy; book is returnable if not fully satisfied. Seller Inventory # tfq08032007

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Spenser, Edmund.

Published by Routledge, London (1856)

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About this Item: Routledge, London, 1856. Condition: V.g. Fourth edition.. p.p. xii - 820. Illustrated by Edward Corbould. Cntp red morocco. Gilt covers with floral panels. Gilt spine, raised bands. Seller Inventory # 538_15

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The Faerie Queene: SPENSER, EDMUND

SPENSER, EDMUND

Published by The Limited Editions Club, Oxford (1953)

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About this Item: The Limited Editions Club, Oxford, 1953. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First edition thus. Bound in original green buckram, lettered and decorated in gilt. Illustrated by John Austen, and completed before his death. The engravings were then executed by Agnes Miller Parker. The second volume is signed by Agnes Miller Parker at the limitation page. Two volumes in the complete and quite nice dust jackets. A few areas of tape repair to the jacket interior. Without case. Illustrated endpapers. Fine / Very Good. Seller Inventory # 017956

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Warton, Thomas (1728-1790)

Published by R. and J. Dodsley; and J. Fletcher, Oxford, London (1754)

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About this Item: R. and J. Dodsley; and J. Fletcher, Oxford, London, 1754. Full-Leather. Condition: Good. First Edition. (iv) 322pp, contemporary calf (slight wear to edges, corners bumped, joints rubbed and starting), gilt decorated spine with vertical crazing and loss to ends, spine label missing, lacks front free endpaper, minor dust stains in top margin, some light foxing and browning, engraved armorial bookplate of Lord Camden on front pastedown, 8vo (205x124mm), T126441. Seller Inventory # 11303

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SPENSER, Edmund.

Published by Oxford at the Clarendon Press. (1910)

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About this Item: Oxford at the Clarendon Press., 1910. First edition. Edited, with an Introduction, by Ernest de Sélincourt. Octavo. Three volumes. pp xxxi, 528; xxii, 518; vi, 519. Period binding in blue morocco-backed blue cloth boards, raised bands, lettered in gilt, gilt rules. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Spine inevitably a little faded. Edges just a trifle spotted. Very good indeed. A handsome set. Seller Inventory # SPENSERE028695

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Edmund SPENSER

Published by Folio Society, (2011)

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About this Item: Folio Society, 2011. 3 vols., 8vo., First Edition thus, on laid paper, with very numerous fine full-page and smaller illustrations by Crane in the text; ivory full morocco, sides and backstrips elaborately blocked and lettered in gilt, gilt tops, silk markers, a fine set in publisher's wooden slip-case covered in Toile Vendome with sliding tray. EDITION LIMITED TO 1000 COPIES. Magnificent recreation by the Folio Society of the Arts & Crafts classic of 1897. Seller Inventory # 23117

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SPENSER, Edmund.

Published by The University Press, Cambridge. (1909)

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About this Item: The University Press, Cambridge., 1909. First edition thus. Quarto. Two volumes: pp [vi], 544; [vi], 494.One of 350 sets printed on handmade paper and specially bound in full vellum with gilt decorations, bevelled edges, top edges gilt. This set in unnumbered.Vellum starting to split at top of rear joint of second volume. A very good set indeed. Seller Inventory # SPENSERE016317

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The Faerie Queene with an Exact Collation: SPENSER, Edmund
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About this Item: J. Brindley and S. Wright, 1751. Condition: Very Good. Complete in 3 vols. First William Kent Edition. 4to. pp. [4], [i-iii] iv-lxiii, [1], [i]-xxxvii,[3], 453; pp. [2], 450; pp.[2], 440. 32 double page plates each tab mounted. Original early 18th century calf with acorn & foliate rule around edge of boards. Later rebacked with raised bands & compartments with gilt vignette within & red & green morocco spine labels. Very good boards with wear to leading edges. Internally complete with all plates collated. Occasional fox spot or handling mark but generally quite crisp leaves. A very attractive set of Spencer's Epic poem graciously illustrated by William Kent. Seller Inventory # 100114

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Spenser, Edmund.

Published by George Allen, London 1897 lst ed. (1897)

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About this Item: George Allen, London 1897 lst ed., 1897. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Walter Crane illustrations. Edited by Thomas Wise. Original rose-colored wrappers bound in.Teg, deckle edges.Gilt and red decoration on cream-colored cloth. Titling on spines faded away.Few smudge marks visible on light colored cloth.Pages bright, crisp and unthumbed. Illustrations unblemished Oil (?) stain to last 30 pages (mostly in gutter) on vol 6. o/w all vols VG. Seller Inventory # ILL 90

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Spenser's Faerie queene. A new edition with: John Upton] SPENSER,

John Upton] SPENSER, Edmund (1552?-1599)

Published by printed for J. and R. Tonson, London (1758)

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About this Item: printed for J. and R. Tonson, London, 1758. Full Calf. Condition: Fine. First Edition thus. First Annotated Edition, perhaps a unique copy, illustrated (grangerized) with the full suite of 32 double-page plates by William Kent for the 1751 edition of Spenser's Faerie Queene, published by Stephen Wright and John Brindley (ESTC T35152). 4to: xlii,(68, including glossary),673,[1]; 673pp, Illustrated with 32 double-page tab-mounted copperplate engravings by William Kent. Engraved armorial bookplates of John Moore Paget (1791-1866) on front paste-downs. Laid in are various manuscipt leaves, one on stationary of the Old Vicarage, Cuckfield, now a Grade II listed building, originally built in the early 17th century, rebuilt, in Georgian style, in 1780s, and finally altered in the nineteenth century. A magnificent set, printed on heavy paper and bound in contemporary full stained calf (joints very skillfully rebuilt), spine in six compartments between raised bands, four very richly gilt, two with red and black morocco lettering pieces gilt; decorative gilt rolls on thick board edges, page edges speckled red, pages and plates pristine, crisp, fresh, and bright. Lowndes V, 2477 and III, 2477. Alston, III,101. Spenser Encyclopedia, pp. 389 (for Kent) and 706 (for Upton). Upton's edition was the first attempt at an original-spelling and an annotated text. "The extensive notes, tracing sources and identifying historical personages, are still valuable; all later annotators are indebted to Upton's erudition." (Radcliffe, Spenser and the Tradition: English Poetry 1579-1830) William Kent was a skilled designer and decorator but a poor painter and draughtsman, and despite their energy and directness, his designs for The Faerie Queene are not wholly successful (they were severely criticised by Horace Walpole, in his Anecdotes of Painting in England). But the subjects represented contain many interesting reflections of Kent's involvement with picturesque gothic architecture and garden design, including such romantic structures as the Hermitage and Merlin's Cave, a thatched, mock-gothic building housing a library for Queen Caroline at Richmond. John Moore Paget, of Cranmore Hall, Somerset, inherited from his father a "library of curious and valuable books [and] a decided taste for bibliology. A book-hunter from his youth, his constant delight in after life was to search old book-stalls, and add from time to time some scarce or quaint old work or rare engraving to his increasing collection." (Gentleman's Magazine, vol. 221, 1866). N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Seller Inventory # BB1494

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About this Item: Chelsea The Ashendene Press 1925, 1925. First Edition of the beautiful Ashendene Spenser. One of 200 copies handset in "Subiaco" type. A COPY WITH FINE PROVENANCE, being a Hornby family copy with autograph presentation letter from a Hornby relation dated 1978, and with the prospectus order form for the Ashendene Spenserís Faerie Queene. Hand printed in red, blue and black on specially watermarked ("knight-in-armour") Batchelor hand-made paper. Initials by Graily Hewitt. Large Folio, in the original Ashendene binding of vellum over heavy boards and backed in dark brown calf, lettered in gilt on the spine in compartments separated by exceptionally tall and wide raised bands. iv, 216 pp. including the colophon. Very fine and beautiful, an exceptional copy. A REMARKABLE COPY. THIS IS THE FIRST EDITION OF THE ASHENDENE PRESS PRINTING, A BEAUTIFUL BOOK SET IN THE MOST SPLENDID OF THE ASHENDENE TYPES. SUBIACO TYPE WAS FIRST USED IN THE ASHENDENE DANTE AND IS CONSIDERED ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DESIGNED TYPES OF THE ENGLISH FINE PRESS MOVEMENT. The "Minor Poems" is a companion volume to the "Faerie Queene", and printed on the same paper in double column. There is a larger use of blue than in any of the other books. Parts of "The Shepheardes Calender", as well as many of the large initials are printed in this colour. The Edward Clark Library Catalogue notes of this book that: "The goodness of the inks is a reminder of their part in fine printing". A splendid example of a great book in the English Fine Press oeuvre. Seller Inventory # 23534

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