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    "The Poet's Poet"

    Edmond Spenser. The Works of that Famous English Poet, Mr. Edmond Spenser. Viz. The Faery Queen, The Shepherds Calendar, The History of Ireland, &c. Whereunto is added, An Account of his Life; With other new Additions Never before in Print. London: Henry Hills for Jonathan Edwin, 1679. First complete edition. Folio. [1], A-Iiii4, Kkkk2, Aaaaa-Ccccc4. [10], 340, 1-16, [2], 1-50, [4], 55-258, [2], 369-392. Engraved frontispiece image of Spenser's tomb and inscription by Robert White, title page in red and black, decorated initials. Contemporary calf, rebacked, later spine with five raised bands, gilt rules, title, and armorial stamps of Fulwar Craven in compartments; all edges speckled red. Bookplate of "Fulwar Craven/ Brockhampton Park" on front pastedown. Boards rubbed and scuffed, some leather loss, joints cracking; pastedown endpapers coming loose from boards; edge wear with paper loss in margins of first four leaves, including frontispiece and title page, and last two leaves; pages cockled, dampstains, small tears with minor paper loss, soiling and smudges, foxing, occasional holograph ink marks and annotations; else in very good condition. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
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    Edmund Spenser (1552-1599) poet; His main achievement. 'Faerie Queene,' was the only great poem written in England since Chaucer died. As a scholar ranking near Milton and Gray, as a metrist and inventor of the Spenserian stanza, and as the 'poet's poet' his high position and influence in our poetic literature cannot be overestimated.

    Wing S4965. Pforzheimer 980.



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