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Volume 4. Edited by J. Payne Collier. Volume 4 of 5. Unopened pages. Bookplate on front endpaper. Cover slightly worn. Gilt title details on backstrip. Hardback, Privately Owned, with previous owner's name inside cover, in good all-round condition, no dust jacket, 354pages.
Near Fine. 8vo; 715 pages A handsome late nineteenth century edition in Near Fine condition. Green cloth with black and gilt design on front cover and spine. Gilt page edges. Minimal shelf wear mainly to head and foot of spine;
Very Good. Complete in Five Volumes. Hardcover. c.1862. Green pebbled cloth, gilt titles. 8vo. Very Good. Light rubbing to covers, light wear to spine-ends, hinges cracked, small bookplate on front pastedowns, moderate foxing to endpapers.
Good. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. Complete in five volumes, uniformly bound in dark blue-gray cloth, with paper title labels mounted on spine panels. Most bindings show light lean. Corners and spine extremities are a bit rubbed, and cloth modestly spotted, with some surface rubbing. Title labels toned, one showing minor corner loss. Interiors clean, bindings firm. Former owner signature on front flyleaf of each volume. [xvi], lxxvi, 282 + vi, 295 + [vi], 296 + vi, 305 + vi, 317 pp., Vol. I with engraved frontis. portrait by Aug. Fox. Includes Mitford's Life of Spenser.
Very Good. Book The John Sharpe edition of Spenser's Poetical Works. Spenser (c1552-13 January 1599) was an important English poet and Poet Laureate best known for The Faerie Queene, an epic poem celebrating, through fantastical allegory, the Tudor dynasty and Elizabeth I. Spenser was admired by William Wordsworth, John Keats, Lord Byron and Alfred Lord Tennyson, among others. The language of his poetry is purposely archaic, reminiscent of earlier works such as The Canterbury Tales of Geoffrey Chaucer, whom Spenser greatly admired. Contained in this collection alongside, of course, The Faerie Queene, are Spenser's hymns, The Shepherd's Calendar and the Epithalamion. Spenser's Epithalamion is perhaps the most admiredverseof its type in the English language. It was written for his wedding to his young bride, Elizabeth Boyle. The poem is comprised of 365 long lines, corresponding to the days of the year; 68 short lines, representing the sum of the 52 weeks, 12 months, and 4 seasons of the annual cycle; and 24 stanzas, corresponding to the diurnal and sidereal hours. Features engraved title pages throughout. With the bookplate of one Agatha Beatrix Goodrich Shedden to front pastedowns. Five volumes of a total of six, with volume IV absent. Condition: Uniformly bound in straight-grain morocco. Externally, rubbed with some minor loss to head and tail of spines. Two boards absent, two detached. All other boards heldby cords only. Internally, firmly bound. Some light spottingbut really a ratherbright and clean set. Overall: FAIR.
Good. No Jacket. Book Good. No Jacket Good + No Jacket Five volumes, three quarters leather over marbled boards, marbled endpapers and page edges, gilt-stamped inlay on spines. All in good condition-bookplates on front endpapers, pages a bit foxed, joints rubbed, spine and corners bumped, marbled boards rubbed, some hinges feel a bit weak, chips and wear to leather, rear back corner of volume one bent. Despite its flaws, a handsome and appealing set.
Very Good. William Pickering 1825; Complete in 5 volumes, 8vo size, text good to very good, small amount of spotting to title pages, full leather, spines decorated (spines have been professionally relaid). Overall they are a very nice set. Bookplate of E V Boyle on each volume. -Heavy parcel.
Volume 2. Edited by J. Payne Collier. Volume 2 of 5. Bookplate on front endpaper. Cover slightly worn. Gilt title details on backstrip. Hardback, Privately Owned, with previous owner's name inside cover, in good all-round condition, no dust jacket, 316pages.
Volume 5. Edited by J. Payne Collier. Volume 5 of 5. Bookplate on front endpaper. Cover slightly worn. Backstrip faded and slightly worn, with gilt title detail. Hardback, Privately Owned, with previous owner's name inside cover, in good all-round condition, no dust jacket, 325pages.
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