May 05, 2022 - Sale 2603

Sale 2603 - Lot 129

Price Realized: $ 11,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 7,000 - $ 9,000
Spenser, Edmund (1552?-1599)
Fowre Hymnes.

London: Printed [by Richard Field] for William Ponsonby, 1596.

First edition of the titular work with the second edition of Daphnaïda to follow, as issued, with separate title page dated 1596, with continuous collation; first title page supplied from a smaller copy with a photo-facsimile title as well; woodcut device on title, McKerrow 222; bound in full modern crushed red morocco gilt by Sangorski & Sutcliffe; this copy sold with title lacking at Christie's 3 June 1958 lot 96 disbound with facsimile title; smaller title supplied by Seven Gables and subsequently bound in the 1970s as seen now; some headlines just barely skimmed by the binder's plough, 7 1/8 x 5 in.

STC 23086; ESTC S111278; Langland to Wither 238, Johnson 17; Pforzheimer 974.

From the Ken Rapoport Collection.