May 05, 2022 - Sale 2603

Sale 2603 - Lot 130

Price Realized: $ 8,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
Spenser, Edmund (1552?-1599)
The Faerie Queen: the Shepheards Calendar: Together with the Other Works of England's Arch-Poët, Edm. Spenser: Collected into One Volume, and Carefully Corrected.

London: Printed by H.L. for Mathew Lownes, 1611.

First collected edition, small folio, with a reissue of the 1609 Faerie Queene with a cancel title page dated 1611 serving as the collective title for these works, printed within woodcut pictorial frame, McKerrow & Ferguson 212; title page to the second part of the Faerie Queene (page 187) dated 1612, colophon to this section dated "16012" as described in Pforzheimer 973; B3r stanza 1 begins "Yoúg knight," R3 recto catchword is "And"; title page to Mother Hubberd's Tale dated 1613; lacking canceled leaves A1, Q5, & Q6; original blank F4 present; bound in full period style speckled calfskin tooled in gilt by Bedford, a few small rust holes in text leaves repaired, 10 3/4 x 7 in.

STC 23083.3; Pforzheimer 973.

From the Ken Rapoport Collection.