SPENSER, EDMUND. 1552?-1599.
The Faerie Queen: The Shepheards Calendar: Together witht the Other Works of England's Arch-Poet. [London]: H.L. for Mathew Lownes, 1611[-13]. 5 parts in 1 volume. ll., A6 [-A1 (cancelled blank)] B-P6; Q4; R-Hh6; [para]8; A-E6 F4; A8; A-L6 M2 (without A1 blank). Folio (283 x 190 mm). Period calf, covers with central gilt arabesque, gilt-lettered spine label. Faint stain affecting dedication leaf, a few stray spots, some repair to binding, joints with some wear, an execellent example.
First collected edition, second issue. Includes "Mother Hubberd's Tale," not found in the earlier issue. Pforzheimer 973.
Provenance: early ownership signatures on title in English and in Latinof Anthony Rudd [c.1549-1615, Bishop of St. David's].
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