London: H[umphrey]. L[ownes]. for Mathew Lownes, 1617.
Early Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Good Condition. Item #047088
Contemporary calf rebacked and recornered, marbled endpapers added, hinges reinforced with cloth tape but binding quite sound overall. Lacking the general title and Faerie Queen part two title but with separate title pages for most of the individual parts and an old manuscript Faerie Queen title tipped in at the beginning. Light tide mark occasionally in bottom right corner, heavier in last dozen or so pages. Scattered minor browning, small marginal repair to C3, right edge of Foure Hymnes Title replaced - generally very good or better internally. Faerie Queen colophon dated 16012. ESTC S122304 with points B3r stanza 1 begins "Young Knight"; R3r catchword "And". Lacking blank at end of Faeirie Queen; a confusing book to collate, but collates as follows: 363pp, (10), 56pp, blank, (4), 5-16, (14), blank, (26), (22), (14), (10), (14), (12), (10), (6), (10), (8)pp.
Faeries Queen, The Shepheards Calender, Mother Hubberds Tale, A Letter of the Authors etc (no separate title or pagination), Colin Clouts Come Home Againe, Prothalamion, Foure Hymnes, Dapnaida, Complaints Containing Sundry Small Poemes of the Worlds Vanitie, The Teares of the Muses, Virgils Gnat (no separate title but half title with dedication), The Ruines of Rome (no separate title), The Fate of the Butterfly, Visions of the Worlds Vanitie etc (no separate title). A few of the last poems (Visions, Petrarch, Virgil) are translations from du Bellay.
Old inscription describing provenance on front endpaper.
Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Literature & Literary; Poetry. Inventory No: 047088.