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The faerie queen: The shepheards calendar: together with the other works of England's arch-poeêt, Edm. Spenser: collected into one volume, and carefully corrected.

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    SR - OS - 95.2/

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    [4], 363, [15]; [10], 56, [2]; [134] p. ; 2°.

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    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

General note: In verse. Printer's name from STC. A reissue of the 1609 edition of 'The faerie queene', with a cancel title-page dated 1611, serving as a collective titlepage for the author's works. In this issue of the 'Faerie queen', stanza 1 on sig. B3r begins "You~g knight," and the catchword on R3r is "She". The colophon is dated 1609. 'The second part of The faerie queene' has a separate titlepage dated 1609. 'A letter of the authors, expounding his whole intention in the course of this worke' (STC 23086.3) has a caption title, and separate register. In this issue of 'The author's letter', The first line of text ends: "Alle-". 'The shepheards calender' (STC 23093.5) has a separate titlepage dated 1611, separate pagination, and register. 'Colin Clouts' (STC 23077.3), 'Prothalamion', 'Amoretti and Epithalamion', 'Foure Hymnes', 'Daphnaida', and 'Complaints containing sundry small poemes of the worlds vanitie', 'The teares of the muses', and 'Muiopotmos, or The fate of the butterfly', have separate titlepages with the imprint: "At London printed by H.L. for Mathew Lownes", and continuous register. Includes translations of Du Bellay's 'Les antiquitez de Rome' and 'Visions', Vergil's 'Gnat', and Petrarch's 'Visions'. Signatures: [pi] A-Hh6 Ii²; parag³[i.e.4]; [pi³] A-E6 F-F4; A-L6 M-M². Signature F4 (2nd sequence) is blank. Lacks 2I4 (Faerie Queen), F4 (Shepheards Calendar) (blanks); some minor damage, especially to edges, and ink stains; MS. ink notes and amendments throughout UK-SuSCL Cited in: STC (2nd ed.), 23083.3 Johnson, F.R. Crit. bib. of the works of Edmund Spenser, 12, 19 Pforzheimer, 972 Format of surrogate: Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich. : UMI, 2001. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. (Early English books, 1475-1640 ; 2156:05). Ownership and custodial history: MS. ink signatures on tp.: "Mathew Allured", "R.A. Boynton", on A2 of Faerie Queen: "John Perot", on final leaf of vol.: "Will Henson"; purchased 1995 from Mr L. Gillett, Stratford-upon-Avon UK-SuSCL Binding Information: Repaired and rebound in full leather, by Dunn Wilson, Falkirk in 2007 UK-SuSCL