By Edmund Spenser; J. C. Smith; E. De Selincourt
Oxford; London   Humphrey Milford Oxford University Press
7" by 5" [2], lxvii, [3], 736pp
A leather bound volume of the collected poems of Edmund Spenser, illustrated with a portrait frontispiece.
By Edmund Spenser; J. C. Smith; E. De Selincourt

1942 The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser

Oxford; London   Humphrey Milford Oxford University Press
7" by 5" [2], lxvii, [3], 736pp
A leather bound volume of the collected poems of Edmund Spenser, illustrated with a portrait frontispiece.
£135.00
: 0.75kgs / : 912P14

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Illustrated, Leather Binding

The collected poetical works of Edmund Spenser.

Illustrated with a portrait frontispiece.

Spenser was an incredibly influential poet, writing during during Tudor England. He is best known for his poem 'The Faerie Queene', and is often considered to be one of the greatest poets in the English language.

Most importantly, this volumes includes 'The Faerie Queene', an epic allegorical poem, one of the longest poems in the English language. In writing this poem, Spenser invented the verse form of the Spenserian stanza. The tale follows several knights, examining their different virtues, and also contains praise of Queen Elizabeth I. Due to the praise in the poem, which was an effort to gain court fair, Spenser was granted a pension for life by the Queen.

Edited with critical notes by J. C. Smith and E. de Selincourt, and with an introduction by Selincourt.

Including a life of Spenser.

From the library of W. A. Foyle at Beeleigh Abbey, with his morocco bookplate to the front paste down. William Foyle was the co-founder of Foyles bookshop, founding the leading bookshop in 1903 alongside his brother. He purchased Beeleigh Abbey during the Second World War, an impressive twelfth century monastery in Essex, which became home to his library, one the largest private libraries in England.

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In a half crushed morocco binding with cloth to the boards. externally, smart. Spine is faded. A few small marks to the boards and spine. Bookplate to the front paste down. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean.

Near Fine

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