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The faerie queene : disposed into XII bookes, fashioning twelue morall vertues.

The faerie queene : disposed into XII bookes, fashioning twelue morall vertues.

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Faerie qveene
Creator: Spenser, Edmund, 1552?-1599
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Date: 1609.
Publisher: Printed by H.L. for Mathew Lownes,
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BEIN Z76 O75: Imperfect: title page mutilated, with some loss of text. Inscription at head of title: Roger Potts[?] ex dono ... 1647. Manuscript annotations throughout. Inscription at colophon: P.B. Wilcox, 1820. Stamps and binding of the Brothers in Unity at Yale. Some head- and tailpieces hand-colored.
Special t.p. reads: The second part of the Faerie Queene : containing the fourth, fift, and sixt booke / by Ed. Spenser. Imprinted at London : For Matthew Lownes, 1609.
Dedication (t.p. verso) names the author as Edmund Spencer.
First folio ed.
Printer identified as Humphrey Lownes.
Signatures: A-Y⁶ 2A-2H⁶ 2I⁴.
Woodcut head- and tailpieces; tailpieces with skeleton images; lion, dragon, putti, eagle and phoenix images on ornamental woodcut compartments. Page [364] has 1609 date with visible crack through block.
Variations in spelling of Faerie in 4th book canto 11-12 and 5th book Canto 10 through book seven, canto 7.
"Two cantos of mutabilitie" (p. 353-363) has running title: The seventh booke of the Faerie queene (in 2 instances misspelled 'seaventh').
A letter ... to Sir Walter Raleigh (23. Januarie. 1589) -- A vision upon this conceit of The Faerie queene -- The shepheards calender -- Prosopopoia. Or Mother Hubberds tale (1613) -- Colin Clouts come home again -- The mourning muse of Thestylis -- A pastorall aeglogue upon the death of Sir Philip Sidney -- An elegie, or friends passion -- Protalamion or A spousall verse -- Amoretti and Epithalamion -- Epithalamion -- Foure hymnes -- Daphnaida. An elegie -- Complaints containing sundry small poemes of the worlds vanitie -- The tears of the muses -- Virgils gnat -- The ruines of Rome: by Bellay -- Muiopotmos, or The fate of the butterfly -- Visions of the worlds vanitie -- The visions of Bellay -- The visions of Petrarch.
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[2], 363, [3] p. (the last leaf blank) ; 27 cm. (fol.)
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