THE WORKS OF EDMUND SPENSER 1611. (SPENSER, EDMUND. The Faerie Qveene: The Shepheards Calendar: Together with the other Works of England's Arch-Poët, Edm. Spenser. Collected into One Volume, and Carefully Corrected. London, imprinted for Mathew Lownes, 1611-13(?)).
4to. C. 280 x 180 mm. (2), 363, (2 blank, 14), (10), 56, (2 blank), 16, (16), (4), (2), (4), (4), (16), (6), (16), (10), (11, 1 blank), (11, 1 blank), (9, 1 blank), (6), (9, 1 blank), (8) pp. Lacks first title and one more leaf in the beginning. First leaf is the dedication to queen Elizabeth. Woodcut vignettes. Worn contemporary calf. Spine cracked at rear hinge, head of spine defective. Newer doublures and endpapers. Recurring damp, soiling and stains. Tears and paper repairs p. 355, tear in p. 7 of Shepheards Calendar (second work). Armorial bookplate of H. W. Mapleton-Bree of Allesley on front board inside, owner's signature of M. Huddesford on Leaf A2.
With the colophon stating 16012 (1612), thus first collected edition (see below) and third reissue of the 1609 edition.
A well-read and obviously not complete copy. Contains the works The Faerie Qveene, The Shepheards Calendar, Prosopoia, Colin Clouts, The Mourning Muse of Thestylis, A Pastoral Aeglogue..., An Elegie..., Prothalamion..., Amoretti, Epithalamion, Foure Hymnes, Daphnaida, Complaints..., The Teares of the Muses, Virgils Gnat, The Ruines of Rome, Muiopotmos, and Visions of the Worlds Vanitie.
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