The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser in Eight Volumes (4 Volumes Bound). Edmund Spenser.
The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser in Eight Volumes (4 Volumes Bound)

The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser in Eight Volumes (4 Volumes Bound).

London: J. Bell, 1787. Full Leather. As. 502, 522, 511,482 pp. 24mo. Black & white frontispiece portrait. Each volume has a black & white title page vignette. Subtitle to Vol. 1: "From the text of Mr. Upton, etc. With the life of the author......Printed under the direction of J. Bell, British Library, Strand, Bookseller to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales." Brown calf covers have inside gilt dentelles, gilt bands and star design on spine with title blocks in red leather on spine. All volumes show some wear at hinges, but in no case is binding compromised. All have lightly bumped corners. Each has a bookplate pasted on front pastedown which has ghosted a bit to first free enedpaper. The armorial bookplates belonged to John Goodford. Vol. 1 has penciled bookseller's notes on front pastedown. The title page to each volume (two per book) states "Bell's Edition, The Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to Churchill...(over an illustration)...Spencer Vol. **"...(and a caption to the illus.) A beautiful, clean, tight, only lightly aged set. Very Good.
[Book #5427]

Price: $600.00

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