Faerie Queene, The [With] Spenser's Minor Poems; Disposed Into Twelve Bookes Fashioning XII. Moral Virtues.

The Ashendene Spensers

[ASHENDENE PRESS]. SPENSER, Edmund. The Faerie Queene Disposed into twelve bookes fashioning Xll Morall Vertues… [Chelsea]: The Ashendene Press, 1923.

One of one hundred and eighty paper copies out of a total edition of one hundred and ninety two copies. Folio (17 x 11 5/8 in; 430 x 295 mm). [6, blank], [4], 406, [1, colophon], [7, blank] pp. Initials in red and blue, text in red, black and blue. Printed in Subiaco typefont.

Quarter brown cowhide over ivory vellum. Spine lettered in gilt. Hand sewn green silk head and tail bands. Edges uncut. A few small and almost invisible repairs to the joints, otherwise a handsome, fine copy.

[Together with]:

[ASHENDENE PRESS]. SPENSER, Edmund. Spenser's Minor Poems Containing The Shepheardes Calender, Complaints, Daphnaida, Colin Clouts Come Home Again, Amoretti, Hymnes, Epithalamion, Prothalamion, Sonnets and Sundrie Other Verses. [Chelsea]: The Ashendene Press, 1925.

One of two hundred paper copies out of a total edition of two hundred and fifteen copies. Folio (17 x 11 1/2 in; 432 x 298 mm). [6, blank], [4], 216, [6, blank] pp. Text printed in black; glosses in blue. Shoulder headings in red. Initials in red and blue. Printed in Subiaco typefont.

Quarter brown cowhide over ivory vellum. Spines lettered in gilt. Hand sewn green silk head and tail bands, edges uncut. A bit of mild rubbing to joints, otherwise a handsome, fine copy. Both volumes housed in the publisher's original cloth slipcase.

"The Ashendene Press ranks with Kelmscott and Doves at the zenith of superb bookmaking" (Ransom, Private Presses and Their Books, p.95). Item #01423

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