Scarce 1679 Folio Edition of Spenser's Works

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Lot 238: Author: Spenser, Edmond. Title: The Works of that Famous English Poet Mr. Edmond Spenser. Place Published: London. Publisher: Henry Hills for Jonathan Edwin. Date Published: 1679. Description: (x) , 339, (1) , (4) , 5-16 pp; (viii) , 1-2, 10-11, 9-258, 369-391, (1) pp. Frontispiece copper-engraving of Spenser's tomb, title-page printed in red and black. (Folio) 32x20.5 cm. (121/2x8"), early full paneled calf with later rebacking, spine leather laid down, three morocco labels (2 replacements). Wing S4965. Wwith the 19th century ownership signature of the Duchess of Buckingham and Chandos (Alice Anne Graham-Montgomery) inside front cover. Condition: Light wear, some restoration to binding, hinges repaired; marginal dampstain to a few leaves near center; very good. PBA Galleries' Rare Books & Manuscripts Sunday, 1st November 2015 Estimate: $600-$900
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