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The Faerie Queene: Vols I and II (Limited Edition) by  Edmund Spenser - Hardcover - Limited Edition  - 1909 - from Bath and West Books, PBFA and

The Faerie Queene: Vols I and II (Limited Edition)

by Spenser, Edmund

Condition: Very Good

Cambridge at the University Press, 1909. Limited Edition . Vellum. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Large two volume set, bound in the original vellum with gilt titling and decoration. Top edges gilt. "Of this Edition, printed in the Cambridge type upon handmade paper, three hundred & fifty copies have been printed, of which three hundred (numbered) are for sale in England and America, and the type has been distributed. This copy is number 13". From the family library of Maxwell Laurie (brother of the publisher, Thomas Werner Laurie) and his wife Marjorie (daughter of the governor of Burma, Sir Herbert Thirkell White), Vol. I has gift inscription to Marjorie from her Father and Mother. Occasional spotting to both volumes but otherwise clean. Guttering exposed between first two blanks of Vol. II but this has no effect on the binding which is firm. There are dents to the spine heads suggesting the books have been knocked, the vellum is not as white as it once was and there's some marking and wear but this is a handsome and presentable set nevertheless. Oversize heavy set.

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The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...[more]
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The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
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