SPENSER’S MINOR POEMS. Containing The Shepheardes Calender. Complaints. Daphnaida. Colin Clouts. Come Home Again. Amoretti. hymnes. Epithalamion. Prothalamion. Sonnets and Sundrie Other Verses. [and with, the prospectus order form for the Ashendene Spenser’s Faerie Queene].
SPENSER’S MINOR POEMS. Containing The Shepheardes Calender. Complaints. Daphnaida. Colin Clouts. Come Home Again. Amoretti. hymnes. Epithalamion. Prothalamion. Sonnets and Sundrie Other Verses. [and with, the prospectus order form for the Ashendene Spenser’s Faerie Queene].

SPENSER’S MINOR POEMS. Containing The Shepheardes Calender. Complaints. Daphnaida. Colin Clouts. Come Home Again. Amoretti. hymnes. Epithalamion. Prothalamion. Sonnets and Sundrie Other Verses. [and with, the prospectus order form for the Ashendene Spenser’s Faerie Queene].

(Chelsea: The Ashendene Press, 1925).

A REMARKABLE COPY. THIS IS THE FIRST EDITION OF THE ASHENDENE PRESS PRINTING, A BEAUTIFUL BOOK SET IN THE MOST SPLENDID OF THE ASHENDENE TYPES. SUBIACO TYPE WAS FIRST USED IN THE ASHENDENE DANTE AND IS CONSIDERED ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DESIGNED TYPES OF THE ENGLISH FINE PRESS MOVEMENT.
The “Minor Poems” is a companion volume to the "Faerie Queene", and printed on the same paper in double column. There is a larger use of blue than in any of the other books. Parts of "The Shepheardes Calender", as well as many of the large initials are printed in this colour. The Edward Clark Library Catalogue notes of this book that: "The goodness of the inks is a reminder of their part in fine printing".
A splendid example of a great book in the English Fine Press oeuvre. Item #23534

First Edition of the beautiful Ashendene Spenser. One of 200 copies handset in "Subiaco" type. A COPY WITH FINE PROVENANCE, being a Hornby family copy with autograph presentation letter from a Hornby relation dated 1978, and with the prospectus order form for the Ashendene Spenser’s Faerie Queene. Hand printed in red, blue and black on specially watermarked ("knight-in-armour") Batchelor hand-made paper. Initials by Graily Hewitt. Large Folio, in the original Ashendene binding of vellum over heavy boards and backed in dark brown calf, lettered in gilt on the spine in compartments separated by exceptionally tall and wide raised bands. iv, 216 pp. including the colophon. Very fine and beautiful, an exceptional copy.

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Price: $3,950.00