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E. Spenser & Walter Crane - Spenser's Faerie Queene. A poem in six books - 1897

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Illustrated, Literature, Poetry, Shakespeare - Quantity: 6 - Limited edition, Beautifully bound and uncut set - Book

Object: Book (More lots)
Number of Books: 6
Subject: Illustrated, Literature, Poetry, Shakespeare
Author/ Illustrator: E. Spenser & Walter Crane
Book Title: Spenser's Faerie Queene. A poem in six books
Condition: Very good
Publication year oldest item: 1897
Edition: Illustrated Edition
Language: English
Original language: Yes
Publisher: Gearge Allen, Ruskin House, London
Binding/ Material: Half leather
Extras: Beautifully bound and uncut set, Limited edition
Number of pages: 1633
Dimensions: 27.3×21.2 cm

Spenser's Faerie Queene. A poem in six books.
London, George Allen, 1897. Six volumes in six. Large 4to (27.3 x 21.2 cm). Uniform pebbled half morocco over green grained boards. Spines with two raised bands, gilt and red orenaments and gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. Original printed wrappers bound in.

A famous poem by a contemporary compatriot of William Shakespeare. Richly illustrated in Art Nouveau style by Walter Crane (88 full- page woodcut illustrations and 132 head and tailpieces, and numerous woodcut initials). It took Crane three years to complete the work.
The editor, Thomas J. Wise, added most useful information on the 1590 first and 1596 second edition, as well as on some later (early 17th century) folio editions.

Printed on hand-made paper. Limited edition, issued in 1,000 copies. Fore and bottom edge uncut. Former owner's name in an old hand on the front free endpaper recto. Minimal shelf wear, the most at spine feet, but not more than to be expected from a 120 years old set. Some spotting and foxing on a few leaves in the first volume, otherwise mostly clean. In all an excellent set, rarely seen in these beautiful morocco bindings!

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    Het bestelde boek is meer dan een week onderweg geweest.
    Op het etiket bleek het huisnummer te ontbreken; oorzaak?
    Niet leverbaar volgens DPD, vreemd waarom werd het telefnr. Op het label niet gebeld?
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    cardanus March 26, 2019

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    Beste klant, allereerst hartelijk dank voor de toch positieve feedback. En uiteraard onze excuses voor de vertraging van de levering. Dit boek was op de beurs in Maastricht, omdat Catawiki daar een stand had en mooie items had gevraagd aan ons. Uiteindelijk moesten wij toen de verzending laten uitvoeren door de collega’s van Catawiki, maar via onze account. Het boek werd derhalve niet vanuit ons eigen adres verstuurd en ergens is iets niet 100% goed gegaan. Iemand zei echter ook dat er wat algemene leverproblemen waren in die week. Al met al, heeft het langer geduurd dan de bedoeling was, wij zijn altijd enorm scherp met onze service (in al die jaren nog nooit één negatieve feedback gehad) en hopen het in een volgend geval goed te maken! En inderdaad, wij zetten altijd speciaal het tel. nr. op de verzendlabels, voor zulke gevallen, helaas nemen ze dan toch niet even die moeite... zonde! Met vriendelijke groeten, Bibliopola


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