|Title||The Faerie Queene. Disposed into twelve bookes, fashioning XII. Morall vertues |
|Detail Depicted||Printing -- Page design (Leaf A1 verso and A2 recto)|
Printing -- Decorative elements -- Head and tail pieces (Leaf A1 verso and A2 recto)
|Uniform Title||Faerie queene |
|Creator/Author||Part 1: Edmund Spenser (on dedication page, leaf A1 recto);|
Part 2: Ed. Spenser (on title page)
[Spenser, Edmund, 1552?-1599]
|Publisher||Printed for VVilliam Ponsonbie [Ponsonby, William, 1546?-1604] |
|Place of Publication||London [England--London] |
|Date of Publication||1596 |
|Subjects (LCSH)||Knights and knighthood-- Poetry|
English poetry--Early modern, 1500-1700
Early printed books--1501-1600 (16th century)
|Bibliographic Elements||2 v. : ill. ; 20 cm. (4to) |
|Printing Method||Letterpress on handmade laid paper |
|Printer||[by Richard Field] [Field, Richard, d. 1624] (ESTCS 117748) |
|Image Production Process||Woodcuts|
|Binding||Rebound in late 18th century in calf. Evidence of diced pattern in blind on covers and spine. Simple border gilt, done with a roll. |
Sewn on 4 cords; spine has fake bands.
Double silk headbands in 3 colors.
Marbled endsheets similar to Wolfe 83.
|General Notes||Signatures: 4to: v.1: A-2O[superscript 8]; v.2: [superscript 2]A-2I[superscript 8] 2K[superscript 4] [$4 (-[superscript 2]2K4) signed]; 556 leaves, pp.  1-78 81-96 95-387  389-590, [superscript 2]1 [2-3] 4-181  183-353  355-367 366-518 [=520] [misnumbering 10 as 18, 102 as 120, 311 as 331, 468 as 478, 497 as 597, 510 as 600, 586 as 589; [superscript 2]4 as 2, 30-31 as 28-29, 153 as 15, 269 as 271, 272 as 274, and 332 as 342]|
Separate title page to v. 2: The second part of the faerie queene : containing the fourth, fifth, and sixth bookes, by Ed. Spenser. Imprinted at London for VVilliam Ponsonby, 1596.
Printer's mark on title pages of both volumes.
Illustrated head-pieces and tail-pieces, and caption at head of each canto is enclosed in ornamental border.
|Previous Owners||'William James, Bilton Rectory ' on front pastedown.|
'Mr Ed. Ohstwin NRW' on title page.
Frederick M. Padelford, Dean of UW Graduate School
|References||STC 23082 |
|Digital Collection||Historical Book Arts Collection |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division. |
|Repository Collection||Special Collections |
|Call Number||SpecColl Rare Books 821 Sp3f1 |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned in RGB color using an Olympus C-2000 Zoom digital camera and saved in.jpg format and resized to 768x600 ppi. 2003 |
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