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Uniform Title Works. 1611
Title The faerie queen : The shepheards calendar : together with the other works of England's arch-poët / Edm. Spenser ; collected into one volume and carefully corrected.
Publication Info. [London] : Printed by H[umphrey] L[ownes] for Mathew Lownes, Anno Dom. 1611 [i.e. 1615?]

Location Call No. Status Notes
 Purdy-Kresge Library Vault  821.31 Sp3 1611    IN PROCESS UBP
Description [4], 363, [3], [16], [10], 56, [2], 16,[136] pages : illustrations ; 29 cm (fol. in 6s)
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Printer's name from STC.
Colophon on leaf 2H5 verso: "16012 [sic] London, Printed by H.L. for Matthew Lownes."
Signatures: A⁶( -A1+pi²) B-P⁶ Q⁴ R-Z⁶ Aa-Hh⁶ [par.]⁸ ²A-E⁶ F⁴ ³A-L⁶ M², ⁴A⁸.
Leaves 2H6, [par.]8, and ²F4 are blanks.
Errors in pagination: p. 8 (first count) numbered 10; p. 32 (first count) numbered 23.
Title within ornamental woodcut border (Mc. K. & F. no. 212); woodcut devices, initials, head- and tail-pieces.
Text primarily in double columns.
A third "reissue" of the 1609 edition of The faerie queen, though both parts are now actually in later settings. Part 1 still has the 1611 cancel title page and conjugate dedication of the first reissue (STC 23083.3). The text of part 1 has now been reset (the 1615 date conjectured by STC); B3r stanza 1 begins "Young Knight". Part 2 still has separate title page dated 1612 or 1613 (stop-press variants) and R3r catchword reads "And". Pagination and signatures are continuous through both parts. Cf. ESTC.
"Ideally issued with STC 23086.3, 23093.5, 23077.3, and 23087, though some copies have parts from the 1617 editions."--ESTC.
"In this edition [of "A letter of the authors", ESTC S123123] the first line of text ends: Alle-."--ESTC.
"The shepheardes calender" (STC 23093.5) has special title page dated 1611 and separate pagination and signatures.
"Colin Clouts come home againe" has special title page without date; "Prothalamion or A spousall verse", "Amoretti and Epithalamion", "Epithalamion", "Foure hymnes", "Daphnaida", "Complaints containing sundry small poemes of the worlds vanitie", "The teares of the Muses" and "Muiopotmos, or The fate of the butterfly" each has special title page dated 1611. Pagination and signatures are continuous through all of these works (STC 23077.3).
"Prosopoia. Or Mother Hubberds tale" (STC 23087) has special title page dated 1612.
Special Collections copy: Signatures: pi² A⁶( -A1) B-P⁶ Q⁴ R-2H⁶, [par.]⁸, ²A-E⁶ F⁴, ³A⁸, ⁴A-L⁶ M². Order of contents: General title page and dedication to Queen Elizabeth (1611) -- Faerie queene, part I (2nd printing, between 1613 and 1617) -- Faerie queene, part II (2nd printing, 1612) -- Letter to Raleigh, poems, and sonnets (1st printing, 1611) -- The Shepheards calender (1st printing,1611) -- Prosopopoia, or, Mother Hubberds tale (1st printing, 1612) -- Colin Clouts come home againe and the rest of the minor poems (1st printing, 1611).
Contents The faerie queen [books I-III] -- The second part of the Faerie queene: containing the fourth, fift, & sixt booke. Two cantos of mutabilitie -- A letter of the authors, expounding his whole intention in the course of this worke ... to ... Sir Walter Raleigh [commendatory verse, etc.] -- The shepheards calender: containing twelue aeglogues, proportionable to the twelue moneths -- Prosopopoia. Or Mother Hubberds tale -- Colin Clouts come home againe. Astrophell, etc. -- Prothalamion or A spousall verse -- Amoretti and epithalamion -- Epithalamion -- Foure hymnes -- Daphnaida. An elegie vpon the death of the noble and vertuous Douglas Howard, daughter and heire of Henrie lord Howard -- Complaints containing sundry small poems of the worlds vanities: The ruines of time. The teares of the muses. Virgils gnat. The ruines of Rome: by Bellay. Muiopotmos, or The fate of the butterfly. Visions of the worlds vanitie. The visions of Bellay. The visions of Petrarch formerlie translated.
Indexed In: Pollard, A.W. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English books printed abroad, 1475-1640 (2nd ed.), 23084; 23086.3; 23093.5; 23077.3; 23087
English short title catalogue, S123122; S123123; S123124; S123125; S110877
Johnson, F.R. Critical bibliography of the works of Edmund Spenser printed before 1700, 19
Note Blind tooled, full speckled calf (border of triple rules); rebacked spine; three booksellers' descriptions on front pastedown.
Subject Knights and knighthood -- Poetry.
Virtues -- Poetry.
Knights and knighthood. (OCoLC)fst00988113
Virtues. (OCoLC)fst01167724
Genre Poetry. (OCoLC)fst01423828
Added Author Lownes, Humphrey, -1629, printer.
Lownes, Matthew, -1625, bookseller.
WSUL Vault Collection.
Added Title Shepheards calendar
OCLC # 259233979
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