Boston: Charles C. Little & J. Brown, 1839. First American edition. Includes "An Essay on the Life and Writings of Edmund Spenser" by Philip Masterman. Intermittent light foxing, spines a bit faded, minor shelfwear. Old bookseller's label ("Wm. C. Taber, New-Bedford") in each volume. A very good set. Original reddish-brown blindstamped cloth. Five volumes, twelvemo. Item #13498
The introduction is "a very valuable addition to the stores of literary criticiswm, exhibiting a nice discrimination of the characteristics of the poem, with a general sensibility of its extraordinary beauties" (W.H. Prescott, quoted in Lowndes.).
Carpenter, p. 113.