The Poetical Works...with introductory observations on the 'Faerie Queene,' and Notes by the Editor [G.S. Hillard].
Spenser, Edmund.

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 ID: 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.

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