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The Faerie Queene, Disposed into Twelve Bookes Fashioning XII Morall Vertues


The Faerie Queene, Disposed into Twelve Bookes Fashioning XII Morall Vertues
Edmund Spenser ; with an introd. by John Hayward, decorations drawn by John Austen, and illus. engr. in wood by Agnes Miller Parker.


Spenser, Edmund


"The second, in this Twenty-second Series of the fine books made for the members of this Club ... typographic plans ... [of] John Austen... The composition, the printing and the binding were done under the supervision of Charles Batey ... The type is the 16-point size of monotype Garamond. The paper is an all-rag sheet made especially for this book at William Nash's mills in Oxfordshire. The binding is of heavy boards covered with green buckram and decorated with designs by Agnes Parker blocked in gold. There are decorative end-papers, and decorations on the heavy slip-case, all drawn by Agnes Parker"--Publisher's announcement.
"The text of this edition ... follows that edited by J. C. Smith for the Clarendon Press in 1909. This edition consists of fifteen hundred copies printed ... by Charles Batey, Printer to the University, Oxford. The decorations for this edition were made by that fine English artist John Austen, before his death and the engravings in illustration of the text were then made by his friend Agnes Miller Parker"--Colophon.
No. 289 of a limited ed. of 1500 copies
Signed by the engraver
Gift of Loryn Romadka
From the collection of Austin Fredric Lutter, with his bookplate


UW-Milwaukee Libraries Special Collections


Oxford, Printed for the members of the Limited Editions Club at the University Press




John Hayward
John Austen
Agnes Miller Parker
J.C. Smith
Charles Batey


It is the responsibility of the researcher to seek permission from the copyright holder to reproduce for publication.


2 v. (xiii, 990 p.) illus.
30 cm.




(SPL) PR2358 A3 H3 1953



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