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The Faerie Queen by Edmund Spenser Edited by T.J. Wise
London: George Allen Ruskin House, 1894-1897. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. publisher's white, basket weave cloth, decorated in gilt and lettered in red. Teg. Very good. 6 vols./No Dust Jacket. Crane, Walter. 4to, 28 x 23 cm. With original salmon wrappers bound-in; published in 19 parts, numerous full-page illustrations, pictorial borders, and wrapper design after Walter Crane. "Crane's most important work in terms of quantity were the illustrations to Spencer's "Faerie Queene".............Both Konody and Berlepsch praise this as a major achievement among Crane's later black and white work...........The text decorations are lively and inventive without the obvious historicism of the "Reynard" edition of 1894." [see: SPENCER p.135]. Limited edition, one of 1000 copies. Interior contents, front cover illustrations and lettering, fresh and clean, backstrips a smidgen darkened with a few soil spots, back cover Vol.V two inch chip at lower fore-edge, armorial bookplates/stamp of L. Gerard Paine; overall a bright set.
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