Observations on The Fairy Queen Vol I & II Edmund Spenser 1758 Leather Bound

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The Faerie Queene Edmund Spenser is one of the most well-known 16th-century English poets. His most-famous poem, ‘The Faerie Queene’ is one of fantasy and allegory that celebrated the Tudors and Queen Elizabeth. Spenser explores human emotion, consciousness, and conflict and drew much of his influence from Italian greats Ariosto and Tasso. He embodied Elizabethan values and British history, but he also wanted to have literary freedom balancing history and myth. Samuel Johnson was well-versed with ‘The Faerie Queene’ as it was a ‘useful source for obsolete and archaic words’ as he was organizing his ‘Dictionary

Full calf with 5 raised bands and tooling. Features several engraved plates by Louis du Guernier


Gently Used - Good Antique Condition; Some Discoloration to Pages; Minor Wear Throughout; a Few Water Spots
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8.5" x 5.25" x 1.5"
(L x W x H)