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Warton, Thomas

Observations on the Fairy Queen of Spenser. A new edition.

London, R.Dutton & Thomas Ostell 1807.

Reference: 9484
Price: £140 [convert currency]

Full Description

8vo. 2 vols. (4) + 368pp ; (4) + 335 + (1)pp. Contemporary quarter calf, marbled boards, small vellum corners. Later nineteenth century armorial bookplates of A.Plummer. Unusually, the marbled paper on the sides of the binding is printers’ waste, overprinted with marbling.

A representative early nineteenth century edition of this excellent critical study of Spenser’s Faerie Queene by the poet and literary critic Thomas Warton (1728-1790), Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford.