The Fairie Queene

Cambridge: [Cambridge] University Press, 1909. First edition thus. Two volumes, 4tos, full vellum gilt, t.e.g. Fine. Item #202086

A splendid edition, limited to 350 copies, printed by John Clay on handmade paper, with impressive heavy vellum boards decorated in gilt with an large ornamental device of grapevines. According to the colophon, only 300 numbered copies from the entire edition were for sale in England and the U.S. This copy is unnumbered. While we are aware that at least some of the numbered copies were bound in cloth rather than, as here, in vellum, we do not know whether the vellum was reserved for the hors commerce copies. Scarce.

Price: $750.00