SHAKESPEARE HEAD PRESS. SPENSER, Edmund. ~ The Works of Edmund Spenser.
Eight volumes. No. 268 of 375 copies. Hand coloured wood engravings throughout by Hilda Quick. Initial letters, title page lettering and headings engraved from designs by Joscelyne Gaskin printed in red, blue and black. Double page engraved map and title for ‘A Vewe of the Present State of Ireland’ by Macdonald Gill. Printed on Batchelor’s Shakespeare Head handmade paper in 16 pt. Caslon. Edited by W.L. Renwick. 4to., original quarter green morocco over marbled green boards with vellum tips, gilt lettering on spines, fore and lower edges uncut, a largely unopened set. Spines a little darkened with some slight rubbing, boards with some rubbing and scratching, internally bright and clean.
With full and splendid printings of The Shephearde’s Calendar and The Faeirie Queen, together with shorter works including Daphnaida, Epithalamion, Astrophel, Colin Clouts Come Home Againe and A Vewe of the Present State of Ireland,