ONE OF ONLY 225 COPIES
PRESS]. SPENSER, EDMUND.
The Shepheardes Calender:
Conteyning Twelve Aeglogues, Proportionable to the Twelve Monethes.
drawings for each month of the Shepeardes Calender are perhaps the
happiest of all Kelmscott illustrations, bringing a strictness of form
and composition none of the others provided..." -Colin Franklin, The
BEAUTIFUL KELMSCOTT PRESS
edition, one of only 225 copies on paper (out of a total edition of 231).
Elegantly printed in Golden type in red and black and with twelve
wood-engraved plates by Arthur J. Gaskin.
Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press,
1896. Small quarto. Original linen backed blue gray printed boards.
Later slipcase (no slipcase was originally issued). Ownership signature
on front endpaper; minor wear to spine, bottom corner of upper cover
slightly bumped. Generally an excellent copy of a rare and highly
sought-after edition. Peterson A44. $6000.