Karpeles Manuscript Libraries

Literary 71

Copy of the four introductory stanzas and Book I, Canto 1, stanzas 1-8, in a neat secretary hand, in double columns, on both sides of a single folio leaf, supplying missing text in a printed exemplum of The Faerie Queen: The Shepheards Calendar: Together with the Other Works of Englands Archpoet Edm. Spenser (London, 1611, second issue), in contemporary dark olive morocco gilt. c.1620.

SpE 9.2: Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene

Five photocopy pages of this MS and volume are in the British Library, RP 6132.

Books I-III first published in London, 1590. Books IV-VI published in London, 1596. Variorum, Vols I-VI.