"GREAT SPENSER’S NOBLE RHYME HAVE I ESSAYED TO PICTURE"
(CRANE, Walter, illustrator) SPENSER, Edmund. Faerie Queene. London, 1897. Six volumes.
Limited first book-form edition of Walter Crane's "most ambitious project of book illustration" (Lacy, 103), one of 1000 large-paper copies, with 88 splendid full-page pen-and-ink line-cuts (two double-page), 135 illustrative head- and tailpieces by Crane, and six facsimile title pages from earlier editions. Handsomely bound by J. Adams of Manchester. $5200.