The Fairy Queen; Bound In Full Contemporary Calf
The Fairy Queen. With a Glossary, Explaining the Old and Obscure Words.
Item Number: 3597
London: J. and R. Tonson, 1758.
Octavo, 2 volumes. Contemporary full calf. Five raised bands, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels. With nine full page engraved plates by Louis du Geurnier. In very good condition.
With nine full page engraved plates by Louis du Geurnier. The Faerie Queene was a new departure in the history of English poetry, being a combination of Italian romance, classical epic, and native English styles. Louis du Guernier, 1687 - 1716, was a French engraver. Du Guernier was soon recognized as a good designer, etcher and engraver, especially [of] small historical subjects for books or plays, of which he did a great many (Vertue, Note Books, 131).