From the library of the court portraitist Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680)
The Faerie Queen: The Shepheards Calendar: together with the other works of England’s Arch-Poët, Edm. Spenser: collected into one volume, and carefully corrected
London, Humphrey Lownes for Matthew Lownes, 1617
One of very few books recorded in the library of the English court portraitist Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680), inscribed by him with no less than six different monograms, and with a rapid landscape sketch on first flyleaf. The volume was subsumed for more than 200 years in the famous Isham Library at Lamport Hall, then in the collection of Charles Fairfax Murray, before passing in 1924 through the hands of Maggs Bros. into private collections, from which it has just emerged.
Bound with Tasso (Torquato). Godfrey of Boulogne: or The recouerie of Ierusalem. Done into English heroicall verse, by Edward Fairefax Gent. And now the second time imprinted, and dedicated to His Highnesse: together with the life of the said Godfrey. London: Printed by [Eliot’s Court Press, for] Iohn Bill, 1624.