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The Shepherds Calendar

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The Shepherd’s Calendar is a poem that consists of twelve eclogues. Each eclogue is named after a different month, which represents the turning of seasons. It was Edmund Spenser's first major poetic work, published in 1579, in emulation of Virgil's first work, the Eclogues. The entire work is written using deliberately archaic spellings, in order to suggest a connection to medieval literature and to Geoffrey Chaucer in particular. The poem introduces Colin Clout, a folk character, and depicts his life as a shepherd through the twelve months of the year.

The work is remarkable for the extensive commentary included with the work in its first publication, ascribed to an "EK". EK is an intelligent, very subtle, and often deeply ironic commentator, who is sometimes assumed to be an alias of Spenser himself. (Information drawn from Wikipedia.)

Detailed modern commentary is provided by Professor W L Renwick in 70 pages at the rear of the book.

Good condition. Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Some light rubbing to edges of boards and sunning to spine. Pages are tanned. Simple dust jacket is sunned along edges and spine. There are a number of tears including one at the base of the spine resulting in loss of paper. (See photos)

Item details

PLU:
0
Author(s):
Edmund Spenser; W L Renwick (ed)
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
8vo - 8 - 10
Dimensions:
225 x 153 x 28 mm
Edition:
First thus (1930)
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
244
Publisher:
The Scholartis Press
Title:
The Shepherds Calendar

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The Shepherd’s Calendar is a poem that consists of twelve eclogues. Each eclogue is named after a different month, which represents the turning of seasons. It was Edmund Spenser's first major poetic work, published in 1579, in emulation of Virgil's first work, the Eclogues. The entire work is written using deliberately archaic spellings, in order to suggest a connection to medieval literature and to Geoffrey Chaucer in particular. The poem introduces Colin Clout, a folk character, and depicts his life as a shepherd through the twelve months of the year.

The work is remarkable for the extensive commentary included with the work in its first publication, ascribed to an "EK". EK is an intelligent, very subtle, and often deeply ironic commentator, who is sometimes assumed to be an alias of Spenser himself. (Information drawn from Wikipedia.)

Detailed modern commentary is provided by Professor W L Renwick in 70 pages at the rear of the book.

Good condition. Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Some light rubbing to edges of boards and sunning to spine. Pages are tanned. Simple dust jacket is sunned along edges and spine. There are a number of tears including one at the base of the spine resulting in loss of paper. (See photos)

PLU:
0
Author(s):
Edmund Spenser; W L Renwick (ed)
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
8vo - 8 - 10
Dimensions:
225 x 153 x 28 mm
Edition:
First thus (1930)
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
244
Publisher:
The Scholartis Press
Title:
The Shepherds Calendar

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