Spenser-Harvey correspondence : 1580


Spenser-Harvey correspondence : 1580


Spenser, Edmund, 1552?-1599


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Three proper, and wittie, familiar letters : lately passed betvveene tvvo vniuersitie men : touching the earthquake in Aprill last, and our English refourmed versifying. With the preface of a wellwiller to them both Spenser, Edmund, 1552?-1599 69, [1] p. ; 4to by H. Bynneman, dvvelling in Thames streate, neere vnto Baynardes Castell Imprinted at London: 1580

Note: The letters signed "Immerito", i.e. Edmund Spenser, and "G.H.", i.e. Gabriel Harvey

Note: At foot of title: Cum gratia & priuilegio Regi Maiestatis

Note: "Tvvo other, very commendable letters, of the same mens vvriting" has seperate dated title page; pagination and register continuous

Note: Location of copy consulted by electronic transcriber: Bodleian Library, shelfmark: Mal. 662

Note: STC (2nd ed.) 23095


Includes an Introduction containing methods of transcription, and a Bibliography

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