Robert Lang

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Spenser's Faerie Queen

Two volume first edition of The Faerie Queen by Edmund Spenser (1596) purportedly annotated by Shakespeare


Purchased by Robert Lang of Moor Park from W.H. Ireland (who had forged the notes), then to Sir Francis Freeling, co-founder with Lang of the Roxburghe Club. Sold for £37,500 incl. premium by Bonham's 12/11/2013, Auction 20753, Aldine collection of Sir Robert Horton, lot 262 [accessed 25/09/2015]

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