The Freeing of Amoret.And, rising up, gan streight to overlooke [...] her sword high over him, if ought he did offend. From Spensers Fairie Queene. Book III.
London Published Feb.y 20, 1792, by Tho.s Macklin, 39 Fleet Street.
Stipple. Platemark: 505 x 400mm (19¾ x 15¾"). Very large margins. Light foxing in margins. Creases. Puncture holes for binding into wrappers along top margin. Small surface mark.
Britomart, wearing full armour, brandishing a sword and pointing at a bare breasted Amoret, while he demands her freedom of the enchanter Busirane, who kneels, writing in a book with her blood. An illustration to 'The Faerie Queene', an incomplete English epic poem by Edmund Spenser. From Macklin's 'One hundred pictures/Prints illustrative of the most celebrated British Poets [...] with letter-press explanatory of the subject, extracted from the writings of the respective poets.'
De Vesme: 1437. IV.
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