Jewels in Her Crown: Treasures of Columbia University Libraries Special Collections

Exhibition Themes > Literature > 193. Edmund Spenser

193.  Edmund Spenser (1552?-1599).  Colin Clouts Come Home Again. London: Printed for William Ponsonbie, 1595. RBML, Samuels Collection

This pristine copy of Edmund Spenser's allegorical poem Colin Clouts Come Home Again, once owned by the poet Frederick Locker-Lampson, came to Columbia with the library of Jack Harris Samuels. Samuels received his Masters in English and Comparative Literature at Columbia in 1940, and from then until his sudden death in 1966 amassed a library of nearly three thousand first editions covering over four centuries of English and American literature.

Bequest of Mollie Harris Samuels, from the Library of Jack Harris Samuels, 1970

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