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Works of Alexander Pope Esq., The

POPE, Alexander

Published by London: Printed for C. Bathurst., 1770, 1770
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A Fine Set of PopePOPE, Alexander. The Works of Alexander Pope Esq. In Nine Volumes, Complete. With His Last Corrections, Additions, and Improvements: Together with the Commentary and Notes of His Editor [William Warburton]. London: Printed for C. Bathurst [and eleven others], 1770.Nine octavo volumes (8 3/8 x 5 1/16 inches; 212 x 129 mm.). Comprising: Volume I: Juvenile Poems ([8], xlv, [1, blank], [2], 49-288); Volume II: Translations and Imitations ([4], 272); Volume III: Moral Essays ([4], xxx, [2], 33-362, [2, blank]); Volume IV: Satires, etc. ([4], 336); Volume V: The Dunciad (lxx, [2], 73-345, [14, indexes], [1, blank]); Volume VI: Miscellaneous Pieces in Verse and Prose ([2, blank], [5], [1, blank], 407, [1, blank]); Volume VII: The First of His Letters (xxxii, 367, [1, blank]); Volume VIII: The Second of His Letters (xi, [1, blank], 280); Volume IX: The Third of His Letters (xv, [1, blank], 372 pp.). Twenty-four engraved plates by J.S. Müller, G. Grignion, Ant. Walker, C. Mosely, and Ravenet after S. Wale, F. Hayman, and N. Blakey.Contemporary tree calf. Smooth spines decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments with red morocco gilt lettering label and a circular red morocco gilt numbering label on a rectangular green morocco label, board edges decoratively tooled in gilt, edges stained yellow. Bindings lightly rubbed. Minimal foxing and browning. Each volume with armorial bookplate on front pastedown with penciled initials "A H" on front free endpaper. Front pastedown of Volume I has pencilled note "J[ack]. Joseph's set." Small hole in Z3 (pp. 341/342) in Volume VII, just affecting a couple of letters(five). Paper flaw (3/4 inch tear) in the outer blank margin of B1 (pp. [1/2]) in Volume VIII. A fine set.Alexander Pope (1688-1744), "English poet and satirist, literary dictator of his age and regarded as the epitome of English Neoclassicism?[His] best-known works include An Essay on Criticism [1711], which made him famous at the age of twenty-three; The Rape of the Lock [1714, a mock-heroic poem often considered the best in the English language]?translations of the Iliad [1720] and the Odyssey [1726]; an edition of Shakespeare (1725); The Dunciad [1728, the 'dunce-epic,' a satire in heroic couplets]?and An Essay on Man [1733-1734, his best-known poem, written in heroic couplets]" (Benét's Reader's Encyclopedia). Bookseller Inventory # 00708

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Title: Works of Alexander Pope Esq., The

Publisher: London: Printed for C. Bathurst., 1770

Publication Date: 1770

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