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Binding: Fine Binding Year Printed: 1776
Subject: Literature & Fiction Special Attributes: Illustrated
Topic: Classics Origin: English




THE WORKS OF ALEXANDER POPE 1776 FINE SET 6 VOLUMES ILLUS








































The Works of Alexander Pope Esq.

In Six Volumes,

Complete.

With His Last Corrections, Additions, and Improvements;

Together With His Notes,

as They Were Delivered to the Editor Before His Death.

London;

C. Bathurst (and others),

1776.

6 volumes complete. Dimensions;  177 by 110mm. Pages; 1- (6), VI, (2), XXVI, 317, (1). / 2- (4), 360. / 3- (4), 292. / 4- (6), 314. / 5- (12), XIII, (1), 361, (1)./ 6- (12), 366. 24 numbered full page copper plates.

A Fine Superb looking with original leather bindings, speckled calf with red morocco title labels and gilt trim, excellent condition, some marking to vol 4, one or two minor nicks. All pages and plates accounted for. Tidy internally, light toning and marking, small minor hole on 245 & 247 of volume 3 affecting a couple letters.

Volume 1 contains Juvenile Poems and Translations/volume 2 contains Imitations, Moral Essays, Satires &c/Volume 3 contains The Dunciad/volume 4 contains Miscellaneous Pieces in Verse and Prose/volume 5 & Volume 6 contain his Letters.

 Red speckled page edges, decorative gilt border around the covers. General title page in volume 1. Includes; The Rape of the Lock, The Dunciad, Windsor Forest, The Temple of Fame, The Wife of Bath, Thebais of Statius, Memoirs of Martinus Scribblerus, The Art of Sinking in Poetry, An Essay on Man, Satires of Dr. Donne Versified.

Alexander Pope (21 May 1688 – 30 May 1744) was an 18th-century English poet, best known for his satirical verse and for his translation of Homer. Famous for his use of the heroic couplet, he is the third-most frequently quoted writer in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, after Shakespeare and Tennyson




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