The Rape of the Locke.
An Heroi-Comical Poem.London: Printed for Bernard Lintott, 1712 Stock Code: 135474
The masterpiece of his early periodThe first printing of Pope's Rape of the Lock, published anonymously in two cantos, extracted from its appearance in Bernard Lintot's Miscellaneous Poems and Translations, 1712, pp. 353-376. Lintott paid Pope 15 to expand the poem following this printing, with the revised and full poem published in five cantos in 1714, under Pope's name.
Octavo (191 x 119 mm). Recent panelled calf, front cover lettered in gilt.
Book label of William H. Painter to the front pastedown. Complete with the 8 pp. of advertisements which ended the volume. Contents lightly browned, else a very good copy.
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