POPE, Alexander.

The Works.

With his last corrections, additions, and improvements: together with the commentary and notes of his editor.

London: Printed for C. Bathurst, W. Strahan, J. and F. Rivington, [and 9 others in London], 1770 Stock Code: 126010
£1,750.00

Elegant Georgian binding

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Notes

A highly attractive set of Alexander Pope's writings. Before his death Pope began the task of bringing together and editing his collected works, with his friend William Warburton finishing the project and seeing it through the press in 1751.

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Description

9 volumes, octavo (211 x 129 mm). Contemporary calf, twin red morocco labels to smooth spines, top labels lettered in gilt direct, bottom labels lettered in gilt on brown morocco onlays, gilt motifs to compartments, gilt roll-tooled border to covers, marbled endpapers, yellow edges, green silk page markers.

Illustrations

With 24 engraved plates.

Condition

Ownership signature dated 1826 to front free endpapers. Chip at head of spine of vol. III, extremities very lightly rubbed, a few tiny marks to covers, yet overall a near-fine set, with all hinges intact and with the contents and plates clean and bright.

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