1754 The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. In Ten Volumes Complete. With His Last Corrections, Additions and Improvements; Together with All his Notes, as they were delivered to the Editor a little before his Death: Printed verbatim from the Octavo Edition of Mr. Warburton.
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Complete in ten volumes, each in a uniform calf binding. The work of the renowned poet, Alexander Pope. Pope was a extremely influential poet of the 18th century, with his most famous works including, 'The Rape of the Lock', 'An Essay on Man', as well as his translation of Homer's 'The Odyssey'. Includes a preface to volume I, alongside a collection of verse dedicated to Pope, by John Sheppard, W. Wycherley, FR. Knapp, E. Fenton, T. Parnell, W. Broome, Simon Harcourt and George Lyttelton. In addition to the poet's literary and critical work, volume X include Pope last will and testament to the rear of the volume. Previous owners inscription to the title page of each volume reads, 'Wm Fairfield's Book'. This could be in reference to William Fairfield, born in c1769, the Canadian businessman and politician, though this is mere speculation. Unable to collate the plates, but appears to be complete.
In a uniform calf binding, with gilt detailing to the spine. Externally sound. Some rubbing as expected to each volume, to the spine, joints, and to the extremities. Rubbing to the front and rear boards has resulting in loss to the leather to each volume, heavier to volumes III, IV, VII, VIII, and X. Cracks to the front and rear joints of each volume. The spine label of volume IX, is detached and missing. Fore edge of each volume is age toning, with a small ink stain to the top edge of volume I, and another to the fore edge of volume III. Spotting and offsetting to the front and rear paste downs and endpapers. Ink stain to the rear free endpaper of volume I. Small loss to the tail of the front free endpaper of volume v. Front and rear hinges of each volume are starting, but firm, apart from the rear hinge of volume VII, which is strained, with endpapers partially detached to the tail. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are age toned with the odd spot. Previous owners ink inscription to the title page of each volume, to the head.
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