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An Essay on Man

By Alexander Pop

1786

A Strahan; T Cadell : London

7" by 5"

xvi, 124pp

 

 

 

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Alexander Pope's 'An Essay on Man' with additional notes, by William, Lord Bishop of Gloucester.

A philosophical poem written in heroic couplets, this is perhaps one of Pope's most well known works. On its publication 'An Essay on Man' received much acclaim throughout Europe. Focusing on themes of religion, morality and science, with the underlying message being for man to strive for goodness. Intended as a centrepiece for a proposed system of ethics, Pope aimed for this poem to be made into a much larger body of work. Unfortunately, Pope never completed this project and so we are instead left with a single volume. Dated using Copac. Alexander Pope was a 18th-century English poet, widely known for his satirical verse. His other prominent works include, 'The Rape of the Lock' and his translation of the 'Odyssey'.

CONDITION

Calf covered boards, with tape repairs to the spine. Externally, sound. Bumping to the head and tail of the spine. Bumping also to the extremities, resulting in some loss. There is also some loss to the front and rear boards. Offsetting to the front and rear pastedown, with spotting also the front and rear pastedown and to the endpapers. Previous owners inscription to the title page. Internally, front hinge has failed, with textbody becoming detached, with the rear hinge very strained. Pages are agetoned, with a tidemark to the title page, and the odd spot throughout.

Overall Condition: Good Only

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