The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, with his Last Corrections, Additions, and Improvements. In Four Volumes
Alexander Pope (1688-1744) was a British poet and satirist. His best known work epic satire, The Rape of the Lock (1712-14) and was also a member of the Scriblerus Club alongside his friends ad fellow poets John Gay and Jonathan Swift. Contents: Life of the Author; Recommendatory Poems; Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter Pastorals; Messiah; Windsor Forrest; The Rape of the Lock; Sappho to Phaon; Eloisa to Abelard; Two Choruses to the Tragedy of Brutus; Elegy to the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady; Prologue to Addison's Cato; Epilogue to Rowe's Jane Shore; Translations and Imitations; Essay on Satire; Essay on Man, in Four Epistles; Moral Essays; The Fable of Dryope; Vertumnus and Pornona; Imitations of English Poets; Horace's Satires, Epistles, and Odes Imitated; Satires of Dr. John Donne; Epistles; Miscellanies; Epitaphs; and The Dunciad.
Publisher: At the Apollo Press, by the Martins
Date Published: 1780
Place Published: Edinburg
Condition: Near fine
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: Bell's Edition. The Poets of Great Britain Complete From Chaucer to Churchill. 4 volumes. , vi-lxxvii, 78-250, , 6-249 , , 6-260, , 6-280p. 12.5 cm. Engraved frontispiece portrait states "Printed for John Bell near Exeter Exchange Strand London Mar. 18th 1777. Spine label for vols. 3 and 4 read Bell's Poets Vol. 78 and 79 respectively. Volumes numbers worn off of Vol. 1 and 2. Tree leather binding with burgundy and green spine labels. Green text block edges. Paste down has bookplate for Douglas Cavers. Spines show some ear especially vol. 1 and 2. Pages clean with only minor browning to contents pages in volume 3. Text unmarked.