The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. In Three Volumes. Volumes I & II.
Vol. 1: Dedication to the Earl of Mansfield, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench. Contents: Preface; Recommendatory Poetry; Spring (1st Pastoral); Summer (2nd Pastoral); Autumn (3rd Pastoral); Winter(4th Pastoral); Messiah; Windsor-Forest; Ode on St. Cecilia's Day; Two Chorus's to the Tragedy of Brutus; Ode on Solitude; Ode, the Dying Christian to his Soul; Essay on Criticism; The Rape of the Lock; Elegy of the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady; Prologue to Mrs. Addison's Tragedy of Cato; Epilogue to Mrs. Rowe's Jane Shore; Sappho to Phaon; Eloisa to Abelard; The Temple of Fame; The Fable of Dryope (fr. Ovid); Vertumnus and Pomona (fr. Ovid); Notes. Vol. 2: Dedication to the Lord Viscount Stormont, Baron of Scoon and Balvaird. Contents: Translations and Imitations from Chaucer; Imitations of English Poets: Chaucer, Spencer, Waller, Cowley, Earl of Rochester, Earl of Dorst, and Swift; Essay on Man in Four Epistles; Moral Essays (in five epistles); Epitaphs (I-XVII; Notes. SET MISSING VOLUME THREE.
Publisher: Andrew Foulis, Printer to the University
Date Published: 1785
Place Published: Glasgow
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: Vols. 1 & 2 ONLY (of a 3 vol. set). , vi-xxxii, i-xxxviii, , 42-315p; , 7-365p. 39 cm folios in full leather bindings with marbled endpapers. Red title-labels and gilt on spines. Gilt trim on boards. Gilt faded. Boards detached from vol. 1 with tears at corners, extremes and edges as well as general scuffing and wear. Inside, blank pages at front torn but endpapers and text pages clean and unmarked. Front board detached from vol. 2. with tears along edges, corners and extremes as well as general scuffing and wear. Inside endpapers and pages clean with unmarked text. Ex-library with small labels and name-plate for "M. H. Alston" affixed to lower corner of front endpapers. While exterior is in need of repair and in poor condition, the inside of the book is in very good shape. Sold "as-is."