The Works of John Sheffield, Earl of Mulgrave, Marquis of Normanby, and Duke of Buckingham
Sheffield was an English statesman, patron of the poet John Dryden, and author of poetic essays in heroic couplets. In 1721 Edmund Curil published a pirated edition of his works, and was brought before the bar of the House of Lords. An authorized edition under the superintendence of Pope appeared in 1723, but the authorities cut out the Account of the Revolution and The Feast of the Gods on account of their alleged Jacobite tendencies. The Pope disingenuously repudiated any knowledge of the contents.
- Publisher: D. Browne, T. Astley, R. Baldwin, A. Millar, T. Trye, E.Withers
- Edition: Fourth Edition, Corrected
- Date Published: 1753
- Place Published: London
- ISBN: n/a
- Condition: Good
- Signed: No
- Dust Jacket: No
- Jacket Condition: n/a
2 vols. xii, 325, ii, 268 p. 18 cm full leather. Covers loose. Two slightly different bindings. Volume One has gilt border on front and back boards with slightly thinner spine decorations. Volume one is missing a corner from the rear end paper. The owner's signature has been removed from volume two and there are some wormholes.