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An Essay on Man - [Alexander Pope] - 1733. 
Dublin - George Risk, George Ewing, Wiliam Smith, 1733 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. First edition.. An early edition of Alexander Pope's AnEssay on Man. This isa scarce Dublin imprint of the essay, with 1733 to title page. Although, it isbelieved that the text was'presumably printed immediately after the publication of epistle IV and before the endof the legal year on 24 March 1734' (Foxon). Possibly one of the first editions to have allfour epistlespublished together as one volume. Withpages 20 and 21 paginated as 4 and 5 alike to British library copy of this edition. Bound with half title page as called for. Collated, complete. Printed by S Powell for George Risk at the Shakespeare'sHead, George Ewing at the Angel and Bible and William Smith at the Hercules Booksellers in Damestreet. Alexander Pope's An Essay on Man is an effort to rationalise orrather'vindicate the ways of God to man'. The essay is concerned with the natural orderwhich God has decreedfor man. They were designed to be parts of a system of ethics which he wanted to express in poetry. Upon its initial publication, An Essay on Man received great admiration throughout Europe. The essay is in the form of heroic couplets and comprises of four epistles. Condition: In a quartermarbled calf binding. Externally, excellent with minor shelfwear. Internally, generally firmly bound. Binding to endpapers is tender. Pages are slightly age toned to edges with scattered spots throughout. Prior owner's inscription to half title page and title page. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..
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