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POPE, Alexander
The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. Volume the first. Containing his Juvenile Poems and translations. Vol. I. [-VIII].
London: Printed for S. Crowder, C. Ware, and T. Payne. 1770. Eight volumes, 12mo, pp. vii, [i] blank, 13-292; 276; [x], 11-286; [x], 11-273, [1] blank; [viii], 9-275, [1] blank; [xii], 13-276; xii, 13-276; xiv, 15-287, [1] blank; blank prelims (ix-xii) removed from vol. I, alittle foxed in places (due to paper stock) throughout; bound in contemporary red morocco, spines tooled in gilt with green morocco labels lettered and numbered in gilt, boards ruled in gilt, chip to head of vol. III, otherwise a handsome and desirable set. A sumptuous copy, bound in full red morocco, of this scarce printing of William Warburton's edition of the works of Alexander Pope. 'Although Warburton had attacked Pope when a member of the Theobald circle, even contributing anonymous articles against him in the Daily Journal in March and April 1728, he defended the theology of Pope's Essay on Man in a series of letters in The History of the Works of the Learned in December 1738. These letters were a reply to a work by a Swiss divine, Jean Pierre de Crousaz, who, in his Examen de l'essai de Monsieur Pope sur l'homme (1737), had identified the argument of the poem with Leibnizianism; Warburton's able, if suitably combative, defence appeared as Vindication, in 1740. As a result of this unexpected defence, in which Pope's essay was read as an exercise in Newtonian natural theology, Warburton spent a week with him at Twickenham in 1740, having been introduced to him through the good offices of William Murray, later Lord Mansfield. Pope thus gained an increasingly influential theologian as his philosophic … [Click Below for Full Description]
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