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[Alexander Pope]
An Essay on Man: Being the First book of Ethic Epistle to H. St. John L. Bolingbroke [and] An Essay on Criticism. Written in the Year MDCCIX.
London: M. Cooper, 1743. Cloth. Near Fine. 10.5" by 8". None. Lovely copies of these two important works by Pope, with copious notes and commentary by William Warburton. These important poetical works explore the themes of literary criticism and theological questions surrounding morality. A very scarce and early edition of two of Pope's notable poetical works. Rebound in one in a full cloth binding. ESTC no. for Essay on Man: T5620. This copy features 'An Essay of Man' and 'An Essay on Criticism' which have both been anonymously published. Alexander Pope. Pope was a extremely influential poet of the 18th century, with his most famous works including, 'The Rape of the Lock', 'An Essay on Man', as well as his translation of Homer's 'The Odyssey'. With commentary and notes by the literary critic William Warburton. 'An Essay of Criticism' is one of Popes first major works. In this work Pope explores the relationship between the author, their work and and their critics. This important work explores the changes in these relationships in the early 18th century. 'An Essay on Man' in a similar vain takes on a important theme, this being a exploration of the natural order and the omniscient power of God. Pope and Warburton had a friendship with Warburton becoming a editor and collaborator. On the death of Pope, Warburton was bequeathed half of his extensive library. Rebound in a full cloth binding, with new endpapers. Externally excellent with some minor shelfwear. Internally firmly bound. Pages are clean the odd mark. Near Fine
Bookseller: Rooke Books [United Kingdom]
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