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POPE, Alexander.
The Works Vol. I[-VI]. With explanatory Notes and Additions never before printed.
London, Printed for B. Lintot, 1736 [Vol. II. Printed for L. Gilliver 1735; Vol. III. Printed for H. Lintot, 1736; Vol. IV. Printed for L. Gilliver, and J. Clarke 1736; Vols V-VI. Printed for J. Roberts 1737; Vol. II. Part II. Printed for R. Dodsley. Seven volumes (the volume labelled 'VII' being 'Vol II. Part II'), small 8vo.; with a portrait frontispiece in volume I, half-titles in vols. II, III, V and II Part II, and an errata leaf at the end of II Part II, but without the leaf 'To the Binder' in vol. II; pp. 1-46 of vol. VI are bound at the end of vol. V (to make the volumes of similar dimension); a fine set in contemporary speckled calf, spines numbered direct, morocco labels (two wanting); contemporary armorial bookplate of Robert Gordon Esq. of Hallhead.A fine set of the small octavo Works - Pope's preferred format - including the scarce supplementary Vol II. Part II. These sets were by no means cheap reprints of the folio and octavo formats, as Pope actually preferred the 'neat little octavos', for both aesthetic and financial reasons, and they went through four to six editions each. 'Apart from restoring the traditional use of italic in them, Pope used successive editions to make significant revisions in the accidentals as well as the substantives of his text; and we know that he read proof for the volumes published for Lintot as well as those of his own printer and publishers' (Foxon, Pope and the Early Eighteenth Century Book Trade).It is publication of some bibliographical complexity. 'The publishers appear to have planned at first to make this small octavo edit … [Click Below for Full Description]
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