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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. Complete, with His Last Corrections, Additions, and ImprovementsIn Ten Volumes
London - J. and P. Knapton, H. Lintot, J. and R. Tonsonand S. Draper, and C. Bathurst, 1754 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A uniformly bound set of the complete works from prolific poet, Alexander Pope. Together with all his notes, as they were delivered to the editorshortly beforehis death in 1744. Printed Verbatim from the Octavo Edition, with titlepages in red and black. Volume one that contains his juvenile poems, and three beautifully engraved plates. Volume two containing his translations and imitations, with four engraved plates. Volume three, which contains his moral essays, and features eight engraved plates. Volume four, containing his satires and displays three plates. Volume five, containing the three first books of the Dunciad, which features four plates. Volume six, which contains the fourth book of the Duncaid, as well as his miscellaneous pieces written in verse, with one beautifully engraved plate to face the first chapter. Volume seven, containing Pope's miscellaneous pieces written in prose. Volume eight, being the first of his letters, volume nine being the second, and lastly volume ten being the third. Volume ten also features The Last Will and Testament of Alexander Pope to the rear. Though the Dunciad was first published anonymously in Dublin, its authorship was not in doubt. As well as Theobald, it pilloried a host of other hacks, scribblers and dunces. Mack called its publication in many ways the greatest act of folly in Pope's life. Contemporary Knapton advertisements to the rearof volumes four and five. Complete in ten volumes, and complete with twenty-three plates. Condition: Rebound in mottled calf bindings, with gilt boarders to the spines, and calf spine labels. Externally, all have rubbing to the spines, with wear to extremities. Two spine labels are lifting, with three cracked spines. All joints are cracked and starting. Internally, three of the volumes have instances where the binding has failed meaning the text is split, but generally firmly bound throughout the others. Bright but with instances of spotting throughout every volume. Bookplates to the front pastedown of every volume. Ink annotated notes throughout, and ink signature to the front pastedown of volume ten. Overall: GOOD ONLY..
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