The Works . . Alexander Pope.

The Works . . .

London: Printed by W. Bowyer, for Bernard Lintot, 1717. First folio edition. Small folio, frontispiece, [xxvii], 408pp; contemporary calf, rebacked. General toning and some faint spots; ownership signature dated 1794; short tear to a marign of the frontispiece; covers worn at edges, with what appears to be charring to some of the edges; contents are unaffected. Bookaplte on front pastedown. Item #206050

This was the first volume of Pope's Collected Works, including the Essay on Criticism, The Rape of the lock, Pastorals, Translations, and more. In front are dedicatory poems by John Sheffield, Anne Countess of Winchelsea, Wycherly, Fr. Knapp, E. Fenton, T. Parnell, and Simon Harcourt. This copy, which contains the folding frontispiece portrait, has a distinguished provenance, with the ownership signature of the writer Gilbert Wakefield and the later bookplate of the Hawaii-born American attorney and diplomat William Richards Castle. Griffith 82.

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