The Works of Alexander Pope Esq. In Nine Volumes, Complete. With His Last Corrections, Additions and Improvements As They Were Delivered to the Editor a Little Before His Death : Together with the Commentary and Notes of Mr Warburton
A Millar, J and R Tonson, C Bathurst, R Baldwin, W Johnston, J Richardson, B Law, S Crowder, T Longman, T Field and T Caslon. 1760, 1st Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. Nine volumes (complete). A lovely VERY RARE complete set of Pope's works published just a few years after his death. The books include the final edits and comments made by Pope on his deathbed. The books are fully bound in leather. The morroco spine has gilt decoration and titling. The books are serene and dignified. The covers of all the volumes have have wear from shelving and storage but this adds to their character rather than affecting the security or aspect. The spines are strong, genial, august. They have five ridges, six panels. The pages for all volumes have printer markings at the feet of the pages. Printing impressions are fresh. The contents throughout all of the books are in very, very good condition. They are bright and jejeune - startlingly, excitingly so considering their age. Volume 1: Juvenile Poems. The boards have wear to the faces and shelving nudging to the corners. They are firm and tight. Inside, the handpressed paper is firm and looks fresh. The font is clear. Volume 2: Translations and Imitations. Once again the boards are sturdy and sound. The edges and faces have some wear and scuffing. They are assured. Inside, the pages are thrillingly clean and pleasant. Volume 3: Moral Essays. The boards have some mild wear to the edges and corners. The faces have scuffing. They are healthy and hale. Inside, the frontis pages have some light storage marks. Once again, the pages are happily clear and comfortable. They are thick and tight. Volume 4: Satires, &c. The boards tidier than those preceding and succeeding. They are genial and benign with some surface shelving scuffing and wear. They are also healthy and wise. The pages are deliciously clean. Volume 5: The Dunciad in four books. The boards of this volume are much worn from storage. They are however, secure and experienced. The frontis and end papers have some light storage marks and wear. Inside, the engravings are lively, elegant, as if new. The pages are tight, clean, smart and full of energy. Volume 6: Miscellaneous Pieces in Verse and Prose. The boards are full of character and bear their wear with solemnity and dignity. Once again, inside, the pages are as if they are fresh from the printer. The pages are tight, clear, very certain. Volume 7: Being the First of his Letters. The boards mildly worn and scuffed from storage and shelving. They are solid and sure. Inside, the frontispages have very light storage marks. The paper has barely aged and is pleasingly firm. Volume 8: Being the Second of his Letters. The boards of this volume are noble and handsome. There is little wear and such as there be is surface. Inside, the pages are obliging in their generosity. Clean and clear and neat. Volume 9: Being the Third of his Letters. Also included is Pope's Last Will and Testament. The boards have smears of wear and scuffing. They are yet benign and competent. The pages are clean, certain, congenial and calm. This is a remarkable set of books principally due to the excellence, freshness and tidiness of the pages and paper. The books exude dignity and ownership, they evoke care of production and contentment of ownership. A generous set. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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