Miscellaneous Poems and Translations. By Several Hands. Alexander Pope, contributor and probable.
Miscellaneous Poems and Translations. By Several Hands
Miscellaneous Poems and Translations. By Several Hands
Miscellaneous Poems and Translations. By Several Hands

First Appearance of The Rape of the Lock

Miscellaneous Poems and Translations. By Several Hands.

London: Bernard Lintott, 1712.

First edition. Engraved frontispiece. [viii], 320, [353]-376, [8, ads] pp., with half-title. 8vo. First Appearance of The Rape of the Lock. Contemporary Cambridge calf. Rebacked, new spine tooled in gilt, red morocco spine label Griffith 6; Rothschild 1565. Provenance: E. Hubert Litchfield (bookplate); Rosenbach (description laid-in); Louis & Anne Marie Davidson (bookplate). Item #308094

First edition of Lintott's Miscellany containing the first printing of Pope's "The Rape of the Lock" in its shorter two-canto form. Five poems carry Pope's name, though "The Rape of the Lock" was published anonymously. The mock-epic was one of Pope's early successes and established him as a precocious master of satire. It first appeared in its five-canto form in 1714. Other contributors to the Miscellany include Gay, Dryden, Broome, Fenton and Prior.

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