London: Bernard Lintott, 1712.
First edition. Engraved frontispiece. [viii], 320, -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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