Ode for Musick. Alexander Pope.
Ode for Musick
Ode for Musick

The Terry-Slater Copy

Ode for Musick.

London: Bernard Lintott, 1713.

First edition. [iv], 8 pp., with half-title ("Mr. Pope's Ode on St. Cecilia's Day"). Folio. The Terry-Slater Copy. Full green crushed levant morocco gilt by Riviere. Front joint expertly repaired, contents washed and pressed, half-title lightly soiled Foxon P904; Griffith 20; Rothschild 1568. Provenance: Ward E. and Seth Sprague Terry (bookplate); Gerald E. Slater (his sale, Christie's New York, 12 February 1982, lot 129); Louis & Anne Marie Davidson (bookplate). Item #308095

Rare first edition of Pope's Ode for Music on St. Cecilia's Day, completed in 1711 at the suggestion of Richard Steele. Lintott paid Pope £15 for the copyright. ABPC records three sales of the first edition; the Locker-Lampson copy (in 1984 and 2008) and the present copy in 1982.

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