The Works [with] … Volume II. Alexander Pope.
The Works [with] … Volume II
The Works [with] … Volume II

The Works [with] … Volume II.

London: W. Bowyer, for Bernard Lintot; J. Wright for Lawton Gilliver, 1717; 1735.

First editions, quarto issue, first issue without Tonson in imprint. Large folding frontispiece portrait of Pope by G. Vertue after Jervas, engraved vignettes, engraved head- and tailpiece, woodcut and engraved initials. [xxxii], 435, [1]; [viii], 76, [41]-71, [1], [7]-27, [1], [39]-78, [2], 87, [1], 14, 19, [1], 219, [1] pp. O2 and 2X4 in vol. I are cancels. 2 vols. 4to. Contemporary calf, spine gilt, contrasting morocco spine labels. Labels chipped, joint cracked, covers scuffed, short tear to frontispiece at fold, some light marginal spotting and dampstaining in vol. I and tear to margin of 2C4 Griffith 79 & 372; Rothschild 1584 & 1626. Item #308096

First edition of the two-volume Works, uniformly bound. Like Pope's Homer, the Works were issued in quarto, folio and large folio formats. Griffith notes eleven pieces first printed in volume I, including "Eloisa to Abelard" and the early prose work, "A Discourse on Pastoral Poetry"

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