The First Satire of the Second Book of Horace … Imitated in a Dialogue Between Alexander Pope of Twickenham … on the One Part, and His Learned Council on the Other. Alexander Pope.

The First Satire of the Second Book of Horace … Imitated in a Dialogue Between Alexander Pope of Twickenham … on the One Part, and His Learned Council on the Other.

London: printed by L[awton] G[illiver] and sold by A. Dodd, E. Nutt, 1733.

First edition, first issue (no comma after "Pope" on title). 19, [1] pp., parallel English and Latin text. Folio. Marbled flexible boards. Tight sewed with some wrinkling to pages, some light staining and spotting to title with top corner repaired Foxon P886; Griffith 288; Rothschild 1608-9. Item #308108

The first effort in Pope's series of loose translations and reworkings of Horatian satires and epistles, his Imitations of Horace (1733-8). “[T]hrough the enabling example of Horace, Pope evolved a form of autobiographical poetry with little precedent in English literature” (ODNB).

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