An Epistle from Mr. Pope, to Dr. Arbuthnot. Alexander Pope.
An Epistle from Mr. Pope, to Dr. Arbuthnot

An Epistle from Mr. Pope, to Dr. Arbuthnot.

London: J. Wright for Lawton Gilliver, 1734 [but 1735].

First edition. [iv], 30 (i.e., 20) pp. Folio. Modern half calf and marbled boards. Title foxed, some light soiling throughout. Foxon P802; Griffith 352; Rothschild 1623. Provenance: Archibald Utterson (armorial bookplate, transferred); Louis & Anne Marie Davidson (bookplate). Item #308109

Pope's celebrated poem in justification of his life and writings, published 2 January 1735, just eight weeks before the death of Arbuthnot on 27 February. The poem includes two of Pope's most vicious satires, his "Atticus Portrait" of Addison, and "Sporus Portrait" of Lord Hervey.

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