An Essay On Man, Being the First Book of Ethic Epistles. To Henry St. John, L. Bolingbroke. Alexander Pope.

An Essay On Man, Being the First Book of Ethic Epistles. To Henry St. John, L. Bolingbroke

London: Printed by John Wright, for Lawton Gilliver, 1734. First Collected Edition. leather_bound. 21.5 x 21.5 cm. Lacks half title. Title page in red and black with engraved vignette. Head and tail pieces by Fourdrinier, after Kent. First collected edition of the four epistles as a single poem. CONTENTS AS FOLLOWS: The Dunciad Variorum. With the Prolegomena of Scriblerus. London. Printed for A. Dod. 1729. 8 books in one with an appendix and index. Engraved title of an ass laden with books presents the first complete edition of the first three books of the Dunciad and the version most often cited and read. FOXON P771. GRIFFITH 211. WISE. p.48 <> The Duncaid Book The Fourth. London. For T. Cooper. 1742. This, considered the "second edition" which was a reissue of the sheets of the second quarto, but is the first edition to include the critical apparatus satirizing editorial methods. GRIFFITH 556. <> Cambridge, Richard Owen. The Sribleriad: An Heroic Poem. London. for R. Dodsley. 1751 (6 books in one), Engraved frontispiece, engraved title vignette, 6 engraved plates, First edition of Cambridge's satirical poem which was intended as a sequel to Pope's "Martin Scriblerus.." ESTC T47211. TOGETHER: 4 works bound in one. Raised bands, red leather spine label printed in gilt, endpapers toned, interior clean, slight rubbing to backstrip head. Full contemporary English brown calf. Very good. Item #22941

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