The Works of Alexander Pope (in 9 vols)
London: Printed for C. Bathurst, 1770.
London: Printed for C. Bathurst, 1770. Nine octavo volumes (8 3/8 x 5 1/16 inches; 212 x 129 mm.). Contemporary tree calf. Smooth spines decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments with red morocco gilt lettering label and a circular red morocco gilt numbering label on a rectangular green morocco label, board edges decoratively tooled in gilt, edges stained yellow. Bindings lightly rubbed. Minimal foxing and browning. Each volume with armorial bookplate on front pastedown with penciled initials “A H” on front free endpaper. Front pastedown of Volume I has pencilled note “J[ack]. Joseph's set.” Small hole in Z3 (pp. 341/342) in Volume VII, just affecting a couple of letters (five). Paper flaw (3/4 inch tear) in the outer blank margin of B1 (pp. [1/2]) in Volume VIII. Twenty-four engraved plates by J.S. Müller, G. Grignion, Ant. Walker, C. Mosely, and Ravenet after S. Wale, F. Hayman, and N. Blakey. A Fine set.
Comprising: Volume I: Juvenile Poems (, xlv, [1, blank], , 49-288); Volume II: Translations and Imitations (, 272); Volume III: Moral Essays (, xxx, , 33-362, [2, blank]); Volume IV: Satires, etc. (, 336); Volume V: The Dunciad (lxx, , 73-345, [14, indexes], [1, blank]); Volume VI: Miscellaneous Pieces in Verse and Prose ([2, blank], , [1, blank], 407, [1, blank]); Volume VII: The First of His Letters (xxxii, 367, [1, blank]); Volume VIII: The Second of His Letters (xi, [1, blank], 280); Volume IX: The Third of His Letters (xv, [1, blank], 372 pp.). A significant collection of the works of a poet, satirist, and critic who was the leading voice of English Neoclassicism. (Item #3694)