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REMARKS ON MR. POPE'S EPISTLE ...
Remarks on Mr. Pope's Epistle of taste, to the Right Honourable Richard Earl of Burlington. By Galfridus Scriblerus, Martini Scribleri F.N.M. The second edition, with additions.
London: printed for the author, 1751.
[8], 23, [1] p. ; 23.1 cm. (8°)

Galfridus Scriblerus is a pseudonym. Not in Halkett and Laing. According to the dedication 'To The Reverend and Learned Mr. W.', these 'few Observations were published above Eighteen Years ago, when the Poem made its first appearance in the World', but no printed first edition is listed in ESTC. ESTC t46777.

Copy Notes With an apparently extraneous frontispiece (not recorded in ESTC) bearing a poor copy of an untitled plate, unsigned but formerly attributed to Hogarth under the title 'Taste, or Burlington Gate'; the suggestion that the original print, based on a detail in Hogarth's 'Masquerades and Operas' and issued around 1732, was also the work of Hogarth was current in his lifetime. The gate in both plates is surmounted by a statue of William Kent flanked by statues of Michelangelo and Raphael, to which the derivative plate has added the figure of Pope scaling a ladder. See Ronald Paulson, Hogarth's graphic works, 3rd rev. ed. (London 1989), p. 35 and cat. no. 44; and James Redmond, 'The 'useful' moral stage: pro and contra Burlington', in Dana Arnold (ed.), Belov'd by ev'ry muse: Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington and 4th Earl of Cork (1694--1753): essays to celebrate the tercentenary of the birth of Lord Burlington (London: The Georgian Group, 1994), pp. 37--44. Bound (1) with E. Ashmole, The entire ceremonies of the coronations of ... Charles II. and ... Queen Mary, consort to James II, 1761 (q.v.), W. Stukeley, An account of a Roman temple ... near Graham's Dike in Scotland, [1720] (q.v.), S. Boyce, The rover, or, happiness at last, 2nd ed., 1753 (q.v.), and T. Carte, The Irish massacre set in a clear light, 2nd ed., 1715 (q.v.). The presence of the Hogarthian frontispiece and other tracts suggests an identification with the item described as 'Taste, with frontispiece by Hogarth, and other Tracts. 4to' bought from T. & W. Boone for 14s. on 15 February 1831. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.7.15). Bookseller's codes in pencil on endpapers.

Binding C18th quarter sheep, gilt double-rule spine, marbled-paper boards, later black and red leather spine labels, numbered '18' in a series of pamphlet volumes.

Reference Number 4269


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