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POPE, Alexander (1688--1744)
[Works. 1754]
The works of Alexander Pope, Esq. In ten volumes complete. With his last corrections, additions, and improvements; together with all his notes, as they were delivered to his editor a little before his death: printed verbatim from the octavo edition of Mr. Warburton.
London: printed for J. and P. Knapton, H. Lintot, J. and R. Tonson and S. Draper, and C. Bathurst, 1754.
10 vols ; 14.7 cm. (8º)
I: [4], xxxiii, [1], 187, [1] p., frontis., III pl.
II: [4], 243, [1] p., IV--VII [i.e. 7] pl.
III: [4], xxvi, [4], 172 p., VIII--XV [i.e. 8] pl.
IV: iv, 249, [3] p., XVI--XVIII [i.e. 3] pl.
V: [4], 237, [3] p., XIX--XXII [i.e. 4] pl.
VI: vii, [1], 224 p., XXIII--XXIV [i.e. 2] pl.
VII: [4], 328 p.
VIII: [2], xxviii, 324 p.
IX: [2], viii, 245, [1] p.
X: [2], xii, 324 p.

General title-page in volume I only; each volume has a special title-page. The separate title-pages in vol. II has imprint: H. Lintot, J. and R. Tonson and S. Draper; those in volumes III--X have imprint: J. and P. Knapton. William Warburton's large octavo edition of Pope's works was first published in 1751 (q.v.). This small octavo edition is without Warburton's notes. The plates are numbered consecutively I--XXIV, and are unsigned copies of those of the 1751 edition. Title-pages printed in red and black. There are Knapton advertisements at the end of vols IV and V. ESTC t5435.

Copy Notes Bought from Thomas Boone for £1 5s., 9 June 1804. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.1.4). With Boone's hieroglyphs and annotation 10 Volumes in pencil on vol. I front free endpaper.

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, gilt double-ruled borders, gilt double-ruled spine with small floral ornament in the spine compartments, red spine-labels. Volume 9 has a different fleur-de-lys ornament in the spine compartments and has evidently been made up from another set.

Reference Number 1395


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