Pope's Works, in Five Volumes

    Alexander Pope. The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. Complete. With His Last Corrections, Additions, and Improvements: Together With the Commentary and Notes of His Editor. A New Edition, in Five Volumes. To Which is Annexed The Life of the Author, compiled from Original Manuscripts, with a Critical Essay on his Writings and Genius. By Owen Ruffhead, Esq. London: Printed for C. Bathurst, H. Woodfall, W. Strahan, et al., 1769.

    Five large quarto volumes. xxxv, [39-592]; 623 plus index; 552; 500; 456 pages. Frontispieces in Volumes I, II, and V.

    Full brown diced calf, rebacked in nineteenth-century plain brown calf with gilt titles and rules and five raised bands. Boards with double gilt borders, edges and turn-ins. All edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Some overall minor wear and scuffing to binding; heavier wear to bottom edges, particularly to Volume II. Removal of an unknown adhesive has left a small strip of surface loss to each volume's flyleaf. Previous owner's tasteful monogram stamp appears throughout. All volumes bright and tight. Very good or better condition.

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