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ANTIQUARIAN BOOK

The Poetical Works.

POPE (Alexander).

POPE (Alexander).

The Poetical Works.

Four volumes bound in two. 12mo. [128 x 75 x 56 mm]. xii, 162, [2] pp; [4]ff, 176pp; [2]ff, 242, [2]blank pp; [2]ff, lvi, [iii], 60-197, [3]blank pp. Bound in contemporary red goatskin, plain sides, the spines divided into five panels with gilt compartments, lettered in the second on a green goatskin label, numbered in the third with a small dart tool in the corners, the others with a flower at the centre and darts in the corners, the edges of the boards tooled with a gilt roll, plain endleaves, light yellow edges. (Upper headcap of first volume slightly chipped, small dark patches at head and foot of the same spine, tips of corners exposed).
Glasgow: printed by Robert and Andrew Foulis, Printers to the University, 1773.

Gaskell, Bibliography of the Foulis Press, 560.
Vol.1 contains the Juvenile Poems, vol.2 Translations, Imitations, Epistles, Epitaphs etc, vol.3. Moral Essays, Satires &c. and vol.4 The Dunciad in Four Books.

With the advertisement leaf at the end of vol.1, and the blanks. This is the issue without the dagger symbols in the signature marks (though there is a press figure on I1 in vol.3). A little light spotting or browning but a very good copy in a handsome pair of bindings which are probably Scottish. 19th century ink signatures of Dutaillis and the author Charles Edmond Petit.

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