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Pope's Rape of the Lock 1st edition 1712  

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Miscellaneous Poems and Translations. By Several Hands

[Pope, Alexander]


Printed for Bernard Lintott



[8], 320, [3], 356-376, [8 ad] pp. ([A]4, B-X8, Aa-Bb8). Copper-engraved frontispiece. (8vo) 19x12 cm (7½x4¾"), later half calf and marbled boards, spine ruled and lettered in gilt. First Edition.

Contains numerous poems by Alexander Pope, including the first printing of "The Rape of the Lock" in two cantos. The whole work was probably edited by Pope. The famous poem, comprising pp. [353]-376, has its own title-page, "The Rape of the Locke. An Heroi-comical Poem... Printed for Bernard Lintott. 1712." The skip in the pagination following p.320 is as issued.

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Binding well worn; foxing throughout; internally very good.

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