THE RAPE OF THE LOCK, AN HEROI-COMICAL POEM. ... ADORNED WITH PLATES. Alexander Pope.
THE RAPE OF THE LOCK, AN HEROI-COMICAL POEM. ... ADORNED WITH PLATES.

THE RAPE OF THE LOCK, AN HEROI-COMICAL POEM. ... ADORNED WITH PLATES.

London: T. Bensley; for F. J. du Roveray, 1798.

Full Leather. Pope’s comic poem, first printed anonymously in 1711 -- a lock of hair cut off without permission causes a breach between two aristocratic families. It is, as the Preface says, “a frolic, carried rather beyond the bounds of good breeding”. A pleasant late 18th century edition, with an engraved frontispiece plate, and an additional engraved plate for each of the five cantos. Bound in crimson straight-grained morocco; gilt rule to the perimeters and turn-ins with gilt greek key motif, flat spine with rules, decorations and lettering in gilt. Bound without the half-title called for in ESTC. With name label of ‘Fanny Alicia Fenning” on the pastedown. Some scattered foxing to the plates; off-setting. xxix, [1], 79, [1]p., plates. (ESTC T5736).

Very Good binding.
Item #282291

Price: $150.00