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, , 79, p., plates. (ESTC T5736).
Very Good binding.