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by Alexander Pope

Foxon has shown that this octavo edition was what Pope had designed for some time before his death, despite the fact that the "death-bed" editions of the 1740s had been produced in quarto: 'Warburton produced the edition for a general readership that would always have been the result of the grand edition in quarto.' [1] The edition remains the best approach we have to Pope's final idea of how his works should be produced; and it is in this final format and this recension that Pope's text was fixed for the rest of the century.

Bibliographic Information

Author: Alexander Pope

Title: The Works Of Alexander Pope Esq. In Nine Volumes Complete, With His Last Corrections, Additions, and Improvements; as They Were Delivered to the Editor a Little Before His Death, Together With The Commentaries and Notes of Mr. Warburton

Publication Info: London: Printed for J. and P. Knapton {etc.}, 1751.


Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library

Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy

Bound in 19th century hard-grained morocco, spines and edges gilt, silk markers. Ownership inscription in each volume of J. Barnard; booklabels of Charles and Mary Lacaita. Contains 23 engraved plates, including the frontispiece to volume I and two extra plates inserted in vols. I-II. Purchased from Christopher Edwards ABA ILAB.

External Links

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  1. Foxon, Pope and the early 18th century book trade, p. 152