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First complete edition and first separate publication of Pope's mock-heroic masterpiece; the 1st edition to contain all five cantos of the poem. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece and five plates, as well as a later portrait of Arabella Fermor Inserted opposite the dedication. Pope was initially inspired to compose The Rape of the Lock in order to resolve a quarrel that arose between the Fermor and Petre families after Robert lord Petre snipped a lock of Arabella Fermor's hair. Hoping to ease the animosity between the two families through playful humor, Pope, with Arabella Fermor's permission, first published The Rape of the Lock in two cantos in Lintott's "Miscellaneous Poems and Translations" in Pope's genius, however, is fully displayed in the five-canto version of the poem in which he expands the sketch to include divine machinery, albeit on the miniature scale of sylphs and gnomes.

Early owner inscription, dated , and a few other small ink marks on washed title page. A lovely copy, beautifully bound in full morocco by Lloyd and Wallis. Photos available upon request. Signed by Binder. Full Blue Morocco. Near Fine. London: for Bernard Lintott,, Octavo x mm. Recent panelled calf, front cover lettered in gilt. Engraved frontispiece and 5 plates by Du Guernier after Du Bose, engraved initials and head- and tailpieces, title printed in red and black.

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Book label of William H. Painter to the front pastedown. Lightly browned, sometimes a little closely cropped with minor loss to pagination on p. A very good copy. First edition of The Rape of the Lock in its full form and as a separate piece; the masterpiece of Pope's earlier period, his authorship acknowledged for the first time on the title.

A two-canto earlier version had been anonymously printed in Bernard Lintot's Miscellany, In four days 3, copies were sold, and the poem went through many editions, "tho' not in so fair a manner as the first impression" Pope's letter to John Caryll, 12 March , cited in Pat Rogers, The Alexander Pope Encyclopedia, p, Seller: Peter Harrington Published: Hard Cover.

Very Good-. Sixth Edition Corrected and Fourth Edition. Esdras Barnivelt pseudonym of Alexander Pope.

Two volumes bound together in contemporary full vellum. Engraved frontispiece and 5 engraved illustrations. A very good- copy with binding split at spine, boards and spine are intact.

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All pages intact. Title written in ink on spine. Previous owner inscriptions ffep and title page. Published: Condition: Very Good-. A good tight copy of The Rape of the Lock, with gilt page edges and red cloth boards embossed with a design by Aubrey Beardsley.


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Some fading to the spine. First Edition. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked vellum. Panel edges somewhat dulled and dust-toned as with age. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression..

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Physical description; 59 p. Notes; Limited edition - 12 of only 75 copies, printed on hand-made paper.

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Seller: MW Books Ltd. Published: Condition: Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked vellum. Corners sharp with a Edition: First Edition. In five Cantos. The fifth edition corrected. Bound with A key to the Lock by Esdras Barnivelt. Contains 3 plates only of 5 plates.

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Some browning and marks, 20cms, bound in contemporary leather with title label, binding worn but firm.. Fifth Edition. Elston Press, Very Good. Limited edition, unnumbered out of Very good. Light bumping on spine and corners. Front and rear boards are slightly bowed with light edge wear. Lettering on the spine and top of text block are gilt. Book is tight, bright, and clean with no markings. Minimal bumping, rubbing, soiling - shelfwear. Small neat previous owner's name at top of ffep, else fine..

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