Item #28343 The Rape of the Lock, an Heroi-Comical Poem. Alexander Pope.
The Rape of the Lock, an Heroi-Comical Poem
The Rape of the Lock, an Heroi-Comical Poem

The Rape of the Lock, an Heroi-Comical Poem

London: C. Bensley / F.J. Du Roveray et al, 1798. Very Good-. Item #28343

London: Printed by C. Bensley; for F.J. Du Roveray, 1798. First Bensley Edition. Octavo; full contemporary gilt-ruled calf, spine elaborately tooled in calf, blue papier-peint endpapers; xxix,[1],79pp.; engrave frontispiece (tissue-guard) and five leaves of plates. Boards scuffed at extremities, front board rather crudely reattached, else a Very Good, internally clean and bright copy.

Splendidly-illustrated edition of Alexander Pope's popular 1712 piece of high burlesque, boasting plates by multiple popular artists of the age, including Italian engraver Francesco Bartolozzi (1727-1815) and English painter Thomas Holloway (1748-1827).

ESTC T005736.

Price: $250.00