The Rape of the Lock and Other Poems [Illustrated]


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The Rape of the Lock and Other Poems (Illustrated)

What makes Biblio different? Sign In Register Help Cart 0. This copy of The Rape of the Lock: He was brought up a Roman Catholic at a time where the laws of England were prejudicial towards Catholics. He suffered tuberculosis as a child and as a consequence never grew taller than 4'6'.

He first published The Rape of the Lock when he was twenty-three years old in Its success made him a celebrity in polite society. He later added to it in and It was written to reconcile two families who had fallen out over a similar incident where a Lord Petre had cut off a lock of hair from Arabella Fermor's head. He died on May 30, Log-in or create an account first! Slim 12mo, late 19th century full navy crushed morocco gilt, raised bands, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt.

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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.

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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.. 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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Previous owner inscriptions ffep and title page. Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. Water damage to lower corner; otherwise good.

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Small 4to, 47pp; gilt decorated cloth,. Locus Solus Rare Books Published: Rape of the Lock: He is indebted at every step to the labors of earlier editors, particularly to Elwin, Courthope, Pattison, and Hales.

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