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Letters of Abelard and Heloise & The Poem of Eloisa to Abelard


John Hughes (trans); Alexander Pope


James Rivington & J. Fletcher, P. Davey & B. Law, T Lownds & T. Caslon 1760

Binding:  Hardback  |  Condition: Good  | 

'To which is prefix'd a particular account of their lives, Amours and misfortunes. Extracted Chiefly by Monsieur Bayle'. The Ninth edition. The letters exchanged between the ill fated 12th century Monk and Nun on spiritual matters and their catastrophic love affair and marriage. Including a history of the couple and Pope's poem on the theme. With b/w engraving. Small 16mo. (150x100mm) 186pp. Contemporary calf leather binding. Raised bands and gilt decoration to spine. Red and black title page. Some splitting to top of hinges. Toning to page edges. Rubbing, marking, scratching to covers. But binding holding. Contents otherwise clean. Good.