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An Essay on Man

Alexander Pope

A. Strahan & T. Cadell 1786

Binding:  Hardback  |  Condition: Good  | 

'Enlarged and improved by the author. Together with his M.S. additions and variations as in the last edition of his works'. Handsome tree calf leather binding of Pope's influential philosophical poem on mankind's place in the universe, a strident example of optimistic philosophy. With copious footnotes explaining the text by William, Lord Bishop of Gloucester. Gilt decoration to spine and outer dentelles. With black and red title page and an engraved frontispiece by Alexander Bannerman. 12mo. (190x120mm) [xvi] 124pp. with one page of advertisements to rear. Spotting throughout. Small staining to top corner of front matter, text unaffected. Previous owner's name to front pastedown and ffep. Binding nice and sound. A rather pleasant copy. Good condition.