London: Printed for J. Wilford, at the Three Flower-de-luces, behind the Chapter-house, St. Pauls. 1733. First Edition. Hardcover. Folio. Very good condition. Item #010768
Epistle I: first edition, third issue. [i]-[vii], 8, 5-17, [i] blank; strangely paginated but 21 pages complete. Title page moderately toned. Epistle II: first edition, first issue. 18 pages of text. Lacks half-title. Epistle III: first edition, first issue. 20 pages of text. Lacks half-title (pages [i-ii]. Epistle IV: first edition, first issue. [iv], 18 pages of text, followed by [i] advertisement. Includes contents page. Page 17 incorrectly numbered 71. Circa 1900 three quarter leather binding. The inner front hinge is weakened, and the extremities are rubbed and worn with minor flaking and discoloration. Bookplate of Frederic Robert Halsey unobtrusively on reverse of title page of Epistles I and II. Page height: 12 inches. Alexander Pope (1688-1744).