London: Printed for Bernard Lintott, 1714. Second edition. Hardcover. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Very good- condition. Item #012616
[viii], 48 pages. Hardcover: rebound in 1984 in early 18th Century style with a maroon leather spine and marbled paper-covered boards. Engraved frontis and five plates; plates are signed: "Lud. Du Guernier inv., C. Du Bose sculp." The title page is defective, with a thin strip removed (repaired with blank paper) between the Ovid quote (under Pope's name) and above London and the printer's information. Moderate age-toning affect the text, with minor browning and foxing to first and final pages including the title page and frontis. The back of the frontis has a few letters and numbers on it, and a preceding original blank endpaper states "Ex Libris" in a very old hand. Three small stitch holes near the gutter throughout the text. The Second Edition, first issue. Page 7 lacks the page number. The catchword on page 8 is "The." Page 25 mentions "coffee" the description of which ends on page 26. Measures 19.5 cm (7-11/16 inches).