67
67
[Pope, Alexander]
THE DUNCIAD. A HEROIC POEM. IN THREE BOOKS. DUBLIN AND LONDON [BUT LONDON]: FOR A. DODD, 1728 
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 3,500 GBP
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67
[Pope, Alexander]
THE DUNCIAD. A HEROIC POEM. IN THREE BOOKS. DUBLIN AND LONDON [BUT LONDON]: FOR A. DODD, 1728 
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 3,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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[Pope, Alexander]
THE DUNCIAD. A HEROIC POEM. IN THREE BOOKS. DUBLIN AND LONDON [BUT LONDON]: FOR A. DODD, 1728 
12mo, "second edition", frontispiece, fly title, full maroon morocco, titled in gilt on spine, top edge gilt, a touch of rubbing at head and foot of spine
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Provenance

Colonel Francis Grant (1834-1899), manuscript note; his sale, Sotheby's, London, 7-8 May 1900, lot 5060; Robert Hoe (1839-1909), New York, booklabel; his sale, Anderson Auctions, New York, 17 January 1912, lot 2725; Beverley Chew (1850-1924?), booklabel; Paul E. Bechet, booklabel

Literature

ESTC T5539; Foxon P766; Griffith 202

Catalogue Note

RARE. Although the title page announces this as the "second edition" of Pope's satire, it is more accurately described as the third impression of the first edition, since "although each impression has some material reset, the new portion is never enough to qualify the book as a new "edition" by customary standards" (D. Vander Meulen, 'The Printing of Pope's Dunciad, 1728' in Studies in Bibliography, Vol 35, 1982, p.277). 

No earlier Dublin edition was ever printed, and this suggestion on the imprint was probably intended to mislead the public as to the work's true origin.

English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin

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