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Pope, Alexander (1688-1744) The Dunciad, Variorum

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2730B
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Books & Manuscripts - 2730B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 31, 2014 11:00AM

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Pope, Alexander (1688-1744) The Dunciad, Variorum. London: for A. Dod, 1729.
Quarto, a re-issue of the first authorized edition, with an engraved title page only, containing the title and publisher's information; with the added Addenda leaf after the last signature, engraved title page depicting an ass with its burden of books, the owl of wisdom perched on top; finely bound in brick red niger goatskin by Douglas Cockerell (1870-1945) in 1902 (stamped inside the back board), the boards with four interlocking knotwork designs tooled in gold, with green quatrefoil onlays at the center of each, the same design repeated in the spine compartments, title tooled directly onto the spine, inner gilt dentelles; front joint a trifle rubbed, sun-fading to a segment adjacent to the spine along the back board edge, ex libris George Bramwell Baker (1866-1937) with his bookplate pasted inside the front board, 9 1/4 x 7 in.
Estimate $500-700

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Addenda, London, Department of Defense, Douglas Cockerell

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