THE POETICAL WORKS OF ALEXANDER POPE, Third Edition, edited by the Reverend H. F. Cary, M.A., illustrated by John Gilbert, published by George Routledge and Company, London, 1857. 18mo, 485 gilt edged pages with watercolor fore-edge painting depicting Pope's villa in Twickenham, then a village west of London in Middlesex. Hardbound in black leather with gilt tooled borders to covers, gilt lettering with additional tooled decorations to spine, five raised hubs, marbled endpapers. 6 5/8" H x 4 1/2" W x 1 1/2" D. Provenance: a Nashville, Tennessee collection. CONDITION: Overall good condition. Rubbing to leather, corners bumped. Pages with light toning, few foxing spots. Fore-edge painting in very good, clear condition.
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