The Dunciad. With Notes variorum, and the Prologomena of Scriblerus. The second Edition, with some Additional Notes.

London: Printed for Lawton Gilliver … 1729.

8vo, pp. 24, [2], 19-232, 6, [2 (additional errata)], with the engraved ‘ass’ frontispiece; D3, E2 and P3 are cancels, the blank 2A4 discarded as usual; faint dampstain at the beginning, but a very good copy in contemporary Cambridge-panelled calf, spine gilt in compartments with gilt red morocco lettering-piece.

£450

Approximately:
US $501€511

Add to basket Make an enquiry

Added to your basket:
The Dunciad. With Notes variorum, and the Prologomena of Scriblerus. The second Edition, with some Additional Notes.

Checkout now

‘Second’ octavo edition, revised. This is Griffith’s variant d, with an extra unpaginated leaf of terminal errata (printed on the same half-sheet as the cancel P3).

Pope wrote to Swift about this important edition on 28 November 1729: ‘The second (as it is called, but indeed the eighth) edition of the Dunciad, with some additional notes and epigrams, shall be sent to you if I know any opportunity; if they reprint it with you [i.e. in Dublin], let them by all means follow that octavo edition’.

Griffith 227; Foxon P 781.

You may also be interested in...

LEWIS, Wyndham.

One-Way Song. With a Foreword by T. S. Eliot.

Second edition, ostensibly an unaltered reprint of the first edition of 1933, but in fact with some changes. Eliot’s foreword is new to this edition. Bridson had reviewed the original edition uncharitably as ‘versified pamphleteering’ in Poetry XLV: 3 (Dec 1934), accusing it of being a satirical diatribe attacking Bergsonism.

Read more

Presented by the Author to a Fellow Physician MOSCATI, Pietro. 

Dell’ uso dei sistemi nella pratica medicina discorso inaugurale recitato dal cittadino professore Pietro Moscati ... nell’ aula dell’ Università di Pavia li 10 Ventoso anno VII Repubb. assumendo la cattedra di clinica medicina. 

Scarce first edition of this inaugural address by the doctor and politician Pietro Moscati (1739–1824) on his assuming the chair of clinical medicine at the University of Pavia, this copy presented by the author to the distinguished French physiologist Pierre-Jean-Georges Cabanis. 

Read more