8vo, pp. 24, , 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.
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The Dunciad. With Notes variorum, and the Prologomena of Scriblerus. The second Edition, with some Additional Notes.
‘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.
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