An Epistle from Mr. Pope, to Dr. Arbuthnot…. Alexander POPE.

An Epistle from Mr. Pope, to Dr. Arbuthnot…

London: J. Wright, 1734.

Folio; a large copy, disbound; quarter morocco box.

First edition, and a fine copy of one of Pope's most celebrated invectives, addressed to his physician and life-long friend, Arbuthnot. It famously contains Pope's savaging of Queen Caroline's confidant and society gossip Lord Hervey, who is named "Paris" here but "Sporus" in subsequent editions:

First edition, and a fine copy of one of Pope's most celebrated invectives, addressed to his physician and life-long friend, Arbuthnot. It famously contains Pope's savaging of Queen Caroline's confidant and society gossip Lord Hervey, who is named "Paris" here but "Sporus" in subsequent editions:

"Let Paris tremble" - "What? that Thing of silk,

Paris, that mere white Curd of Ass's milk?

Satire or Shame alas! Can Paris feel?

Who breaks a Butterfly upon a Wheel?"

Foxon, P802; Griffith, 352; Rothschild, 1623.

Price (AUD): $1,400.00

US$979.98   Other currencies

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