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Nicolas Boileau Despréaux; Joseph Addison; Nicholas Rowe; John Ozell; Charles Montagu Halifax, Earl of; Samuel Cobb; André Dacier; Jean Boivin; Isaac Littlebury; Edmund Curll; William Shropshire; Edward Littleton; Pierre Desmaizeaux; Longinus
|Notes:||Pagination: v.1: , iv, , v-lxxxiv, lxxxvii-cii, ci-clxviii, , xi, , 154, 161-324 p.,  leaves of plates; v.2: , 168, , 169-189, , 202, 237-242, 143-151, 252-267,  p.,  leaf of plates.
T.p. of v.2: The works of Mons. Boileau Despreaux ...
Errata for both volumes at foot of v. 2 S8v.
In v. 1, ¹A1r, v is "Books sold by W. Shropshire ... "; ¹A1,2 are conjugate & cancel the vol. t.p. (A1r) & t.p. for The life of Mons. Boileau Despreaux from the 1712 issue. In v. 2, pi1v is "Books sold by Edward Littleton ... "; pi1,2 are conjugate and cancel the vol. t.p. (pi1) from the 1712 issue.
Signatures: v. 1: ¹A⁴(±A1,2)--chi1 b-l⁸ m² ²A⁸ a⁸ B-K⁸ L⁴( -L4?) ²chi² M-X⁸ Y²; v. 2: pi1( -pi1 + pi²) a-i⁸ k⁴ l⁸ m*² m⁸ n⁴ A-M⁸ N⁸( -N6-8) Q-S⁸ [$4 signed].
Errors in signing: v. 1: I3 as H3, T4 as S4; C4, S3, U3-4 unsigned; v. 2: f4 as g4; Q4 unsigned.
Errors in pagination: v.1: 27 as 72, 176 unnumbered, 182 as 128, 183 as 185, 192 as 112, 207 as 227, 229 as 209, 237 as 23, 299 as 289; v.2: 261 as 161.
PUBLICATION HISTORY: E. Sanger and E. Curll published "The works of Monsieur Boileau ..." (2v.)--in 1712 (v. 2 dated 1711); Curll published a supplementary vol. , titled "Posthumous works of Monsieur Boileau ..." in 1713; Curll reissued the original sheets of these 3 vols., with cancel t-ps, as "Works ..." (v. 1-3) in 1714; the original sheets of v. 1-2 were again reissued with cancel t-ps as "Works ... 2d ed.," by W. Shropshire and Edw. Littleton in 1736 (the present work); the original sheets of Posthumous works were also independently issued with a cancel t-p, "2d ed.," by Shropshire & Littleton in 1736.
KU-S copy is wanting p.202- in v.2. Bound in v.2, following pi2 (t-p of v.2)--is "Posthumous works of Monsieur Boileau ... London, W. Shropshire, 1736" (, 170, p.), its t.p. out of place (see Pub. Hist. supra)
|Description:||2 v.,  leaves of plates : ill., port. ; 21 cm.|
|Contents:||His life / by Monsieur Des Maizeaux. And some account of this translation / by N. Rowe, esq. [The lutrin. The art of poetry. Satire]. --
v. 2. I. Longinus's Treatise of the sublime, with critical reflections on some passages out of Longinus, wherein answer is occasionally made to some objections of Monsieur Perault against Homer and Pindar, likewise further remarks and observations by Dacier, Boivin, &c. II. Miscellanies, with a Discourse upon satire.
Works of Mons. Boileau Despreaux
|Responsibility:||Made English from the last Paris edition, by several hands. Volume I [-II]. To which is prefix'd his Life, written to Joseph Addison, Esq; by Mronsieur [sic] Des Maizeaux. And some account of this translation, by N. Rowe, Esq; Adorned with cuts.|