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Memoirs of the life and writings of Alexander Pope, Esq : faithfully collected from authentic authors, original manuscripts, and the testimonies of many persons of credit and honour: with critical observations. Adorned with the Heads of divers Illustrious persons, treated of in these memoirs, curiously engrav'd by the best hands. In two volumes. Preview this item
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Memoirs of the life and writings of Alexander Pope, Esq : faithfully collected from authentic authors, original manuscripts, and the testimonies of many persons of credit and honour: with critical observations. Adorned with the Heads of divers Illustrious persons, treated of in these memoirs, curiously engrav'd by the best hands. In two volumes.

Author: William Ayre; Edmund Curll; Nathaniel Parr
Publisher: London : Printed by his Majesty's authority, for the author, and sold by the booksellers of London and Westminster., MDCCXLV. [1745]
Series: (The Eighteenth Century ; reel 3691, no. 02).
Edition/Format:   Book   Microform : Biography : Microfilm : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Named Person: Alexander Pope; Alexander Pope
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Ayre; Edmund Curll; Nathaniel Parr
OCLC Number: 863245714
Notes: Pagination: v.1: [2], xii [i.e. x], 340, [16] p., [7] leaves of plates -- v.2: [4], 389, [15] p., [7] leaves of plates.
Signatures: v.1: A⁶ B-Z⁸ Aa² -- v.2: [A]² B-Z⁸ (B1 missigned Bb) Aa-Cc⁸ Dd² (Dd2 blank).
Frontis. portrait plate of Pope in v.1, and indeed all the other plates, signed: "Parr sculp."
"Directions to the binder for placing the cuts [plates]." in both volumes on verso of preliminary leaf [A]2 in v.2. The plate of Lord Bolingbroke facing p.353 in v.2 is not listed in this list of plates for v.2.
Head- and tail- pieces; initials.
Errata: v.1: At base of leaf Aa2 verso at the end of text -- v.2: At base of leaf [A]2 at beginning of text.
Includes initial letters patent.
Horizontal chain lines.
Final leaf in v.2 blank.
Some authorities attribute this work to Edmund Curll. cf. Ralph Straus. The unspeakable Curll.
Reproduction Notes: Microfilm. Woodbridge, CT Research Publications, Inc., 1986. 1 microfilm reel ; 35mm. (The Eighteenth Century ; reel 3691, no. 02).
Description: 2 volumes : portraits ; 8vo
Series Title: (The Eighteenth Century ; reel 3691, no. 02).
Responsibility: by William Ayre, Esq.

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