An Essay on Mr. Pope's Odyssey. In Five Dialogues . . . The Second Edition.
Place and Imprint: London: Printed for S. Wilmot and sold by S. Birt and T. Longman, 1737.
Edition: Second edition; the first edition was published in two parts, 1726-27.
Bibliographical References: ESTC N9342; NCBEL II, 1748.
Condition: Calf a little spotted and worn; fine copy.
Book ID: 25630
Physical Description12mo, contemporary sprinkled calf, brown morocco spine label, gilt lettering. Allegorical engraved frontispiece by John Pine after Hubert-François Gravelot.
CommentsA critical analysis of Pope's translation of Homer in a dialogue between two friends, Antiphaus and Philypsus, over the course of five winter evenings. This was the first book by Joseph Spence (1699-1768), the prominent Oxford literary scholar and anecdotist, and it received the approval and admiration of its subject, Alexander Pope, who became one of Spence's supporters and friends. Spence wrote two other notable dialogues: Polymetis (1747) and Crito, a Dialogue on Beauty (1752).
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