Place and Imprint: London: John Murray, 1821.
Bibliographical References: See NCBEL II, 643.
Condition: Edges a little rubbed; preliminary binder's blank detached; very good copy.
Book ID: 28869
Physical Description8vo, later olive half calf, marbled paper boards and matching endpapers, gilt lettering, a.e.g.
CommentsA collection of the writings of William Lisle Bowles (1752-1860) in which he defends himself against attacks he had received from Byron, Thomas Campbell, Octavius Gilchrist (a "Certain Critic and Grocer") and others over his treatment of Alexander Pope in the ten-volume edition of Pope's works that Bowles edited. The pamphlet war that ensued became known as the "Pope Controversy" and here Bowles presents the lion's share of it with notes. See Cecil Woolf, "Some Uncollected Authors," The Book Collector, Autumn, 1958, for an interesting account of Bowles, and the DNB.