The Works of Alexander Pope - with a Memoir of the Author, Notes, and Critical Notices on each Poem, by the Rev, G. Croly, LL.D. - Alexander Pope 1835 - A.J. Valpy, London - First Edition In four small finely bound volumes, with engraved frontispiece and engraved title to each volume.

English essayist, critic, satirist, and one of the greatest poets of Enlightenment, also known for his translation of Homer. Alexander Pope [1688-1744] wrote his first verses at the age of 12. His breakthrough work,
An Essay on Criticism appeared when he was twenty-three. It included the famous line ‘a little learning is a dangerous thing’. Pope's physical defects made him an easy target for heartless mockery, but he was also considered a leading literary critic and the epitome of English Neoclassicism. His translation of Homer is still considered
  Reference: Ex. Libris George Kells.

Four volumes (binding size 11x17.5cm), pp. [2] xii, xcvi 210 [4]; [2] vi [2] 343 [3]; [6] 300 [2]; [4] vi 307 [3].
  Bound by Bayntun in full smooth navy morocco, spine in six compartments lettered in gilt with two line panels and tooled bands, single line panel surrounding intertwining four line panels to covers, tooled edges, inner double line and corners, hand marbled end-papers, all edges gilt. Twin blue silk place ribbons.   Condition: A near fine set, minor rubbing to some corners and spine ends of binding, spines uniformly darkened, interior fine, volume IV over opened at frontis.   Ref: 104153   Price: HK$ 8,000