The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope unabridged from the 1896 edition, illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley (1968) "Only rarely in publishing history has the ideal edition of a literary work been created, where text, typography, and illustration complement one another perfectly. Beardsley's elaborate drawings were created during the last phase of his brief career. This nearly Romantic period, characterized by rich, brilliantly imagined decoration and ornamentation and by high textual contrasts, was perfectly suited to the blend of mock-heroic, satire and delicate fancy of Pope's poem. 'These drawings show a verve, a wit and appreciation of the poem than can scarcely be matched in English literature.' This Dover edition reproduces the first edition: the complete text of the five-canto poem, notes, seven full-page drawings, two half-page drawings, and the original cover design by Beardsley. Unaltered, unabridged republication of the original 1896 edition. 10 illustrations, 47 pp.
THE RAPE OF THE LOCK BY ALEXANDER POPE ILLUSTRATED BY AUBREY BEARDSLEY
- Binding: Paperback, 8x11"; Book Condition: Good, Ex-libris, signs of edgewear, one page is has been dogeared; Dust Jacket Condition: n/a; Publication Date: 1968; Edition: First Dover Edition; Publisher: Dover Publications