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The Proper Wit of Poetry

By Williamson, George

London: Faber & Faber,. Hardback. 136pp. A study of wit in the Jacobean, Caroline, Interregnum, Restoration and Augustan periods. Blue cloth with black label and gilt titles to spine. Hint of fading to the edges. Very good copy. . Hardcover. First edition. 1961.


Reason and Nature in Eighteenth Century Thought

By Harris, R. W.

London: Blandford Press,. Paperback. 439pp. An good introduction to the Enlightenment and to understanding the philosophical and historical background to writers such as Pope, Swift and Fielding. Creased to spine. Good, sound copy. . Paperback. 1968.


Liberty and Poetics in Eighteenth Century England
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Liberty and Poetics in Eighteenth Century England

By Meehan, Michael

London: Croom Helm, Ltd.,. Hardback. 190pp. A study of the poetry of the eighteenth century along side the philosophy that influenced it. Covers the Augustan period and the Enlightenment and ends with a chapter on Wordsworth and the start of Romanticism. The reading is a challenge to the Whig version of history. Clean and neat with minimal wear. Very good copy in very good dw. . Hardcover. 1986.


An Eighteenth Century Anthology

By Austin, Alfred

London: The Gresham Publishing Company,. Hardback. 328pp. 30 page introduction by the then Poet Laureate Alfred Austin (Laureate 1896-1913). Moving from the Augustan poets to the early Romantics it includes selections of the poetry of Alexander Pope, Thomas Gray, Oliver Goldsmith, William Collins, Samuel Johnson, William Cowper, Robert Burns, George Crabbe, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Adam Skirving and Jane Elliot. Neat green cloth with gilt titles to spine and gilt device to front. Faded to spine. Very good- copy. . Hardcover.


Neo-Classical Criticism 1660-1800

By Simon, Irène

London: Edward Arnold,. 224pp. A selection of critical opinion from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Critics covered include: Sir Joshua Reynolds, Joseph Warton, Edward Yound, Richard Hurd etc. Some reading and edge wear. Good, sound copy. . Paperback. 1971.


A Preface to Pope
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A Preface to Pope

By Gordon, I. R. F.

London: Longman,. Hardback. 195pp. Black and white frontis. and a large number of other plates. Part One: The Poet in his setting; Part Two: Critical Survey; Part Three: Reference Section including chronology etc. A through guide to the personal, social, economic, historical, religious and geographical background to Pope's life, world and the contemporary literary and artistic market. Previous owner's name to ffep in ink which has bled with some slight water damage; pages are crinkled. Dw is much chipped. Boards are very rubbed. Good, sound copy in poor dw. . Hardcover. First edition. 1976.