Eloisa en dishabille: being a new version of that lady's celebrated epistle to Abelard. John Matthews.
Eloisa en dishabille: being a new version of that lady's celebrated epistle to Abelard

Eloisa en dishabille: being a new version of that lady's celebrated epistle to Abelard

London: printed in the year [W. Hughes, printer], 1822. First edition, only 50 copies printed; slim 8vo, 3 p.l., [1], 7-25, 7-25, 26-27, [1] p.; slightly later morocco-backed boards, gilt lettering direct on spine; very good and sound. A parody on Alexander Pope's "Eloisa to Abelard", with the text of the original poem. The parody and the original poem are printed on opposite pages. Although attributed to Richard Porson, this parody of Alexander Pope's Eloisa to Abelard is actually by John Matthews. "Only 50 copies printed" - half of which are accounted for in OCLC. Item #34109

Price: $375.00

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