The Life of Sir Thomas Pope, Founder of Trinity College, Oxford …
The Life of Sir Thomas Pope, Founder of Trinity College, Oxford …

WARTON, Thomas. The Life of Sir Thomas Pope, Founder of Trinity College, Oxford. Chiefly compiled from original Evidences. With an Appendix of Papers, never before pr….

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WARTON, Thomas. The Life of Sir Thomas Pope, Founder of Trinity College, Oxford. Chiefly compiled from original Evidences. With an Appendix of Papers, never before printed. London, T. Davies et al.~i~ 1772.

8vo. Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, spine with red morocco lettering-piece; pp. xii, 438, [4, Additions and Corrections]; wear to extremities, endpapers a little foxed with offsetting to adjacent pages, otherwise very good.
~b~Rare fist edition, 'thick paper copy' as described by the V&A.~i~ The poet and historian Thomas Warton, a lifelong friend of Samuel Johnson, studied, researched and taught at Trinity from 1744 to his death in 1790, thus best placed to write the first full-length biography of the college's founder.

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