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 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 frien of Samuel Johnson, studied, researched and toght at Trinity from 1744 to his death in 1790, best placed to write the first biography of the college's founder .

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