Printed receipt accomplished and signed (A. Pope), for Two Guineas, being the first Payment to the Subscription, for the Translation of Homer´s Iliads; to be delivered, in Quires, to the Bearer hereof, in the manner specify´d in the Proposals, made out to Daniel Hayes; inscribed at the head (seemingly by the collector William Upcott) a precious Relic. W:U., one page, oblong 16mo, charred at the lower edge (with part of the lower left-hand margin restored), [1713-15]
Pope issued his proposals for the Iliad in November 1713, and the first four volumes appeared in 1715. This, with his translation of the Odyssey, gave him financial independence for the rest of his life.
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