[Alexander Pope, Poet] Slip of paper with Pope's Signature and dedication, A. Pope, the My Lord Bolingbroke | With sincere Gratulations | Ap[ril] 5.

Alexander Pope [(1688 O.S. – 1744), poet, translator, and satirist].
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Slip of paper, 11 x 4.5cm, foxing and smudging but text legible. See Image. Text given above. Perhaps it accompanied a text dedicated to Bolingbroke. For example, 'An Essay on Man' is a poem published by Alexander Pope in 1733–1734. It was dedicated to Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke. So scarce a signature that neither Charles Hamilton'' The Book of Autographs nor Ray Rawlins Four Hundred Years of British Autographs have an example of his signature but an example is to be found in The Guinness Book of Autographs.  Bolingbroke was associated with the literary circle whicjh included Swift, Pope, and Gay.