1814 · Edinburgh
by Jonathan Swift; Walter Scott [Notes and a Life of the Author]
Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and co, 1814. First Edition. DESCRIPTION: Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer, poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. Swift is remembered for works such as Gulliver's Travels, A Modest Proposal, A Journal to Stella, Drapier's Letters, The Battle of the Books, An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity and A Tale of a Tub. Regarded as the foremost prose satirist in the English language, he is also known for his poetry. A master of two styles of satire, the Horatian and Juvenalian, his deadpan, ironic writing style has led to such satire being subsequently termed "Swiftian". Complete in 19 volumes.
CONDITION NOTES:8vos., 19 volumes; VG; paneled brown spine with gilt tooling, two maroon labels with gilt lettering; bound in polished green leather, gilt paneling on boards, gillt tooling on board edges; bumping and wear to corners, head and tail of spine; mild scratching to leather; mild rubbing so some panels of spines; foxing throughout all volumes; ex libris bookplate inside front board in all volumes, bled onto ffep; frontispiece of Swift in volume one, bled onto title page; heavy, please contact for shipping; shelved above law. 1263626. Shelved Dupont Bookstore.
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