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The Works of Jonathan Swift

The Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D. Dean of St Patrick’s, Dublin; Containing Additional Letters, Tracts, and Poems Not Hiterto Published with Notes and a Life of the Author

Scott, Sir Walter Octavo. In 19 volumes. Frontispiece of Swift in first volume which has off-set on to the title page. Scattered foxing to title pages and to the musical scores in volume 19. Internally clean. The present work contains a hundred or more original letters, essays, and poems by Swift which had not been published with his works in their first issue. Scott recovered these from various sources with considerable help from Swift's son. A collection of manuscripts of various descriptions were provided by their caretaker Dr. Lyons. Fourteen original letters from Swift were previously unpublished, two of which were addressed to Mr. Addison and the others to the poet Mr. Tickell. Other published works by Swift were collated, corrected and enlarged. This set is from the library of Whitelaw Reid, who ran as the Vice-Presidential candidate with Benjamin Harrison. He was a U.S. journalist, diplomat, and politician, successor to Horace Greeley in 1872 and was made editor in chief until 1905 and publisher of the New York Tribune until his death in 1912, with his bookplate. A handsome set bound in full calf, boards edges ruled in gilt, slightly raised bands gilt, compartments lettered or fully decorated in gilt a few tiny nicks to heads, tails or edges, some joints had been strengthened. A lovely set.
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