A Tale of a Tub, Written for the Universal Improvement of Mankind. To Which is Added, An Account of a Battle Between the Ancient and the Modern Books in St. James's Library. Also, A Discourse Concerning the Mechanical Operation of the Spirit, in a Letter to a Friend, a Fragment

Swift, Jonathan]; [Wooton, William]

Published by Printed by S. Powell for W. Smith. and G. Faulkner., Dublin, 1741
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Title: A Tale of a Tub, Written for the Universal ...

Publisher: Printed by S. Powell for W. Smith. and G. Faulkner., Dublin

Publication Date: 1741

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good+


Full leather. Boards detached; previous owner's bookplate (pretty, gilt-stamped red morocco) on FFEP. An excellent candidate for rebinding, with clean text block, and 8 plates (collates complete). Some particularly interesting plates include the frontispiece to "Tale of a Tub" (image of a whale), plate #7 (an asylum? kinda creepy), and 8 (frontispiece for "Battle," a wonderful library scene). Eighth Edition, with the Author's Apology and Explanatory Notes. Bookseller Inventory # D4368

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