[SWIFT, JONATHAN. 1667-1745.]
Lot 250
[SWIFT, JONATHAN. 1667-1745.]
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Lot Details
[SWIFT, JONATHAN. 1667-1745.]
A collection of pamphlets bound as one:
1. Select Poems from Ireland. [London]: Printed at Dublin: London, reprinted and sold by T. Warner ..., 1730. Two parts in 1. [2], 30; [4], 28 pp. Teerink & Scouten attribute in part I “A Christmas-box for Doctor D---ny” to Jonathan Swift and “A reply to the Christmas-box” to Thomas Sheridan. In part II, “A letter to Dr. D---l---y [i.e. Delany]" is attributed to Jonathan Swift, “The pheasant and the lark” to Patrick Delany, and “A friendly apology for a certain justice of the peace, by way of defence of H--rtley Hutch-n, Esq.” is sometimes attributed to Jonathan Swift. Interestingly, the latter is corrected and refined in manuscript by an unknown contemporary hand throughout.
2. Miscellanies: Consisting chiefly of original pieces in prose and verse / By D--n S----t. Never before published in this kingdom. [London] : Dublin printed. London: re-printed for A. Moore in Fleetstreet, 1734. [2], 48, 51-55, [1] pp. The first edition of this collection in England, not all the pieces are confirmed to be by Swift. Teerink-Scouten, 40.
3. Caelia’s Revenge: a poem. Being an answer to The lady's dressing-room, said to be wrote by D--n S---t / by Mrs. S. Robinson ... To which is added, The lady's dressing-room. London: Printed for T. Cooper, 1741. vi, 22 pp. A reprint of “The Lady’s dressing room” with a new textual reply (by Swift?) not hitherto published. Very scarce. Only copy located at the University of Cambridge. Not in Teerink.
Early 20th century polished calf gilt. 8vo (182 x 110 mm). Trimmed close at upper margin affecting the edge of some brackets around pagination in first part, occasional age toning and soiling, stray pencil marks to Miscellanies, else very good. An exceptional collection of Swift pamphlets, none of which have appeared at auction since 1975.

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