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Lot 235: Swift, Jonathan. The Works

1014: Rare Books & Manuscripts

by Addison & Sarova Auctioneers

November 5, 2016

Macon, GA, USA

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  • Swift, Jonathan.  The Works
  • Swift, Jonathan.  The Works
  • Swift, Jonathan.  The Works
  • Swift, Jonathan.  The Works
  • Swift, Jonathan.  The Works
  • Swift, Jonathan.  The Works
  • Swift, Jonathan.  The Works
  • Swift, Jonathan.  The Works
  • Swift, Jonathan.  The Works
   
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Description: Swift, Jonathan. THE WORKS OF JONATHAN SWIFT… IN EIGHT VOLUMES. Dublin: George Faulkner, 1741-6 (general title and final volume dated 1746.) 8 vol., in 8vo. With 10 engraved plates and 4 pages of engraved music. Text continuous despite errors in pagination. Full period calf, hinges cracked, two boards detached (volume 1), spine labels lacking, leather dry and the whole with scuffing/chipping/rubbing. Early ink signatures to frontispieces (some verso, some recto), some faded water-staining to first volume throughout, second volume with some light marginal worming, on the whole a rather clean and bright set with few instances of very light foxing. ******************************** A nice collection of Swift's works featuring engraved plates but also numerous woodcut headpieces and tailpieces throughout the volumes. Teerink-Scouten’s second issue. Provenance: Armorial bookplates of Arthur Matthew Connolly, Lieutenant Colonel, Royal Marines, to several pastedowns; early ink signature of Mary Hume and Hannah Hume to blanks/frontispieces dated 1751, 1769. [Teerink-Scouten, 44]

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