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1760 Jonathan Swift (gulliver's Travels) Works Rare 245pp (nf+) Ex Literary Prov For Sale
1760,London: For W. Bowyer, et al. FULL LEATHER. 250+ Yrs old -- 245pp (textblock infinecondition).*GREAT* one-of-a-kind LITERARY PROVENANCE (noted below)London.
VERYRARE TO MARKET. 1760.
JONATHAN SWIFT'S (CONTEMPORARY
POLISHED SPECKLED CALF -- some wear, see details below; AND A TRACE OF THE ORIGINAL GILT AT EDGES STILL VISIBLE), TEXT INEXCELLENT, UN-READ CONDITION...EXECUTED W/5 RAISED BANDS AND
SO SIX COMPARTMENTS. Handmade... laid paper. Vol X of larger set.
UncommonSWIFT CONTENT (LETTERS AND POEMS).
All Details Below.
Returns for any reason.Low opening offer. .
Swift's work (Emphasis on Ireland).
(SPECKLEDCALF),SPINE GILT EMBOSSEDAND EXECUTED W/RAISED BANDS... w/textblock (245pp),
itself,in**FINE **CONDITION. London.Works of Dr. Jonathan Swift(author
ofGULLIVER'S TRAVELS...a work appearing in a companion volume, not here)...and one of history's finest
BOOK is VERY RARE TO MARKET.245pp.(LEAVES FINE or better; PAGINATION DETAILED BELOW).
Completevolume (All selections included,
COMPLETE andAS CALLED FOR)...w/Contents pages, all blanks
(4 pp; or 2 black leaves, total) front and rear,2-Color
Title Page; 12-line errata (called for), etc.... TEXTBLOCK all
in remarkable condition.
Fascinating literary provenance.
FROM LIBRARY OF and with the 19th-century bookplate of"Josias Booker,"a Liverpool merchant and West Indies
thefirmthat would, 1968, establishTHE BOOKER PRIZE(a Literary Prize
now called theMan Booker Prize)...one of the UK's most prestigious.ALL
250+ years old. The Anglo-Irish poet, political writer, and clergymanJonathan Swift(1667-1745) ranks as the foremost
prose satirist in the English language and as one of the greatest satirists in
** 1765**QUITERARE TO MARKET.
THE WORKSOF DR. JONATHAN SWIFT,
DEAN OF ST. PATRICK'S, DUBLIN.
(1760) "MDCCLX".Vol. X;London,
Printed forW. Bowers, R. and L. Dodsley,andL. Davis and C. Reymers LONDON.
OUTSTANDING CONTENT; SWIFT ON HIS BELOVED IRELAND!
•Several dozen essays and etc. by Swift on Ireland.
Jonathan Swift was internationally acclaimed in his own time for Gulliver's Travels and other brilliant satires in verse and prose. In his native Ireland, however, he was most fervently admired as a patriot. Advocating economic self-sufficiency for Ireland and resistance to the high-handedness of the British government, Swift represented an articulate challenge to British rule. Although his reputation as an Irish patriot declined after his death, the twentieth century has come to recognize him as a founding father of Irish nationalism. This book traces Swift's fluctuating reception in Ireland through the centuries, examining his nationalist ambivalence for a homeland he could defend but not love, and comparing his feelings with the ambiguities that have marked the development of Irish identity more widely.
FROM THE LIBRARY OF JOSIAH BOOKER I, former 19th-Century British sugar trader who would found a company that would one day create and sponsor the BOOKER MAN PRIZE, the UK's most prestigious literary award, WITH HIS BOOKPLATE.
The original Booker brothers — Josias I, George and Richard — first made their fortune in the sugar cane fields of that obscure colony,British Guiana.Booker's origins lie in the nineteenth-century sugar trade. Josias Booker, a trader from Lancashire, moved toGuyanain 1815 to try his hand at running sugar estates. His two brothers followed him, and Booker Bros & Co was established in 1834. For more than 100 years, Booker's sugar business prospered, amassing estates across the tiny colony. Years later the company would sponsor the Commonwealth's most prestigious literary award, the Booker Prize.Past winners have include V. S .Naipaul; Nadine Gordimer; Thomas Keneally; Salman Rushdie; William Golding; Iris Murdoch; Kingsley Amis; A. S. Byatt; Kazuo Ishiguro; Margaret Atwood; and Michael Ondaatje.
Jonathan Swift (1667-1745),Irish cleric, political pamphleteer, satirist, and author wroteGulliver's Travels(1726) under the pseudonymLemuel Gulliver.
a culmination of his active years in politics with timeless illustration of the pettiness of politics,it has inspired numerous sequels and been adapted to the stage and film, entering popular culture iconography.He is justly known for much more, includingA Modest Proposal (considered to be one of the best examples of satire ever written),TheBattleof the Books,An Argument Against Abolishing ChristianityandA Tale of a Tub.Probably the foremost prose satirist in the English language,he is a master of two styles of satire; the Horatian and Juvenalianstyles.
LITERARY INFLUENCES AND LEGACY.
A writer influenced himself by Daniel Defoe (Robinson Crusoe),SWIFT'Swork has influenced authors such as George Orwell, H.G. Wells, Charles Dickens; Henry Fielding (who wrote uponSwift'sdeath that "a genius to be ranked among the first the World has ever saw. He possessed the talents of a Lucian, a Rabelais, a Cervantes, and in his Works exceeded them all." H. L. Mencken; Jorge Luis Borges; H. P. Lovecraft; etc.)
THE [CURIOUS] "S" THAT LOOKS LIKE AN "F"
Work AT sale employs (as STANDS TO REASON!) fROm the old Anglo-Saxon alphabet, from which the English alphabet is derived, the small "s" written in the form resembles our modern letter "f" -- but having a center bar. Used when the "s" is the first letter of the word, or the first of a pair of "s's"; the other is the familiar shaped "s" which appears at the end of words. This usage is cognate to the two forms of "s" in the Greek alphabet. English printer John Bell first phased out the use of the long "s" in his books at the end of the 1700's, and by 1810 or so the new practice was universal in printed material.
CONDITION & AdditionalDETAILS: 1760. W. Bowers, R. Baldwin, D. Crowder and co. and J. Ward, andL. Davis and C. Reymers (Printed for),LONDON.
1765. NICE. FULL Leather. Vol X. 245pp.Handmade laid paper, Quite scarce. 250 Years Old. Crown 8vo,
about 7" x 4 1/2". Full polished speckled calf -- executed with
5 raised bands (6 compartments); reddish stain all edges of leaves; two color
title page -- great content (see sampling below).Written in an older style of
English utilizing, e.g.,"f" instead of "s." Leather
(panels) has aged to a very nice patina; displaying light, not unattractive
wear (e.g., slight lightening edges/corners); with more moderate wear to
backstrip (darkening; rubbing; etc.).Rubbed spine ends. Hinges a bit tender. Browning to edges first and last few leaves; overall tanning BUT NO FOXING.Textblock remarkably **FINE**
very fresh, clean; bright; crisp; etc.Hardcover leather book itself is square; straight, clean; etc.
RARE TITLE, WONDERFUL CONTENT, WELL PRESERVED --EVIDENTLYUNREAD -- WITH GOOD,QUITENOTEWORTHY INDEED,LITERARY class="MsoNormal">
1760 -- VERY RARE TO MARKET. EXCELLENT TEXT
CONDITION, PRESENTS NICELY EXTERNALLY...FASCINATING
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