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The Works of The Rev Jonathan Swift

Dean of St Patrick's Dublin

Arranged by Thomas Sheridan

By Jonathan Swift, Thomas Sheridan

1801 - London - J Johnson, J Nichols, R Baldwin et al.

10" by 6"; ix, xviii, 540pp, [1]; xxii, 428pp; 456pp; xx, 440pp; xvi,357pp;  iv, 471pp; vii, 436pp; vii, 438pp; iv, 426pp; 397pp; viii, 486pp;  viii, 495pp; viii, 472pp; 385pp; iv, 431pp; iv, 375pp; vii, 464pp   


 

DETAILS

The complete works of Jonathan Swift.

A sought after set, here in the original bindings but needing some care and attention to some volumes.

With an engraved frontispiece of Swift to volume I.

This is a 'New Edition' of Swift's works, with notes historical and critical.

The works were originally arranged by Thomas Sheridan. This particular edition has then been corrected and revised by John Nichols.

Complete in nineteen volumes.

Jonathan Swift was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist and political pamphleteer. He later became the Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral Dublin. Many of Swift's best known works include A Tale of a Tub, Gulliver's Travels and A Modest Proposal.

CONDITION

In uniform diced calf bindings. Externally, heavily worn. Loss to the spines of all volumes, at the head, tail and backstrip. Further heavy rubbing to the joint and extremities. Some of the boards have faded slightly. Both boards to volume I are detached but present. Loss to the spine of volume I due to heavy rubbing. Rear board to volume II is detached but present. Library label to the head of volume I. Front hinge is strained but firm to volume III. Rear hinge and joint to volume III are weak and may detach with further handling. Front board to volume IV is detached but present. Rear hinge to volume IV is tender. Front hinge to volume V is tender. Rear hinge to volume V is tender. Rear hinge to volume VI is weak and may detach with further handling. Front board to volume VI is detached but present. Both boards to volume VII are detached but present. Front hinge and joint to volume VIII are tender. Rear hinge and joint are starting but firm. Front hinge and joint to volume IX are starting but firm. Rear hinge to volume IX is tender. Front board to volume X is detached but present. Rear joint and hinge to volume X are tender. All hinges and joints to volume XI are tender.  Hinges and joints to volume XII are tender and may weaken with further handling. hinges and joints to volume XIII are tender. Front hinge and joint to volume XIV are weak and may detach with further handling. Rear hinge and joint are tender. Front board to volume XV is detached but present. Rear hinge and joint to XV are tender. Front board to XVI is detached but present. Rear hinge to volume XVI is weak and may detach with further handling. Hinges and joints to volume XVI are tender and may weaken with further handling. Front joint and hinge to volume XVIII are weak and may detach with further handling. Rear hinge and joint to volume XVIII are tender. Volume XIX joints and hinges are tender. Volume II binding is split at page 338/339. Volume VI is split at pages 146/147. Gathering 147-158 is detached but present. Binding to volume VIII is cracked at pages 128/129, is extremely weak, and may split with further handling. Binding to volume IX is split at page 288-289. Otherwise, the other volumes are generally firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned with light scattered spotting. Overall: FAIR. 


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