Rare books by Jonathan Swift, including first editions, signed ephemera and finely bound copies of Gulliver’s Travels and handsome sets of his collected works.
SWIFT, Jonathan. Baucis and Philemon;
London : 1709A very uncommon edition of this poem by Swift, first written the previous year. "His preeminent poem of 1708, his most ambitious to this point, was Baucis and Philemon, a poem that surprises us with its gentle portrait of an ageing farm couple and with its quiet humour" (Eugene Hammond, Jonathan Swift, p. 299). The publication also includes An Ode Upon... Learn More£625.00
Stock Code: 144587
SWIFT, Jonathan. Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World.
London : 1726The true first edition of Swift's masterpiece, the most famous of all imaginary voyages, and among the greatest literary works of the 18th century, one of the few works from that period to have such a continued wide readership and such enduring cultural significance.
"The clandestine business of getting into print a pseudonymous and satirically... Learn More£37,500.00
Stock Code: 144949
SWIFT, Jonathan. Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World.
London : 1726The true first edition of Swift's masterpiece, Teerink's A edition, published on 28 October 1726 in two octavo volumes. Two superficially similar but distinct octavo editions followed in quick succession: the second (eccentrically designated AA by Teerink) sometime in the middle of November, and the third edition (Teerink B) in December.
"The... Learn More£45,000.00
Stock Code: 102756
SWIFT, Jonathan. Directions to Servants In General;
London : 1745First London edition, probably following the Dublin edition published the same year. The satire dated back to 1704, but Swift kept the manuscript by him; he is known to have been working on it in 1731 and probably the following year, though it shows some signs of remaining unfinished. It was finally published posthumously in the year of his death. Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 108447