Item #013010 A TALE OF A TUB. WRITTEN FOR THE UNIVERSAL IMPROVEMENT OF MANKIND. TO WHICH IS ADDED, AN ACCOUNT OF A BATEL BETWEEN THE ANCIENT AND MODERN BOOKS IN ST. JAMES LIBRARY. Jonathan Swift.
A TALE OF A TUB. WRITTEN FOR THE UNIVERSAL IMPROVEMENT OF MANKIND. TO WHICH IS ADDED, AN ACCOUNT OF A BATEL BETWEEN THE ANCIENT AND MODERN BOOKS IN ST. JAMES LIBRARY
A TALE OF A TUB. WRITTEN FOR THE UNIVERSAL IMPROVEMENT OF MANKIND. TO WHICH IS ADDED, AN ACCOUNT OF A BATEL BETWEEN THE ANCIENT AND MODERN BOOKS IN ST. JAMES LIBRARY
A TALE OF A TUB. WRITTEN FOR THE UNIVERSAL IMPROVEMENT OF MANKIND. TO WHICH IS ADDED, AN ACCOUNT OF A BATEL BETWEEN THE ANCIENT AND MODERN BOOKS IN ST. JAMES LIBRARY
A TALE OF A TUB. WRITTEN FOR THE UNIVERSAL IMPROVEMENT OF MANKIND. TO WHICH IS ADDED, AN ACCOUNT OF A BATEL BETWEEN THE ANCIENT AND MODERN BOOKS IN ST. JAMES LIBRARY
A TALE OF A TUB. WRITTEN FOR THE UNIVERSAL IMPROVEMENT OF MANKIND. TO WHICH IS ADDED, AN ACCOUNT OF A BATEL BETWEEN THE ANCIENT AND MODERN BOOKS IN ST. JAMES LIBRARY

A TALE OF A TUB. WRITTEN FOR THE UNIVERSAL IMPROVEMENT OF MANKIND. TO WHICH IS ADDED, AN ACCOUNT OF A BATEL BETWEEN THE ANCIENT AND MODERN BOOKS IN ST. JAMES LIBRARY

London: Printed for John Nutt, 1704. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Written by Jonathan Swift, though not identified. Rare first edition, with the "list of treatises by the same author" facing page 1. 8vo, (10), 322. Copy originally owned Owen Wynne (1665-1737), Irish general and commander in the British Army and a member of the Parliament of Ireland, with his armorial bookplate on the pastedown, above which is the handwritten note "February 24, 1704. Price 4s". Also bearing the signature "Owen Wynne" top of title page. In Wynne's original leather binding. Speckled calf, inlay of of plain polished calf with elaborate hand tooled decorations front and back, centered on the front with the dragon head device in gilt, which is the main insignia of the armorial bookplate. Modern provenance: from the estate of American bibliophiles Sherman Haight (1889 - 1980) and Anne Lyon Haight (1891-1977) on the ffe, below which is a bookplate for Trinity College Library in Memory of Frederick Everest Haight Class of 1887, where the Haights had dedicated their private book collection (largely defined by editions of Dickens.) Covers showing natural wear and front gutter revealed but holding. Overall, a remarkably well-preserved copy, in unsophisticated original binding with unique provenance of the rare true first edition. Very Good. Item #013010

Price: $3,500.00

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