Book has had a beautiful rebind in dark tan leather spine over marbled paper-covered boards. Text block complete with five maps and one table (see pictures). Text block browning and peripheral pages showing marking and creasing to page edges (see pictures). For all it's faults a very rare and charming little book.
Printed for Charles Bathurst at The Cross Keys in Fleet Street, 1747. Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. By Irish writer and clergyman Jonathan Swift. That is both a satire on human nature.
And the "travellers' tales" literary subgenre. It is Swift's best known full-length work, and a classic of English literature. The book became popular as soon as it was published. Wrote in a 1726 letter to Swift that It is universally read, from the cabinet. Jonathan Swift (30 November 1667 - 19 October 1745) was an Anglo-Irish., poet and cleric who became Dean. Of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.
Swift is remembered for works such as Gulliver's Travels. The Battle of the Books. An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity. And A Tale of a Tub. He is regarded by the Encyclopædia Britannica.As the foremost prose satirist in the English language. And is less well known for his poetry. He originally published all of his works under pseudonyms - such as Lemuel Gulliver. As MB Drapier - or anonymously. He is also known for being a master of two styles of satire, the Horatian and Juvenalian.
Writing style, particularly in A Modest Proposal. Has led to such satire. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Books".
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