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    Swift, Jonathan A Tale of a Tub. Written for the Universal Improvement of Mankind. To which is added, an Account of a Battle between the Antient and Modern Books in St. James's Library. The Ninth Edition. With the Author's Apology. And Explanatory Notes, by William Wotton, B.D. and Others. London; For Charles Bathurst, 1739. 12mo. A-K12,L2. [24], 220p. Contemp. paneled calf, hinges started. Gilt title on label, old signature on f.f.e.p. Seven full-page engravings by Mynde, new to this edition, Lacks frontis. " Swift had also time for a great deal of reading, chiefly classical and historical... He spent ten hours a day in study according to Deane Swift, or eight according to Delany, and now wrote the first of his books which became famous. Temple had in 1692 published his essay upon ancient and modern learning, which transplanted to England a controversy begun in France by Fontenelle. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
    Krown & Spellman retail: $300


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