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    The Lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq.. (London: Printed for H. Lintot, D. Midwinter, J. and P. Knapton, W. Innys, T. Longman, J. Ward, S. Birt, D. Browne, J. Shuckburgh, J. Oswald, E. Wicksteed, J. and R. Tonson and S. Draper, and J. Hinton, 1749), three volumes, Volume I: 299 pages (followed by "A Faithful Index of the Dull as well as Ingenious Passages in the Tatlers"), Volume II: 336 pages plus index, Volume III: 316 pages plus index, quarter-leather with original spine and boards, Volumes I & III: 12mo (4.25" x 7.25"), Volume II: 16mo (4.25" x 6.75"). Jonathan Swift, 1667-1745, Irish author and the foremost prose satirist in English, was a student at Dublin's Trinity College during England's anti-Catholic Revolution of 1688. Irish Catholic reaction in Dublin led Swift, a Protestant, to seek security in England, where he spent various intervals before 1714. He was ordained an Anglican priest in 1695. His first major work, A Tale of a Tub (1704), comprises three satiric sketches on religion and learning; he also became known for religious and political essays and impish pamphlets written under the name "Isaac Bickerstaff." This set of books is in good condition. Each volume shows some shelf wear, bumped corners and rubbed boards and spines. Previous owner's bookplate (1962) on front pastedown of Volume II, as well as an ownership date of [17]54 on back free endpaper, and annotations in brown ink on page 140. Textblock is very good. From the Betty Bennett Collection.

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