SWIFT, Jonathan. A Tale of A Tub. (FIRST EDITION - 1704)



TITLE: A Tale of A Tub.

PUBLISHER: London: for John Nutt, 1704.

DESCRIPTION: FIRST EDITION. 1 vol., 7-1/8” x 4-1/2”, with the initial leaf of “Treatises writ by the same Author” and the original final blank endleaf, complete. Bound in 19th C. 1/2 red morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spine, top edge gilt, by Stikeman.

CONDITION: Hinges fine, head and foot of spine fine, a VERY GOOD copy.

REFERENCE: Teerink-Scouten 217; Rothschild 1992.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Swift's classic satire on religious controversy, as exemplified in the quarrels between Peter (Roman Catholicism), Martin (Luther), and Jack (Calvin). It was his first major work, and many years later in his old age, he is said to have exclaimed, "What a genius I had when I wrote that book!"