A Tale of a Tub. Written for the Universal Improvement of Mankind... to Which is Added, an Account of a Battel Between Antient and Modern Books in St. James’ Library.

London: John Nutt, 1704. 8vo, [12], 322 pp. Contemporary blind-tooled calf, rebacked, raised bands and gilt morocco label on backstrip. Edges worn. Hinges neatly repaired. Swift's classic satire on religious controversy, as exemplified in the quarrels between Peter (Roman Catholicism), Martin (Luther), and Jack (Calvin). Third edition but published in the same year as the first. With the “treatises writ by the same author” leaf. Pages 46 and 198 mispaginated 64 and 298. Rothschild 1992. Lowndes 2558. Teerink 219. (Item Id: 106275)

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