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Swift, Jonathan
A proposal for correcting, improving and ascertaining the English tongue; in a letter to the most honourable Robert Earl of Oxford and Mortimer, Lord High Treasurer of Great Britain
printed for Benj. Tooke, London, 1712. First edition, small 8vo, pp. 48; recent calf-backed boards. gilt-lettered direct on spine; fine. Alston III, 219; Teerink 577; Rothschild 2032: "On 10 May 1712, Swift wrote to Stella: 'My letter to Ld Treasr about the Engl. Tongue is now printing, and I suffer my name to be put at the End of it., wch I nevr did before in my Life'." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB) [St. Paul, MN, U.S.A.]
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