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W. H. Dilworth
The Life of Dr. Jonathan Swift, Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin
London, Printed for H. Woodgate and S. Brooks, 1760. Leather. London: Printed for H. Woodgate and S. Brooks, 1760. Leather. Very Good Indeed. 6" by 3.5". None. A very scarce work by W. H. Dilworth exploring the life and literary career of Jonathan Swift, of 'Gulliver's Travels' fame. A biographical account of the life of Dr. Johnathon Swift by W. H. Dilworth. ESTC citation number T84013. Lacking the final two pages of publisher's advertisements (ESTC). Rebacked with a leather backstrip, with the original paper covered boards preserved. The original spine label (torn in two parts) is loosely inserted into the volume. Jonathon Swift was an author and cleric, who was appointed Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. He was known for writing under several pseudonyms, but by far his most recognisable pen-name would be Lemuel Gulliver. 'Gulliver's Travels' as they would come to be known, saw Swift's fictional explorer some across unusual countries and people. Swift was also noted as having a fractious relationship with Queen Anne. Having taken dislike his work 'A Tale of a Tub', the monarch actively prevented Swift from gaining his desired position within the clergy. Instead he secured a smaller appointment at the Deanery of St Patrick's much to the Queens dismay. Once the Tory lost power, Swift was placed in a vulnerable position, having made an enemy of the monarch, and decided to leave England for Ireland. This particular biography of Swift's life is written by W. H. Dilworth. Rebacked, with the original boards p … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA [Bath, United Kingdom]
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