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Verses on the Death of Doctor Swift. Written by Himself: Nov. 1731
London: C. Bathurst, 1739. First edition. [ii], 18 pp. Folio. Modern blue wrappers. Horizontal crease from prior folding, with resulting small tears on title and last leaf, spotting and staining. In custom green cloth chemise. First edition. [ii], 18 pp. Folio. First edition of Swift's poem, which, to cite the heading of p. [3], was occasioned by a maxim of La Rochefoucauld: "Dans l'adversité de nos meilleurs amis nous trouvons quelque chose, qui ne nous deplaist pas." [In the troubles of our dearest friends, we find something which is not altogether displeasing]. On the authority of Dr. William King, to whose oversight Swift entrusted the publication, all three of the first London editions were much abridged and purged of verses King deemed offensive to royalty and religion; in addition, King included 61 lines from "The Life and Genuine Character" of 1733. The Dublin edition of the same year, published by Faulkner, was much more inclusive, and is recognized as the most definitive. Foxon S920; Rogers 846; Rothschild 2166; Teerink 771; Williams II, p. 551
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