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Remarks on the Life and Writings of Dr. Jonathan Swift, Dean of St. Patrick's Dublin,
Dublin - George Faulkner, 1752 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Remarks on the Life and Writings of Dr. Jonathan Swift in a series of twenty-four letters from Swift's friend John Boyle to his son Hamilton Boyle. With a portrait of Swift to frontispiece and a small portrait of John, Earl of Orrery to half title. With a decorative head piece and capital to first page of text. First edition. John Boyle, 5th Earl of Cork and 5th Earl of Orrery, FRS (1707- 1762) was a writer and a friend of Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope and Samuel Johnson. He published a translation of the letters of Pliny the Younger in 1751, and Remarks on the Life and Writings of Jonathan Swift in the same year, and the Memoirs of Robert Carey, 1st Earl of Monmouth. His Letters from Italy was published in 1774 by J. Duncombe. Hamilton Boyle, 6th Earl of Cork and 6th Earl of Orrery (1729 - 1764) was the son of John Boyle, 5th Earl of Cork. He inherited the titles of 6th Earl of Cork and Orrery and 3rd Baron Boyle of Marston from his father in 1762. He served in the Parliament of Great Britain as MP for Warwick between 1751 and 1762, and represented Charleville in the Irish House of Commons between 1759 and 1761. Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745) was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer, poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. He is remembered for works such as Gulliver's Travels, A Modest Proposal, A Journal to Stella, Drapier's Letters, The Battle of the Books, An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity, and A Tale of a Tub. Swift is probably the foremost prose satirist in the English language, and is less well known for his poetry. Swift originally published all of his works under pseudonyms- such as Lemuel Gulliver, Isaac Bickerstaff, M. B. Drapier- or anonymously. He is also known for being a master of two styles of satire: the Horatian and Juvenalian styles. With previous owner's ink inscriptions to recto of frontispiece and rear blank and a further ink inscription to title page. Condition: Handsomely rebound in a quarter crushed morocco binding with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, in a lovely condition with minor shelfwear, mostly to spine and the odd mark to boards. Internally, firmly bound. With slight background foxing, occasional tidemarks and handling marks to pages. With slight evidence of past worming marginally to a small section to front. Overall: VERY GOOD.
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