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WORKS...Arranged by Thomas Sheridan with Notes, Historical and Critical. A New Edition...Corrected and Revised by John Nichols
London: for J. Johnson, 1808. 19 volumes. Engraved portrait in Volume I. 8vo, fine three-quarter green-brown morocco over marbled boards, the spines with gilt decorated raised bands, gilt lozenge designs tooled in gilt within the compartments, t.e.g. A pleasing set, quite handsome and well preserved with minimal age evidence. AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF THE WORKS, this is a handsome set incorporating all of Swift's finest writings. Swift was the author of one of the most famous works in all of English literature, but his general work was prodigious. His highly important "Gulliver's Travels" is a biting political satire ingeniously styled after the many narratives of travel and exploration popular at the time, which Swift had read in the library of his employer, Sir William Temple. And though most satire, especially political satire, is quickly rendered unintelligible or uninteresting with the passage of time, Swift endowed his story with so much imagination that it has never passed out of the canon of classics in English literature. This most famous of Swift's works, was published anonymously as the author was afraid of the reception the book might meet with. His satire was directed at the prevailing powers of the day, and it has become known as one of the greatest literary works ever penned.
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