London: Constable and Company, 1949. First edition. "First Complete Copy / Printers' binding ... " A UNIQUE copy... Read More about Sixteen Self Sketches
London: printed and Sold by W. Reeve, 1754. First edition. The book was intended to vindicate Swift from some of Orrery's insinuations. It is well written, and especially interesting as the only account of Swift by one who had known him in the full force of his intellect. -- DNB..... Read More about Observations upon Lord Orrery's Remarks on the Life and Writings of Swift. ... To Which Are...
London: Printed for A. Millar, 1752. First London edition. The first attempt to give an account of the life and work of Swift. Orrery's book is, according to the DNB, "full of rancour and grudging criticism" - even though he and Swift had been good friends. First published in Dublin..... Read More about Remarks on the Life and Writings of Dr. Jonathan Swift ... In a Series of Letters ... to his Son,...
[Dublin]: [s.n.], 1729-30. First edition. 'For Gulliver divinely shews, / That Humankind are all Yahoos'. Rare copy of an anti-Swift satire variously attributed to the minor Irish poet James Arbuckle and Swift himself. The poem, which paints Swift's misanthropy as a form of self-regard, was one of a series of..... Read More about A Panegyric on the Reverend D--n S----t. In Answer to the Libel on Dr. D--y, and a Certain Great...
London: A. Baldwin, 1712. A reply to Delarivier Manley's The D. of M—h's Vindication (1711), itself a reply to Francis Hare's attack on Swift and the Examiner, Bouchain: in a Dialogue Between the Late Medley and Examiner (1711). One of two editions published in 1712. Read More about The Duke of M—'s Vindication. In Answer to a Pamphlet Falsely So Called
London: A. Baldwin, 1711. First edition. On the siege of Bouchain during the War of Spanish Succession, the last major victory of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough. Hare places the Whig Medley in dialogue with the Tory Examiner, whose editor for much of 1711 was Jonathan Swift.Mrs. Manley, who..... Read More about Bouchain: in a Dialogue Between the Late Medley and Examiner
London: Various publishers, 1711-1712. The pamphlets are as follows: [SWIFT, Jonathan.] THE CONDUCT OF THE ALLIES, and of the late ministry, in beginning and carrying on the present war . . . The second edition, corrected. London, printed for John Morphew ... 1711. Second edition, 96 pp. Teerink 539.[HARE, Francis.]..... Read More about Volume of pamphlets by Swift and others, formed by a contemporary collector, relating to his...
[London] Dublin Printed. London: Reprinted: A. Moore, 1734. First edition. First edition of this unauthorized miscellany gathering previously published material. The name "A. Moore" is fictitious, as is the mention of a Dublin edition. "An Apology to Lady Carteret" and "An Epistle to his Excellency John Lord Carteret" are by..... Read More about Miscellanies. Consisting Chiefly of Original Pieces in Prose and Verse. By D--n S----t
London: Printed for R. Davis, 1766. First edition. In this first edition Hawkeworth has severely edited the 67 letters from Swift's "Journal to Stella." Read More about Letters written by the Late Jonathan Swift, D.D., Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin; and Several...
London: C. Bathurst, 1739. First edition. First edition of Swift’s poem, which, to cite the heading of p. , 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..... Read More about Verses on the Death of Doctor Swift. Written by Himself: Nov. 1731
London: Printed for C. Bathurst, C. Davis, C. Hitch and L. Hawes, J. Hodges, R. and J. Dodsley, and W. Bowyer, 1755. First Hawkesworth edition. The first six volumes of the collected works of Swift, a set that was eventually extended to 14 volume. Read More about The Works … Adorned with Copper-Plates; with Some Account of the Author's Life, and Notes...
London: [S. Richardson for] B. Motte, and C. Bathurst, 1738. First? edition, with Neptune headpiece on page 1. In a letter to Pope on 12 June 1732 concerning this work, Swift wrote that his "thing in prose, begun above twenty-eight years ago" was "almost finish'd," noting that it would be..... Read More about A Complete Collection of Genteel and Ingenious Conversation … By Simon Wagstaff
[Dublin: C. Carter], 14 August 1710-15 August 1711. Dublin reprint edition. Swift the Tory Propagandist. The complete first volume of the Dublin reprint of The Examiner, organ of the Tory party for which Swift acted as unpaid editor. Swift left the Whig party in 1710 in protest to its indifference..... Read More about The Examiner. Or, Remarks Upon Papers and Occurrences
[London] Printed at Dublin. London Reprinted: A. Moor [i.e. William Bowyer], 1730. First London edition. First London Edition of the Drapier Letters. The first London edition of Swift’s pseudonymous letters, first issued separately in 1724, then collected first by the Dublin edition of 1725 under the title Fraud Detected.In 1722..... Read More about The Hibernian Patriot: Being a Collection of the Drapier's Letters to the People of Ireland,...
London: John Morphew, 1711. First edition, second state, large paper copy. Large Paper Copy, with Swift's 'Meditation Upon a Broom-Stick'. Contains the first authorized printing of Swift's "Meditation upon a Broom-Stick," which was first printed by Curll on about 6 April 1710 from a manuscript stolen from Swift. The present..... Read More about Miscellanies in Prose and Verse
London: C. Davis, 1738. First edition thus. A supplement to the Swift-Pope's Miscellanies in Prose and Verse, first published by Motte in 1727, reprinting Swift's political tracts from volumes V & VI of Faulkner's 1738 Dublin edition of the Works. Read More about Political Tracts
London: John Morphew, 1713. First edition. A sammelband of 16 tracts, including the first edition of Burnet's Introduction to volume 3 of his History of the Reformation as well as Swift's reply (his Preface to B[ishop] of S[a]r[u]m's Introduction). Burnet painted Popery as the deadliest of evils, and suggested that..... Read More about A Preface to the B----p of S--r--m's Introduction to the Third Volume of the History of the...
London: John Morphew, 1713. First edition. Swift vs. Burnet. First edition of Swift's reply to Gilbert Burnet's Introduction to volume 3 of his History of the Reformation. Burnet painted Popery as the deadliest of evils, and suggested that only Whig bishops, such as himself, could resist it. Swift, having switched..... Read More about A Preface to the B——p of S–r–m's Introduction to the Third Volume of the History of the...
[London] Dublin printed. London, re-printed: J. Roberts, 1731. First London edition. Teerink attributes this to Swift (whose name appears on the title) — though only the poem "The Place of the Damn'd" is certainly by him. Read More about A Proposal Humbly Offer'd to the P——t, for the More Effectual Preventing the Further Growth...
n.p. [London]: 1711; and 1724 (Key). One of four 12mo editions of 1711 (sequence unknown) probably #4. Read More about A Tale of a Tub, Written for the Universal Improvement of Mankind; to which is added An Account...
New York: Brentano's, 1920. First American Edition. Inscribed "To John Quinn from Arthur Symons, Xmas 1920." There are also 12 Changes in the author's hand in the first play. Read More about Cesare Borgia, Iseult of Brittany, The Toy Cart
New York: Printed for John Quinn, 1910. One of 5 printed on pure vellum of a total of 10 surviving copies. One of 5 copies on vellum, with the corrections. Deirdre of the Sorrows was left unfinished at Synge's death in 1909. The play was completed by Yeats, who also..... Read More about Deirdre of the Sorrows. [Preface by W.B. Yeats
New York: Printed for John Quinn, 1909. One of 5 printed on pure vellum of 50 copies total, first American edition. One of 5 on Vellum, Quinn Family Provenance. One of 5 copies on vellum of the first American edition, printed privately for John Quinn, and following the first edition..... Read More about Poems and Translations. [Preface by W.B. Yeats
Dublin: The Cuala Press, 1971. First edition, Number 153 of 500 copies printed on paper made in Ireland. Finished 27 April 1971 in the Centenary of Synge's birth. Read More about Some letters from John M. Synge to Lady Gregory and W.B. Yeats. Selected by Ann Saddlemyer
London: Jonathan Cape, 1983. First edition. Inscribed by the author. Together with three other works by Emma Tennant: The Time of the Crack; Hotel De Dream: A Novel; and The Bad Sister, A Novel, all in pristine dust jackets. Read More about Woman beware Woman
Dublin: The Talbot Press [and] London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1918. First edition. An Irish poet, this volume "contains all my Irish poems ... " - from Author's Preface. Read More about From the Land of Dreams